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Unti shuts off at high volumes

When I turn the volume up past 20/24 the unit shuts off..fine up until then

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Re: unti shuts off at high volumes

You might have a damaged speaker which shorts out at high volume. Disconnect one speaker at a time and crank it to find the one that causes the problem.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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