Thorobread - reach out to D_Edwards here on the gon. I believe he still owns his Warner Imaging amps, and has had them for a while. He would be a lot of help to you.
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I used to be a Warner Imaging dealer, and used them with a Thor preamp also.
That's a superb amplifier - one of the best-sounding solid state amps I ever had. I'll tell you a story about the amp.
The designer Emil Rotar talked to me over the phone about how good the phase response of the amps was, and I listened politely and pretended to understand and be suitably impressed by the numbers he cited (something like plus or minus two degrees from 100 Hz to 10 kHz).
Fast-forward a couple of months, to Park City Utah where I took the amps for SoundLab to try them out on a pair of their fullrange electrostatic speakers. We hooked the amps up to a pair of U-1's and turned everything on. Within the first ten or fifteen seconds of music, Roger West (designer of the SoundLabs speakers) turns to me and says, "Say, these amps have very good phase response!"
Now I don't know how to home in on what he was hearing, but obviously it's audible and readily identifiable by those who know what to listen for. Whatever it is, it's part of what makes these amps so special and long-term enjoyable.
I have a pair of WI mono blocks. One amp blew out. I think its a cap. Nobody can fix it because there isn't a schematic, and all info has been rubbed off the circuit board.The company is out of business and I cant get in touch with anyone.
Does anybody know a repair shop that can fix it.
Thanks for any light on this,
I just checked back on this thread and saw you recently responded to it.
I have the VTE 300M
Both amps have blown and I would love to have them repaired. Can you repair them or furnish a schematic?
Sure you don't remember me I drove Emil to your home after he shut down Warner Imaging a few years back, and we worked together for a Defense Contractor. I still own my 3 Warner Amps the 2 ER300M's and the Stereo VTE200. You owned the smaller black monoblocks at the time. Mine have worked great for me, but after resting for long periods of time I put them on a variac by habit. One local shop in Baltimore "Just Audio" did do a minor adjustment after all these years and commented it was the sweetest solid state amplifier he has ever heard. Noone had the schematic so I put both amps in the shop together so he could piggy back off the other in case there was a problem, but none after all this time. There are a few out there just 20 total ER300's were produced. After all this time the caps are the culprits for sure if not used regularly. Just my thoughts!