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I just bought the Cambridge 650A amp. The sound is great, however, it annoys me that the amp will go to Protection (3 bursts- out of operation range) when I swithch on the amp (either from standby or power on). I need to switch off the amp for several times until it warms up and then I can enjoy the music. I tried to take off all the input and output wires, the situation is the sam. Is this a fault?

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Just make certain that the connections are all good with no wires touching. If it still doesn't perform after that return it to where you bought it and get a new replacement or your money back.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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