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My SWA1801z Amp heats up like crazy. You can burn your fingers if not careful. That's not good for the components I believe. The sound is not that loud from the cabinet and might be more than alittle distorted.

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If the SWA1801z Amp heats up like crazy, and

he sound is not that loud from the cabinet and might be more than a little Distorted,

then check for VAS circuits.

Could be failing transistor

On the circuits above.

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Change the audio amplifier IC

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