Have I ruined my amp?
Thanks to the amazing info on this forum, I'm now the proud owner of 3 Elusive 1099s (left/right/center). Building these has been a great experience that I hope to write up at some point.... They've been up and running for about a month now, and are a terrific upgrade over the 20+ year old speakers they are replacing!
However.... Last week, out of nowhere, I started having problems with my AV receiver. Basically, I turn it on, and there's no sound at all. All of the other electronics seem to work—the front display lights up, it passes through HDMI video and changes sources—but there's no sound from any speaker (in a 7.1 system). The problem moreover is intermittent; sometimes when I turn it on, everything is fine, and I have been able to get the receiver to perform normally if I continually turn it off-and-on.
So here's my big question: Is there anything that I could have done (wrong) when wiring the 1099 crossovers that could have affected the receiver's amps to cause these problems? This was my first major DIY job, including first-time soldering of electronics. On the other hand, the receiver is about 5 years old and could just be shot. Also, I'm not getting sound out of any channel, including channels using the same speakers that I've been using for years and my separately powered subwoofer.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd really like to make sure that I didn't do something wrong with the speakers before I go out and start shopping for a new AVR. Many thanks!