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Main amplifier may be blown

Power supply is still good, transformer is putting out 15.5VAC. No output to speakers, suspect main board. Board shows no scorching of components, or venting of caps. Fuse good. May be IC related. may have been a victim of a UPS slowly discharging (linear voltage drain-off --110 to 0VAC) How do i get a new main board?

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If your speakers have a warranty can you return that to the store with the receipt because the store will replace a new for defective product..or you can go to the web site of the brand of your speaker if you intent to buy the main board you can order trough the online shopping.

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