Originally Posted by Tedd
I doubt storing electronics in the summer heat and NY winter cold, is ultimately good for electronics.
And that sure looks to be a whole lot of caps in the repair kit, so I expect you might potentially see
older caps leak, over the long term.
A room is 50% of the sound, so many speaker upgrades don't offer much in overall value.
Actually, I misspoke, it's a heated "crawl space". Kind of like a real big closet unfinished closet.
agree on the room comment, and that is what I thought was the problem exclusively. But, when the arcam died, I brought an old rotel 60wpc integrated out of storage and hooked it up to the golden ears, and said "wow...there really was something wrong with it...". Then when I purchased the new 5 channel amp I realized how sick the arcam was...for years it seems.
I looked at the repair kit link, and then went to the guy's condor audio site and breezed through his "project" fix of an avr-350 (the next gen to the 300):
very interesting. the first paragraph describes me, it just didn't sound right. He ehtne goes on to describe how he feels Arcam made mistakes and cheaped out.
I'm actually considering contacting him about a repair kit, $100 and I can end up with yet another amp, but 7 channel, reasonable power. I feel like an amplifier orphanage of sorts, but hey, every life needs more than one "purpose"
. besides, I like a good project.