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what will permanently damage a receiver


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Giob

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Posted January 06 2005 - 11:59 PM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted January 07 2005 - 12:53 AM

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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   JohnSmith

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Posted January 07 2005 - 01:27 AM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin Deacon

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Posted January 07 2005 - 02:09 AM

Hook the + and - speaker wires together.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Elinor

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Posted January 07 2005 - 02:27 AM

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.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   NickSo

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Posted January 07 2005 - 05:48 AM

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.

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted January 07 2005 - 08:29 AM

Let's not forget the plant placed on top of the receiver either.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert_Gaither

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Posted January 07 2005 - 10:48 AM

Sealing it up and not allowing it to breathe, dropping it great distances/often, argument with SOF (well it depends on their peronality , Posted Image ), trying to arc weld with it, using it during a electrical storm with adequate measures taken, and attacking it in a fit of rage.Posted Image

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Posted January 07 2005 - 11:26 AM

Stupidity, and/or accidents resulting from stupidity, would tend to be the number one cause of all electronics failure. Posted Image
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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   RobWil

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Posted January 07 2005 - 12:32 PM

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 Posted Image
I don't know though. Maybe receivers don't work the same as crockpots. Posted Image
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#11 of 16 OFFLINE   TonyKulie

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Posted January 07 2005 - 12:49 PM

In my experience a hammer does wonders to destroy any HT component.

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   PaulDA

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Posted January 08 2005 - 02:29 AM

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.

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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   MingL

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Posted January 08 2005 - 03:45 AM

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

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Posted January 08 2005 - 05:17 AM

Lets not forget, let your girlfriend play with the remote. That always seems to have a negative effect on my HT equipment.

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   PaulDA

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Posted January 08 2005 - 07:43 AM

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.
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#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin T

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Posted January 08 2005 - 04:42 PM

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Dipping it in liquid nitrogen could be problemmatic.


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.

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