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  1. #1
    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    Hello Guys

    Well i was given one of these on the weekend but its not currently working hoping you can help...

    Powers Up the inputs are very erratic going from one to the other i have read on DADA that its the PCB that has gone i would like to get it repaired i have spoken to my tech will be booked in for a quote soon...only 1 channel working on Aux , Radio distorted ,

    Any thoughts?
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    More than likely it is the quad analogue switch chips, 4066 or similar number.

    Had a similar scenario myself.

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    The Quad 34 is lovely to look at and to use, but IME/IMO sounds poor even when freshly restored, so I recommend that you don't throw too much money at it. I know that some people will disagree and quote Peter Walker's well known marketing line about 'straight wire with gain' but the excellent Quad power amps were rather let down by preamps like the 34.

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    I agree. I've used them. OK as a back-up, but the sound is lacklustre. If it can be sorted economically, fair enough, especially if it was a freebie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    More than likely it is the quad analogue switch chips, 4066 or similar number.

    Had a similar scenario myself.
    Hi Alan

    How are you? Do you have an idea of repair costs if this is the fault?

    Thank you..
    Main System
    Musical Fidelity E100 Pre & Linn LK85 Power Amp Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player X2 , Mission 770 Freedom Speakers Cables QED Strand 42 Speaker Cable , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific..
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 / Yamaha P300 - Ortofon FF15MKII

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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    Thank Hugo...
    Main System
    Musical Fidelity E100 Pre & Linn LK85 Power Amp Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player X2 , Mission 770 Freedom Speakers Cables QED Strand 42 Speaker Cable , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific..
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 / Yamaha P300 - Ortofon FF15MKII

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I agree. I've used them. OK as a back-up, but the sound is lacklustre. If it can be sorted economically, fair enough, especially if it was a freebie.
    I'm looking into it will be good as a back up not that i need it LOL.....Yes it was free....
    Main System
    Musical Fidelity E100 Pre & Linn LK85 Power Amp Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player X2 , Mission 770 Freedom Speakers Cables QED Strand 42 Speaker Cable , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific..
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 / Yamaha P300 - Ortofon FF15MKII

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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    Hi Dan I'm fine, you too I hope. The cost of the chips is very little, they are equivalent or similar to this
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEXAS-INS...wAAOSw-W5UtpqI

    Have a look on the board and see if you can see any chips with the number 4066 on them, I believe there are 4 from memory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Hi Dan I'm fine, you too I hope. The cost of the chips is very little, they are equivalent or similar to this
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEXAS-INS...wAAOSw-W5UtpqI

    Have a look on the board and see if you can see any chips with the number 4066 on them, I believe there are 4 from memory.

    Hi Alan

    Im very good thank you , I will pass these onto my technician - i had a look and their are 4 in their...

    Thank you...
    Main System
    Musical Fidelity E100 Pre & Linn LK85 Power Amp Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player X2 , Mission 770 Freedom Speakers Cables QED Strand 42 Speaker Cable , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific..
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 / Yamaha P300 - Ortofon FF15MKII

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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