Do amplifiers deteriorate over time?
May 17, 2006 at 5:25 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

mattigol

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Hey there,

really just a simple question: Do amplifiers, specifically certain parts such as capacitors deteriorate over time? Does it depend on certain design principles (Class A, A/B etc.), average operating temperature (my Sugden is a space heater) and other factors?

Please chime in...thank you!

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May 17, 2006 at 6:49 PM Post #3 of 6

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Not as quickly as people do
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May 18, 2006 at 12:10 AM Post #4 of 6

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Besides heat (get an small fan and aim it in the genreal direction to help remove heat, and also allow at least 2" on sides/back and 6" on top) excessive dust or fumes will accumulate on the pots and make them scratchy with time. Oh, and keep drinks away.
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May 18, 2006 at 1:51 AM Post #5 of 6

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i second keeping drinks away from your amp. you should see what they have done to my liver
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May 18, 2006 at 5:31 PM Post #6 of 6

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Like others have said, everything deteriorates but a good amplifier should last you at the bare minimum 10 years...other factors obviously will have an effect but 10 years should be the minimum with a modicum of care.
 

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