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    VTA ST-120 1, eickmewg 0

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    eickmewg

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    VTA ST-120 1, eickmewg 0

    Post by eickmewg on Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:25 pm

    I didn't realize that audiophilia could be so dangerous.  Like many of you, I like to rotate pieces of equipment.  I decided to switch my Hafler DH-200 amp that I built back in 1981 and put my VTA ST-120 back in the system.  The amp in use sits on a shelf about waist high but the spare sits on the floor.  So, I managed to really hurt myself trying to pick up the VTA ST-120.  After several weeks I decided I needed to go see the doc and he confirmed a right-side hernia that will require surgical correction.  Be careful of those heavy amplifiers, they are prone to bite you!

    Bill

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    Post by PeterCapo on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:12 pm

    Good advice. Bulging discs in lumbar spine greatly aggravated by my tube amps.

    Bob Latino
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    Re: VTA ST-120 1, eickmewg 0

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:23 pm

    Hi Bill - Sorry to hear that you hurt yourself lifting your VTA ST-120. One thing that should be mentioned and should be obvious. Always pick up the amp and hold on to it from the REAR of the amp. That way the transformers will be close to your body and you won't drop the amp. I did have someone who picked the his ST-120 from the front and it flipped out of his hands and onto his carpeting. The only casualty was a broken output binding post. It could have been worse like a crunched toe?

    Bob

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    Re: VTA ST-120 1, eickmewg 0

    Post by Tube Nube on Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:21 pm

    Bill, Glad it wasn't more serious.

    From here on, may your only "slipped discs" be vinyl records sliding back into their protective sleeves!

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