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#228303 - 2015-01-18 09:39 Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot
Registered: 2014-04-25
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Jose_Howay Offline
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My Explorer 2 was working with no problems, all I did was unplug the USB cable out then tried to use it.

No more power and it feels warm.

Only a week a old serial e200eb


861v4 LPSU, DSP6000 (D6000 originally)upgraded 96/24 with H1212 tweeters, DSP5500HC with Excel tweeter 96/24, M33 rear speakers, Explorer 1 to 861v4-Toslink Roon/Tidal. Oppo BDP80 via IA45 card.
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#228310 - 2015-01-18 16:22 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Jose_Howay]
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Hi,

Sorry to hear this.

I doubt there's much you can do with it, so I'd advise your supplier and ask for it to be replaced with a new one.

Regards,
Carl


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#228319 - 2015-01-18 20:47 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Carl]
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Exactly the same happened with mine. Returned it for a replacement (via Amazon) which has been working fine every day since.


Cinema: DSP5000 (18 bit), DSP5000C, DSP33, 568.1, Quad L-Sub
Music: DSP5000 (24 bit), MS200 + Reviver, Roon
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#228464 - 2015-01-21 18:54 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: shiggins]
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Same problem here.
Supplier (Russ Andrews) replaced it without issue.


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#228465 - 2015-01-21 18:59 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: DennisWaugh]
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Seems to be a higher failure rate than the Explorer 1's, or did nobody report in when they failed?

Russ


Never pass up a good chance to shut up!
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#228497 - 2015-01-21 22:54 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Ratbert]
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Carl Offline
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Reported on here:

Explorer 1 failures = 0
Explorer 2 failures = 2

The Explorer 2 is infinitely more unreliable than 1.
OR
Statistically unsound (not enough sample data).

Regards,
Carl wink


861v6+ID40, HD621, 8000.2, 7200HC, 7200, SKYQ Silver, PS3, PDP-LX6090, QNAP TS870-Pro (8*6TB), Roon, iPadAir2.
[In Reserve] C15, MD600 (2*3TB), TwinStore RM (2*2TB)
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#228499 - 2015-01-21 23:28 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Carl]
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Let's hope you're right on the latter, Carl, otherwise it will become known as "Manufacturing Quality Awful"


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#228500 - 2015-01-21 23:32 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: dpstjp]
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Ludwig Offline
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Originally Posted By: dpstjp
Let's hope you're right on the latter, Carl, otherwise it will become known as "Manufacturing Quality Awful"

Only by people who are easily swayed by what they read on the internet. wink


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#228503 - 2015-01-21 23:59 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Carl]
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Originally Posted By: Carl
Reported on here:

Explorer 1 failures = 0
Explorer 2 failures = 2

The Explorer 2 is infinitely more unreliable than 1.
OR
Statistically unsound (not enough sample data).

Regards,
Carl wink


I make it 3 if I count the posts on this page, still an unrepresentative sample I agree, but interesting nonetheless.

Russ


Never pass up a good chance to shut up!
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#228504 - 2015-01-22 00:03 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: Ludwig]
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Originally Posted By: Ludwig
Only by people who are easily swayed by what they read on the internet. wink
That would explain why "most people think DSD sounds better". You get a lot of that on the Internet.


Sooloos, Roon, G series (with LPS upgrade), 800 series (with LPS upgrade), HD621, AC200, Prime and PS, DSPs old and new.

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#228505 - 2015-01-22 00:06 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: dpstjp]
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The issue is of course that the population that have no issue do not post about it. Something about 'O-level sets theory' is forcing it's way into my head...


Rgds,
Nick

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#228506 - 2015-01-22 00:13 Re: Explorer 2 not showing power light but hot [Re: ncpl]
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Ludwig Offline
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If it helps the statistics, I stepped on my Explorer1 hard enough for there to be a crunching sound, and it still works perfectly. crazy


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