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F300, F600

F1200

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PROFESSIONAL STEREO POWER AMPLIFIERS

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1-800-854-2235
7:30 To 5:00 Monday-Friday
Pacific Standard Time
USA

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OPERATION MANUAL
12340 World Trade Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

Record the serial number of your amplifier in the space provided below:

Serial No._________________ Invoice Date________________

Manual No. 76-12028
Revision 1.2

Made in USA
12340 World Trade Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
(800)854-2235

CAUTION

WARRANTY AND SERVICE INFORMATION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN

ATTENTION:

RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN CHASSIS; DO NOT DEFEAT OR REMOVE THE
GROUND PIN OF THE POWER CORD; CONNECT ONLY TO A PROPERLY GROUNDED AC POWER OUTLET.

WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE"
"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
"GEFAHLICHE SPANNUNG"

EXPLANATION
OF SYMBOLS:

"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
"UNBEDINGT IN DER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG NACHSCHLAGEN"

IMPORTANT! FOR YOUR PROTECTION, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
WATER AND MOISTURE: Appliance should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc). Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
POWER SOURCES: The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization
means of an appliance is not defeated.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
SERVICING: The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
FUSING: If your unit is equipped with a fuse receptacle, replace only with the same type fuse. Refer
to replacement text on the unit for correct fuse type.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (EUROPEAN)
NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS IF YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH A POWER CORD.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.

The cores in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code.
GREEN and YELLOW - Earth
BLUE - Neutral
BROWN - Live
The power cord is terminated in a CEE7/7 plug (Continental Europe). The green / yellow
wire is connected directly to the unit's chassis. If you need to change the plug, and if you
are qualified to do so, refer to the table below.

WIRE COLOR
CONDUCTOR

NORMAL

ALTERNATIVE

L

LIVE

BROWN

NEUTRAL

BLUE

WHITE

E

EARTH

GREEN / YEL

GREEN

REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY (1Year)
There is no charge for service under warranty. However, shipping is to be paid both
ways by the customer.

REPAIRS OUT OF WARRANTY
After your warranty has expired, call us for the current flat rate charge which includes
parts labor and testing to bring your unit up to factory specifications.

SERVICING IN YOUR AREA
You may select your own service center or have your own qualified technician work on
the unit at your own expense. This will not void the warranty unless damage was done
because of improper servicing. Under the ONE YEAR WARRANTY, Carvin will ship parts
pre-paid to you or your technician providing that the defective part(s) are first returned for
our inspection. If you do not have a qualified service person, we ask that you do not
involve yourself in servicing the unit.

LIMITED WARRANTY
Your Carvin Professional Series Product is guaranteed against failure for ONE YEAR.
Carvin will service the unit and supply all parts at no charge to the customer providing the
unit is under warranty. CARVIN DOES NOT PAY FOR PARTS OR SERVICING OTHER
THAN OUR OWN. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser only and is not
transferable. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE FAILURES CAUSED BY INCORRECT USE, INADEQUATE CARE OF THE UNIT, OR NATURAL DISASTERS. A COPY
OF THE ORIGINAL INVOICE IS REQUIRED TO VERIFY YOUR WARRANTY. Carvin
takes no responsibility for any horn driver or speaker damaged by this unit. This warranty
is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied. No representative or person is
authorized to represent or assume for Carvin any liability in connection with the sale or servicing of Carvin products. No liability is assumed for damage due to accident, abuse, lack
of reasonable care, loss of parts, or failure to follow Carvin's directions. CARVIN SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

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Call Toll-Free 800-854-2235 if you need help with your CARVIN product. If you need to
return it for service, our service dept. will issue a Service Number so that we can expect
your shipment. Write the Service Number on the carton and be sure to include a full
description of every problem. Pack in its original carton using all its packing material.
Return by UPS pre-paid. Units returned with physical damage, missing parts, or damage
from improper service are not serviceable.

In the interest of creating new products and improving existing ones, Carvin is continually researching the latest state of the art audio design methods, and modern packaging and production techniques. Thus, Carvin reserves the right to make changes in its products and specifications without
notice or obligation.

