ESOTERIC DV50S FUSES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IS LOCATED?


I HAVE THIS AMAZING PLAYER AND WANT TO TRY DIFFERENT FUSES BUT I CAN'T FIND IT INSIDE THE UNIT.
zorro
If you don't see a removable fuse near the power receptacle then it has IC protectors or soldered fuses on the power supply board. Common on Japanese CD players.
that's unacceptable for audiophile audio equipment. neither attached powercords.

Can the fuses be changed on Esoteric players?
If you have trouble finding or identifying the fuses you probably should not mess with it.


Good Listening


Peter
I checked at the service manual and the other guy told me there are 3 soldered fuses on the power supply but I can't find them. On the IEC connector there is a small board and there is no fuse there either.

Please see link below:

http://imgur.com/a/mv64U
Agree with Peter, don't mess with the fuses.
Looking at the diagram for the Power PCB (printed circuit board) at the link you provided, it appears that there are five fuses, designated F1 through F5, which are located on the left half of the board, and as Gs5556 suspected they are probably soldered onto the board.  All of them are rated at 50V and either 2 or 2.5 amps.  I don't see any mains fuse.

If you look at the photo of the unit, on the left side you will see the AC hot and AC neutral wires twisted together and running to near the front of the unit, where they are connected to what appears to be the "PSW" PCB.  A black flat-shaped cable emerges from that board and most likely goes to the Power PCB, which is probably located under the transport mechanism, extending toward the rear and probably extending under the small board or boards that can be seen near the rear center.

The bottom line:  You would have to disassemble most of the unit to access the five fuses, and you may have to do that on both the top and the bottom in order to be able to unsolder each of them and solder in the replacements.  Not something I would want to attempt, and I consider myself to be fairly adept at doing that sort of thing.

Regards,
-- Al
 
The fuses are marked "ICP-N50" (F-4, F-5) and "ICP-N70" (F1 - F3).

Those are IC protectors that are  through-hole soldered to the board. They are short out on overcurrent and then reset. The unit does not have user service parts inside and unfortunately you cannot experiment with fuses. 
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Thank you guys, I'm gonna keep the player as I have it without any modification. I removed the soldered fuse on my OPPO 105 and installed a  SCHURTER fuse  holder to use other fuses and it was easy but with Esoteric it's to much work.

Thank you all of you for reply.

Happy Listening!