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possibly blown my amp :(

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Marvt74, May 16, 2005.

  1. Marvt74

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    After a little party friday night and much loudness in the music i may have blown my amp.

    Its a Nad C350 and the volume was about 80% for about 4 hours straight and all was fine.

    However the next day i played a cd and with it around 50% the amp just shut off and the power light went red.
    It did that about a minute into playing and has done everytime i tried.

    Its fine under about 40% but anything over and it just stops.

    Does it sound like its fubared?
     
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    Check all your cables and everything first, but it doesn't sound good. Strange how it works upto a certain volume though.
     
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    Could be your speakers - some voice coil damage due to overheating. Worth trying a different set of speakers
     
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    Well i rang Richersounds and he came to the conclusion that he thinks the C350 has a built in surge protector and was not going higher to protect the speakers.

    The speakers in question are TDL KV1's.

    Is this likely though as they were fine about 60-70% before it was just when i took it far friday night that it stopped liking above about 40%.

    Or might i have damaged the speakers?


    Dont have any others to test with though :(
     
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    does your speakers have the same impendance(Usually displayed on the back) as the amp. If they differ you may of over powered the amp. You can get away from using mismatched impendance rating at lower volumes but sometimes if you push it hard the amp cuts out to prevent damage
     

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