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Old 08-19-2003, 10:15 PM   #13
Frank Rizzo
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Join Date: Apr 2003
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My Ride: '02 330ci

The bottom line is......Poor install = lot of problems.

Your sweeping generalizations do not apply well...


Cooling Efficiency Considerations:
Your JL Audio amplifier employs an advanced
type of heat management, called RealSink™.This
feature takes advantage of convection and radiation
effects to remove heat from the amplifier circuitry.
For optimum cooling performance, the ver tical heat
sinks located at the back of the amplifier should be
exposed to as large a volume of air as possible.
Enclosing the amplifier in a small, poorly ventilated
chamber can lead to excessive heat build-up and
degraded performance. If an installation calls for an
enclosure around the amplifier, we recommend that
this enclosure be ventilated with the aid of a fan. In
normal applications, fan-cooling is not necessary, but
you still need to follow some basic guidelines:
• Amplifier mounted ver tically with heat sink fins
pointing up: Optimum
• Amplifier mounted horizontally,
right side up: Good
• Amplifier mounted horizontally, but upside down:
Fair (not recommended if there is less than 1 inch
(2.5 cm) clearance above the amplifier heat sinks)
• Amplifier mounted ver tically with heat sink fins
pointing laterally: Fair
• Amplifier mounted ver tically with heat sink fins
pointing down: Poor (not recommended)
If mounting the amplifier under a seat, make sure
there is at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of space above the
amplifier heat sink fins to permit proper cooling.

My amp is mounted upside down, with a half inch air space. It was over 100 today and Idrove the car for 2 hours non stop. . . with no problems:

Gen-u-ine Chevrolet?
Like there is a rash of counterfits?
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