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I have an ancient Pioneer sa-900 amp. I dug it up from my dads garage and it probably hasn't been used in 25 years. When I hooked it up it started out fine, but seems to fade out on one side after awhile. I was told it was probably a blown channel. Any expertise on the subject would be greatly appreciated. I'm wondering if it would be worth taking apart and trying to fix.
I would bet that your problem is more likely caused by the long sit and less a blown channel. First thing I would do is take the unit apart and clean all of the switches and controls with something like Caig Labs R5 (available from MCM electronics and from Amazon). Pay special attention to the tape monitor switches and the speaker relay, as those are the most common causes of lost sound on one channel. The easiest way to clean the speaker relay (once you have the cover off) is to take a sheet of plain white paper, cut a thin strip off and saturate it with the R5 and then slide it through the relay contacts witht relay closed. I'll bet after you do taht, you'll see that the paper has black streaks where you have cleaned corrosion and oxidation off the relay contacts.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Congratulations, the Pioneer SA-900 is already a classic, a legendary pre-amp/amp unit. It is not as high powered as today models but certainly can hold its own. Offhand, there would be three (3) ways you can attend to the concern:
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