Beogram 5500 CD player runs hot

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    ummagumma
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    My Beogram 5500 CD player gets very warm on the top, towards the left rear of the unit. Right above all those capacitors underneath. I just replaced all but one of them, and it’s still getting quite warm. I have never had a CD player get hot like this before, is there an amplifier in there or something?

     

    I find it hard to believe their analog high pass filter circuit would generate so much heat.

     

    Anyone else out there with a Beogram 5500 CD player? Is this normal?

     

    I didn’t see any bias trimmers etc on that board, but maybe something needs to be adjusted?

     

    Thanks!

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    Die_Bogener
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    Have you made the 220V- 240V modification? 10% more or less power…

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    ummagumma
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    Thanks, I am running it in North America on 117v though

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    ummagumma
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    I just realized I’d started a thread about this previously; I thought it was on the old forum for some reason.

     

    The big cap I ordered was too tall to fit in once I swung the PCB back down. Oops.

     

    Will have to order a shorter one.

     

    One thing I learned: you can repeat a CD up to 10x using the Beomaster remote. That is very useful, it was annoying there is no repeat function built into the deck itself. Unlike the TT, where just hitting “play” multiple times will repeat. At least it’s possible.

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