I got my Sprout about a week ago. One thing I noticed is that the unit heats quite a bit, most of the time to a point that it is unpleasant if my hand accidentally rubs against it. I am wondering how normal this is and if so, what precautions should I take (if any) to minimise this effect. This happens when playing music and also when Sprout is simply ON without being in use.
I would also like to hear a recommendation, as I have failed to find one in the forums and in the user manual: should I turn my sprout to standby mode all the time when it’s not in use? If so and having the bluetooth mode in mind, I find it a bit odd that the unit cannot stay in some sort of standby mode (note that in the manual, the “o” option in the on/off switch is called standby, but it does not allow me to connect Sprout to my phone, or use any other function).
So if it is not on/off but on/standby, what is in fact working while in standby mode?
And why does it heat so much when “on” but not in use? Is it harmful to the unit?
Thanks in advance for your replies.