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A channel gone bad


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#1 of 3 Grant B

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Posted April 04 2005 - 06:32 AM

On my preamp, the right channel tends to be intermittent and needs a nudge everyonce in a while to kick in.
I have tried other quality cables, cleaning, pro-gold.....all with the same results.
It's not a big enough pain to take in to a service center unless something else goes wrong.

Anyone else have any ideas or options?
I don't mind opening the case up but leave that as the last option.
Set-Up
Pramp: Sony TAE 9000ES
6 channel Pramp: Sony TAP 9000ES
Amp - (2) Sony TAN 9000ES in 2 BTL + 1 Mode
Speakers KEF Q series
Interconnects: I believe it's a Kimber cable but I have so many it's hard to remember


Many Thanks!
Grant
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Sony TAE/TAP/TAN(2)9000ES;DVP-CX860 DVP-CX777ES
Sony CDP-CX270 CDP-CX355 CDP-CX270 CDP-CX355
Sony S-TS 700ES XPR32450Pioneer Elite CLD 79 KEFs (5) Q75s & 20B Subwoofer

#2 of 3 Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted April 04 2005 - 06:42 AM

If this is an old-school pre-amp with a regular analog volume control, then the problem is probably noting more than a dirty potentiometer. Pop the cover and see of there is a tiny hole somewhere in the case of the volume control. If so, shoot it with some tuner cleaner (available at Radio Shack), turn the knob back and forth full-travel a few times and that should take care of it.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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#3 of 3 Grant B

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Posted April 04 2005 - 11:48 AM

No, it's completely digital; it even takes analog inputs and converts them into digital
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Sony TAE/TAP/TAN(2)9000ES;DVP-CX860 DVP-CX777ES
Sony CDP-CX270 CDP-CX355 CDP-CX270 CDP-CX355
Sony S-TS 700ES XPR32450Pioneer Elite CLD 79 KEFs (5) Q75s & 20B Subwoofer