Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Decware Audio Forums
12/15/17 at 04:38:22 





 



Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
No output......help please (Read 532 times)
RaOne
Verified Member
**




Posts: 5
No output......help please
09/28/17 at 00:41:52
 
Rachel arrived yesterday. Unpacked and set her up with no issues.  Everything was fine last night. Ran her for about two hours. Bias meters were running a little better than 40. No issues, sound was great. Powered down and went to bed.

Powered up today. All tubes lit up and are warm but get no output. Bias meters both show 0.

I'm in a panic!!!!! What happened?

Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Jeff of Arabica
Seasoned Member
****


"Music is the
strongest form of
magic"

Posts: 340
Re: No output......help please
Reply #1 - 09/29/17 at 06:31:04
 
Being hot off the press, best to contact Sarah so she can get you in touch with Steve to help resolve your issue.  Hopefully it is solvable without having to send her back.  Regardless, they will help you get back up and running.  Good luck!
Back to top
 
 

ZMA//Zen Ultra//Torii//ZDSD//PS Audio DirectStream DAC + Memory Player + P10//Rachael//Super Zen Triode//Taboo MK III//Muse Phono Stage//London Decca Reference//Dynavector DV-507 MKII//Zen Head//SonoruS Reel-to-Reel w/ tube playback pre-amp//Omega SAHOs//Monoliths
  IP Logged
RaOne
Verified Member
**




Posts: 5
Re: No output......help please
Reply #2 - 09/29/17 at 23:56:58
 
Problem solved. Bit of a contact issue with the rectifier tube. Great amp, great company.......
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Archie
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 688
Re: No output......help please
Reply #3 - 09/30/17 at 00:48:28
 
Phew!   Smiley  I had a similar "oh no" moment when my ZMA was new and suddenly it wouldn't power up.  Turned out to be poor contact of the fuse.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
4krow
Seasoned Member
****


IMAGINE WHIRLLED
PEAS

Posts: 865
Re: No output......help please
Reply #4 - 10/01/17 at 21:47:12
 
Had the same issue years ago with an integrated tube amp. Believe it or not, it was the rivet that did not make contact inside the fuse holder. Looked fine, no worky. And I thought that things like this were one in a million.
Back to top
 
 

Decware 34I.3 integrated amp/Forte' 3 bass amp/Velodyne SMS-1 bass mngmnt system/Decware ZOB speakers/BESL subs/Emotiva ERC3 CD player/BPT 3.0 power cond. PS Audio P500
  IP Logged
Crazy Bill the Eel Killer
Seasoned Member
****


Tubes Rule !!

Posts: 140
Re: No output......help please
Reply #5 - 10/08/17 at 01:54:21
 
It's called " Murphy's Law "

Glad it worked out.

Cheers,                    Crazy Bill
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
hdrider
Seasoned Member
****


On the path with
Decware.

Posts: 419
Re: No output......help please
Reply #6 - 10/08/17 at 17:13:48
 
I have always found that any serious issue with my gear was resolved fast by contacting Sarah/Steve and those times have been few and far between. Usually it's a bone head move by me when I have changed something/cleaned the gear rack. And always keep spare tubes of known quality on hand. I love the feeling when I turn on my gear and watch the meters climb as much as hitting the starter on my HD and hearing the first bark of the pipes. Happy listening, Chris.
Back to top
 
 

Rachael, ZP3, ZMC 1, SE84CS, Oppo BDP-93, Sota Star TT w/ FR-64, Shinnon Red Moving coil, Omega 7XRS Mk 2 walnut, DeepOmega 8 sub, Morrow Audio PH3 and MA3 IC's, Stax Lambda Signature Pro & SRM-T1 tube amp, Gamma Electrostatic phones.
  IP Logged
Tommy Freefall
Senior Member
***




Posts: 72
Re: No output......help please
Reply #7 - 10/11/17 at 17:25:59
 
RaOne, congrats on your new Rachel! I came very close to buying that amp but ended up with a Torii Jr. as I needed a bit more power.

Regardless, when time and budget permit, you should seriously consider buying an entire set of spare tubes to have on hand. Steve highly recommends this for any trouble-shooting as he claims 98% of the issues with his amps are tube-related.
Having a full set on hand helps to isolate and identify where the issue may lie.
Back to top
 
 

Torii Jr., ERRx, ZBIT, Zenhead, Grado 325e
  IP Logged
Pages: 1
Send Topic Print