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Old 03-05-2014, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 View Post
The JL amps get pretty hot in my experience. Pretty sure the wetsounds amps have built in fans, and I never had one overheat.

I know sitting in budmanv24s x1 with his 900/5 amp gets really hot at about half volume for a little while. The clip fans would help for sure if you overheat them
That's not surprising. Even a Class D generating 1/4th the heat will get hot because it has 1/4th the heatsink. And, the JL Audio HD900/5 has dual power supplies in that tiny chassis, so it's really two amplifiers in one. Being strictly regulated, it passes increased current as the supply voltage drops. Lots going on in that compact amplifier.
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