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Originally Posted by shogun94
Muscat45, I have 2 LSI9's, a LSIC and 2 LSIFX's and I really like them. I use a Velodyne for the bass so I never really tried to use them full range but I do like the sound.
Smitty 8451, I live about an hr from EEVA so I plan to contact them when they are open tomorrow. I hope it doesn't cost too much to fix since I just spent big bucks on getting the amp. Is this a common problem with the B&K's?
I would give them a call before you head up. I believe Tabetha is there receptionist and she will process your RMA and patch you through to George and then you can talk to him directly. Before I got mine back (prior to being destroyed by UPS in shipping back to me) they replaced the switch PCB board and did pretty thorough testing to make sure everything else was good to go. On my unit it started off with just one channel, but after a while the other channels exhibited the same behavior. I take my unit covers off once a year and blow all the dust out so there was no dust issue. I also tried numerous XLR cables, swapped to the RCA jacks and tried moving the switches in and out multiple times to ensure there was no corrosion on the contacts. Be aware this could cost a couple hundred dollars for repair so I would call them first to get a quote. I really liked my B&K amp and in your place where I could drop it off and pick it up I would do it again. If you really want the amp back in pristine condition I believe they can also replace the face plate and chassis if it is scratched or dented anywhere so you would get a nice unit back. One thing I did learn on the forum regarding these amps is that when they are standby mode the capacitors stay charged so depending on how it was used and for how long I would have them check those also. One last thing, I have a B&K ref 50 SII that George upgraded in 2008 in mint condition not being used so if you want a matching preamp for a decent price let me know as it is sitting down in my shop boxed and collecting dust. Doesn't have HDMI but it is one sweet unit and goes great with there amps.
Best of luck on your endeavors and please let me know how it goes, I like people taking the time to get the older equipment working.
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