Hi, this morning my hifi suddenly started emiting a very loud sound from the speakers…almost like a house alarm or something similar. I wasn’t playing anything at the time. I turned everything off and will arrange for it to be hopefully sorted by Darran.
I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone on here? I leave my system on all the time, except holidays. The Nait 2 utilises a HCap DR which I will remove tonight to ensure this is not the culprit.
I can only imagine it’s a major electrical fault that has caused some kind of open circuit.
I forgot to mention that turning the volume to zero and pressing the mute button did not stop the noise.
If this is the problem the amp is usually easy to fix, but any damage it then causes to your speakers is likely to be much more expensive, possibly including new drivers if they are available, or even new speakers if they’re not. If in doubt, turn off the amp until it’s fixed.
Obviously you got away with it when you tried without the Hicap, but I wouldn’t have chanced it.
A bit disappointed. My SNait2 came back from Salisbury via my dealer today fitted with “2 new blocking tants and tested” for the princely sum of £414.
Plugged everything in, got it nicely on the Fraim, checked all the connections and turned it on…exactly the same problem that it had when I sent it.
Anyway my kind dealer is picking it up tomorrow to be sent priority back to Salisbury next week.
What you have described sounds like the noise you get when you accidentally plug in or unplug a SNAIC while everything is powered up - a high pitched squealing. Are you sure the SNAICs and HICAP are OK, because they may be the problem?
Hi, I tried the snait with and without the HCap (using the link plug) when the problem first arose with both ways producing the same fault so, I can eliminate the HCap.
My little Nait 1 has been providing backup duties and so can eliminate a speaker/ speaker cable problem.
Played the awful noise the amps producing to my dealer over the phone and he reckons it’s definitely the amp. Probably the power amp section as the noise is the same loudness irrespective of where the volume control is, which input is selected and whether mute is on or off.