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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2013, 06:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all,
I have dual empires and was watching World War Z and one of my subs blew chunks. eek.gif

It shut down and smells of burnt electronics. I'm assuming the amp blew. I've had the set for a year and a half with no other issues. I love them.

I have sent three emails and left two voice mails to epik. No return email or call. Any ideas on how I can get help from Epik? I'm not looking for freebies just what's fair.

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The owner of Epic has been AWOL for at least 6 months so I'm afraid you're SOL. Look at the Epic thread. Good luck.

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He's just too hard at work making new stuff.
Keep trying man, a couple guys have said they've spoke to him if you take their word.
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If I can't get a hold of them, any suggestions on a replacement amp for my beloved empire?

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Speak with forum member Daveds50 who does repairs.

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I pulled the amplifier. I can replace, it is pretty charred. Wish the Epik people would respond. Any ideas on what where I would buy a nice replacement amplifier that will fit the Empire??

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I pulled the amplifier. I can replace, it is pretty charred. Wish the Epik people would respond. Any ideas on what where I would buy a nice replacement amplifier that will fit the Empire??

Keep trying to get ahold of Chad at Epik. It is a pain in the ass, but you should eventually get him and I would bet he will take care of you. His communication is god awful I know rolleyes.gif




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I also have dual Empires. I used them maybe once every two weeks. One of the amps just blew 2 minutes ago on turn on. It smells of burnt electronics as the OP stated, but the power light still turns on. While I'm at this, I'm thinking about the running one external pro amp for both the subs and covering up the part of the sub where the amps sat with some MDF...

Is there anyone who is running an external amp with the EMpire?
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One of mine just took a dump also. I believe I read that the I nuke from berringer is going to be a decient replacement but a lil noisy from the cooling fans which there is also a mod for that aswell I read somewhere . Any one have any other suggestions?
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One of mine just took a dump also. I believe I read that the I nuke from berringer is going to be a decient replacement but a lil noisy from the cooling fans which there is also a mod for that aswell I read somewhere . Any one have any other suggestions?
The crown xls drivecores is also a quiet alternative to the inuke. I had some a while back and the fan was so quiet (compared to the inuke), that I thought it never came on.
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The fan mod takes about 20 min. to do and cost $5-10 depending on which fan you get. I did the mod with fans from Parts Express for around $5 per I Nuke. The DSP on the I Nuke is great for subs and is hard to beat for dialing everything in.

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The fan mod takes about 20 min. to do and cost $5-10 depending on which fan you get. I did the mod with fans from Parts Express for around $5 per I Nuke. The DSP on the I Nuke is great for subs and is hard to beat for dialing everything in.

I believe the fan mod voids the warranty. Something to investigate.
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It will void the warranty. I brought some of my amps new and others used and did the mod on the used ones first.

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