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post #1 of 18 Old 07-02-2019, 06:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I saw a couple posts about this but was hoping for some input. I bought a used iNuke 3000DSP off of someone local. Purchased some speakon cables off of amazon and hooked up my first sub to find a good location to set it up. Worked fine when I set that up. I then plugged in my other sub, with the second cable, and did a sub crawl. After finding the best spot I unhooked the speakon and moved the sub to that location. I hooked everything back up, didn't even hide my wires at this point and turned the system on. Immediately had a horrible scratchy noise coming from the second subwoofer. I ran over to the speaker and there were sparks flying out of the end of the speakon. The solder connection on the wire was absolutely horrible (see attached pics) and there ended up being a short in the connector. The amp powered off and will now refuse to start, it just has solid red lights. I contacted the company that I bought the cables from and they basically told me to **** off and that it wasn't their problem nor was it their fault. I am hoping there is some way to fix the amp, maybe there is a way to reset the protection on it? I don't have a lot of excess cash and have been saving up for this setup for a while, really bummed I got to listen to it for a whole 5 seconds before everything went to ****.

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That sucks. Have you removed everything except power from the iNuke and tried turning it on?

As the cables were purchased through Amazon I would suggest contacting their support group to see what type of recourse you have through them.

Hope it works out for you.
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Who did you buy the cables from? (Whoever they are... it sounds super dodgy.)

You could try replacing the cable (from somewhere else) and the fuse, but chances are the amp is completely bricked.

Never buy used audio IMO. Not never.

If you had bought the cable and amp from a reputable place then for-starters there is a much higher chance of it working on the first go (or you'll get a replacement for free or your money back), and if it dies within a year... a free repair or replacement.

You are pretty much SOL as it stands.
Maybe you can find a local repair guy, and maybe they don't make it worse and cost you even more!
Or just cut your losses and start new.
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That sucks. Have you removed everything except power from the iNuke and tried turning it on?

As the cables were purchased through Amazon I would suggest contacting their support group to see what type of recourse you have through them.

Hope it works out for you.
That was the first thing I tried. No dice. I contacted Amazon. They were helpful and put me in touch with the company and refunded me immediately, no questions asked. I filed a health/safety form out with them. This was their "Amazon Choice" cable. Unfortunately since it was a third party cable that is all they can do, which is completely understandable.

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Who did you buy the cables from? (Whoever they are... it sounds super dodgy.)

You could try replacing the cable (from somewhere else) and the fuse, but chances are the amp is completely bricked.

Never buy used audio IMO. Not never.

If you had bought the cable and amp from a reputable place then for-starters there is a much higher chance of it working on the first go (or you'll get a replacement for free or your money back), and if it dies within a year... a free repair or replacement.

You are pretty much SOL as it stands.
Maybe you can find a local repair guy, and maybe they don't make it worse and cost you even more!
Or just cut your losses and start new.
Cables were purchased on Amazon. They were the "Amazon Choice" cables. They are supplied by a company called AV Leaderz (lmao). I should have read the reviews but have never had a problem with Amazon Choice products. There are multiple people on there with soldered connections, but I don't see any fried amps. So there is no protection circuit that I can trip on these? I know on a couple of my old car audio amps if you shorted out there were fuses or circuits in place that you could trip.
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So there is no protection circuit that I can trip on these? I know on a couple of my old car audio amps if you shorted out there were fuses or circuits in place that you could trip.
There is a fuse, it's located in the bottom right corner of your first picture. Worth a shot, I don't know it's rating offhand.

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$h!t happens I guess.
But most of the stuff on amazon is from China or India. Nuff said...

The amp saw 0-ohms, the chance of it surviving is low.
Class-D is much more fragile to short circuits than old-school amps.
All you can do is "try" to replace the fuses. Worst-case the fuse re-blows or the amp catches on fire.

These amps are so cheap that the repair bill might not even be worth it; and what kind of amp will you be getting back...
It's entirely up to you.
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I had my inuke 3,000 dsp amp repaired by a local shop after I sent it a direct short and cost me 160$ from what I remember. It was cheaper than buying a new one. Do some google searches for a amplifier repair shop around you you should find something.
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I had my inuke 3,000 dsp amp repaired by a local shop after I sent it a direct short and cost me 160$ from what I remember. It was cheaper than buying a new one. Do some google searches for a amplifier repair shop around you you should find something.
Thats good to know. I will call around and see what I can find. Worst case is I am out $300 for a newer NX I guess.
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I'd suggest making your own speakon cables just to be safe.
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I'd suggest making your own speakon cables just to be safe.

That, or at least open the ones you buy and inspect them before hooking them up and make sure they are assembled properly.
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Who did you buy the cables from? (Whoever they are... it sounds super dodgy.)



You could try replacing the cable (from somewhere else) and the fuse, but chances are the amp is completely bricked.



Never buy used audio IMO. Not never.



If you had bought the cable and amp from a reputable place then for-starters there is a much higher chance of it working on the first go (or you'll get a replacement for free or your money back), and if it dies within a year... a free repair or replacement.



You are pretty much SOL as it stands.

Maybe you can find a local repair guy, and maybe they don't make it worse and cost you even more!

Or just cut your losses and start new.


In this situation, a new one would have also cooked, and a factory warranty would not cover this type of damage.


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Never buy used audio IMO. Not never.
So says the guy who buys a lot from China, sight unseen. (Grateful for it, because you share the result on here.)

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So says the guy who buys a lot from China, sight unseen. (Grateful for it, because you share the result on here.)
Chinese does not equate to used.

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So, was this ever resolved? Did you get the amp working/fixed?

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So says the guy who buys a lot from China, sight unseen. (Grateful for it, because you share the result on here.)


Not a whole lot that’s not made in China these days


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Sorry to hear this, "Amazon Choice" is not always the best. Sometimes they are good but rest is ****-- best ive seen is Monoprice- cheap and good quality keep at them untill you get refund, as for amp--SOL
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The OP has blessed us with a cautionary tale.
While I've never used premade Speakon cabling, if someone were to, the OP's experience tells us to take the connectors apart and check the workmanship.
As the OP has shown, the consequences of poor workmanship could be dire.


The photos of the OP's connectors show horrendous workmanship. It seems the company put more thought into its name, than its products.
Clipping the wires, stripping the correct amount of insulation and reassembling the connectors will have those cables working like champs.

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