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Old 1st November 2004, 06:43 AM   #1
dejan is offline dejan  Israel
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Default Hitachi HA5500 help needed

Hello,

my plea must sound weird, but then, there's a piece of audio equipment I really like which started malfunctioning. It is an oldtimer Hitachi HA5500 amp from cca 1980.
One of the channels has developed distortion and no lab in Israel can do anything without a schematic diagram. Although I am now using it only to listen to old records, I'd love to see it rejuvenated again.
Is there anybody out there old enough to have materials on this amp?
Sincere thanks,
Dejan (dejan@iec.co.il)
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Old 1st November 2004, 12:07 PM   #2
MikeB is offline MikeB  Germany
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Hi !
I would say, if only one channel is defect, it's possible to trace the
fault by comparing measurements between working channel and
defect channel. This way you don't need schematics. If amp is not
too complex it should be possible to identify basic structure.
For an amp that old it's very likely that some electrolytic has died.
It's annoying, but electrolytics do age...

Mike
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