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Lightning struck and my paradigm ps1000 doesn't work anymore.

When I plug it in it just hums very loud. I have already removed the amp and checked the fuse on the board. I'm looking for some advice on where to have it repaired, or if it's even fixable. Are parts are still available anymore?

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Re: lightning struck and my paradigm ps1000 doesn't work...

Paradigm service is excellent and they can supply parts. The amplifier has a one year warr. Check with a dealer or Your insurance may cover it.

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