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Robcrx 15th March 2010 02:48 AM

Soundstream 500
 
Hi guys anything look worn or unusual inside this map ?
I ask cuz I plan on buying this amp.

see pics

REFERENCE 500 AMP

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9530/1000407h.jpg
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2512/1000408.jpg

BTW, the internals on the Reference 300 amp look much different. Look

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9530/1000407h.jpg


thanks


edit:

Upon looking at the amp the only thing that concerns me is this resisiter (red arrow)
It seem to be skinnier than the other one on the other side.


http://i41.tinypic.com/j0bjw4.jpg

Robcrx 15th March 2010 03:20 AM

oops.. heres the Reference 300 to compare
Internals look different than the 500

http://i42.tinypic.com/t5qav9.jpg

0ldSch00lf00l 15th March 2010 04:55 AM

If the Reference 500 is anything like my 700s, the switches will drive you batty. I swear, every time I flip a switch in my 700s, I need to pull the board and replace it.

mike49504 15th March 2010 05:24 AM

I agree with oldshoolfool 9out of 10 times the switches are bad or very dirty in theese amps. You can pick up a bottle of contact cleaner for 7 or 8 dollars . And clean the switches and that might be the only problem with the amp

Robcrx 15th March 2010 05:25 AM

As I read, you're suppose to flip the switches with the amp off and disconnected ! Are you guys doing this ??

mike49504 15th March 2010 06:09 AM

Yes Like i said 9 out of 10 times its the switches. Ive repaired about 15 reference 500's and a few reference 1000's and also 700's out of all of the amps i repaired about 19 of them were the switches being dirty/defective.

mike49504 15th March 2010 06:11 AM

Perry,1moreamp and alot of others will probably agree first place to check is the switches. If nothing else appears to be burnt

0ldSch00lf00l 15th March 2010 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robcrx (Post 2119411)
As I read, you're suppose to flip the switches with the amp off and disconnected ! Are you guys doing this ??

Every time I flipped a switch, the amplifier was not even connected to power. The last switch I replaced fell apart as soon as I desoldered one row of pins.


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