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Initial post: 17 Aug 2009 15:47:00 BDT
Hi all hopefully someone here can help me with this one.
btw i have an extremly limited knowledge of all things electrical, so help in laymans terms would be much appreciated

I have used phono splitters to split the audio leads coming from my playstation 3s component cable. One goes to my surround sound system and the other to a subwoofer amplifier which powers the bass shaker.
I used it for the first time last night for about an hour and afterwards actually felt some heat coming of the amplifier. To touch it was like a frying pan on a stove so i unplugged it and noticed the step up convertor was also very hot (the amp is from the usa).
I`m sure it`s not meant to get that hot and do not want to use it again for fear of it catching fire.
what could be the cause???
I`m in the england,
the amp is 70 watt its a dayton sa70
and the voltage convertor is 100w
the tactile transducer is an aura bass shaker 4 ohms

let me know if any more info is needed
thanks for reading

Posted on 20 Aug 2009 19:31:36 BDT
Steve says:
4ohms will make the amp work hard to run it and that could be why its getting hot, make sure everything is well ventilated including the voltage converter.. if its still getting hot and you want to keep it then make sure its fully unplugged when you are not in the same room as it... you mentioned you have a surround amp? why not just get a sub woofer for it?, i bought an LG all in one home cinema system for about £40 off ebay, its a catalogue return but for that price it does a fantastic job as long as you have digital outputs on your PS3, either toslink or coaxial digital outputs, its has a sub woofer and satelite speakers.. im always wary of buying anything that is from a country with a different power rating than the UK, maybe the 4ohms is just making the amp work really hard and causing the heat but just be careful and unplug that thing when you are not in the same room
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