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Re: Adcom GFA 7000
Your output transistor, IC( integrated circuit), tubes. around the output side of the amplifier.
try to switch on the amplifier without the speakers. also the wire connecting the speakers, if the fuse blow without the speakers its inside your ampilfier. if not its your speaker. hope I helped you with this. don't hesitate to reply. ^.^
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Adcom systems in general are compact and not the easiest to work on. There are no specialized tools required. Just be careful as there can be wires that are short that can be damaged. Make sure that the driver circuits are OK prior to jsut replacing the outputs. If you don't you may just blow the replacement parts as well.
Any fuse blowing is caused by a shorted component in either the power supply section or main audio amp part. Follow the fuse circuit and see where it leads you. Look around for burnt of damaged parts. Suspect anything sitting on a heat sink. The most common culprit is the audio amp main transistors, especially if someone shorted the speaker leads together. In the power part it could be the transformer, the large Electrolytic capacitors, rectifier, or voltage regulator. Some amps use an IC for amplification and this can blow the fuse.
Check the Fuse. Unplug the AC first. If you replace the fuse and it blows again, disconnect all speakers, replace the fuse and turn on. If the fuse does not blow, chances are it is a speaker problem, Adcom builds some very solid product, I would suggest pulling the outdoor speakers and testing them.
Depending on what you are using, some outdoor speakers should never be taken out of the living room. If you still have an issue post a comment and I will help some more.
Adcom makes a great amplifer! Usually broken highs and no bass means blown speaker. Try hooking it up to a completely different input source. Try different speakers also. If problem persists, check the fuse. Most will have a fuse on the back you can screw out. Some have two fuses (one for each channel) If this doesn't fix the problem it could be expensive to fix. Also, does this model ave the thermal protection light and if so, does it come on at all?
I don't have experience with the 7500 but I had a 7000 with multiple bad channels (red light lit). The problem was bad filter capacitors on the amplifier boards. The large black filter caps (two per channel) were leaking on every amp board. Its a relatively easy repair if you can solder.
FYI you'll probably need a set of small hex head drivers to open the unit.