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Old 05-02-2016, 09:11 AM
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Well, my newly purchase in Dec 2015 Chinook SE has developed a bad hum. Happened overnight. I switched out tubes, hum still present. Switched ICs, still there. Moved to another audio setup, hum still there. After being on 30 mins the hum lessened but then a scratchy/crackly sound was present. Back to Manley Labs for service - waiting to hear back from them on what to do. Unit has less than 20 hrs on it. Anyone else have issues like this with their Chinook?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:30 AM
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No help here, but I watch with interest as I'm interested in either the chinook or the steelhead.
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Thats bad luck miner, perhaps a failed smoothing cap or rectifier. Hope its all up and running again soon.
I have the Steelhead & NC 250's, reliability has been fine.
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I think I have done all troubleshooting to narrow down to internal issue with Chinook. I am disappointed to say the least.
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Manley agreed that I had done all troubleshooting I can do. Sending unit back for repair.
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I know you're down on Manley at the moment but they'll straighten things out. The Chinook is a real gem of a phono pre. You're gonna love it.
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I do love it DinaMoe 'hum' but disappointed in early problems. Plus, $80 to ship insured via FedEx.
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That is a bit cheaper than it cost me over here in Aus. Whatever you do do not turn it on. Mine had the hum then blew the transformer (not cheap).
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That is a bit cheaper than it cost me over here in Aus. Whatever you do do not turn it on. Mine had the hum then blew the transformer (not cheap).
Manley called me on Friday and will replace/upgrade some capacitors and will ship back on Monday. Plus they will put on a black faceplate that comes with SE model.
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Just to clarify - only cost to you was shipping and insurance? I'm really interested in the steelhead, so watching this with great interest.
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