WARNING: If the ground is defeated, certain fault conditions in the unit or in the system to which it is connected can result in full line voltage between chassis and earth
ground. Severe injury or death can then result if the chassis and the earth ground are
touched simultaneously.
U.K. MAINS PLUG WARNING: A moulded mains plug that has been cut off from the cord in unsafe.
Discard the mains plug at a suitable disposal facility. NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
SHOULD YOU INSERT A DAMAGED OR CUT MAINS PLUG INTO A 13 AMP POWER SOCKET.
Do not use the mains plug without the fuse cover in place. Replacement fuse covers can be obtained
from your local retailer. Replacement fuses are 13 amp and MUST be ASTA approved to BS1362.

12340 World Trade Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
800-854-2235 M-F 7:30 to 5:00

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SPECIFICATIONS

FOR THE NEW OWNER

Carvin's F-Series of professional stereo amplifiers represent the state of the art in linear
audio power amplification technology.

F300
Output Power
8Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 1% THD
4Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 1% THD
2Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 1% THD
(BRIDGE MONO)

F600

F1200

300 Watts
N/A
N/A

600 Watts
N/A
N/A

1,200 Watts
1,200 Watts
1,800 Watts

8Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 0.5% THD
100/100 Watts
4Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 0.5% THD
150/150 Watts
2Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 0.5% THD
N/A
2Ohm, 1kHz, & lt; 0.5% THD
N/A
(Stereo, both channels driven)

200/200 Watts
300/300 Watts
N/A
N/A

400/400 Watts
600/600 Watts
600/600 Watts
900/900 Watts*
(*RMS POWERMAX(TM))

THD
20-20kHz
(8Ohm at half power)

& lt; 0.1%

& lt; 0.1%

& lt; 0.1%

Damping Factor

& gt; 450

& gt; 450

& gt; 500

Sensitivity (@ 4Ohm)

0.75 Vrms

1.0 Vrms

1.5 Vrms

Signal to Noise Ratio

100 dB

103 dB
23 lbs.

27 lbs.

290 VA
290 VA

575 VA
575 VA

1250 VA
1250 VA

It all starts with a massive, precision toroidal power transformer. This type of transformer
is praised for its efficient transfer of energy and the way it confines noise fields quietly
within its coils. With this quiet efficiency also comes lighter weight. One of the main reasons Carvin is able to offer a substantial 1,200 Watts of power from a two rack unit package weighing only 25 pounds.
But that's just the beginning. A specially designed cooling chamber funnels the air volume of an average sized refrigerator across the heatsinks every 20 seconds. The heatsink
size, shape and configuration are custom made and optimized with the help of computer
aided design. The height to width ratio pushes the envelope of aluminum extrusion technology. Our high fin count is the greatest in the industry but even more impressive are the
675 micro-fins which increase the heat transferring surface area of the sink by a phenomenal 52%! Staggered mounting of the power transistors distributes heat evenly across the
entire heatsink to eliminate hotspots.

106 dB

21 lbs.

From small clubs to sports arenas you'll love the crystal clear sound these amplifiers provide. Their light-weight, compact design is complemented by heavy duty construction perfectly suited for the rigors of road use. They're available in three power levels to fit the
widest possible range of applications.

Weight (Shipping)
Power Consumption

(120V)
(230V)

Frequency Response

Input Impedance
Dimensions

Each model in Carvin's F-Series has enough thermal headroom to dissipate more than
twice its power rating.
Carvin's F-Series offers high quality audio in a tough, efficient package while providing
peace of mind reliability.

Carvin's USA toll free number: 800-854-2235

?0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
(?1.0 dB, 10 Hz to 40 kHz)
& gt; 20kOhm Balanced or Unbalanced
3 1/2" High x 19" Wide x 10" Deep

MAINTENANCE
Carvin's F-Series amplifiers have free-flow ventilation and require no filter maintenance.
However, use caution to avoid spilling liquids or allowing any other foreign matter inside
the unit. As with all pro-audio gear, avoid prolonged use in caustic environments (i.e., on
the beach). When used in such an environment, please be sure the amplifier is adequately
protected by rack, covers, etc..
To clean the unit, always use a mild detergent and warm water solution applied to a soft
cloth. Never spray cleaning products directly on the unit.

