Originally Posted by Spritzer
We aren't sure about that one, it really depends on what boards are in your actual unit. It would certainly be worth the time to open it up and take a few pictures.
Do realize that the transformer cover will never fit on any of the replacment transformers,
and that extra holes in many of the chassis will be visible around the area of the transformer.
If icariums unit is any indication, sooner or later one of the transistors
inside is going to short out, then a couple of resistors toast. Since
its capacitively coupled output, no damage to the headphones will occur.
And hopefully the wall brick has a fuse inside.
I've opened the wall brick and it looks fine, and there is a fuse soldered in place inside the wall brick - I'm having trouble reading the value of the fuse but it looks like a low amperage fuse. The transformer inside the wall brick is not secured in place and that is the source of the rattle that I complained about last year. I'm trying to decide the best way to glue the transformer down, so if I decide to transport it it wont flex the wires till they break. I think have some liquid nails around here somewhere.
I will try to get the amp open soon and post some photos of that. The amp has been powered up 24/7 for the last 13 months and still sounds very good, while only running a bit warm but never hot. I wonder if Icarium's problem was due to the 4-6 stacked Sq Wave boards in close proximity with improper ventilation, or maybe due to the aweful power supply. Mine was built in 2008, with supposedly "upgraded parts" over the 2007 version, and blackgate caps.