Linn Intek problem

Hi, everybody. I have a problem with my intek. I actually got it from a friend of mine and I connected to my speaker but no sound comes out. instead of sound just comes bang when I turn off amp. so I was trying again and again then sound came out for short while then again went away. I opened the cover look inside very carefully and it look very clean. does anyone have ideas for this problem? and how can I fix it. I can't do it my self and I already contacted linn but they are not going to fix it(because it is too old... What ever...). Please help me out... Thanks in advance.
I have a linn intek
some times the volume nob is staticy. Try rotating the nob back and forth WITH THE POWER OFF. That usually cleans my sound form going in and out.
I hope that helps.
well, thank you so much. I tried yesterday what you told me and it really helped for a short time but somehow same problem came again. should i maybe use contact splay??
Your problem sounds like a problem I had with an Intek. My problem was something in the circuit that protects the output transistors from harm in case of a short circuit. The circuit basically acts like a fuse, and shuts the power off to the transistors. To reset, you turn the amp off and wait a minute or two, and then turn back on. Well, my problem was that the protection circuit tripped for no reason whatever. I'd get that bang (more like a really loud pop for me) when I'd turn the amp off. I think the cirucit reset, and the power stored in the capacitors would rush into the output transistors....

I still have the Intek, although I don't use it now. Sometimes I can persuade it work by turning it on and letting it warm up a long time before I try using it. (I'd connect the speakers to the switched connection, turn the switch off first, then after warming up switch the speakers on.) However, this approach probably isn't advisable--I've heard safety rules say that one shouldn't use electronics that are acting up.

As for repairs, I'm not surprised that Linn isn't interested--they seem to have no interest in supporting any older product. At one time, I was a Linn supporter. I am not any longer in large part because of the lack of support on older equipment.

You might be able to find someone who could fix it.

Whether or not its worth fixing is another question. I don't think the Intek was the best amp ever made, but if the repairs are cheap enough it might be cost effective vs. buying a new entry level amp.
Thank you so much Jc2000. I have exactly same problem as you said.... well, curently i'm using sansui au-x701 but i don't like this unclear sound and i had chance to get this intek so i bought for 60 dollers.I would acutually throw it away... or is it worth to fix it???
I'm glad that my answer has helped.

As for whether the Intek is worth fixing, well, that's a complicated question. The first big question is finding someone who can fix it. I am under the impression that Linn is very cautious about handing out schematics or other circuit information. A Linn dealer with a repair shop (which would probably only be the largest dealers) would probably have the information needed. Third party repair shops might not (although some MIGHT be able to figure it out just by studying the amp's circuit board.)

If you can find someone to fix it, it might or might not be worth doing. Practically, electronic repairs are never cheap. And you'd still have a product that is no longer officially supported.

As for performance of the amp, well, this is where things get complicated. From my memory, the Intek was not particularly good at having "clear" sound. A fairly modern NAD amp (which I used after the Intek went bye-bye was definitely more clear.) It's hard to say, but the Intek was probably developed as, and worked at its best in, an all Linn (or mostly all Linn) system.

You might talk to the friend who had the Intek before you and see what his or her memories are like.

I'll think about this, and see if I can remember anything else that might be helpful.
If you can locate a tech to work on it and going by what Jc2000 believes the problem is you might be able to simply bypass the protection circuit with the proper fuse. I've heard of it being done in other brands where the circuit becomes balky. If you are thinking of throwing it away you certainly don't have much to lose. Protection circuits for the whole amp are sometimes located where the power supply enters and before the transformer. I'm guessing that the output transistor circuit protector is near the output transistors but you need a schematic. I would suggest you take the top off and listen for a clicking noise but if you haven't worked on electronics before don't. Just find a repair shop or give to an aspiring EE. Don't throw it away. Someone will want it and keeps it out of the landfill.