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#339138 - 02/18/11 09:13 PM Re: What the? [Re: Lampshade]
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Chris, I've read claims that when amplifiers catch on fire some are "warmer" than others, but there doesn't seem to be adequate scientific data to confirm this.
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#339140 - 02/18/11 09:40 PM Re: What the? [Re: JohnK]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I had a Southwest Technical Products power amp that I built from a kit. There was some kind of intermittent short circuit which would put a lot of current through a ~1W resistor, causing it to glow orange and stream smoke up through the perforations in the metal case until I turned it off... then the problem would go away for a few weeks. In hindsight I guess it could have been ultrasonic oscillation or something, but at the time it just looked cool. The smoke resulted in a couple of "if you're taking drugs we hope you would tell us" lectures from my parents, however.

The amplifier continued to work with no audible change even when the smoke was pouring out.

EDIT - found a pic of the amp. The smoke came out of the lower right rear corner IIRC. Before you ask, the OVERHEAT light did not come on.

http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/Catalog6/Page05.jpg


Edited by bridgman (02/18/11 09:50 PM)

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#339149 - 02/19/11 12:34 AM Re: What the? [Re: bridgman]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: Nirvana
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I'm done with this forum,

I’ll alert the press . . . again.

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My apologies. Glad to see Axiom is stepping up to the plate. In most industry's (cars especially) manufacturers screw their customers when issues like this arise, especially if its out of warranty.


Oops! Spoke to soon. wink
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#339160 - 02/19/11 06:14 AM Re: What the? [Re: JBall]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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[/quote]

My apologies. Glad to see Axiom is stepping up to the plate. In most industry's (cars especially) manufacturers screw their customers when issues like this arise, especially if its out of warranty. [/quote]


Well within the warranty confused Enough with the cars already!


Edited by SBrown (02/19/11 06:16 AM)
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#339169 - 02/19/11 10:20 AM Re: What the? [Re: ClubNeon]
Philippe Offline
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But I know of zero cases where Axiom has failed to satisfactorily resolve a problem for one of their customers.
+1


Edited by Philippe (02/19/11 10:21 AM)
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#339288 - 02/20/11 05:56 PM Re: What the? [Re: grunt]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
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Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
Originally Posted By: grunt
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I'm done with this forum,

I’ll alert the press . . . again.

Quote:

My apologies. Glad to see Axiom is stepping up to the plate. In most industry's (cars especially) manufacturers screw their customers when issues like this arise, especially if its out of warranty.


Oops! Spoke to soon. wink


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#339292 - 02/20/11 09:18 PM Re: What the? [Re: SBrown]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Hmm... the A1400-8 is indeed off the products page. Whatever is up I hope Axiom resolves it.

Irrigardless, Axiom has always taken very good care of their customers.
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