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RECEIVING INSPECTION
INSPECT YOUR AMPLIFIER FOR ANY DAMAGE which may have occurred during shipment. If any damage is found, notify the shipping company and call CARVIN immediately.
SAVE THE CARTON & ALL PACKING MATERIALS. In the event you have to reship this
amplifier, always use the original carton and packing material. This will provide the best
possible protection during shipment. Neither CARVIN nor the shipping company are liable
for damage caused by improper packing.

SAVE YOUR INVOICE. It will be required for warranty service. Immediately check your
invoice against the items received.

SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If items are missing, it may be that they were shipped separately. Please allow several days for the balance of your order to arrive before inquiring. If you
determine (after allowing an appropriate amount of time) you have not received all the
items you ordered, please call CARVIN.

Carvin's USA toll free number: 800-854-2235

PCB REF
R254
R255
R256
R257
R258
R259
R260
R261
R262
R263
R264
R265
R266
R267
R268
R269
R270
R271
R272
R273
R274
R275
R276
R277
R278
R279
R280
R281
R282
R283
R284
R285
R286
R287
R288
R289
R290
R291
R292
R293
R294
R295
R296
R297
R298
R299
S1
SYS GND
VR1
VR2
Z100
Z101
Z102
Z103
Z200
Z201
Z202
Z203

DESCRIPTION
PART #
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 5KOhm, Wire Wound . . . . . .55-50030
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 5KOhm, Wire Wound . . . . . .55-50030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 2W, ?10%, 1.5k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-15030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/2W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 68K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-68045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Switch, DIP, 8 Pole single throw . . . . . . . . . . . .25-02068
Jumper, 22AWG, .500"x.175" . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-15000
Regulator, Voltage, +15, 2A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-78150
Regulator, Voltage, -15, 2A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-79150
Zener Diode,16V ?5%, 1N4745A . . . . . . . . . . .61-47450
Not used
Not used
Not used
Zener Diode,16V ?5%, 1N4745A . . . . . . . . . . .61-47450
Not used
Not used
Not used

FUSE SELECTION

There are two versions of each F-Series amplifier. A 120 Volt AC version for those
countries supplying 120 and a 230 Volt version for others.
There are several differences between the two but of primary concern are power cord and
fuse values. Models with power cords containing the standard North American three prong
plug are for use with 120VAC where models with the European CEE-7 plugs are for 230V.
The following chart shows what fuse values to use for each model:

Fuse Selector Chart for 120 VAC Models
Model
Fuse Value
Size
Carvin P/N
F1200 . . . .12A, 250V, Slow Blow............3AB, 1/4 x 1 1/2" ...........70-22112
F600 . . . . .6A, 250V, Slow Blow ............3AG, 1/4 x 1 1/2"...........70-22060
F300 . . . . .3A, 250V, Slow Blow ............3AG, 1/4 x 1 1/2"...........70-22030

Fuse Selector Chart for 230 VAC (Export) Models
Model
Fuse Value
Size
Carvin P/N
F1200 . . . . .6A, 250V, Slow Blow ............3AG, 1/4 x 1 1/2"...........70-22060
F600 . . . . .3A, 250V, Slow Blow ............3AG, 1/4 x 1 1/2"...........70-22030
F300 . . . .1 1/2A, 250V, Slow Blow..........3AB, 1/4 x 1 1/2" ...........70-22015
Warning: Installing a wrong value fuse can damage the amplifier or create a fire hazard.

