No, I hate to hear when sh.. blows up. I assume it was the amp finally giving into what ever circuit gremlins were going on inside? Or something wrong in the sound card or what? If it was the amp, look at the bright side; you put it out of it's misery (and yours) so you can move on. I could tell you story after story of fighting with Sony stuff to get it to work right. I have a Sony TV and I will say they have the video side of things dialed in, they should just stay out of the audio market (home and mobile) IMO.