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My Arcam AVR-100 has just gone bang!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by nightsoil, Dec 4, 2004.

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    ..with lots of smoke and not very nice smell !

    Was only listening to a CD at low volume... Couple of questions if I may..

    1) Anyone offer an idea what went bang and how much to fix?
    2) Best new amp for £1000 that has good music and movie abilities?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hello Nightsoil sorry to hear about you're amp :(
    It is probably some capacitors in the ampifier that has gone bang i would not no how expensive it will be to fix though! could be alot..
    If you like the Arcam range then a good choice to look at would be the new Arcam 250 which is approx 1k or you have the Denon 3805 & Yamaha 2500.

    John
     
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    Cheers John, I do like the Arcam, maybe it was little short on oomph! compared with a similar priced Denon. I'll certainly look at the 3805 and 2500 yammy.

    I'm going to get a quote for fixing the Arcam before deciding what to do..
     
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    I think I know what happened - right left speaker cable was stretched slightly, and the + wire popped out and unfortunately landed on the - wire :eek:

    Anyhoo I just bought a Pioneer VSX-AX5Ai-S as compensation :)
     
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    Good news nightsoil you see when these things happen it is a perfect excuse to upgrade! and the AX5 will definitly outperform the old Arcam :)

    John
     
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    Yup - definately a step up in performance. My local dealer has been telling me all about the benefits of I-Link, so I just need to upgrade my Pioneer 575 player to a 757 or 868.. and if I get a 868 with HDMI I can look to getting a decent plasma.. LOL

    :thumbsup:

    Adam
     
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    Look on the bright side...you have a quality paperweight now.
     

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