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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2016, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
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Hsu VTF-3 MK2 amp trouble

Hi there! I looked around a while and didn't find the answer I was looking for. I fired up the system today and after about 15 seconds smelled that signature nope smoke, so I shut her down and unplugged. I had smoke coming off of the HSU VTF-3 MK2 that I have loved for close to 8 years, so I checked the fuse and it was intact (tested with meter). I pulled the amp and saw a bit of dark meat so I'm in the process of trying to repair. The problem is, I can't seem to find any part numbers or schematics. I was wondering if anyone had the info I was looking for. I have attached some pics. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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have you tried calling hsu up and seeing if they have a newer amp that will fit your model? good luck. i have vtf3.3 and it is a 350w amp. the current vtf3 uses a 600w amp like the vtf15. vtf2.3 and .4 use 250w amp. not sure what the vtf3.2 used. anyways, call up and see what they can do.
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have you tried calling hsu up and seeing if they have a newer amp that will fit your model? good luck. i have vtf3.3 and it is a 350w amp. the current vtf3 uses a 600w amp like the vtf15. vtf2.3 and .4 use 250w amp. not sure what the vtf3.2 used. anyways, call up and see what they can do.
Ya, I probably will, I was just trying to save some money. I appreciate it though.
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generally, individuals have been better off just contacting Hsu for advice (and likely then purchasing a replacement amp from Hsu).
That is the most straightforward and least expensive option. You can also try to get a replacement amp from a third party such
as Parts Express but the replacement amps may not fit without modification. I have two PE replacement amps that have
worked fine (in different systems). I also have the VTF3 Mark 4 in my main system.
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