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Without any audio source or speakers on output attached, the Crown CH1 Amplifier (as soon as you put the on/off switch to the ON position, the CLIP light blinks a couple times and the FAULT lights blink until a loud "CLICK" sound is heard and the unit turns off.

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Amp is in fault mode...it has a bad problem...one you could fix if you join the Navy, become a ET, go through Nuclear Power School and pound on a few MouMous....time for a shop or new amp

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It's very likely that the main power amp section has a faulty part on it that is presumably causing an overload. You should check the devices on the main heat sink of the amp section.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

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Is it clipping for real or overheating ? It may just be a fault with the indicator light circuitry itself. Make sure the input levels of the amp are matched with the output levels of whatever device is running into the amp, they will either be +4 dbm or -10 dbu, if you have a choice you want them to be set at +4 dbm. Crowns are professional amplifiers and withstand years of hard touring on the road, it would definitely be worth it to take it to a good repair shop if you can't remedy the problem yourself. 

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: blinking red fault warning

timy check the speaker conections before condeming the amp

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: The fault lights are blinking. No audio

If the amp is going into protect without audio passing it could very well be an internal short. In this case audio typically won't pass at line level. Have you tried turning the input gain stage knobs all the way down as well as the source material and slowly creep the volumes up? If it takes some audio before it faults you may want to double check the load you are placing on the amp's outputs. I'm assuming at this point it doesn't matter what speakers you are hooking it up too, it still crashed on you. Remember that Audio can be measured in voltage as well so you can measure the outputs of the amp with a volt-ohm meter.


Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: fault lights keep blinking

I have one upstairs in my repair que. There are some small glass fuses ( 20 mm long) on the power supply board.

Check those

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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