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    Join Date: Sep 2017

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    12 days old and tonight while listening to a nit of Nina Simone severe crackle bang and now severe buzz sound in the background. Buzz does not get louder with output volume it's the same and even present when sound is all the way down. I'm dumbstruck have no idea what would have caused it but I assume its power supply related. Anybody Els ever had this happen. I'm a pain on my gear I turn volume to 0 before switch off warm amp for a min before I start to slowly increase volume never crank it past 3/4 (75) this one has never seen anything past 50% it's still running in. Going to be a long weekend without my music time the Marley is charged for some low quality noise creation.

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    What is the amp? I'm guessing it is a vacuum tube design?
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    Did you check the fuses?

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    Join Date: Sep 2017

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    No rotel1570 amp.

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    Under warranty so cannot open to check but fuse would normally stop it from working, it still works just the buzz makes it rubbish.

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    At least you are under warranty. Surprising that a Rotel would let go like that, though, they usually run for decades without any issue.
    Martin



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    http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthr...RA-1570-issue&

    If you Google it seems that there have been a lot of problems with this amp.
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    Join Date: Sep 2017

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    Thanks for that link Puffin it seems that the amp will be returned and they can keep it. Might have to change that into one of the Yamaha stereo amps. Problem is these B&W 683 are hungry they sounded pretty average with only 80W Yamaha pushing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photoguy1510 View Post
    Thanks for that link Puffin it seems that the amp will be returned and they can keep it. Might have to change that into one of the Yamaha stereo amps. Problem is these B&W 683 are hungry they sounded pretty average with only 80W Yamaha pushing them.
    Good speakers, the Subaru Imprezza of speakers in fact.

    You want current over watts unless you have them in a big room in which case they need both. Especially if you wamt to crank it up a bit.
    Martin



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    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Join Date: Sep 2017

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    Sorry you lost me on that how do I see current ability of an amp W is hard enough to get a honest value. Any amps you can recommend I take for a test drive. Keep in mind though NZ the nice affordable British gear is a dead ripoff on the
    Is side of the pond. And plinius is not in my budget though I'd love one of those bulldozers in the lounge.

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