Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to dprubinstein)Re: New DT50 212 Running Hot
Hmm, hard to know without being there.
My DT50 certainly does get hot to touch at the back. Not hot enough to burn, but very warm.
It might pay to have a look at the power amp tubes while it's running and making sure one of them isn't glowing substantially brighter than the other. If so, it could indicate a faulty tube.
Also make sure that you are plugging your speaker cab in to the correct ouput on your amp. e.g. 16 ohm cab -16 ohm output etc.
My amp is about 6 months old now, but I've never noticed it smelling, I use a Marshall power brake so tend to run the master volume at just over 50%.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to dprubinstein)Re: New DT50 212 Running Hot
I have a DT 50 head with a Avatar 2x12 cab and a Dr Z air brake. I still will sometimes get a slight smell if I'm cranking that bad boy. It does get hot and I think that's normal having owned a few other tube heads . If it is so hot that it burns you than I'd have a tech look at it or look to make sure the tubes are well seated. If and when you change tubes you'll get that new tube smell
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to dprubinstein)Re: New DT50 212 Running Hot
When I first play-tested a DT50, I remember a burning smell for the first weekend... I ran that amp for probably a total of 12 culmulative hours between a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
After a week or two and especially by the first show, I've no longer noticed the burnt smell since.