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Arcam Alpha 6+ easily repairable?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by bfinn, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. bfinn

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    I have an Arcam Alpha 6+ amplifier. Yesterday I managed to blow the right channel by accidentally shorting the left and right outputs together (blue flash followed by silence from the right channel). The left channel seems fine but the right channel does nothing. (I've checked the speakers themselves and they are fine.)

    I am no electronics expert. Am I likely to be able to get this amp repaired (relatively inexpensively & quickly), e.g. has it probably just blown a single component which can be readily replaced, or should I just chuck the whole amp in the bin and get a new one?

    And if you think it can be repaired, what's the best way of getting it done?

    Thanks!
     
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    P.S. Sorry, I meant I shorted the right channel's +ve and -ve together, while carelessly waving an interconnect around. (Left channel was uninvolved in the incident.)
     
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    Hia, Have you checked the fuses under the cover?

    I have the same amp, although not used anymore. There are two quick blow fuses , 1 for each channel and I bet one of the fuses has gone.

    I think they are something like 3 amp quick blow, but can't remember.

    They're available in packs of 10 for about 2 quid from Maplins.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Adam.

    PS. If you have blown it up, I'll sell my 6+ for £150 ;)
     
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    Thanks - the right channel fuse has indeed blown, so I'll be off to Maplin's tomorrow.
     
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    Dammit, slipped up there... Could have sold you my 6+ :devil:

    Glad it had blown and not popped - so to speak.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Success - Maplin's sold me the exact same fuse for a mere 7.9 pence (well, 79p for 10), and now it's back working as normal! (Slightly cheaper than a new amp.) Thanks again for your help.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    Glad it's fixed.

    Happy listening once more :D
     

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