what will permanently damage a receiver

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  1. Giob

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    Ok guys, i just bought this new receiver and i'm really nervous that i'll do something stupid and break it.

    What , besides plugging it in the wrong voltage, will permanently damage a receiver?

    Thanks
     
  2. Kevin T

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    cat urine
     
  3. JohnSmith

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    Soaking it in salt solution.
    Being at ground zero of a nuclear explosion.
    Massive EMP/solar flare.
    Smashing it with a sledgehammer.
    Replacing the fuses with screws, then shorting out the terminals.
    Performing firmware update then swithing off during the flash.
     
  4. Kevin Deacon

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    Hook the + and - speaker wires together.
     
  5. Elinor

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    You mean permanently damage, as opposed to temporarily damage it?

    Overdriving it into clipping is considered a bad thing. Not necessarily for the receiver, but speakers sure as heck hate it.
     
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    Hooking up two receivers/amps to a single pair of speakers by hooking both outputs of the recievers to the same speaker terminals on the speaker, and powering both on at the same time.
     
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    Let's not forget the plant placed on top of the receiver either.
     
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    Sealing it up and not allowing it to breathe, dropping it great distances/often, argument with SOF (well it depends on their peronality , [​IMG] ), trying to arc weld with it, using it during a electrical storm with adequate measures taken, and attacking it in a fit of rage.[​IMG]
     
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    Stupidity, and/or accidents resulting from stupidity, would tend to be the number one cause of all electronics failure. [​IMG]
     
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    Plugging it into a 220V receptacle would probably not be too grand.
    Actually, when I was stationed in Germany they used to issue us 120V transformers for our American appliances. My wife was cooking a roast one day in a crockpot and forgot to use the transformer. We came home to a house full of smoke , a ghastly smell and black sludge at the bottom of the crockpot [​IMG]
    I don't know though. Maybe receivers don't work the same as crockpots. [​IMG]
     
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    In my experience a hammer does wonders to destroy any HT component.
     
  12. PaulDA

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    Dropping it in a cauldron of sulphuric acid can't be good for it.
    Driving over it with a Mack truck will most definitely kill it.
    Towing it behind a speedboat through salt water might be fatal.
    Dipping it in liquid nitrogen could be problemmatic.

    Gee, this is fun. [​IMG]
     
  13. MingL

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    Teaching the amp to sing like a pig definately isn't good for the amp.

    It wastes time and it definately annoys the amp .:b
     
  14. RyanJE

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    Lets not forget, let your girlfriend play with the remote. That always seems to have a negative effect on my HT equipment.
     
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    Very good, MingL. I feel somewhat :b that I didn't think of that myself.

    A few more:

    Shooting it out of a howitzer.
    Burying it in your cornfield.
    Filling it with that execrable cheese-in-a-can and baking it for 2 hours at 350 degrees F.
    Leaving it in a kindergarten classroom for more than a week.
     
  16. Kevin T

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    i dunno. when i did this to my receiver, the sound opened up more, the soundstage widened, instruments became more precise and pinpointed, and then i woke up.

    kevin t
     

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