DPC 1400X getting "warm"???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by guyplaysbass, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. guyplaysbass

    guyplaysbass Guest

    Jun 6, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I'm running a Peavey DPC 1400X bridged mono into an Acme Low B-4 and it seems that my amp is getting rather warm. I run it full on and use my pre-amp for volume. These amps have a reputation for running very cool, hence the question. Anybody have any experience with these particular units getting hot?
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    as long as the fan is running, and you're not cutting out, shouldnt be a problem.

    also, considering you've got the Acme cabs, make sure there's plenty of room for the rear ports to breathe. if not, you'll eat up considerable power, just trying to keep the volume loud enough, thusly, your little Peavey'll start working twice as hard. from the manual, andy suggests at least 6", but i say 1 ft. gives more peace of mind.
  3. Dan Loader

    Dan Loader Guest

    May 6, 2003
    London, England
    As a general check, make sure the fan is working, spining the right direction and isn't clogged or blocked. Make sure the heatsink has enough room aswell.