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Hello again to all my fellow inmates, its been a while since my last post.
Any inmates in the SW, Virginia (Blacksburg)area know of a competent repair person in the area?
A few months ago I hit the power button on my preamp and was greeted with a loud "BANG" followed by an equally loud squeal out of all speakers. Unfortunately even though I quickly hit the power buttons, the damage was already done. My B&K, Ref 7250 amp longer powers up and one of the woofers in my Klipsch SF-1 is toast. I'm figuring what ever cooked in the amp sent a full 6v to the speaker and took put the driver. While I'm very competent at soldering and replacement, I don't know much about trouble shooting to figure out what needs replacing. I would love to find someone who'd let we work with them and learn a bit more about these beasts.
You might try contacting Alex Loc at the Analog Store in Four Oaks, NC. Just a little south of Raleigh.
I've used Alex on several occasions and he is very good at what he does. He works from home and will also take equipment shipped from him so there would be no need to go anywhere. However, if you did want to go there, I suspect it is about a 3 hour drive from the Blacksburg, VA area.
Thanks for all the advice, I'll check both of them out. The closest I've found to Blacksburg is Audiotronics up in Roanoke. Past experience dealing with chain store repair facilities has made me a bit cynical, but I'd love to hear if anybody's had some experience with them. One factor is this beast weighs 77 lbs, so just shipping it off to the a shop is going to add significantly to the repair costs.
I do have a copy of the repair manual. It has the schematics, PCB layouts and the BOM for the amp. So, who ever I decide on I'll send a copy of it along.
One more thing. Maybe I should post this in the speaker forum, but I'd be interested if someone has a Klipsch, K-1075 woofer for an SF-1. When the amp popped it also took out the driver of one of my SF-1 rears. I would also consider a whole SF-1 that was in bad shape I could cannibalize.
Music technologies are great Closer, we have a guy here in Charlottesville, Roger Pinto of Universal Electronic Repair, who is quite good and very reasonable. 434=974-1515. Tell him Howard sent you/
It's a long haul, but Music Technology is in Springfield. I've used Bill Thalman ( at Music Tech ) a few times and been very happy with the results.
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