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A friend of mine was given a Sony Xplod ES 5-channel amp by his parents. He's going to be putting it in an accord pushing a 12 at 150 watts and his interior speaks. Since Sony is notorious for overheating/blowing, is there anything I can do (since I'm installing it for him) to prevent it from getting too hot? I was thinking maybe mounting it to a piece of plywood w/ some holes drilled in it.... or maybe that would just be stupid. I don't know. If any of you gurus could help me out, I (and my friend) would appreciate it
 

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Hurricane, If he's an audiophile and not a basshead, ask him if he wants to wire it for a higher ohm load. ie 8ohm instead of 4 it will improve clarity and keep the amp from overheating as wellas enable you to add more speakers...downside,the power is not as high. PM for some wiring solutions or you could always try to add some time of ventilation fan. And make sure there is enough air space around the amplifier.
 

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hey jrock, your pms are full... anyway,
he definitely wants to run it at 4ohm... what would be involved in adding a fan? is it a lot of trouble? perhaps that would be a good solution, if it's not too much work... thanks for you help here
 

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It depends on how you want to mount the amp usually a good place is discretely mount it through the rear dash. It's easy and the fans are cheap. If an audio dealer can't get it for you (which I doubt) then a computer parts stor will have them. Mount it so it draws the hot air out of the trunck or amp rack enclosure...or for amp racks set the fan up to blow through th cooling fins. I checked my PM and I have none I guess the F-in thing is messed up.
 

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Jrock clear out the sent folder along with any others saved in your pm box
 
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