Arcam Alpha 5 Plus

Discussion in 'Audio Equipment' started by andyforse, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. andyforse

    andyforse Guest

    Hi

    I've got an Arcam Alpha 5 Plus CD player and it's served me well for
    many a year-until recently. The right hand channel has started to
    distort, sometimes worse than others.

    However when I turn it off and disconnect it from the mains, then
    reconnect it again the distortion goes, but eventually comes back
    after playing a few CD's. Is some sort of static building up somehow?
    It's the CD player at fault and not the amp. because it does the same
    thing when I connect it via another input, and my minidisc player
    works fine using the CD inputs.

    Any advise on this would be welcome.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
    andyforse, Sep 21, 2003
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  2. andyforse

    Neil Guest

    For the CD player and the amp, have you tried cleaning all the cable
    ends and inputs and outputs?

    That's the simplest and cheapest possible fix, so try that first. Do
    the above will all gear powered down and disconnected from power
    sources.

    If the above doesn't work, my guess is that something in your CD
    player, such as a soldered connection, is heating up slightly, then
    becoming a little loose or somehow malfunctioning. Unless you are
    comfortable with electronics repair, do not attempt any fixes inside
    the unit.

    I suggest you try posting in:

    rec.audio.tech

    Also use Google.com to find possible previous comments in newsgroups
    and on web.

    Ask dealer.

    Ask Arcam.
    See above.
     
    Neil, Sep 22, 2003
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  3. andyforse

    andyforse Guest

    Thanks Neil

    I'll try cleaning the connections. I e-mailed Arcam the other day but
    as yet I've had no reply.
    I've had the cover off to see if anything obvious stands out but no
    joy. I'm no electronics engineer so if all else fails I'll have to
    take it to a dealer.

    Andy
     
    andyforse, Sep 24, 2003
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