I have been confined to the house as many others and have limited ability to Telework so I decided to be pro-active and productive. I took apart my entire office system, diagrammed it and re-wired everything with care taken to wire management. I got done late last night and decided to fire it up for a test run first thing this AM.
I tested the 2.1 set up first: Innuos server -> Exogal DAC-> Decware CPS2/Pre-amp-> Sugden FP-4 Amp-> speakers.
After an hour of trouble shooting I realized the Decware was the issue. No output at any gain level other than maximum and no control via the volume knob. My heart sank, I really LOVE that Amp, oh well I’m sure it can be fixed.
Now that I knew I had a pre-amp issue, I wanted to make sure I could still use my Adcom amp to power my HiFiman HE6se’s somehow, so I re-wired around the Decware and just to test it used a small RCA to RCA adaptor to bring the ADCOM in line with another pre-amp to test.
Well, FML, i turn it on and get a dead channel on the right side, wtf, as I am reaching over to power down the amp I get a terrible buzz through both earpieces which almost blew out my eardrums. Fuck, fuck, fuck. I tested the headphones on a different amp, tested the wires. Dead headphones, both sides.
I’ve been so sick to my stomach over both incidents I refuse to power anything up today, there’s some kind of curse over me, i’m worried I’ll blow something else up too.
That’s as condensed and short as i can make it. Thank’s for letting me vent guys.