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I just bought a NAD C326 BEE amp which I use with a pair of rather old (20 years and somewhat battered) REGA ELA loudspeakers which I brought to the US from Europe. The problem is that the fuse in the amp keeps blowing. I listen to music for a while, and then it blows. Could it be that the loudspeakers don't fit this amp? I would love to hear from you.

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  • ehammer815 May 21, 2011

    Thanks a lot.

    I have some problems finding the specifications for my loudspeakers, but here is one claim that I found on a website about the Rega Ela loudspeakers:

    "Nasty load, drops to <1 ohm in places and the sensitivity is 72dbw so you need lots of current and at least 250wpc IMO. Think big Krells - forget Naims."

    If this is true, does it mean that my loudspeakers aren't suited to match the NAD C326 BEE?



  • ehammer815 May 22, 2011

    Thanks again. I probably need to try with another pair of speakers. I also, by the way, see on the internet this specification of my Ela Rega speakers: 89dB & 8 ohms. If correct, would that also create difficulties with my NAD C 326 BEE amplifier?




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Your NAD amplifier can handle 100w,150w,200w into 8,4,2 ohms speaker respectively. Check the speaker's wattage and resistance to verify if the unit didn't gone to overload or you may swap another speakers with much lower wattage and try if the symptoms still there. If no, yes, your REGA ELA speakers made the fuse blown, If still the symptoms persist, then this is an indication that the fault came from the amplifier itself. Make sure that the replacement fuse is the same ampere and voltage ratings. Low ampere(current) rating can't handle the ordinary working ampere of the unit once it gone to its peak performance.
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    Jdvillanueva May 21, 2011

    If the information you've got is correct then yes it will stress the amplifier sound output IC which is in fact the proof of blowing the fuse. You better swap another speaker to confirm If the information has a basis at all.



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