joust

Member Since 02 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active May 24 2016 12:16 PM
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In Topic: CTS 3000 not powering on

24 May 2016 - 12:18 PM

Good job! :)

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In Topic: Rack Space Above The LAST Amp In Rack?

24 May 2016 - 12:17 PM

Correct! The K2 doesn't have an internal fan. It uses the bulk of the amplifier as a heat sink. In this instance, I would suggest to leave some space 'above' the K2, to evacuate heat, if the amp is used heavily. Because the K2 is a BCA amplifier, as long as the amp is operating or delivering audio, heat will be evacuated by the chassis. The K amplifier has a 'Sleep' mode that removes drive on the amplifier output module when there is no signal (6 seconds to a minute of delay before Sleep is activated). This usually aids in the cooling process. I have also heard that some installs have a fan directed on the K amplifier in the rack to cool it down. Just some extra cooling power!

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In Topic: CDi-1000 Smoked when turned ON

20 May 2016 - 09:33 AM

What you see is the Tracker module : It's the output module's rail voltage level changer (fets and diodes). Defective components can be statically determined with a simple ohm-meter. If you were to find an issue with defective components (burnt!) under the Tracker module, then the main board could be toast!

I hope this helps!

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In Topic: Crown K2 at home - How to feed? Specific Help please

20 May 2016 - 09:29 AM

Have you tried an external audio module, such as the Lexicon U42 or IOnyx ? Try not to use RCA outputs : They're really, really, too low. If by any chance, the card has line level output then you're set to go!

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In Topic: psa2 main board?

18 May 2016 - 09:32 AM

I haven't had much experience with PSA2. However, theoretically, there should be no differences.
I only see one version of the schematics.

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