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Old 12th Nov 2020, 10:07 am   #101
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Default Re: Trying to revive a Goodmans One Ten receiver

Have a try at different volume levels. Some things show up more at one extreme more than the other.

Have a try with different signal sources.

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Old 12th Nov 2020, 10:36 am   #102
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I would be inclined to leave it as it is if there are no obvious faults, I think sometimes you can just like the sound of some Hi-Fi equipment and not other.

I wont forget saving up for a JVC A-X3 Amplifier many years ago when it was a current model (I had not been working long) to replace a battered Leak stereo 30 that I had.

Soon as I connected it up I thought it was dull and flat sounding and couldnt get on with it and in the end swapped back to the leak!
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 11:25 am   #103
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Thanks for responding, John!
As I posted above there´s no obvious fault in the sound like hum, static, pops etc. But I feel that the sound quality is a bit muffled / dull lacking som clearness. Bass can feel a bit boomy too.
Was thinking this could be caused by components ageing and going out of spec?
If you compare it with another amp, both of them with the tone controls set flat, then in my opinion, if the Goodmans sounds muffled, then it's good reason to think that there's a problem. If the tonal differences are only slight and some judicious tweaking of the tone controls sorts it out (not lots) then that's probably just the difference between two amps and their tone controls. As mentioned, check out this aspect using different sources, eg the inbuilt FM tuner, a CD player into the tape input etc.
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 12:26 pm   #104
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The Goodmans OneTen shouldn’t sound dull or muffled at all.
It has quite a tight bass and the treble quality is very slightly crisp.
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 4:00 pm   #105
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Good advice as always in this fine forum. Will do a little more listening and testing before heating up the iron.
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Old 21st Nov 2020, 3:12 pm   #106
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And we got a working signal meter!
Don't know how to thank signature Shuttle enough for sending one to me overseas. What a gentleman!
The supplied 1k resistor works like a charm getting the meter into range.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 7:18 pm   #107
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Order is restored: the 0-5 scale from the original meter is moved to the replacement which had 0-10.
Couldn't have that, could we.
Thanks for that reminder, Shuttle !
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 7:26 pm   #108
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Amazing! Well done both of you.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 10:58 pm   #109
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The writing's the right way up as well, now.

Nice work.

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