Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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True it can be tricky getting parts for older electronics. Generally a good shop will try and determine if a resistor, or Capacitor is bad. Often the amps can still be gotten. If a board is toast that can be a real problem. I had a Carver amp where the RCA had broken away from the internal PCB. The outside frame was a bit bent as was the back cover where all the connectors are located. I carefully took it apart and banged everything as straight as possible. I tried to get the part but no one offers it anymore. I even contacted Carver and he was unable to locate that specific part. I soldered the RCA connector part several times before I got it just right. Internally the boards were undamaged. Once fixed it looked great and worked perfectly. I had paid around $700. UPS refunded the money paid to the seller. He kept about $100 and sent the rest to me. UPS wanted the item but I told them it was a legacy item and worth much more than the insurance. They agreed and let me keep the unit. With the Denon given that it was dropped hard, I would think a board worked loose or the movement caused a ground to break. It should be relatively easy to isolate the damage and do the repairs. If a PCB were cracked then that would be a different issue. But I don't see that happening. I think it will cost a minimum cost to determine the problem and then a low cost fix. It is worth the effort. You can always paint over the metal that was damaged. In a cabinet or on the rack you will probably not even notice it.