Originally Posted by gid
My 12" sub reads 3.7-3.8 ohms. Is this normal or should it be closer to 4?
For what it's worth my 12" Cambridge Soundworks Basecube lasted right around 10 years, with quite a bit of use. Still have it, and the burnt out amp. Would eventually like to get this one working as well, but my priorities are with my A2-300 at the moment.
So if I sent you the amp and you fixed it with quality components would it most likely last longer? How much does this cost including shipping? Or would you rather discuss via pm?
your ohm readings sound normal.
with modern low cost electronics, it is often luck of the draw... sometimes they last a while, sometimes they last a week. that is the price we pay... face it... there are only a few of us that are willing to pay more for quality without realizing it. if say... a 300 watt amp costs $100, most of us that do not know any better, will not pay $200 for a 300 watt amp which we do not know is of much better quality. we have been conditioned to expect the lower price, not always knowing that we are getting exactly what we are paying for.
a great example, is the $179 TV that Walmart was selling on Black Friday... how many of them are still working ? i personally know of one that i have fixed, and one that is not working anymore. ( that i offered to fix ) and that is out of the exactly two of them that i know the people that bought them. wonder how the ones of the thousands of people that i dont personally know who bought them are doing... im sure they also got what they paid for.
back in the day, there was quality electronics even for low prices. i have a 18 year old Sony mid line 12 inch sub, that is still working perfectly and has required no work. i bought the Klipsch thinking i was upgrading, however, turns out i was actually downgrading...
yeah... Sony... not my favorite brand. however, looking at the actual electronics of the amplifiers, it is quite obvious that the Sony amp is far superior to the Bash amp in the Klipsch. and here is the strangest thing... the Sony goes deeper, and sounds better. course, neither compare with my custom built multi speaker monster sub, powered with eD amps... but then again, i have seen nothing on the market that does.
anyway, it's $45 to $55 plus $16.85 USPS Priority 2-3 day large flat rate box return shipping for an LT200 fix and upgrade. it should last longer, as i refuse to use any China made parts in anything electronic i fix. only quality parts from Japan, Germany, or USA. however, that all depends on how you use it or abuse it, and if speaker abnormalities takes the amp out. with my personal upgraded eD amps, they have handled serious abuse quite well so far... but who knows how long it will be till i do something stupid.