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    Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    I just bought a crappy Profile CL600 to get some more power up front to my Boston Acoustics Pro's (sounds much better with only a few minutes tweaking than the 62 watt Rockford Amp - some turn off noise though). Anyways, I know a guy who will powdercoat it for $55 with shipping included.

    Is it safe to take apart an amp? Is there any charges stored on the board or anything I should know about? Even if I can just take the top off and have that powdercoated that will probably work for me.







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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    I'd just be careful about touching any big capacitors you see... Big cylandrical doohickies.



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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    make sure you properly ground yourself before doing this




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    keep the power off, disconnect the power wire.
    that way you dont fry




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    b4 two years, i was shoked by 500w from an amp, i put the speaker wires on my tongue to c if there is current lol




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    how did that feel?




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    man, you are retarded.
    look ma, im gonna fry meh toung.
    j/p




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by BASS OUTLAW
    b4 two years, i was shoked by 500w from an amp, i put the speaker wires on my tongue to c if there is current lol
    haha
    why would anyone do that?




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by BASS OUTLAW
    b4 two years, i was shoked by 500w from an amp, i put the speaker wires on my tongue to c if there is current lol
    I guess you wanted to see if you could taste wattage?



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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    i was new to the whole thing, and i didnt imagin that it would shock me that much.




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    wow... thats about the funniest thing ive heard in a while.. you should do it again ecxept this time witha 1500 watt amp and video tape the whole thing.. you would be famous on here.....and id give yu props.....and a cookie......and a high five......and a good round of insults for being such an idiot.....and another cookie................thats two cookies!, it a good deal.





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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    you get a cookie for your avatar, i still love that thing



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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    A point to consider: By "coating" the amplifier you could possibly be interfering with the cooling properties. Carefully consider what you are about to do.



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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    Well from a design standpoint it seems that the Profile amp has normal fan type heatsink hidden inside the chrome outer shell. I imagine regular powdercoating would hold up and not cause any adverse affects either. I doubt that I would even need to use high temp powdercoat that would be used on headers or intake manifolds.




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    Re: Opening up amplifiers? Safe?

    my question is how are you going to get the mosfets off the heatsink?

    they are usually glued to the inside of the top aluminum shell of the amp by thermal glue... and a screw passes thru the mosfet into the metal. you will have to take all the screws out, not chipping any of the mosfets, then detach them from the aluminum (alcohol maybe?) and hopefully you wont break any of them- or you will have to replace it.

    i was going to try and acces the upper section of my amp, and realized that they are all glued\screwd to the metal.. and i decided against it.

    anyone know how to get around that?

    can the board come off eaisly?




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