Elicit-R overheating?

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Omsk
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Elicit-R overheating??

Post by Omsk » 13 Jan 2018 02:39

Giday folks
I have a Rega Elicit-R amp and once it has warmed up it seems to cut out at higher vols. Yesterday turned it on, wound on some LP's for an hour and it cut out with the vol at midday. Left the amp on over night and put on some chunes this morning and nothing. Had to turn off the amp, let it cool for 5 then back on. Vol at 11:00 or so and it cut out again after few mins.

Anyone else had this issue? The amp is warm, not too hot to touch though. Shouldn't be doing this should it?

I thought that it may have been my speakers. Perhaps they are too hard to drive?? Dunno. They are Aaron ATS5's.

Any helps appreciated.

Omar

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Re: Elicit-R overheating??

Post by regabob » 13 Jan 2018 15:00

Sounds obvious, but anything stacked on top, or blocking the ventilation at the top of it?

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Re: Elicit-R overheating??

Post by Omsk » 13 Jan 2018 22:40

No Bob. Clear all way around.

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Re: Elicit-R overheating??

Post by mtqpier » 13 Jan 2018 23:47

Is your speakers wire connect correctly at the amp and at the speakers??
The positive and negative don’t touch ?? Even not much.

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Re: Elicit-R overheating??

Post by Omsk » 14 Jan 2018 03:19

I think the speakers are connected properly. +ve / -ve don't touch and are connected with banana plugs.

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Re: Elicit-R overheating?

Post by Fire99 » 16 Jan 2018 05:47

There might be something wrong with the amp. I have had the volume on my Elicit-R at the 2 o’clock position all day playing music with no issues and only warm to the touch.

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Re: Elicit-R overheating?

Post by Omsk » 16 Jan 2018 07:49

Thanks guys
Am sending it off for warranty repair.

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Re: Elicit-R overheating?

Post by thebigfredc » 22 Jan 2018 13:45

Mine has always ran hot to the touch and went back to REGA last year when the thermal trip started cutting out after a couple of hours playing at reasonable volume levels.

If left ON overnight, there was no way it would work in the morning.

REGA aftersales service was superb though and it has not cut out since.

Ray

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