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info on a-220 wanted

Post by mewisemagic » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:13 pm

has anybody on the forum had one of these amps? was it a good amp?is it meant primarily for home theater ? :-k
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:16 pm

Here is what is in the Database.

Gold Plated RCA Jack Connections, Dual analog lighted meters with range selection switch, Meter light On/Off switch, Individual calibrated level trim controls for each channel, Removable handles for 17" cabinet space (with trim caps), Designed and built in Woodinville, Washington, USA, Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +0,-0.2dB, Power Output: FTC 20hz-20khz 8ohm 110 watts per channel, 4ohm 175 watts per channel, Bridged mono power output: 350 watts into 8 ohms, THD: less than 0.03%, Dynamic Headroom: >1.0dB @ 8ohms both channels driven, Gain: 29.0 dB (+/- 0.5dB), Input Impedance 50 kohms, Damping Factor: >150 typical (20hz-20 khz)
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by mewisemagic » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:44 am

yeah, saw that, i just wondered if anyone on here had one?
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:20 pm

mewisemagic wrote:yeah, saw that, i just wondered if anyone on here had one?
Not that I know of mewisemagic, but let me chack my handwritten notes to see and I'll get back to you.
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by audioassassin77 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:45 am

to the best of my knowlege the -220 is the little gun in the "a" series. the others being the a500, a760, a732. these amps were designed for use in home theatre. with the -732 driving 3 channels @250 watts per @ 8r(iirc) to the front 3 channels the -220 would be an acceptable driver for the rears in a 5.1 setup.
i currently own both a -500 and -760(both thanks to forum members...cheers MB and MX) and have been looking for a -732 for a while to round out my collction.
both my a series amplifiers are large robustly built amplifiers...never seem to run out of gas.
that being said...if looking for a small amplifier in the 150-250 wpc range(for music) there are many smaller Carver amps to choose from(hmmm m400t,m200t,tfm6cb,tfm15,tfm25 ect.) that would fit the bill nicely at arround the same price point the -220s seem to go for.

btw...sadly i dont own a -220...
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:53 am

audioassassin77 wrote:to the best of my knowlege the -220 is the little gun in the "a" series. the others being the a500, a760, a732. these amps were designed for use in home theatre. with the -732 driving 3 channels @250 watts per @ 8r(iirc) to the front 3 channels the -220 would be an acceptable driver for the rears in a 5.1 setup.
i currently own both a -500 and -760(both thanks to forum members...cheers MB and MX) and have been looking for a -732 for a while to round out my collction.
both my a series amplifiers are large robustly built amplifiers...never seem to run out of gas.
that being said...if looking for a small amplifier in the 150-250 wpc range(for music) there are many smaller Carver amps to choose from(hmmm m400t,m200t,tfm6cb,tfm15,tfm25 ect.) that would fit the bill nicely at arround the same price point the -220s seem to go for.

btw...sadly i dont own a -220...
A-732??? You must mean the A-753X!!! :lol:
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by audioassassin77 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:34 pm

OBI56 wrote:
A-732??? You must mean the A-753X!!! :lol:
shit..small wonder im having such a hard time finding one... :-k

(only a typo OBI-san,only a typo)
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:37 pm

audioassassin77 wrote:
OBI56 wrote:
A-732??? You must mean the A-753X!!! :lol:
shit..small wonder im having such a hard time finding one... :-k

(only a typo OBI-san,only a typo)
Typos can be costly in terns of wasted time AA77; like this neighbor who insists on finding a 1962 Chevrolet Crovet in mint condition ...... running on 7 years now and he has still to find one of ANY model year! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by audioassassin77 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:01 pm

OBI56 wrote:
audioassassin77 wrote:
OBI56 wrote:
A-732??? You must mean the A-753X!!! :lol:
shit..small wonder im having such a hard time finding one... :-k

(only a typo OBI-san,only a typo)
Typos can be costly in terns of wasted time AA77; like this neighbor who insists on finding a 1962 Chevrolet Crovet in mint condition ...... running on 7 years now and he has still to find one of ANY model year! :lol: :lol: :lol:
...couldnt agree more inTERMSof wasted time....have a friend from bosnia also looking for a CROvette...keep telling him they didnt start production 'till '64..

...damn neighbo(u)rs in your 'hood to OBI-san...? guess the internet IS finnnaly killing off the english language \:D/ \:D/
:lol: :lol:

edit..,.whew glad i added that that "b"
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:35 pm

audioassassin77 wrote:
OBI56 wrote:

Typos can be costly in terns of wasted time AA77; like this neighbor who insists on finding a 1962 Chevrolet Crovet in mint condition ...... running on 7 years now and he has still to find one of ANY model year! :lol: :lol: :lol:
...couldnt agree more inTERMSof wasted time....have a friend from bosnia also looking for a CROvette...keep telling him they didnt start production 'till '64..

...damn neighbo(u)rs in your 'hood to OBI-san...? guess the internet IS finnnaly killing off the english language \:D/ \:D/
:lol: :lol:

edit..,.whew glad i added that that "b"
Actually, the Corvette début was in 1953 with a Blue Flame 6 cylinder engine. The Vette got its V-8 in 1955 and the 62 was the last year of the original model series. 1963 saw the split window coupe arrive and 65 brought side pipes and the big block 396. 64 was, all in all, an unremarkable year for Corvettes.
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by PDR » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:48 pm

OBI,

My father inlaw is the pres of the richmond BC corvette club, we kind of like cars around here!

Again your wealth of knowledge astounds me, from sewing machines to corvettes......whats next!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:23 am

PDR wrote:OBI,

My father inlaw is the pres of the richmond BC corvette club, we kind of like cars around here!

Again your wealth of knowledge astounds me, from sewing machines to corvettes......whats next!! :D :D :D :D

Perry
The 63 split window coupe is one of my all time favorite cars; possibly one if the finest examples of automotive art ever put on the road, truly deserving to be in the company of all the Italian exotics out there.
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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by PDR » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:30 am

OBI,

Yes those are beautiful cars.............. :shock: Im a doge guy 8) 8) 8)

Just bought my wife a beautiful 06 charger, nice.......not a vintage vette.......but nice!!


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Re: info on a-220 wanted

Post by gdb » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:11 am

I'm partial to the 61 & 62 (?I think?) roadsters with the oldstyle front ends and the new stingray hiney! How many 40+yr. old Camrys d'ya think there'll be around??? :-k :lol: :lol:
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