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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
Both my Cambridge Audio A300 amps have given up the ghost

One only gets sound from one speaker, the other amp is really, really quiet - barely audible at max volume

Are they worth repairing or is there anything similar in the LGF cave?


You could try getting them looked at locally, some repairs are very inexpensive. I have that big Technics left but thats it at the mo.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I was going to suggest he send them to me til I noticed where he was! Postage could be pricey :lol:


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Thanks, chaps

I have found a couple of places that will take them but with postage or travel factored in I might be able to get one second hand from ebay.

That reminds me .... Must update my location. I moved back to London!


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Its just a question of economics - I got a £1000 power amplifier fixed for £65 all in whereas if your amps cost £50 -£70 each, its cheaper to find something else instead.


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Precisement.

Apache are you able to fix such things?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:26 pm 
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uktyler wrote:
Too rich for me this month.

I'm sure its worth every penny and if you still have it next month I may well take it.


Yay? Nay?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Nay I'm afraid. It looks like my job will be finishing this month.

Sorry mate, good luck with the sale.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Precisement.

Apache are you able to fix such things?


Almost certainly, but it might not be cheap. No way of saying without seeing really, and given we are possibly going to be in the middle of a house move soon, it may not be a good time.

Will be nice to get some stability sorted and a new workshop sorted out!

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£46 later I have an A5 amp delivered from ebay and it's so good to have proper speakers again. I suspect the Sonos will get connected to this at some point.

There are a few people repairing old amps but as LGF sagely says above, these lower end ones don't seem to economically viable. One of the guys I contacted about repairing was very open about the costs involved but was too busy to take on the work so there is scope for more people to do the same if you are so skilled.

Back to "testing" with long forgotten CDs .....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:20 pm 
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apache wrote:
They were just becoming Arcam in 1984 - 1985 when I worked there with the first Arcam Alpha amps in the horrible molded plastic cases... Still it brought A&R to the masses. Really wish I'd bought the C200 / SA200 combo when I worked there as I got 40% discount. I remember them being massively complex though, particularly the pre-amp.

[img]http://yamahacafe.co.kr/board/sell/image_file/22[1].jpg[/img]

Almost tempted to offer my Arcam 9 for that A60 + cash... :)[/img]


Get your paypal ready...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-R-Cambridge ... 500wt_1287


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