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PCB REF
L100
L200
P100
P101
P102
P200
P201
P202
Q1
Q100
Q101
Q102
Q103
Q104
Q105
Q106
Q107
Q108
Q109
Q110
Q111
Q112
Q113
Q114
Q115
Q116
Q117
Q118
Q200
Q201
Q202
Q203
Q204
Q205
Q206
Q207
Q208
Q209
Q210
Q211
Q212
Q213
Q214
Q215
Q216
Q217
Q218
QC1
QC2
QC3
QC4
QC5
QC6
QC7
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
R10
R12
R13
R14
R15
R16
R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R25
R26
R27
R28
R29
R100
R101
R102
R103
R104
R105
R106
R107
R108
R109
R110
R115
R116
R117
R118
R119
R120
R121
R122
R123
R124
R125
R126
R127
R128
R130

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DESCRIPTION
PART #
Inductor, 2.5uH, 26 Turns of 15AWG, .31 " i.d. .15-00165
Inductor, 2.5uH, 26 Turns of 15AWG, .31 " i.d. .15-00165
Pot, 16 "K", B10KOhm, 41 Click, Alpha . . . . . . . . .71-10302
Pot, Vert Trimmer, 3KOhm, .25W . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-23110
Pot, Vert Trimmer, 3KOhm, .25W . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-23110
Pot, 16 "K", B10KOhm, 41 Click, Alpha . . . . . . . . .71-10302
Pot, Vert Trimmer, 3KOhm, .25W . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-23110
Pot, Vert Trimmer, 3KOhm, .25W . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-23110
Transistor, Darlington, NPN, 0.5A, 30V . . . . . .60-00014
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, PNP, 3A,100V, 40 W, TIP 32C . . . .60-32000
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, 2N5400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-54000
J175, JFET, P-Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-17500
Transistor, NPN, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW42 . . .60-00042
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, PNP, 3A,100V,40 W, TIP 32C . . . .60-32000
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, 2N5550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55500
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, MOSFET, N Ch, STW33N20 . . . . .60-33420
Transistor, 2N5400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-54000
J175, JFET, P-Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-17500
Transistor, NPN, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW42 . . .60-00042
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Transistor, PNP, .5A, 300V, 1 W, MPSW92 . . .60-00092
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Zierick/Keystone, Straight, .250 QC . . . . . . . . .06-40050
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 3.3K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 0.56Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-05605
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 0.56Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-05605
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 2W, ?10%, 3.3k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-33035
Resistor 10W, ?10%, 40Ohm, Stand off . . . . . . . .56-40015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor, 2W, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-15025
Resistor, 2W, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055

PCB REF
R131
R132
R133
R134
R135
R140
R141
R142
R143
R144
R145
R146
R147
R148
R149
R150
R151
R153
R154
R155
R156
R157
R158
R159
R160
R161
R162
R163
R164
R165
R166
R167
R168
R169
R170
R171
R172
R173
R174
R175
R176
R177
R178
R179
R180
R181
R182
R183
R184
R185
R186
R187
R188
R189
R190
R191
R192
R193
R194
R195
R196
R197
R198
R199
R200
R201
R202
R203
R204
R205
R206
R207
R208
R209
R210
R215
R216
R217
R218
R219
R220
R221
R222
R223
R224
R225
R226
R227
R228
R230
R231
R232
R233
R234
R235
R240
R241
R242
R243
R244
R245
R246
R247
R248
R249
R250
R251
R253

DESCRIPTION
PART #
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Not used
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1.5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 15K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15045
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-22026
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 5KOhm, Wire Wound . . . . . .55-50030
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 5KOhm, Wire Wound . . . . . .55-50030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 2W, ?10%, 1.5k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-15030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/2W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 68K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-68045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 4.7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47015
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 150Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22025
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 2.2K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 3W, ?10%, 0.22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-02205
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 470K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10035
Not used
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 100K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10055
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 1.5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15035
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 33K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-33045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 24K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-24045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 15K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-15045
Resistor, 5W,?10%, 22Ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-22026
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-10045
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 220K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-22055

QUICK SET UP

Like most new owners, you're probably in a hurry to plug in your F-Series amplifier and
audition it. Here are some brief instructions to get you going quickly.

