Denon AVR1802 up in smoke

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  1. Tony Genovese

    Tony Genovese Supporting Actor

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    I purchased a Denon 1802 to run in a second system a couple of weeks ago. I am using it as a pre-pro with Marantz MA500s driving the fronts and center. The rears are powered by the Denon.
    Last night I was watching the end of Fight Club at reference level, when the receiver shut down. I thought this was odd, as I don't think I was stressing the internal amps driving only one set of speakers. Upon power up, there was a flash of fire? and a puff of smoke. Now when I try to power up it shuts down immediately. Any ideas what's going on?
    Fortunately, I purchased it at a local dealer who (I think) will exchange it without too much difficulty. Do I need a more powerful piece?
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

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    You're power supply just went POOF I'd imagine.
    Get it replaced ASAP. That is not normal at all. Unless you are driving very hard to manage, low impedence speakers: say 4 ohm with dips into 2 ohm territory.
    Don't try turning it on any more as something got fried. Don't start a fire!
    While you're at it you may want to look at something with a little more oomph! Maybe a 2802. You could have 6.1 in your second system too!
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    [Edited last by Dan Hitchman on September 30, 2001 at 11:45 AM]
     
  3. Tony Genovese

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    Thanks for the reply. It's going back tomorrow.
     

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