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Really bad sound quality loadsa hissing

Hi just came back off hols turned on amp and it sounded awful really hissing like it wasnt tuned in amp has been making a boomp!!!! sound when you turn it off! what could it be please help!

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  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2006

    Thanks for that will try it but if it is the amp is it worth replacing or getting a new av receiver...last thing i need is extra expense when weve just come back from hols!!!!!



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A snake didnt make a home of it while you were away???LOL Naww just teasin .. First off may I say that if your going away for any extended time like over a few days unplug the electronics in case theres a stormn or power surge!!.. Ok now that the barn door is closed after the horse got out. Hmm Sounds like could be need reseting?? try unplugging for a night and trying in the am or PM whatever your time to be is?? If that dosent help you got a power surge its more sounding like and if your not a tech Im sorry to say you will need to callon a pro to assist you in this repair Good Luck

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