Intermittent popping sound Quicksand

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Offline frank bare

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on: February 13, 2016, 05:03:05 AM
Just completed build on Quicksand. What is with an occasional popping sound? Rechecked solder joints and re-seated chip.
Amp otherwise performs great!  Paired with Quickie.

Thanks again for your help,
Bare






Offline Natural Sound

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Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 06:07:02 AM
Maybe the batteries on the quickie or quicksand are low? Voltage starvation could cause pops.



Offline frank bare

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Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 09:28:15 AM
Thanks for the update. The batteries are all new. Perhaps it could be one of the Quickie tubes? It doesnt happen often,
but if I leave it on without music playing I'll get an occasional pop.
Bare



Offline Bonzo

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Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 10:14:20 AM
I had the same problem.
I had to resolder all the connection for the filament heater and it worked like a charm, untill I discover I have a fault tube socket.
Try to move a bit the tube and see if it causes pops too.

But please, wait also the response of the Bottlehead crew before tryig anything!

Ciao!

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