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Blown Amp! (Classé 15) and Faulty Speaker (Gale 401C)

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Oh interesting, good to hear. Valve Audio Predator? Hybrid integrated, that rating was my understanding but I’ve contacted the company to get a copy of the manual for some more details.

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29 minutes ago, crtexcnndrm99 said:

Oh interesting, good to hear. Valve Audio Predator? Hybrid integrated, that rating was my understanding but I’ve contacted the company to get a copy of the manual for some more details.

Good amp mate. Valve/transistor or Hybrid amp. 200watts into 8 ohms but cant see any spec driving 4 ohm or what the current ability is. Should be fine :thumb:. Listen to the music. 

And use common sense.

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Good amp mate. Valve/transistor or Hybrid amp. 200watts into 8 ohms but cant see any spec driving 4 ohm or what the current ability is. Should be fine :thumb:. Listen to the music. 
And use common sense.


Appreciate the vote of confidence mate. Amazing what some headroom can do.(Only issue is a hum through the speakers that I’ve put down to a valve that loosened in travel - will be opening up soon to have a look.)

Thanks :thumb:

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19 hours ago, Wimbo said:

Can you still replace those Tweeters Oz? I recently bought a pair of "A"s and one of the best speakers I've heard.

Short answer is no,longer answer perhaps if you can find one on ebay or speak to the guy here : http://www.vintagegale.com

who should be able to point you in the direction of modern replacements.

 

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It makes me a bit sick to say but looks like this will be a $600 lesson. 10 output resistors blown, plus some drive transistors, I'm told.

The damage is on the channel which I had unplugged from the speaker but still connected to the amp (d'oh). Most likely the loose plugs touched and shorted, right?

Assuming this amp / speaker pairing is sound and I can get both units back to good health, I'd ideally stick with this setup for a few years to come.

Can anyone see any reason I wouldn't go ahead with this repair job? (...besides 'You're an idiot. Stick to a Bose soundbar you can't destroy.')

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It's a good amp by all accounts and worth spending the money on. While he's in there you may as well change out any old/suspect capacitors etc as well as check solder joints etc.

 

A $600 lesson is one you won't forget! 

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