CONNECTING AC POWER
Use only a grounded (3 prong) power outlet to avoid shock hazard.
INPUTS

1

INPUT CONNECTIONS
Balanced XLR and 1/4" phone input connectors are located on the rear panel and labeled "INPUTS". The 1/4" phone
jacks can be used with either balanced (ring-, tip+, sleeve
gnd) or unbalanced (tip, sleeve) plugs.

BALANCED LINE

2

The new amplifier, right out of the box, will have its
"ACCESSORY GROUP" switches configured for the typical
stereo setup (see page 5).

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

OUTPUTS

-

1

CONNECTING SPEAKERS
STEREO

+

Carvin's F-Series of amplifiers contains the latest in
state of the art, high current speaker connectors.
Along with standard 1/4" phone jacks there are binding posts (the F1200 model also includes Speakon(TM)
connectors). These output connections are located
within a box on the rear panel labeled "OUTPUT".

SPEAKER

2

MONO
BRIDGE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

+
-

BRIDGE MODE
When operating in bridge mode, use the two RED binding posts marked "MONO
BRIDGE" to connect the amplifier to speaker cabinets. Channel 1's RED post is positive
and channel 2's RED post is negative. There are DIP switches accessible through the rear
panel labeled "BRIDGE MONO". Slide both of them to the right.

POWER-UP SEQUENCE

Follow these simple steps when applying power to the system.
1. Verify all system connections while power is still off.
2. Lower all power amplifier level controls to minimum.
3. Apply power to the mixers, processors etc. first.
4. Apply power to the power amplifiers last.
5. Setup mixer, processors etc. to nominal operating levels.
6. Set power amplifier level controls to desired volume.
Note: Reverse this procedure for power-down.
13
15
17
19
22
30
50

12 11

10 9
8

7
6
5
4
3
2

1
0 dB
CHANNEL
PROTECT

1

13
15
17
19
22
30
50
POWER

12 11

10 9
8

7
6
5
4
3
2

1
0 dB
CHANNEL

2

2

Parts List For F-Series PC Sub Assemblies

FRONT PANEL FEATURES

4

1

13
15
17
19
22
30
50

12

11 10 9

8

7
6
5
4
3
2

1
0 dB
CHANNEL
PROTECT

1

3

2

11

7

1. POWER SWITCH
Press the top half of this switch to apply power to the unit. (The orange power LED
will illuminate to show when the amplifier is powered.)

?

2. CHANNEL 1 LEVEL CONTROL
A precision 41 step input level attenuator is used to adjust volume levels.

3. CHANNEL 1 SIGNAL INDICATOR
This green LED comes on when signal is present on channel 1.

4. CHANNEL 1 CLIP INDICATOR
This RED LED lights when channel 1 has reached its maximum output capability.

5. FRONT PULL COOLING VENTS
The cooling chamber gets air from the front of the amplifier where the air is cooler. Make
sure there is adequate ventilation. Never block the vents or attach a front cover to the
rack while the equipment is operating.

6. HANDLES
These sturdy one piece aluminum handles make transporting a breeze as well as facilitate installation and removal from racks.

PCB REF
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
A12
BIAS ADJ
C4
C5
C6
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C14
C15
C16
C18
C19
C20
C21
C22
C23
C100
C101
C105
C106
C107
C109
C110
C111
C112
C113
C114
C115
C116
C117
C118
C119
C125
C126
C127
C128
C129
C130
C131
C132
C133
C134
C135
C136
C138
C139
C140
C141
C142
C200
C201
C205
C206
C207
C209
C210
C211
C212
C213
C214
C215
C216
C217
C218
C219
C225
C226
C227
C228
C229
C230
C231
C232
C233
C234
C235
C236
C238

