Originally Posted by taylorfade
I've seen this discussed several times and the general consensus is that it's ok to do with newer amps. Something about the way newer amp's boards or fets are attached compared to the way they used to be? I'd use some ventilation fans though.
I've only tried it with my old school amp and it was not happy upside down.
Yep you're right. Most of the newer amps not only run cooler but also have the "FETs" mounted vertically to the side of the heatsink like that 1 in the picture which would dissipate heat mounted either direction. The problem with older amps was the transistors were mounted horizontally to the heatsink & when mounted upside down the heat went back inside the amp instead of away from it. Plus they just run hotter in the first place.
Some newer amps like MA's & Autoteks with the stainless steel cover are designed in such a way that they're pretty much already upside down & I'd think they'd do better if you mounted them opposite or actually upside down.
I'd think you'll be fine but I do agree with others that you should try to use some fans just encase.
Originally Posted by nicholask1993
I tried to search but the search using Tapatalk blows. I guess I'll end up mounting it upside down and seeing how it does and go from there.
Tapatalk just sucks lol