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Frying sound from amp intermittantly

Amp intermittantly makes apop, frying sound at full volume irregardless of gain settings

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Then the problen is in the power amp section after the preamp stage. Contact Crate for your nearest service center.
http://www.crateamps.com/support/index.php

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