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 Post subject: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 10:37 am 
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I have a wonderful 20 year old Onkyo analogue amp as part of my stereo system and I love it. Unfortunately the volume knob is shorting out. Does anyone know if there is anyone out there that is still fixing these kind of things. I do not want to go digital. I like the fuzzy sound :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 10:53 am 
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If it's just noisy, or the sound level fluctuates on one channel, it is probably just 'dirty'. That's what mine does.

I use 'control cleaner' every now and then. It's in a spray can with a long skinny plastic tube on it, similar to a lock de-icer can.

Don't know if such a thing is still available. :idea: Maybe lock de-icer would work.

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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 2:49 pm 
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Nope, it's more serious. The sound will completely go every once in a while. I've taken it apart myself and dusted it as best as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
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I do electronic repairs on vintage amps - sounds like you may just have a cold solder joint somewhere in the circuit. Give me a call 218-2043.


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Starting with the easy possibilities... could even be just a dirty pot. They all do that eventually.

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The volume knob in my pioneer sx1980 receiver is doing the same thing and it seems the paper elements in the unit are brittle and falling apart. Hope your isn't the same problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
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bluerider wrote:
I do electronic repairs on vintage amps - sounds like you may just have a cold solder joint somewhere in the circuit. Give me a call 218-2043.


Thanks. Are you in Charlottetown?


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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
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betamaxman wrote:
The volume knob in my pioneer sx1980 receiver is doing the same thing and it seems the paper elements in the unit are brittle and falling apart. Hope your isn't the same problem.

I have the Pioneer SX3600.

There is a volume setting where the sound level on one channel periodically goes low. If I turn the knob back and forth a few times it'll be OK for a few days.
It only does that at my favorite level 'setting', and is fine if I set it above or below that level.

What do you mean by 'paper elements' being brittle?

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Sorry my memory was mistaken. This was on the crossover controls on my ESS AMT speakers, not my pioneer receiver. My receiver problem does sound similar to yours though in that one channel was cutting out and scratching sounds were sometimes audible when moving the volume control and the channel would come back in. The preamp section is fine though when I plugged it into a sherwood preamp.
Man I miss those ESS speakers, anyone else ever have a pair. Most transparent sound I have ever heard in a pair of speakers and highs that seemed to go on forever.
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betamaxman wrote:
.........Man I miss those ESS speakers, anyone else ever have a pair.
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Nothing as 'monstrous' as those . :)

I'm still using a pair of Goodmans Triaxiom 212s that I got in the mid 60s. Being a confirmed do-it-yourselfer, I built a couple of 'folded horn' enclosures from plans in Popular Science.

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I bet those drivers in a folded horn box make a very efficient speaker system. If they sound as good as they look I can understand why you would hold on to them.

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 Post subject: Re: Where do I take a broken analogue stereo amplifier?
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betamaxman wrote:
I bet those drivers in a folded horn box make a very efficient speaker system. If they sound as good as they look I can understand why you would hold on to them.

Oh, I know that the modern stuff sounds much better. There's a couple of reasons I'm still using them - one is that I'm 'cheap'. :)

The other is that they are built into the wall of my 'entertainment center' and would take some work to replace. I now do a lot of my listening using headphones because wifey and I have differing tastes in music.

By-the-way, these enclosures aren't a true 'folded' horn design. They've also been described as "a special bass-reflex enclosure, of which the port is loaded with an open pipe that has an exponential cut".

I built mine because I thought at the time that they looked 'really cool'. :) It was designed by a Karlson guy and has developed a bit of a 'cult following' that exists to this day.

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