Quote: Originally Posted by TreAdidas /img/forum/go_quote.gif Ok so let's quell some of the speculation here. I understand the concerns of possible safety issues. These concerns are apparently warranted due to the people in the know posting up here. Unfortunately, I have seen no comments about this having actually happened. Now assuming this happened to someone and they were still alive to tell the tale, we'd have heard about it. I think we're teetering on mass hysteria with little more than horrendously bad wiring jobs and mismatched parts. I understand that mismatched parts and crap wiring jobs can cause very very serious safety problems, but as of right now I have not read that anyone actually experienced this. So I ask..... HAS ANYONE ACTUALLY HAD ANY PART OF ANY MODEL OF SINGLEPOWER AMP, BE IT A "STOCK" OR CUSTOM CONFIGURATION, ACTUALLY BLOW UP AND/OR SHOCK THEM? And just so we're clear - By blow up I mean the amplifier or some component thereof has produced some sort of violent hand grenade like blast (similar to this: YouTube - Exploding Capacitor). If the amp turned into a canon I want to hear about it! By electrical shock I mean the failure caused the user to experience an electrical shock, minor or otherwise. Either of these instances would have had to occurred without having opened the amplifier case. If someone opens the case and are all yeah I got shocked while I was toying around inside the amp, I would not necessarily fault Singlepower for that because it could have been caused by the person toying around in the amp. We've established here in this thread that only qualified technicians should be playing around with the amp's innards. If someone was listening to their amp and heard it fry and then went to touch the volume knob and was shocked, yeah total problem, totally Singlepower's fault, and I want to hear about it. Anyone????????? I don't think people are focusing on the physical danger of these amps. I think it's mostly the fact that they were very poorly built and are failing at a very alarming rate. Moreover that they seem built/designed to fail by running things over voltage. It is worthwhile to point this out in amps that have the problem because perhaps with a little bit of a fix they will not fail. I think the physical danger element is only mentioned as a precaution so that people who are curious what they have inside their black box do not hurt themselves opening it up and poking around. There's probably a risk even with a well built high voltage amp, but with the mess that is in these boxes that risk is multiplied many times. Of course, overall the risk is still low if you take some safety measures... but then again what's better? Making the risk known or having even 1 person get seriously hurt trying to mess with their amp? If there's any hysteria it is over the fact that Singlepower amps are essentially built to fail and will fail. I speak from experience... my amp which I paid 7k for second hand is now nothing but a gutted chassis. It was essentially a bunch of burnt circuit boards... you know how much I got back from having parts sold? Like 20 bucks for some black gates + a fancy chassis. And I'm not even an isolated or extreme case.... sorry but this is hysteria-worthy buddy. If you want to live in denial go ahead, but keep it to yourself because anything else is just insulting to the MANY people who have been burnt and are in the process of getting burnt.