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CT-17 pre-out help

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BillD

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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:25 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Another silly question, do you have some cans plugged in? That can disable the outputs.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:45 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

No doubt Bill. This one has my curiosity going. Pre-outs don't just magically stop working. It's most likely something fairly simple, yet overlooked. :-k
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:52 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

That TC9215P is an analog switching circuit. COsts a little under $3. in a 16 pin DIP
http://www.icphotos.org/photo/TC9215P.html
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:59 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Even if it's that, I would hate to see him get rid of it over a $3.00 part and a couple minutes work. ](*,)
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:34 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

treitz3 wrote:This may be a silly question, but is the mute switch engaged?


hmm don't see a mute switch anywhere, but if it was muted then the light on the knob would be red right? Also, what does Bill mean by cans?

I would hate to get rid of it too but its driving me crazy how the pre-out will not work and the popping in the speaker when I press some of the buttons leads me to believe that something is not right and I'm baffled!
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:09 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

diz131 wrote:Also, what does Bill mean by cans?
Headphones.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:28 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

ha ok, no the headphones are not still plugged in lol.
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Post Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:16 am

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Get back to the forum about the headphones, If nothing else Ob156 will get you in the right direction.
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Post Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:17 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Headphones work just fine.
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Post Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:31 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Can you see if TC9215P is socketed? If so, I'd just replace it and see if that makes a difference.
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

Ok so I took the lid off and it seems that its a little risky trying to get to that particular circuit due to its on the bottom. Anybody know of any good audio repair shops in Cali? lol
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:45 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

There's a good one in Washington State 8)
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:55 pm

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

With things being as they appear to be with your CT-17 I would personally consider only 2 options at this point. There are only 2 places I would send my carver gear to have it repaired which would be Mr. Carver himself, or Rolland. First I would do is find out what the charges would be to have your unit fixed. Then I would look at the cost of repair VS. replace and weigh your options at that point. If the repair cost makes purchasing a replacement unit your best choice then shop carefully. While you are shopping for a replacement unit one my wife has a super nice pre-amp you can look at as part of your shopping adventure. Sincerely,

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Post Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:01 am

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

yeah I was thinking about that but $175 is a little too much for me right now, how much does Rolland charge?
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Post Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:32 am

Re: CT-17 pre-out help

diz131 wrote:yeah I was thinking about that but $175 is a little too much for me right now, how much does Rolland charge?


You have to CALL Rolland to get a price quote over the phone.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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