We smelled that unmistakable smoldering stink as the rocker was lifting off the pad...Lol... I took it apart and it's not the amp. These amps have failed for lots of people,but it still lives.... and the movies really hit it hard. I'm curious....when I took the speaker apart. .. the coil was dark brown and really smelled ....but I noticed a capacitor strapped to the speaker leads connecting them. It wasn't burnt or bulged. What does that capcitor actually do....???