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1030A problem

jansjobe, modified 7 Months ago.

1030A problem

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 2/8/21 Recent Posts

Hi! My trusty old 1030A:s has began to behave strange. After some hours of listening, the volume fades away completely. Restart, and they work again.

I suspect the SMD caps; these are prone to cause problems after 10 years or so. Am I right?

 

Best Regards,

Jan Sjöberg

SWEDEN

antong, modified 7 Months ago.

RE: 1030A problem

Padawan Posts: 76 Join Date: 6/12/20 Recent Posts

Hi, @jansjobe !

This fault can possibly be caused by capacitors, indeed. But we can't be sure about that without inspecting the amplifier first. I would recommend servicing the monitor at our authorized technical service.

Please, fill service form for Swedish customers on our site and technician will contact you with more information about the repair: https://www.genelec.se/service

Anton,
Factory service team

jansjobe, modified 7 Months ago.

RE: 1030A problem

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 2/8/21 Recent Posts

Thank You for your answer!

I recapped all but the bipolar on one of the speakers, and it sounds as new!

On the other, the bipolar cap is almost twice its marked value. Is it OK to replace with a film cap, or is this going to make it sound too harsh?

I have been doing electronic repairs for over 40 years, so I am not going to need Your service center, but thanks anyway!

 

Best Regrads,

Jan Sjöberg