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Old 15th March 2010, 02:48 AM   #1
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Question Soundstream 500

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

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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

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Old 15th March 2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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oops.. heres the Reference 300 to compare
Internals look different than the 500

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Old 15th March 2010, 04:55 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 15th March 2010, 05:24 AM   #4
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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
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As I read, you're suppose to flip the switches with the amp off and disconnected ! Are you guys doing this ??
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Old 15th March 2010, 06:09 AM   #6
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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.
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Perry,1moreamp and alot of others will probably agree first place to check is the switches. If nothing else appears to be burnt
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Old 15th March 2010, 01:45 PM   #8
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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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