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post #8176 of 12979
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Won this Sony for £23 :)

That's only $1.00 per lbs! beerchug.gif

post #8177 of 12979
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That's only $1.00 per lbs! beerchug.gif

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post #8178 of 12979
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


No problem bud. I have no intention of buying anything from Doug in the near future so you're safe. cool.gif

LOL I want that Kenwood KA-7100 amp for my KT-8300. I need to take the Marantz 4240 back to him because when I brought it home that day I saw that the dial pointer was broken off in there, someone had super glued it in the past. I wonder if he even noticed :/ I HOPE it is not unobtainium or he has an extra around... 

post #8179 of 12979
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LOL I want that Kenwood KA-7100 amp for my KT-8300. I need to take the Marantz 4240 back to him because when I brought it home that day I saw that the dial pointer was broken off in there, someone had super glued it in the past. I wonder if he even noticed :/ I HOPE it is not unobtainium or he has an extra around... 

I'll be there tomorrow evening. Unfortunately the Spec 2 amp he fixed isn't quite fixed. Have a left channel noise issue after amp warms up. He did put in nice LED's on the power meters so that part is good. That thing weighs 60 lbs so not thrilled about lugging it around yet again. And it was sounding so sweet.......mad.gif
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I guess I've got a little project (like I need another one).  I was listening to some vinyl through the SX-950 and after a side finished I noticed a little hum, something I noticed before seemed to be correctable if I adjusted the RCA's from the phono on the back of the receiver.  It was something I planned to chase down to make a permanent fix when i had a chance.

 

I touched, them noticed a change in that hum, and then snap the SX-950 shut down, DOA.  I think I noticed a little flash from where the power cord enters, so I'm thinking a fuse went back there, but the question is WHY?  

 

Too late to start digging into it tonight... I'll pop it open after work this week and see what I can see. 

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Best of luck with the 950. That's a beast of an amp and worth as much as it takes to fix it. 

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Well a fuse would be an easy fix. Not sure what happened there but the best case would be that after replacement it works as normal.

 

Relative to the hum, is it the same level at all volumes? Or does it increase with volume? If the latter, then this may not be any "problem" - some hum with phono is pretty common, although it should be unnoticeable when music is playing if it's the relatively normal kind.

 

But if it's audible at all volumes it may be something worse.  Try a new set of cables if your TT allows.

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The hum goes up and down with volume and was pretty low level, what I'd consider normal, not noticeable with music so I wasn't too worried about it, but a jiggle of the cables at the RCA's caused it get better and worse.  They are the original cables on the TT from the early 70's so I think they are due for replacement.  Not a simple plug and play, but should be too bad a DIY project.

 

I'll keep you posted on what I find.  

 

It's kind of funny that I normally think of the SX-950 as a rock solid, reliable machine considering it's age!


Edited by shipsupt - 7/14/13 at 2:44pm
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The hum goes up and down with volume and was pretty low level, what I'd consider normal, not noticeable with music so I wasn't too worried about it, but a jiggle of the cables at the RCA's caused it get better and worse.  They are the original cables on the TT from the early 70's so I think they are due for replacement.  Not a simple plug and play, but should be too bad a DIY project.

 

I'll keep you posted on what I find.  

 

It's kind of funny that I normally think of the SX-950 as a rock solid, reliable machine considering it's age!

 

The "jiggling" of the cables might actually just have been your changing the grounding scheme by touching them ;) And the fuse perhaps blew because the jiggling caused a short, although it's not clear to me how.

 

Anyway hopefully the fuse will be all you need.

post #8185 of 12979
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I'll be there tomorrow evening. Unfortunately the Spec 2 amp he fixed isn't quite fixed. Have a left channel noise issue after amp warms up. He did put in nice LED's on the power meters so that part is good. That thing weighs 60 lbs so not thrilled about lugging it around yet again. And it was sounding so sweet.......mad.gif

hey Oregonian, can you by any chance when you go there look at that Kenwood Amp and tell me what model it is? I stupidly didnt look. I don't know if it was the KA-7100 or not or 8100 

post #8186 of 12979
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hey Oregonian, can you by any chance when you go there look at that Kenwood Amp and tell me what model it is? I stupidly didnt look. I don't know if it was the KA-7100 or not or 8100 


If I went I'd be happy to do it for you!  Fortunately for NOW the amp is not acting up any more?!?!?!  I think it was a bad RCA cable.  Swapped it out and put it through its paces last night and never got fuzzy again.  I'll keep in touch - if it happens and I have to go down there I'll check it out for you, ok? 

post #8187 of 12979
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If I went I'd be happy to do it for you!  Fortunately for NOW the amp is not acting up any more?!?!?!  I think it was a bad RCA cable.  Swapped it out and put it through its paces last night and never got fuzzy again.  I'll keep in touch - if it happens and I have to go down there I'll check it out for you, ok? 

well I am going there tomorrow anyways. however with my luck someone probably bought it.... lol :/

post #8188 of 12979
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well I am going there tomorrow anyways. however with my luck someone probably bought it.... lol :/

Aye, you need the luck of the Oregonian!

post #8189 of 12979
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Aye, you need the luck of the Oregonian!
I suppose so... I suppose so XD I have no money anyways, I'm just happy I found a quad receiver and can't wait to get home and hook it up to four speakers of course I will need to purchase a USB 5.1 card but have yet been able to find a good one. Unless its got to stay at the repair place for him to fix the tuner dial :/ does anyone know of a good USB 5.1 card? I've only been able to find (a decent one) Creative X-Fi card on amazon but I am not sure if its got the two RCA out and one 3.5mm stereo out or if its just that single wire matrixed crap because there's two models of it, the one with discrete outs (two RCA and the stereo 3.5mm out) and one with just the single 5.1 output
post #8190 of 12979

Probably going to go to the CAS next month, any others?

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