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Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 01:47 AM
Item(s) for Sale: Zed Kronos With Less Than 1 Hour Play Time On It. (Read Description below carefully , LOL.)




Item(s) Description/Condition:
Cosmetics : 10/10 , Mechanical : ??

Here is the deal , my brother bought it new along with a Leviathan. We hooked it up (2/0 , Big 3 , Knu Distro , 4 GA from distro to amps , 10 gauge to subs) , and within 5 minutes it would go into protect (no heat , just protect). This was on a 4 ohm load bridged running a pair of 10D4 DCON's. We contacted steve mantz directly , he said it was due to the impedance curve of the subs , so he said he would "adjust the overcurrent protection" , and since we had to send the leviathan in anyways (1st run , had the popping issue) we figured we would have him "fix" the kronos too. Well , when we got it back i inspected it , and found 4 uninsulated jumper wires added , and a diode added. But i figured this is steve mantz "the legend" here so lets give it a test run. I hooked it up in my buick , 4 ohm load bridged , and within 5 minutes it did it again. So we unhooked it and said to hell with it. Brother put it on ebay , when the buyer got it , he said it was stuck in protect (no scamming , we marked the board and documented the serial numbers) , he was refunded and here the amp sits. Played with it a little and removed zeds jumper's , got it to come out of protect , but still no output. Here is some pics and also a video of it when it miraculously came out of protect.
As it sits , me and my brother are permanently turned off from any zed products , just trying to recoup some losses. I'm sure it can be fixed , i just don't have the time or patience.


Price: $250/OBO , Don't be afraid to make offers , And i may be able to cover cash to my brother so dont be afraid to throw up some trades too.




Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information: However you want it shipped




Item Pictures:
VIDEO HERE : http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/stanky1219/?action=view&current=64cc8f53.mp4


http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/stanky1219/a4d6e0f4.jpghttp://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/stanky1219/8c5149e3.jpghttp://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/stanky1219/4d56fba7.jpghttp://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/stanky1219/0f914a90.jpg

Fiendstolemyamp
08-15-2011, 01:59 AM
Why not send it back & have it fixed?/ sorry read more carefully, LOL. I'd still send that shiz back.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 02:03 AM
Why not send it back & have it fixed?

Because i sent it back once and it came back with bare jumpers and the same issues. I don't wanna waste my money shipping it back and forth. I'm through with zed audio. If it's not his 90's-early 2000's work , i want no part of it.

Fiendstolemyamp
08-15-2011, 02:07 AM
Yeah I read your orig post more carefully, ***** though, really nice looking amp:crap:

The_Grimy_One
08-15-2011, 02:07 AM
Sorry to hear that. He currently has my autotek bts for the second time. Hoping he gets it all fixed. He's getting old.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 02:13 AM
Sorry to hear that. He currently has my autotek bts for the second time. Hoping he gets it all fixed. He's getting old.

To make matters worse , when the "pop/dead channel" fiasco happened with all the 1st run leviathans , he hired a bunch of techs to pick up the slack. So who knows who actually is touching your "one-time" masterpiece. :( Sad , because if i have ever been a nuthugger it has been to 3 companies......Mobile ES , ZED , And Just Recently SSA.

The_Grimy_One
08-15-2011, 02:30 AM
To make matters worse , when the "pop/dead channel" fiasco happened with all the 1st run leviathans , he hired a bunch of techs to pick up the slack. So who knows who actually is touching your "one-time" masterpiece. :( Sad , because if i have ever been a nuthugger it has been to 3 companies......Mobile ES , ZED , And Just Recently SSA.

Yea, but when I went to his shop, and everytime I call, I deal directly with him. I think that was just because of the recall. But my amp was going straight into protect too :( if he charged u to fix it, get your money back.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 02:35 AM
Yea, but when I went to his shop, and everytime I call, I deal directly with him. I think that was just because of the recall. But my amp was going straight into protect too :( if he charged u to fix it, get your money back. He did not charge , but i believe my brother paid for shipping. Maybe i will call him tomorrow and ask about a repair , then when i get it back repaired i will sell it.

The_Grimy_One
08-15-2011, 04:47 AM
He did not charge , but i believe my brother paid for shipping. Maybe i will call him tomorrow and ask about a repair , then when i get it back repaired i will sell it.

Sounds like a plan, or wait for me to get mine back... But yes, he charges shipping to him no matter what, then if it is his fault or whatever on the repair he pays shipping back.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 08:23 AM
Sent him an email , asked how much it would cost to rebuild , or preferably swap the entire board out.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 11:06 AM
Bump

disturbed471985
08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
That blows. Fix then sell gonna loose to much if you sell as is. GL man

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Yeah , waiting for a response from steve now.

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 04:38 PM
Response from steve , i don't have the money to do this , but any potential buyers this is what you are looking at for a repair.

We do not have spare PCBs but of course can repair the amplifier.

Rough guess without seeing the amplifier $125-150 + return freight.


Regards


Steve Mantz

The_Grimy_One
08-15-2011, 04:41 PM
Sounds about right :(

Bassin Buick
08-15-2011, 04:46 PM
gotta conversate with the brother on this one. Gotta make this a fair sale here. :(

hispls
08-15-2011, 06:22 PM
What are you looking for in trades? Got a couple early 90's Zed made 2 channel A/B's plus some other odds and ends.

disturbed471985
08-16-2011, 06:23 AM
wow I know who to never buy from... Sry man

Bassin Buick
08-16-2011, 06:26 AM
wow I know who to never buy from... Sry manyeah , we are prolly gonna get it repaired and then sell working to recoup losses.

dutchmaster
08-16-2011, 02:53 PM
would you take a mb quart 500.1 bought from k3n12ock no bass knob also one screw is stripped on speacker terminal other than that i dont think the amp has a single scratch id pay shipping on both amps and maybe some cash? hmu on a deal if your intersted in the amp 70a fuse sounds really good. class a/b

Shinju
08-16-2011, 02:56 PM
dude just get it fixed and not take that much of a loss.

Sorry to hear about your issues with Steve, I have never had any issues with him or his repairs.

GLWS, if I was still snatching this stuff up I would have made an offer on this piece!

Bassin Buick
08-16-2011, 02:58 PM
dude just get it fixed and not take that much of a loss.

Sorry to hear about your issues with Steve, I have never had any issues with him or his repairs.

GLWS, if I was still snatching this stuff up I would have made an offer on this piece!thats what i'm gonna do.

Bassin Buick
08-17-2011, 01:39 AM
HISPLS!! clear your PM's