I was helping someone set up their own sound system. She put the amp in and wired it, and didn't tell me. Allow me to set the scene... This amp has XLR inputs, but the bare wire post outputs, like a home stereo. She cut the cables a little too lond, so more bare wire was exposed than necesary. Keep in mind I didn't know this until later, she just said the amp was ready to go. So imagine my surprise when I flip the power switch, play the CD player, and a very large cloud of smoke rises up from the bowels of the rig. There's nothing like the smell of a $500 dollar amp burning up before you. Has this happened to anyone else?