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Blown a/d/s/ 8-channel. Should I fix? Pt. 1

 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 1
Registered: Apr-05
I have a P840-2 a/d/s/ 8-channel which I blew up. It's powering too much and overheated since its bridged and running low ohms. The shop says it needs a power supply or toridial coil but can't find one. Is this amp worth fixing?? If so, where can I get parts?
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 7797
Registered: Dec-03
Toroildal coil. That's part of the power supply.
a/d/s is owned by DEI. contact DEI's parts department to get what they need.
I'd get it fixed. Nice amplifier.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 7798
Registered: Dec-03
if that amp is bridged to 4 channels, you should run no lower than 4 ohm loads per channel.
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 3
Registered: Apr-05
thanks for the help.. Called DEI - they wont release parts but quoted 250 to fix. WTF. I hardly think the amp is worth another 250 esp. if dealers can't obtain parts... Any other ideas?
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 4
Registered: Apr-05
Thanks for help. Called DEI- they wont release parts but must ship amp to them to fix for $250!! They refuse to release parts for it. WTF. I hardly think 250 is worth fixing it esp, without the ability to cheaply fix in house locally. Any other suggestions?
 

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2711
Registered: Nov-04
How much did you pay for the amp? $250 is probably the cost to replace your whole board. Like all repair shops, they like to charge you for the worst scenario to maximize profit.
If your amp was made in US, then they'll probably swap out the parts with inferior ones, just like their current amp series.
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 5
Registered: Apr-05
Yes and doesn't seem worth it to me when plenty of great online deals for brand new amps... ck out my next question.... soundstream vs. orion
thanks man!
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 7
Registered: Apr-05
I agree.. Doesn't seem worth the hassel or price when can find great net deals on new amps with warranty. Next ?? Soundstream vs. Orion?
 

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 7808
Registered: Dec-03
depends on the amp I guess too.
for a Tru or PPI Art series I'd do it. for an off the shelf amp, probably not hehe
 

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Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 1051
Registered: Sep-04
Do you have to have DEI fix it?

Couldn't it be possible their toroidal coil ain't the only one that would work? There might even be better parts out there to be had by someone who knows what they're doing.

-Fishy
 

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Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 2658
Registered: Dec-04
thats exactly what I was thinking Fishy:-) try your local electronics repair man!
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 9
Registered: Apr-05
the amp is at a local Orion dealer in Richmond,VA -- i was hoping something comparable or better would fit - i hate to scrap a really nice clean amp.. any suggestions.. i'll mail it. =) thanks guys
 

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Username: Vayoboy20

VA-DC USA

Post Number: 10
Registered: Apr-05
It's at a local Orion dealer in Richmond- was hopin' guy could find comparable parts. My only bug with DEI is that it seems all their products PPI-Direted-a/d/s/ must be sent to DEI to fix? I hope thats not the case.
 

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Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 1059
Registered: Sep-04
Yeah I'm of the same opinion. Even if it costs a lil less to replace there's just something not right about having a good piece of equipment sitting dead in your closet. I have a couple really nice old school Soundtreams in that exact condition.

I've got a good deal of free time these days and was seriously thinking of investing in some diagnostic eqipment and purchasing the amp repair tutorial found here:

http://www.bcae1.com/

It might be a lot of fun picking up a few high quality, busted items off ebay, repairing them, and either reselling or giving them away to friends.

-Fishy
 

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2726
Registered: Nov-04
Feel free to give high quality amps away to me.
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