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Headphone amp smells like burning plastic with random rely clicks

Nov 7, 2021
My Stax amp was just set up today.

I noticed it smells a bit like burning plastic when smelling really close up, like nose on the metal close.

It sounds all right but I do get some rely activation clicks, maybe like five times per hour, totally random. The weird thing is it clicks even when it was not powered on, and even when the power strip is not turned on, which is just weird.

I looked through the vents and the PCBs seem alright with nothing leaking or burnt.

Is this smell and random clicks potential safety hazards for me/my headphones, or am I just overreacting?:facepalm:
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