I have a Sony MHCEC909iP Mini Hi-Fi Shelf System
Cliffs: Worst case scenario, have I done permanent damage
and limited the life of the stereo?
Side note: This smell did not occur for the first 8 hours, but only after I played 4-5 base heavy songs at 75% volume.
I bought this for my senior citizen father for Christmas, and have been playing with it to break it in and what not (heard 50-100 hours makes it sound better).
Anyway, after about 8 hours on it, I played 4-5 songs in a row with a lot of continuous bass and smelled a funny, almost electrical burning smell from about 6 feet away. Traced it back to the subwoofer. I immediately shut it off and searched the web.
Read everything from it's normal, to voice coil over heating, to glue melting, etc...
My father dedicated his entire life to philanthropy (mentally retarded adults) and is now retired, in very poor health, and possibly on his way out of this world. I do not live anywhere near him, and he and my mother can barely work a VCR.
How nervous should I be about this? I don't think I have to worry too much about the safety aspect from what I have read, but say it is worst case scenario - have I done permanent damage and limited the life of the stereo?