When I try to power it up it makes a loud humming noise and repeatedly blows the fuse. appreciate any help. I use this speaker for small gigs. do you know where I can find replacement parts for gemsound speakers?
Disconnect any input cables from the amp. Turn down the volume controls and disconnect the speakers. Power back on. If you still blow fuses with nothing hooked up, have the amp fixed.
If the fuse holds, shut down and connect the speakers, leaving the volume controls down. Power up and see if your fuse holds. If you have hum, an output transistor is most likely shorted. If you have no noise, SLOWLY turn up the volume controls and listen for the hum. If all is quiet, turn down the volume controls and connect your input cables and turn the volume back up. Noise? check your cables!
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I would check the caps on the power supply. They are rather large electrolytic capacitors that will look like they burst and/or leaking. When these die, the caps ground and the sub will make a loud buzzing sound. If you are handy with a soldering iron you can replace them yourself. Replace them with the same voltage or a little bigger and same with the size.
If the cap. says 16v 4700pF on it, for example, a 20v 5300pF or a 16v 6200mF cap. will work for this application.
Possibly a bad cable or bad ground or bad outlet?. Easy solution, try a different outlet and see if the hum still exists. Also, make sure your speaker cables are NOT run parallel along with, or close to any power cables, Speaker wires can and will pick up AC "Humm" noise.
check your audio line in connection, either L or R signal line floating may also cause humming noise. Sub woofer usually very sensitive. If your audio input not connected, do you still hear humming noise? in actual you should not hear such noise, unless volume at max then it is possible to hear little.
Switch on your amp, keep its volue down to extreme low, and listen if there is still hum through the left channel or not. If still there is hum, the left side power amplifier section inside the amp;ifier is faulty. If htere is no hum at this state, hum enters thorugh the audio input terminal, and the input wires must be checked for open sheild connection. OK.
If I understand this correctly: with NO input or cable attached it hums; with an RCA cable attached it works. (What does 'some' mean in this regard?)
You say that connecting the RCA cable improves its sound. That tells me you're supplying a ground through the RCA cable for stray voltage in the sub.
It seems there may be a basic power issue if it hums with no input. Sometimes a given power source in a home may be wired differently than others or may insufficient grounding, which can result in hum. Try reversing the sub's power plug or move it somewhere else.
Since the sub contains its own electronics it is also susceptible to strong external magnetic fields. Keep it and any signal cables leading to it some distance away from other electrical devices like TV's.
Yes that noise is causing your fuse to blow. Machine gun sound sounds like the High Voltage Capacitor or High voltage diode is bad. (Loud humming sound is usually a bad magnetron or bad power transformer). Most of these parts are inexpensive, except for the magnetron. But most of the repair bill is most likely going to be for labor.
Based on your model, it looks like an over the range microwave. And to fix any of these problems require the removal of the microwave from the wall. So its up to you if you want to deal with that hassle. But you also have to consider that you'll probably have a hard time trying to find a new microwave that will fit.