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BassCube 12 Startup Problem

I have had a Bass Cube 12 for several years and it has worked flawlessly. It is plugged into the switched outlet on the back of my Marantz receiver. I recently went on vacation for a week and shut down the Bass Cube by turning off the receiver. Upon my arrival back home, I turned on the switch at the power-strip that the amp is connected to. I heard a loud noise similar to a loud ground loop coming from the bass cube. After about a minute, the power LED went off and the ground loop disappeared. From that point onwards, I have not been able to power up the BassCube. There is no light coming from the LED but the fuse appears to be intact. So, at the moment, the unit is dead. If you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue, please pass them along. Thanks

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  • brians_62 Sep 25, 2008

    My Bass cube 12" did something similar...except that now it immediately blows the new fuse right when I plug it in. I think I am just going to toss it in the garbage. Any suggestions? Besides junking it?

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Same here... nothing changed though like a move or wiring etc... just stopped working one day and i realized the fuse popped... now blows fuse as soon as i plug a new one in! Quality product right!?!?! Heading to the store after work today to purchase a 10" def tech... sux!

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Same here. happened after moving residences

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