@ukthunderace Congratulations. Not only satisfaction of fixing it yourself but also assurance of being able to do this again (god forbid) in the future.
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Well that took about 5 minutes...I honestly didn’t believe it could be so simple. Makes me want to spend some time on the diy forums and see what else I might be able to do. All in, it cost me $136 to put a new left channel in the amp....I have a feeling Bel Canto would have charged me a bit more than that.
It is the same 200ASC module. I still have Rowland model 102 based on the same module. 300W specification, as golfnutz stated, is based on 10% distortion. Rowland rated it only for 200W. As I remember I took very long time (few hundred hours) for the sound to get smoothness and improve extensions - be patient.
Yes stock older icepower in that TTBOMK. Make sure you get the right Icepower board.
If you can’t do it yourself worth a call to Bel Canto to at least determine if repair cost worth it. They did work on one of my ref1000m Class D amps several years back for reasonable cost and turnaround in just a few weeks. Replaced the proprietary input stage in that. Came back good as new.
I know nothing about the Bel Canto, or Icepower ASC200, so take this advice for what it is. I had the Ice Edge 1200AS2 modules.
Looking at the spec sheet, the ASC200 using 230vac/50Hz @10% THD+N is rated at 290W - so it's close to the suggested 300W.
I would try removing the bad ASC200 module from the case first. If you see no issues doing this, then 'yes' it can be so simple. If you feel there are issues removing it beyond your capabilities, then it isn't so simple.
I would also consider ordering 2 modules at the same time and installing both new modules instead of just replacing the broken module. Use the good/old one as a backup. If you decide to order 2 modules at the same time, remove both modules first to make sure you don't encounter any unknown issues before ordering the modules. Typically, these modules for this type of installation really are very simple plug and play.