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Any Carver 5-channel amp bridgeable?

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mikekohut

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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:54 pm

Any Carver 5-channel amp bridgeable?

Hey, are any of the Carver AV amps bridgeable? I am thinking of going with a 2-channel on the fronts and then maybe bridge two channels of a 5-channel for use on a center, with the other three channels powering my surrounds.

If not a 5-channel Carver, might there be other 5-channels out there that would be good candidates for running two channels bridged while the other three running normal?
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:17 pm

Carvers Multichannel 806 is one for starters. If I remember right its 160 watts per ch stereo or 360 bridged mono, Its a 6 ch amp that was from 1996 or 1997. Lots and lots of good reviews on it.

theres a Carver 705, 505 , 405 but I don't know if these can be bridged like the 806 can.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:08 pm

Thanks, 75. Hmmm... so the 806 can be run 3-channel at 360wpc, eh? Is that what you are saying?

As for all the five-channels, if anyone has any info on the bridging capability of these, please share - thanks!
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:17 pm

I need to find my old paper work to see if all six ch's can be bridged to end up with three channels.Its been a long time my friend. If I find any more info I will post asap.
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Post Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:37 pm

FEATURES OF THE AV-806X

* Certified for use in home THX Audio Systems
* Six channel configuration
* Dual transformer power supply
* Can be used in 3,4,5,or 6 channel configuration
* All discrete circuitry throughout
* 8 ohms Rated Power/ Channel x6 .................133W
* Rated Full Power 20-20KHz
* Bridged 2-Channel power .............................360W
* Power Consumption at full power..................1400W
* Net Weight .................................................45lbs


This is out of Carvers 1995 sales catalog
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:03 am

hello
i have an av 806x and i have to say its a great amp but i cant find any information on it anywhere, how would you go about bridging it? i know what the inputs and speaker connections are but there are some other connections and i dont know what they are, anyone know? i have searched ebay and all over the internet and found nothing, maybe someone here might have a copy of a manual or know where i could get one? i would be willing to pay $$ for it.
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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:23 pm

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That is great - thanks. Hmmm... would you infer from this that the amp can then be run in 4-channel mode?

2 x 360wpc and 4 x 133wpc? Wow, that would be awesome news.

Thanks, again, and to the other poster: Maybe you should post for us a photo?
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Post Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:45 pm

Carver 805x

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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:02 pm

sorry MaddMaxxx

The external web hosting pic site that I had to post the picture on made it come out fuzzy on this site.If you want a readable picture PM me with an email address and I will send a clear readable one. I kind of wish I had picked up one of these when thay were new but my TFM-75 is such an anchor that every other amp was just another amp.

It would be great having the 806x for the family's theater and keep the big guns for when the family is out.
I sure wish I had the money to get those speakers your selling Maxx.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:31 pm

Carver HT amps

I'm wondering if it wouldn't be a good idea to start thinking about the Sunfire line for our HT applications. As much as I love the old Carver gear home theater was really not the big thing when Carver was still in business. Where Bob is still involved with the Sunfire company it might be a good idea to move on to that line. I was looking at the Theatergrand IV.It's an impressive piece of equipment and still has the sonic holography. Sorry i'm off topic here but I just can't see going back to the Carver gear when I start getting into HT. On that bridgeable amp. I think one of the Rotel amps has the capability you are looking for. I forget the model but you could check their website. Art
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:14 pm

I have to agree with you Art on the Sunfires there great. There's still a place for this 806x as its only an amplifier so you can put what ever pre-amp you want to it. This has about the perfect level of power for the family room for the wife and my two boys as thay don't like the level that dad likes to listen to.

Its only when me and my oldest son watch a movie with the rest of the family gone do we need the TFM-75 ,Sunfire 300x2 and the three M1.5't as the wife only wants us to TURN IT DOWN when she's there.

So the 805x would be great for the Family movie nights and not be wasting electricity on the bigger amps. Not to mention all the 6 channels are in one amp. I also think to most normal people the 806x would be very loud on movies. The 806x is still a winner and it's still usable today.
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:29 am

Sorry i'm off topic here but I just can't see going back to the Carver gear when I start getting into HT. On that bridgeable amp. I think one of the Rotel amps has the capability you are looking for. I forget the model but you could check their website. Art
Gosh, no, you're not off-topic - I think that's a great suggestion. However, what appeals about the Carver is the price - hoping to maybe nab one on Ebay for $550 or so - can't get a Sunfire or Rotel bargain like that at all I don't suspect. Agreed?
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:49 pm

Ht gear

If money is an issue probably the Sunfire isn't the way to go. I did check on that Rotel//www.rotel.com/products/specs/rmb1066.htmtel. Should be under a grand I think this is the link to get to that amp. You can bridge it to 3 channels at 150 watts each. I was looking at going that way because I really need to keep my Silver 9t's to run tha Amazings properly. I also wouln't need bass bins because the 8, 12" bass speakers in the Carvers should take care of it. Art
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