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Old 5th September 2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default gainclone problems (dc offset, no sound)


are there common causes of dc offset?

my gainclone was working fine this morning, <10mV dc offset on both channels (with a 10ohm resistor across the terminals)

been playing with it, added a led from the power of one channel and paralleled a 100nF capacitor with the resistor from star ground to case.

now that channel has no sound, and 198mV dc offset. taken the led of and checked connections but still the same.

Cant seem to find anything. it seems exactly same as the working channel.

so i was wondering do u guys know any common causes of dc offset like that?

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Old 5th September 2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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forget all wat i said.

stupid me didnt check the umbilical cord from the psu to the amp. loose wires in there. the one channel wasnt gettin any power!

better din plugs/cable/soldering me thinks...
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Old 6th September 2003, 04:11 AM   #3
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Don't feel bad. Not the first time THAT's happened.

If memory serves, was it Nuuk who had this same experience? Could be wrong, but it was someone who had done a GC website.

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Old 6th September 2003, 05:24 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry too much about making mistakes. Mistakes are what have created some of the best things in life. Plus it takes a person of strong character to admit making a mistake. I find that if I get discouraged when trying to troubleshoot some of my handywork, I just take a break from doing what I was doing.
It amazes me at some of the dumb things that I have done and how I could have overlooked the simplest things. But I feel that mistakes are what make us better at whatever we may chose to do in life. Keep your head up and keep gainclonin' man.
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