Recently I bought an a500x, but it has one bad channel. The relay does not kick in, but I'm not sure what the issue is. The previous owner dropped it (!!!) and broke the left channel level control handle and the input jack. I've repaired both, but the channel is still dead, though I get about 10mw dc offset from the speaker output.
I don't hear the relay on that channel click - just the other channel does. I've heard that the relays in general tend to go out, but I'm not sure that's the problem.
Can anyone advise me where to start? I've been combing the net looking for a service manual, and the closest I have found is a schematic for an a400x.
The channel that does work sounds amazing, and I'll admit that 250 wpc is intoxicating. I don't think it will take too long before I become a Carver addict.