Carver A-220 Amplifier

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Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by C-1200 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:39 pm

My current system's made up of two bridged A-760x's in front, and A-220 for rear ambience through a Yamaha DSP. I bought all these new, and still have the manuals and packing. The 760's have been rock solid, but the 220 not so much, as went in for warranty repair when nearly new. Well it's dead again, with the green power light on and very dim meter lighting. Changed some system wiring around, with the second 760 now running the rear channels, but gonna fix the 220 eventually. I'm more than capable of these repairs, as been working on electronics for years. Also find the more technical information the better. Have every manual, diagram for the 760's, but very little on the 220. Figuring the 760's schematic's pretty close, but any help would be appreciated, as gonna be a real pain just getting this thing out of it's installation place. Mark

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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by kingman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Mark...I can get the owners but not repair manual...good luck in your search.
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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by Chauss » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:21 pm

Maybe BillD can help you out.....he is a freakin walkin encyclopedia for Carver gear! =D>
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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:07 pm

Chauss wrote:Maybe BillD can help you out.....he is a freakin walkin encyclopedia for Carver gear! =D>
I second that ! He's a wuss when it come's to the 400 series amps though ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by BillD » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:27 pm

Don't know shit about an A-220 either.
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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by C-1200 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:21 pm

Thanks for the responses, as actually have all the factory user manuals, packing, ext. The 220's were a very limited run, so not many documents on them. Really just got it to physically match the other Carver stuff I have. Guess I'll just pull it apart, starting with the power supply and output transistors. If bad power transformer secondary windings, have to evaluate scrapping it vs a call to Rita. I'm ok for now swapping to different amps, but a shame seeing the dead 220 totally dark. Mark

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Re: Carver A-220 Amplifier

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:25 pm

Give Rolland a call. Rita is no more !

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