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Old 18th May 2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default ETI-480 sub amp blown :-(

My wife was using the system today when it suddenly made a "strange noise" and smoke suddenly poured out the top of the box and filled the room. Stunk the whole house out it did. Killed both of my AUD$30 sub drivers too. No obvious reason why it quit. Think I might just have to transplant a gainclone setup into it now.
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Burnt the gizzard clean out of it.
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Wow!!

Total thermonuclear meltdown!! (Of couse, the fuse looks fine...)
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Default Re: ETI-480 sub amp blown :-(

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My wife was using the system today when it suddenly made a "strange noise" and smoke suddenly poured out the top of the box and filled the room. Stunk the whole house out it did. Killed both of my AUD$30 sub drivers too. No obvious reason why it quit. Think I might just have to transplant a gainclone setup into it now.
Hi Graham, perhaps your wife is partying while you are out.
I have not seen an ETI-480 go RF before - dodgy interconnects contacts perhaps, or needs impedence compensation across the drivers ?.

Anyway you now have a reason to try those WES PP 8" drivers that we spoke of.

Eric.
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My guess is that the wife will not get mad when you go and perchase new parts to build a BETTER ONE and bigger. And this time tell her not to blow it up LOL jk.. that sux that it happened..
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Anyway you now have a reason to try those WES PP 8" drivers that we spoke of.

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Old 19th May 2003, 06:21 AM   #8
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Default that isnt good!

HEY man! i have just bought an eti480 myself,!!

i was wanting to bridge it-
now im not so certain! why did this happen?!!!!!!!!!!

we need some post mortem conclosions regarding cause of death

i was just abuot to buy the toroid and other eti 480 tomorow!


i dont want my new bridged eti to destroy my 2nd hand (but new to me JBL 2226h!

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Old 19th May 2003, 06:27 AM   #9
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my non destroyed eti480 unused as yet.. 100watt into 4ohm but my Jbl is 8ohm...


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Old 19th May 2003, 06:35 AM   #10
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circlotron-ive just made a long post in

www.diysubwoofers.org/talkshop about bridging this amp also

dont let this poor speaker from the US of A be destroyed by a crude australian amplifier,donate your information here to prevent this from happening

lol
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