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Akai AM-2600 smoking

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Just set up my amp after sitting in the closet for 2o years to spin some vinyl records and after 2-3 minutes it started to smoke in the red area of the enclosed pic.

The red light comes on in the panel showing there is power but the amp won't turn on.

Any thoughts where I can start looking for a solution?

Thanks



Re: Akai AM-2600 smoking

That is your driver stage of the amp, which could be your only problem but most likely indicates the power amplifier stage also has problems; the output transistors (or audio modules) could be shorted/leaky. The smoking was probably resistors which had too much current going through them; driver transistors could now be bad. After sitting, you could have defective electrolytic capacitors. Unless you want to start replacing a lot of parts, you might want to consult a tech.

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Re: Akai AM-2600 smoking

Great, thanks for all the info!