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Topic # 124663 15-Jul-2013 14:35
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Hi
The subject line says it all really. My amp blew  up this afternoon, Loud bang and flames, you know the usual.
Anyway this is the secound time and I don't really want to take it to the same guy again. So it's insured with state and I can probably pick the repairer. I just need some recommendation. I live in Auckland.
thanks in advance. Brian

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  Reply # 855881 15-Jul-2013 14:44
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Maybe the distributor can help arrange or recommend a repairer?

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  Reply # 855883 15-Jul-2013 14:47
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Or seriously be looking at a new one if it's blown up twice and you're looking at spending even more money on it...



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  Reply # 855893 15-Jul-2013 15:00
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As it's insured and the repairs will cost to me $300. It's the cheaper option. I am losing faith in the amp but it's still $2.5k worth of gear that I can't easily replace.

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  Reply # 855932 15-Jul-2013 16:01
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This is a reputable repairer of electronics. You will need to check on experience with Onyko but I used him for my Denon amp.

Elsey Electronics Ltd
8 Maui Street
New Lynn

09 8278766
021-1335897

Peter Elsey

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  Reply # 855952 15-Jul-2013 16:18
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My Onkyo amp has been a lemon but Avalon Audio, the authorised distributors, seem to know what they're doing when it comes to fixing them.

I'm surprised that you can claim this on insurance though, given that it's a faulty product rather than accidental damage.

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  Reply # 856014 15-Jul-2013 17:10
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Two failures in around 4 years?
Where did you buy it from?

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  Reply # 856090 15-Jul-2013 19:58
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Recommend Warryn at WOT Electronics in St Heliers for the repair, good guy.
OT - I'm little puzzled at how internal electronic failure of an amp would be covered by domestic insurance...

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  Reply # 856154 15-Jul-2013 21:54
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If it's not very old I'd be returning it to the retailer where it was puchased and claim a repair or replacement under the CGA. Won't cost you anything then and it certainly doesn't seem to be "fit for the purpose".

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  Reply # 856179 15-Jul-2013 23:26
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I got a replacement speaker for my Yamaha Speakers off 'Sound Group Holdings Ltd' in Albany. Picked the part up from their workshop and they seem to be repairers for several mayor brands, and they had heaps and heaps of Amps in the workshop for repairs, along with all the Wella soldering irons and oscilloscopes etc needed to repair these things.

Guy there called Lloyd was super helpful

* Tel +64 9 415-6680



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  Reply # 857427 16-Jul-2013 14:23
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To Dunnersfella, I bought it on trademe
about 2/3 years ago.



To Radiotron, Been the wot electronics
a couple of times. Always seems like I have to go back. Will try
someone different this time. Probably Avalon Audio. I never
considered that my insurance wouldn't cover it. So far they've asked
that a sparkie come out and check the outlet and the amp. Though not
letting him near the internals of it. That's what Avalon can check.


To B1GGLZ, Like I said above. I bought
it on trademe. When it blew the first time I went looking for the
guy. I don't think that he was a dodgy guy or anything the trade went
well. He kept me in the look from purchase to delivery. He's probably
just moved on.


To insane, I'm going to go with Avalon
Audio as the distribute Onyko in NZ. Thanks for the recommendation
though.




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  Reply # 858300 17-Jul-2013 20:23
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Fair enough, suggest wherever you take the machine, ask to see the tech's Practicing Licence: http://www.ewrb.govt.nz/content/services.html

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  Reply # 858306 17-Jul-2013 20:35
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Try these guys...Im sure this is their 'thing'.

http://www.wotelectronics.co.nz

http://www.retrotronics.co.nz/Electronics_Repairs

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dit: HAH just seen you have already checked out the first one.

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  Reply # 858313 17-Jul-2013 21:05
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I don't mean to go OT, or stir the pot, but who is Mr Retrotronics? and is he registered with CPL? Curious I am.



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  Reply # 872003 5-Aug-2013 13:23
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To close this thread. I went with Elsey Electronics Ltd to repair the amp. Service was good I'd highly recommend him. So much so that I pulled a couple of old amps I had packed away for him to breath new life into them. Unforthuatly for me though it was the same problem that I had last time she blew. Rear surround, hopefully this time the repair holds. I think I'll be putting some money aside for a new one though.
The insurance company accepted my claim though the repair was less than the excess. good on ya state.
Thanks for all the advice and pointers.
Brian

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  Reply # 872006 5-Aug-2013 13:28
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brianmblacke: To close this thread. I went with Elsey Electronics Ltd to repair the amp. Service was good I'd highly recommend him. So much so that I pulled a couple of old amps I had packed away for him to breath new life into them. Unforthuatly for me though it was the same problem that I had last time she blew. Rear surround, hopefully this time the repair holds. I think I'll be putting some money aside for a new one though.
The insurance company accepted my claim though the repair was less than the excess. good on ya state.
Thanks for all the advice and pointers.
Brian


You should maybe check on the wiring/speaker make sure it's not shorting and blowing that channel.  Just a thought.

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