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Arcam alpha 7 amplifier goes back into standby when volume is turned up

Vry recently when playing both cds and records my amp intermitantly started going into standby and coming back out again. Today when turning up the volume while playing a record it went into standby and had to be switched off, when switched on again it operated OK for a minute and then went back into standby. I checked it and it does the same when playing CDs

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    my friend's arcam a 7 amp is permanently in standby mode - how to fix? is this a cold solder problem?



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Can you, or can someone you know, check for DC voltage on the speaker terminals when the amp is on, but not playing? Ideally, the meter should read 0mV with no signal, and certainly less than +/- 10mV. Anything over +/- 30mV is worth having checked out, especially if it changes as you turn the volume knob with no signal applied.

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