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    Default 5 ch Amp just bit the dust

    I was watching a movie and the Parasound`s red high temp light comes on, so I go over to feel the top....it`s not even warm..


    seconds later the red stanby lights come on and I notce the # 1 is red also..


    no sound

    nothin


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    That sucks Robert. I feel for you bro. Lets hope it is a minor fix.
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    I have had a bad month man....

    I am just disgusted with the way things are going..

    at work we lost a major bid, and went down to core(74) and laid everybody off..

    Core went to 68, and today I`m told we are going to 24


    I came home to watch a movie and forget about work and the amp bites it and no surround system...


    can it get any better ?

    I`m disgusted with life...goin to bed

    just needed to vent..


    I`m out
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    Keep your head up Robert. Things will get better my friend. Have a good night.
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    Parasound amplifiers are notoriously anti-Harley.

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    If its under warranty good...If not, I am local to the bay area if you want any help troubleshooting it .

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    (Good luck).
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    And the gates just opened up. Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Parasound amplifiers are notoriously anti-Harley.
    Maybe he should just end it, now? Flare gun in the mouth? That's how I plan to go. Do it. Youtube it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzrip View Post
    Forgive my crude interruption, but there is a deal on an ATI 5-channel job in the for sale section. :o (Good luck).
    Nice plug for your sale.


    It might just be a thermal couple that went bad, and the amp "thinks it's hot".
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    The ATI ain't no Parasound and that's pretty lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzrip View Post
    Forgive my crude interruption, but there is a deal on an ATI 5-channel job in the for sale section. :o (Good luck).
    Obviously he doesn't understand our humble little internet community. Life in a new hood can be rough.
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    Hey, flavor of the month for Club Polk. The future, embrace it.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    Robert, sorry about your amp.. what movie were you watching anyways? hope the fix isn't a costly one..

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    Well, even the best designed amplifier can crap out once in a while. The REAL measure of a company is how they deal with you in response to the crisis.

    In my experience, H/K has been good, while Velodyne has been very good.

    I'm not quite ready for an ammp, but Parasound has been high on my list. I hope Beardog follows up on this thread to let us know how Parasound stacks up where it matters most: customer service.
    Do you hear that buzzing noise?

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    I will call them today to see what I can...

    No flare gun to the grill for me bro...
    Flare gun to someone elses grill...maybe

    THe amp is sort of old...HCA-2205a

    I will see about fixing it, and the cost of replacement

    S.O.N. ....I may take you up on your offer to help me take a look at it
    I am across the bridge from the City...and Parasound is blocks from work in San Francisco..

    They do not allow "walk ins", so I have to ship it 5 blocks to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03 View Post

    They do not allow "walk ins", so I have to ship it 5 blocks to them
    Pint up a general bill of lading, fill it out, drive up to their dock and tell them you are a delivery service. If you can't find a bill of lading PM me and I will mail you one. No way I would pay shipping and insurance
    fees for 5 blocks
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    I`m already on it !!
    thought of that the other day...

    I`m trying to get the same amp locally (craigslist)
    with approx 80 hrs on it..

    wish me luck....I`m goin in...!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSALLA View Post
    Pint up a general bill of lading, fill it out, drive up to their dock and tell them you are a delivery service. If you can't find a bill of lading PM me and I will mail you one. No way I would pay shipping and insurance
    fees for 5 blocks
    i feel for you beardog, i live in the same city as Onecall.com and they have to charge me shipping instead of me just picking up and item in their store. it bites I can buy the same item in the store.. but not for the website price??

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    Default Same thing happened to me today

    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03 View Post
    I was watching a movie and the Parasound`s red high temp light comes on, so I go over to feel the top....it`s not even warm..


    seconds later the red stanby lights come on and I notce the # 1 is red also..


    no sound

    nothin


    deads



    at least the lights still work !
    I have the same problem with my HCA 2205. Channel 4 high temp is on. The amp is not hot, and channel 4,5 are empty. Currently I am only running 3 channels set up.
    Could you please chime in and tell us how yours got fixed?

    Thanks

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    Call Parasound CS and send it to Tony for repair.

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    Default Sorry to hear about your amp....

    I don't know you but I feel for you.I hope you can fix or replace the amp for as little money as possible....Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0tuynh View Post
    I have the same problem with my HCA 2205. Channel 4 high temp is on. The amp is not hot, and channel 4,5 are empty. Currently I am only running 3 channels set up.
    Could you please chime in and tell us how yours got fixed?

    Thanks
    I guess the parasound brand is pretty good, one failure every (-)3 years. Not bad at all.

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    Damn, do you guys know how much would it cost? I live in bay area. Parasound is only an hour away. Can I drop it off or I have to ship the unit in?

    I'll give Tony a call monday.

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    Default Amp is fixed, Thanks to Tony

    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Call Parasound CS and send it to Tony for repair.
    Brought the amp to Tony for repair. Apparently the thermal switch connection was a loose. Tony fixed it and ran the amp for several days without any problem.

    Cool thing is, Tony said there is no charge. WOW...I'd recommend Tony to all parasound owners if you guys ever need help.

    Gonna pick up the amp today and start enjoying my music again.

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    Glad to hear it worked out alright :)

    Now let's let old threads remain just that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawizx9r View Post
    Now let's let old threads remain just that!
    At least he searched for and found an old thread, unlike all the new overlapping amp threads posted lately...

    I also received great CS from parasound resolving an amp issue. They were very easy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar View Post
    at least he searched for and found an old thread, unlike all the new overlapping amp threads posted lately...

    .
    +1 :)

    "Now let's let old threads remain just that!"
    Must be on period :)
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