- Dec 16, 2001
Today I started watching Die Another Day on my secondary system that uses a Sherwood RD-7108 receiver. I have always liked this receiver because I thought it sounded pretty good and was a great bang for the buck. Only paid $129 for it almost 2 years ago. Unfortunately it went out with a bang today. It was only on for about 5 minutes when it happened. As soon as it started playing the Madonna music in the beginning it shut down. I instinctively went over and turned it back on and it literally blew up. It started making all this loud popping and sizzling sounds. Sparks were flying out the top and landing on everything around it. I thought it was going to start a fire. After yelling SH*T....WTF in shock I reached around the back and unplugged it. A small fire had broken out inside the unit and it was smoking pretty heavily. I pulled all the wires and grabbed some oven mittens and took it outside. After a minute it was done. After letting it cool down I brought it back inside and thought about popping the lid but I could not. The electrical burning smell is so horrible it went back outside. I would say it is finished.