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Default Clif amp repair attempt

I have a Clif Designs CD4800.1LX that has been sitting for a long time. I made an amprack for it last winter but made it fit too tight. In an attempt to getting it unstuck, I stupidly pulled up on the terminal block and heard a crack. Opened up the back, and sure enough, there's a hairline crack across all 5 blocks...



I took off the end cap of the amp and it's not just cracked but completely detached. I've been trying to find a repair company that will take it on but I've been told (by DB-r) that it is an oddball board and parts are hard to find for it.

Also, the amp was given to me by a friend who said it was having issues going into protect when seeing voltage above ~13. I tested it with a low current power supply (only 40 amps) but couldn't get it to go into protect like he said.

I'm now wondering if I could just de-solder the remaining pieces of the terminal block from the board and solder in some direct leads like the old school amps used to have.

Looking for some insight from anyone who has experience with soldering in direct leads, or another repair company/ person that would be willing to give it a go.
I've already tried DB-r, United Radio, Brandes Amps (hasn't emailed me back yet), Amp Medics email is full, and ZED is expensive at 300 bucks starting price....that plus shipping would be closing in on buying a working amp that makes the same power.

Sucks cuz I want to keep the amp but can't find a place to work on it that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
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Had the same issue with my clif 4800. I made direct leads with some 10g stinger hpm ofc wire and soldered them to the board. Worked perfectly fine for me and was later sold to Iamsonic.
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really! thats cool man. I'll probably try that thanks! Now I just have to hope that the voltage issue resolves itself or I'll take a look at it again with the board out
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Decided to go ahead and solder in some direct leads but needed to de-solder the broken tabs first. My iron was too big to fit the smaller tip I wanted so I made an adapter out 3/8" aluminum rod.











now I just gotta order the wire...
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If that was steel i would of had someone weld it. But im sure you can order those speaker terminal online. Kind hard to find but on aliexpress or digikey you can find so much parts.
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eh if it was steel, I would've just welded it at work. But I wanted to keep it separate so I can still use the big tips if I want to. Tried looking on sites like those but I'm not sure what they're specifically called, and 10/12 gauge leads will work the same anyway
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I have Homer's Clif
Homer's repair still works great

Sky high OFC 12 gauge would work nice
you might be able to double it up and have 4 speaker lead pairs instead of two

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I have Homer's Clif
Homer's repair still works great

Sky high OFC 12 gauge would work nice
you might be able to double it up and have 4 speaker lead pairs instead of two
Good to hear! I was gonna buy sky high but they were selling 100 ft. And I didnt need that much so I ended up ordering 25' stinger
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