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I have owned my A3-300 for quite a long time. I ordered it on March 20, 2007. I got it about a month after that, and it's been rock solid until very recently. The problem that I speak of, is that I blew a fuse. I didn't think anything of it, and figured maybe I was getting 'dirty' power in the summer from the increased load. Replaced the Fuse, and it blew immediately.


I almost have my Electrical Engineering Degree, but I don't necessarily want to just tear it open and fix it. These things have a 60 month warranty period, but I don't have any of the original shipping materials. From what I read on their site, they won't accept anything for service if it's not in the original box and packing material. Has anyone else had this problem? I am tempted just to replace the Plate Amp, seeing as how it probably has to be the problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


As a side note, the amp that comes with it is a 350w Plate Amp, would I benefit by going with an amp with a little more umph. I understand that I would probably have to replace the driver at that point. Thanks, and sorry for the novel. Just a lot going on, and I'm a college Student still.
 

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I doubt you are going to have to return the whole sub. They'll most likely just have you return the amp. I would call them, but I doubt it would be a problem. Make sure you pack it good though. If it gets damaged on the way there, it's gonna turn into a headache.


I just returned an A5-350 without the original box. Should be there by Wednesday. Hopefully in one piece.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt*S. /forum/post/14182090


I have owned my A3-300 for quite a long time. I ordered it on March 20, 2007. I got it about a month after that, and it's been rock solid until very recently. The problem that I speak of, is that I blew a fuse. I didn't think anything of it, and figured maybe I was getting 'dirty' power in the summer from the increased load. Replaced the Fuse, and it blew immediately.


I almost have my Electrical Engineering Degree, but I don't necessarily want to just tear it open and fix it. These things have a 60 month warranty period, but I don't have any of the original shipping materials. From what I read on their site, they won't accept anything for service if it's not in the original box and packing material. Has anyone else had this problem? I am tempted just to replace the Plate Amp, seeing as how it probably has to be the problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


As a side note, the amp that comes with it is a 350w Plate Amp, would I benefit by going with an amp with a little more umph. I understand that I would probably have to replace the driver at that point. Thanks, and sorry for the novel. Just a lot going on, and I'm a college Student still.

No worries... coming from an EE with his masters working on a PhD. (Kudos on choosing one of the most intensive and broad majors available, BTW)


From your description, I can almost guarantee the problem is with the amp.


Give eD a call and they will replace the amp- occassionally parts fail- it's a fact of life. They will take care of ya.
 

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Thanks for the Advice, I was pretty certain that was the case. Metalheadisme Electronics have always fascinated me, and I can't say that I've ever looked at my decision as being a downfall. I currently work at TRW Automotive in a Prototype group and love my work there. Designing a PCB as we speak...can be quite a pain. I will call eD tomorrow and see what they have to say.
 

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The amp on my A5-350 was blowing fuses and ED sent me out a new amp and a return label to ship the old one back. They took care of me so I would think they will take care of your problem A.S.A.P.
 

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Thanks for all of the responses. I was worried when it happened, should have thought that eD would stand behind their product. Gonna call them later on today.


P.S. ~100 components in a 3x3 in. area. With a PLD & FPGA with ~50 pins each. Routing traces = royal pain!!
 
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