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Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
I had some Mogami RCA cables custom made and the Cardas plugs I used don't have strain protection so they have shorted a couple of times. The last couple of times I've flipped over my 5040 sub to make some adjustments one of the cables has shorted causing a nasty hum in one of the 6010s. The 6010s sound like they survived unscathed. Do they have protection circuitry to guard against this kind of mishap or did I just get lucky?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
There is no dedicated protection circuit for that kind of mishap, but naturally the design itself has many protective features against all sorts of "user errors". :)

Of course it's always recommended to power down the units (speakers and subs) when plugging or unplugging the signal cables to prevent any possible damage.
dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
So wound damage from that kind of mishap be obvious or might it be subtle and cumulative?
Ps. I wasn't actually changing connections (it's obvious that one should power down for that). I just turned the sub over to set the phase and the twisting of the cables caused a short.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Don't worry, it would be instant and very obvious!
dumbo, modified 11 Years ago.

Re: Are 6010s equiped with full protection?

Padawan Posts: 78 Join Date: 12/20/09 Recent Posts
Thanx,
It's actually quite surprising how much of the 8240/7260's performance that the tiny 6010/5040s are able to achieve. I wouldn't be without either system, but if I was a struggling student the 6010/5040 system would definitely be the way to go (I wished I had known this when I was poor) :^)