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05-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Stupid mistake here.

While playing my stereo I decided to switch the inputs in the back of the left speaker (I was checking to see if they would sound better cause I was concerned they were hooked in wrong.)

Anyway, while disconnecting them (my stereo was still playing) they touched together and my stereo immediately turned off.

Should I be concerned? I turned it on again and hooked it up, everything seems to play fine.

Denon DRA 395 80 watt amp
Denon DCM 280 cd player
Paradigm Titans.


05-17-2004, 01:45 PM
Many times when speaker connections are shorted, the amplifier will stop working and stay that way. Some don't and recover. Since you dodged that bullet, be thankful.

A good and cheap form of insurance is to always power down amy equipment when kerfutzing with any connections at all.

05-17-2004, 01:47 PM
Nahmed; Most likely your amp has good protective circuitry. If it did not, after your reconnection, it would either continue cutting itself off or not play at all. Consider yourself lucky.