A request for help with multiple amp issues

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A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by Carv-it-up » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:15 pm

I’m having (my tech.) is having an issue with two of my amps. Both are Signature series, one is a 5ch and the other is a 2ch. The amps were working when I took them to him; I just wanted to have the bulbs in the meter area replaced. After the tech removed the tops on the amps, the amps won’t power up. He said he gets only 12 volts across the rail (I'm not savvy enough to know what that really means). Does anyone here have any possible solutions to help me get my amps back to life? The tech is a pretty heady guy. I believe he’s the only Authorized tech to work on all of McIntosh's stuff here on the west coast and the only tech in the nation for their car audio line. Bob even trusted him to work on my Cherry 180’s when I had a problem with one of them acting up. I don’t have Bob’s new number so I couldn’t contact him for assistance this go-around.
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Cherry 180's (use them off & on to power the mids/highs tower of IRS Beta speakers)
Sunfire Signature 600~Two amplifier (used on Thiel CS5i)
Carver TX-12 tuner
Own & working, but not in use right now - Sunfire Series II amplifier + two Carver M500t MKII amplifiers + Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamplifier preamp w/ phono & remote.

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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by jjptkd » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Bill, Bob Carver's old Sunfire tech from Rita's Vintage Audio should be up and running after the first of the year. As far as I know he is the only one out there with the schematics and OEM parts for this equipment.
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by Carv-it-up » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks jjptkd.
If anyone hears that his new store has opened next year, please let it be known, so I can get some assistance with getting my gear back up and running.
Two Signature Cinema Grand Series II amplifiers (both are used in bi-amping my Infinity IRS Beta speakers)
Cherry 180's (use them off & on to power the mids/highs tower of IRS Beta speakers)
Sunfire Signature 600~Two amplifier (used on Thiel CS5i)
Carver TX-12 tuner
Own & working, but not in use right now - Sunfire Series II amplifier + two Carver M500t MKII amplifiers + Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamplifier preamp w/ phono & remote.

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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by angelod307 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:32 pm

Vintage hifi can also work on them
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by Carv-it-up » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:58 am

jjptkd my guy has spoken with Bill in the past, but Bill has not been returning calls (probably due to has transition to a shop of his own).

angelod307 if my guy ends up running into a prolonged delay, I’ll try the HiFi guys you mentioned in Pittsburg.
Two Signature Cinema Grand Series II amplifiers (both are used in bi-amping my Infinity IRS Beta speakers)
Cherry 180's (use them off & on to power the mids/highs tower of IRS Beta speakers)
Sunfire Signature 600~Two amplifier (used on Thiel CS5i)
Carver TX-12 tuner
Own & working, but not in use right now - Sunfire Series II amplifier + two Carver M500t MKII amplifiers + Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamplifier preamp w/ phono & remote.

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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by jjptkd » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:17 pm

Bill will be up and running again by this next weekend. I'll talk with him Monday (tomorrow) and find out how he wants to go about everything and post it here and in the repair shop thread.
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by kingman » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:41 pm

Good deal Jesse!
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by jjptkd » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:28 pm

Bill will start taking calls for repair issues on the 7th of this month. It's important to note that he does have a day job so he will be unable to take calls before 3pm Monday through Friday Pacific Standard Time. His cell phone number is: 425-232-9560. Please do not call before the 7th and after 3 pm, thanks.
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by hewlew1 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:26 am

Dont you mean do not call prior to 3 P.M. weekdays?
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by jjptkd » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:24 am

Yes, no calls before 3 pm Monday through Friday.
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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by Carv-it-up » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:08 am

Thanks for the info. jjptkd. I look forward to getting my amps back up and running.
I called the Hi Tech Audio Company and spoke with Rolland. Does anyone have any experience with this repair company? Mann! they have a 10 week turn-around time :shock:
Two Signature Cinema Grand Series II amplifiers (both are used in bi-amping my Infinity IRS Beta speakers)
Cherry 180's (use them off & on to power the mids/highs tower of IRS Beta speakers)
Sunfire Signature 600~Two amplifier (used on Thiel CS5i)
Carver TX-12 tuner
Own & working, but not in use right now - Sunfire Series II amplifier + two Carver M500t MKII amplifiers + Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamplifier preamp w/ phono & remote.

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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by frankieD » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:32 am

Rolland is as good as it gets !!!

You will never hear anything but good about him.

That is why he is so busy.

My experience with him was great.

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Re: A request for help with multiple amp issues

Post by frenchguy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am

Rolland rebuilt my tfm 42, better then new!! worth the wait in my opinion!
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