Peavey max 208 issues with cutting out

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justinblank
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Peavey max 208 issues with cutting out

Post by justinblank » Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:02 pm

I recent purchased a used MAX 208, everything worked out but at high volume it seems to cut out or momentarily turn off if I hit a lower string. Any ideas what might be wrong?

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Re: Peavey max 208 issues with cutting out

Post by j0nsnell » Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:31 am

As this amplifier uses a digital (class D FM) amplifier, if it overloads it will momentarily cut out. Digital amplifiers don't like overloading.
Nice little basic amplifier, ideal for practice work as it has a sloping baffle to lift the sound reflections from your knee height to nearer your ears.

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Re: Peavey max 208 issues with cutting out

Post by jim h » Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:00 pm

It isn't supposed to cut out with normal operation...even at high volume.

Does the power cut out or does the sound just go away? If the sound just stops, but the power stays on, then I would suspect a damaged speaker. If the speaker is trying to short, the amp would shut off to save itself.

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