Question to the amp experts

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Yogi, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Yogi

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    Last night while moving my amp (yet again) I forgot to turn off the main power on the amp (stupid me) and when I disconnected the interconnects from the preamp, I might have touched two interconnects and I heard a loud crackling noise from one of the surround channel speakers. I immediately turned the amp power off. But my question is could I have done any harm to the amp by contacting two of the interconnects (still attached to the amp). I still haven't hooked the amp back together but would like to get some expert opinions on this issues. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Yogi

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    No one? hmm. Well its time to go back home and hook up the amp and see if it works. My fingers are crossed[​IMG]
     
  3. John Royster

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    And now you learned to turn off your gear before plugging or unplugging anything. Just like we all do. [​IMG] (remember blowing a few output transistors on my amp...didn't unplug it)
    I doubt you did any damage - the cable could have been ungrounded and picking up any static eletricity?
     
  4. Tim Hoover

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    Usually, and I stress the word "usually", this will not be a problem with line-level connections. The currents carried are not large enough to cause damage. Speaker level, however, is something else...
     
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