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Carver 806x ?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers & Receivers' started by Maximo, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

  2. topper

    topper Well-Known Member

    "The Carver AV-806x Multi-Channel Amplifier was a six channel amp for home theater that won considerable accolades from the audio press. This is a 6 channel power amplifier. It is THX certified. It is rated at 133 watts per channel. Each channel has an RCA input and a 5-way binding post for the speakers. There is also a DB-25 6-channel input. It is rack-mountable with the ears included. This amplifier sold for over $1500 new."
    See the reviews on this amp here: http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplific ... 83crx.aspx

    I had a vintage Carver 200w 2-channel amp that I really liked.
    ( Gave it to a good friend when I bought my Adcom. )

    With five days left on the auction, it will go a lot higher than $250
    I'd guess the winning bid will be around $500 - $ 600
  3. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    One of my two-channel Carver amps burned up, (actually I bought it that way unknowingly) and could not find a shop that could repair it. Just something to be aware of (there may be someone here who knows of a place that can...)
  4. topper

    topper Well-Known Member

    Good point, Botch.
    Parts and repairs for those older Carver amps can be hard to find.
  5. lulimet

    lulimet Well-Known Member

    I don't know, too old for me to take a chance on it.
  6. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    You make a good point. MAybe if it were cheaper.
  7. soundhound

    soundhound Well-Known Member

    Many semiconductors of even a couple decades ago are no longer available. This causes repair shops to use generic cross referenced parts for replacement. It has been my experience that these substitutions never last as long or perform as well as the original factory part used in the amplifier. This is particularly true of the output stage transistors, and it is exactly these transistors which are most likely to be blown out in an older amplifier.

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