Sansui 5500 problem
I have a Sansui 5500 I purchased in Dec of 72, and it has been working well. Now I'm having an issue when I turn it on as there is no sound until I turn the gain all the way up, then I get full sound, and can then turn the gain back down to a reasonable sound level. However, one or both channels frequently drop out.
This started with the left channel, and now the right also.
I assume it is probably an issue in the amplifier section and running the gain all the way up finally causes a transistor to fire.
Anyone had a similar problem? Any recommended fixes?