Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405x5
Klipsch RC-7 Trio L.C.R.
Sundown SA-15 w/ Sunfire Signature Plate
It is currently Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:54 am
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jjptkd wrote:They're all out of boards for any amp made in '96 or before, Cinema Grand or 300x2. He said 9/10 times the amp is not repairable without the new board, could literally take days to go through a whole board and at $60+ an hour... Caps are still available along with other parts for general service etc. so that's a good thing. Also, the Sunfire Theater Grand Processor is not repairable at all, TGP-II is 9/10 times not repairable due to lack of parts as well. Hope this helps!
jjptkd wrote:Bill told me that he first tries to trouble shoot boards and some times there's an easy fix. But, he said if "this" goes and "that" thingy there goes etc. that basically he ends up chasing the thing around all day so rather then doing that, its new board time. The problem is, and this has been an issue before, with a flat rate service fee and Bill being paid on commission instead of hourly, there really is no incentive for him to sit there all day and try to sort things out, especially when he has 8 more units sitting on the shelf waiting for service. It's really a cost effectiveness issue on both sides, Bill can spend all day on one unit or he can get paid six times as much breezing through 6 units that just need refreshing. Also from a customer point, flat rate only buys you so much bench time, say 4 hours max then at $85 per hour after that and Bill said it could take 2 days, 12 hours @ $85 per hour on top of the initial $370 equals more money most would be willing to pay.
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