Problems with Home Stereo

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  1. white lightnin

    white lightnin New Member

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    Well my dad became an audio fanatic, dropping multiple thousands on a kick ass home system. In the process I enherited his old stereo. It is a Carver amp 130x2.

    Anyways, he had it cleaned at a rather good audio shop here in town, but I have not been able to get it to work reliably. Basically, the audio goes in and out, and the display freezes when it is on the radio channels.

    I think my connections could be the cause, but I dont understand how it goes from working to not when i dont even touch anything.:sadwavey: help
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    The display shouldn't be affected by erroneous connections. If the audio is going in and out then that sounds like a loose connection internally or maybe a more serious problem. I am not familiar with that particular amp, but unless it is worth a lot of money I doubt it is worth repairing.

    Out of curiosity, what does your dad's new setup consist of?
     
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    white lightnin New Member

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    The amp is pretty decent, so I think I will try to go get it fixed.

    He has a lot of components that are very new to me, in that I didnt know that it could get that complicated. He has a system with a vaccuum tube amp, pre amp, turn table, cd player etc... Conrad Johnson and McIntosh are some names I remember...
     
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    With names like that, it sounds nice, and expensive lol. Any pictures would be appreciated.
     
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    white lightnin New Member

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    Yeah, it is his current obsession. He loves to talk to me about it, although I zone out after about 5 minutes of the explanation of some new device he wants to buy. I will grab a few pics if I go to his house tonight.

    I did a bit of research on the unit I have, and have realized that it is simply known as "The Receiver". It is an older piece, as the copyright in the manual is 1983. I also looked on ebay and saw that used ones were going for 100-200, and being a college student I can't afford a pricey new receiver.

    I think I will look into cleaning it myself and see how that works out.
     

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