So I was cleaning the shelf around where the power amp sits in, yesterday. I knew that the GLS nanners for the front speakers cable are loose and easily came off at the power amp posts. When I pulled out the beast, I checked to make sure that they were connected, but it must have loose again. When I turned on the amp, it went to protection immediately. Turned it off and on and it stayed on, but then, I saw a thin smoke came off the top grill with a faint burned smell. I immediately turned it off and reseated the loose nanners. At this point, I thought, oh shiate, I might have blown one of the channels. Turned on the music, spin a BD disc on the player, tested all the channels, and all channels seem to be working OK.
Now it bugs me to think and wondering where and what the smoke/burnt smell represent. Did I manage to burn a resistor or a cap somehow?
FYI, the amp is 7 channels Gemstone Blue Diamond, bought in 2005 for $2800...if that matters.