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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..
    NAD 3020 Amplifier & KEF KIT Speakers & QED 79 Strand Speakers Cable & Cable Talk & Linn Interconnects
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

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    Quad 33 FM4 FM3 34 & 303 ESL 57 "in Need of Resto" , Sugden A28 , Luxman SQ507X , Yamaha DSP A2 , Marantz PM4 , Technics 909 U&S , Tannoy 615 , DC1000 , Audio Note ANJ , Thorens TD 125 , SME 3009 , Ariston RD 40 & 80 , Linn LK 85 , Linn Tukan , Celestion Ditton 15 , B&W DM 601 , Wharfedale Dovedale , Sony SA S1 , Sony SAH 7900 , Monitor Audio MA 16 , Musical Fidelity E100 , Hitachi SR 802 , Pioneer A300R Precision , Sony ST 730ES Tuner , Pioneer A300X , Pioneer PDS 703 , Denon PMA 350 SE , Denon 260L Tuner , Sony 308 ESD ,

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    Thank Hugo...
    NAD 3020 Amplifier & KEF KIT Speakers & QED 79 Strand Speakers Cable & Cable Talk & Linn Interconnects
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33 FM4 FM3 34 & 303 ESL 57 "in Need of Resto" , Sugden A28 , Luxman SQ507X , Yamaha DSP A2 , Marantz PM4 , Technics 909 U&S , Tannoy 615 , DC1000 , Audio Note ANJ , Thorens TD 125 , SME 3009 , Ariston RD 40 & 80 , Linn LK 85 , Linn Tukan , Celestion Ditton 15 , B&W DM 601 , Wharfedale Dovedale , Sony SA S1 , Sony SAH 7900 , Monitor Audio MA 16 , Musical Fidelity E100 , Hitachi SR 802 , Pioneer A300R Precision , Sony ST 730ES Tuner , Pioneer A300X , Pioneer PDS 703 , Denon PMA 350 SE , Denon 260L Tuner , Sony 308 ESD ,

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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....
    NAD 3020 Amplifier & KEF KIT Speakers & QED 79 Strand Speakers Cable & Cable Talk & Linn Interconnects
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33 FM4 FM3 34 & 303 ESL 57 "in Need of Resto" , Sugden A28 , Luxman SQ507X , Yamaha DSP A2 , Marantz PM4 , Technics 909 U&S , Tannoy 615 , DC1000 , Audio Note ANJ , Thorens TD 125 , SME 3009 , Ariston RD 40 & 80 , Linn LK 85 , Linn Tukan , Celestion Ditton 15 , B&W DM 601 , Wharfedale Dovedale , Sony SA S1 , Sony SAH 7900 , Monitor Audio MA 16 , Musical Fidelity E100 , Hitachi SR 802 , Pioneer A300R Precision , Sony ST 730ES Tuner , Pioneer A300X , Pioneer PDS 703 , Denon PMA 350 SE , Denon 260L Tuner , Sony 308 ESD ,

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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...
    NAD 3020 Amplifier & KEF KIT Speakers & QED 79 Strand Speakers Cable & Cable Talk & Linn Interconnects
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33 FM4 FM3 34 & 303 ESL 57 "in Need of Resto" , Sugden A28 , Luxman SQ507X , Yamaha DSP A2 , Marantz PM4 , Technics 909 U&S , Tannoy 615 , DC1000 , Audio Note ANJ , Thorens TD 125 , SME 3009 , Ariston RD 40 & 80 , Linn LK 85 , Linn Tukan , Celestion Ditton 15 , B&W DM 601 , Wharfedale Dovedale , Sony SA S1 , Sony SAH 7900 , Monitor Audio MA 16 , Musical Fidelity E100 , Hitachi SR 802 , Pioneer A300R Precision , Sony ST 730ES Tuner , Pioneer A300X , Pioneer PDS 703 , Denon PMA 350 SE , Denon 260L Tuner , Sony 308 ESD ,

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    Back up and running happy days..9 chips relaced aswell as a few caps Just running the 303 power amp and tannoys sounds good... Early def leppard playing high n dry from their early days...
    NAD 3020 Amplifier & KEF KIT Speakers & QED 79 Strand Speakers Cable & Cable Talk & Linn Interconnects
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33 FM4 FM3 34 & 303 ESL 57 "in Need of Resto" , Sugden A28 , Luxman SQ507X , Yamaha DSP A2 , Marantz PM4 , Technics 909 U&S , Tannoy 615 , DC1000 , Audio Note ANJ , Thorens TD 125 , SME 3009 , Ariston RD 40 & 80 , Linn LK 85 , Linn Tukan , Celestion Ditton 15 , B&W DM 601 , Wharfedale Dovedale , Sony SA S1 , Sony SAH 7900 , Monitor Audio MA 16 , Musical Fidelity E100 , Hitachi SR 802 , Pioneer A300R Precision , Sony ST 730ES Tuner , Pioneer A300X , Pioneer PDS 703 , Denon PMA 350 SE , Denon 260L Tuner , Sony 308 ESD ,

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