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post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2013, 02:27 PM - Thread Starter
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I found a local add on craigslist with an Acurus a250 amplifier for sale. The seller is saying the right channel over heats and shuts down, Could this be an easy fix? Thanks

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It could be worth purchasing if the price is right. Cheap I mean. The A250 is known to be a good performer and have a long lifespan. From a design standpoint the Acurus is a simple design in the way the circuits are made. It's not an overly complicated amplifier. I have read that the capacitors are fairly expensive if one goes bad. If you have a good AV repair shop in your area a bench test of the amp to diagnose the problem will probably cost $30-$50 dollars. It's up to you if you want to take a chance. You have to wonder why the current owner hasn't had the amp checked out already? The channel overheating could be a problem with his speaker and nothing to do with the amplifier. If you're lucky that will be the case. Good luck.
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Thanks for the reply. I would consider it to be on the extreamly cheap side. Maybe I'll take a shot.

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I have seen your post about the Acurus A 250 and I am trying to find oppinions about the old pre-amp Acurus Act-3 designed by Karl Suager. I have been offered to buy one, but I am not sure wether it is worth it or not. Could you let me know your oppinion?
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