Hey guys, ok my problem is the amplifier on my subwoofer is getting extremley hot, even with the gain at half. I crank my receiver DB up to make up for it, but im thinking I need an external amplifier, is that the root I should go?
My system is a NAD T752 receiver Subwoofer : Definitive Tech. Powerfield 1500 15 inch
Dont get me wrong, the sub sounds amazing... Its just that when I play house music for a long while, I would like more bass without ruining my sub/amp. Im afraid to put the gain up past half because the amp starts getting extremley hot, and I want to be safe so I dont turn it up any more.
Is it normal for the amp to get very hot? Should I crank it up and not worry about the heat? Or do I need some sort of external amplifier? Help on this issue would be great, thanks!
Well that baby is 500W RMS. Tough to say as I haven't seen one of those in action. The parts that get really hot may be part of the cooling system, like a plate that collects and releases all the heat off the amp.
If it's on a thick carpet get it off the floor, I used hockey pucks, works well.
Have the place you bought it check it out or contact them and see what kind of heat is normal off that sub.
Or just use it normally, if it melts down return it as defective, and don't leave it on if you go to work or something.
Its obvious the amp on the sub is getting too hot, I need someone to answer how to add more power to the sub without causing the amp to stress to much. Is it called an 'external amplifier'? Is that what I need?
you may want to use an ohm meter to measure the resistance of the sub, perhaps it is shorted and has less resistance allowing more current to flow. Just a shot in the wind. As long as it works and doesn't go into protection mode, ride it until the wheels fall off, especially if it is under warranty