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Polk amp blinks green and red and sound burps and is distorted

When i run my home theater for 60 minutues or so my swa amp starts to blink between red and green on its power/stand-by indicator light. the base sounds start to make scratchy burping sounds and i have to go shut the amp down.

it happens even if i disconnect the l/R inputs - i think the unit is hosed up. i thought it might be heat but the network closet is super well ventilated and the unit is not hot/under stress.

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