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Has my amp had it?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by Timmy C, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Timmy C

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    I've got a delta 290 that has been working fine until I recently left it switched on over night. I tried to play a cd and as soon as the drums kicked in the sound cut out. After trying a couple more times with the same results I gave up for the night. Tried it again this afternoon and it seemed to work fine until I cranked up the volume a bit and the same thing happened.

    Anyone got an idea what the problem is and what it might cost to fix it?

    Cheers
     
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    I don't know if that particular amp uses a similar circuitry to my Alpha 6plus, but I had similar problems from time to time.

    What I found was that the quick blow fuses in the speaker output circuitry are prone to 'wearing' out and can give the symptoms you are showing when pushed.

    Have a look under the lid and see if there are any fuses there that can be replaced.

    Has to be worth a try for the sake of £1.50 at maplins for some fuses :D

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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    hi there,
    i had a prob with my p75 amp move the volume over 1 & it cut out,the problem was dry solder joints i had the speaker circuits re-soldered and it has never returned, your problem sounds very much the same,if so dont worry to much, cost to resolder isn't so bad
    still a pain in the ass though
     
  4. Timmy C

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    Thanks guys! It turns out someone had moved a speaker and caused the plugs to touch causing the amp to cut out. All back to normal now though.
     

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