DESCRIPTION
PART #
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
5532 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55320
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
5532 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55320
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
5532 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-55320
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
4558 Op Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-45580
Header, 4 Pin, .100, Straight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-10004
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 4700uF, 100V . . . . . . .42-47212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic 47uF, 63V . . . . . . . . . . .47-47061
Capacitor, Electrolytic 47uF, 63V . . . . . . . . . . .47-47061
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Poly, .001uF, 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-10212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Ceramic, 39pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-39052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 39pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-39052
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Poly 0.068uF 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-68312
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 47uF, 63V . . . . . . . . . .47-47061
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 27pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-27052
Not used
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Not used
Capacitor, Ceramic, 120pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-12152
Not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.047uF/400V . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47342
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.0033uF/100V . . . . . . . . . . .46-33212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 22uF, 160V . . . . . . . . .47-22016
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, .01uF, 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-10312
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Poly, .001uF, 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-10212
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 470uF, 25V . . . . . . . . .47-47125
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Ceramic, 39pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-39052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 39pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-39052
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Poly 0.068uF 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-68312
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 47uF, 63V . . . . . . . . . .47-47061
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Ceramic, 56pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-56052
Capacitor, Ceramic, 27pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-27052
Not used
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Not used
Capacitor, Ceramic, 120pF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-12152
Not used
Not used
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.047uF/400V . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47342
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.0033uF/100V . . . . . . . . . . .46-33212

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
THIS UNIT CONTAINS HIGH VOLTAGE
COMPONENTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

3

PCB REF
C239
C240
C241
C242
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
D100
D101
D102
D105
D106
D107
D108
D109
D110
D111
D112
D113
D114
D115
D116
D117
D118
D119
D120
D121
D200
D201
D202
D205
D206
D207
D208
D209
D210
D211
D212
D213
D214
D215
D216
D217
D218
D219
D220
D221
E1
E2
E3
E5
E6
E100
E101
E102
E103
E200
E201
E202
E203
H1
H2
H3
H4
H5
H6
H7
H8
H9
J100
J101
J102
J103
J200
J201
J202
J203
JMP108
JMP110
JMP113
JMP114
JMP119
JMP120
JMP130
JMP131
JMP132
JMP134
JMP136
JMP137
JMP138
JMP139
JMP140
JMP151
JMP156
JMP162
JMP165
JMP166
K1
K100
K200

DESCRIPTION
PART #
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 22uF, 160V . . . . . . . . .47-22016
Capacitor, Electrolytic, 10uF, 50V . . . . . . . . . .47-10051
Capacitor, Mylar, 0.22uF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-22412
Capacitor, Mylar, .01uF, 100V . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-10312
LED, Small Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-75320
LED, Small Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-24251
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 1000V, 1N4007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-10000
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 1000V, 1N4007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-10000
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
LED, Small Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-75320
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
LED, Small Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-75330
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 1000V, 1N4007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-10000
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 1000V, 1N4007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-10000
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
LED, Small Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-75320
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
LED, Small Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-75330
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Resistor 1/4W, ?5%, 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-47045
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Diode, 1A, 200V, 1N4003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-40030
Not used
Wire, RED, 14AWG, 14" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14214
Wire, BLU, 14AWG, 16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14616
Wire, RED, 14AWG, 6" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-16206
Wire, BlU, 14AWG, 7" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14607
Wire, GRN, 14AWG, 9" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14509
Wire, BLK, 14AWG, 16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14016
Wire, BRN, 14AWG, 11" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14111
Wire, BRN, 14AWG, 5" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14105
Wire, GRN, 14AWG, 12" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14512
Wire, BLK, 14AWG, 16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14016
Wire, BLK, 14AWG, 8" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14008
Wire, BLK, 14AWG, 4" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-14004
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 8Pin, 175mm . . . . . . .05-24175
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 4Pin, 254mm . . . . . . .05-24254
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 4Pin, 275mm . . . . . . .05-24275
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 4Pin, 125mm . . . . . . .05-24125
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 4Pin, 225mm . . . . . . .05-24225
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 8Pin, 255mm . . . . . . .05-24255
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 8Pin, 255mm . . . . . . .05-24255
Conn. Header, 4 Pin, .100, Straight . . . . . . . . .23-10004
Cable, Ribbon, 24AWG, 8Pin, 255mm . . . . . . .05-24255
Jack, 1/4" 7P Plastic, 24mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-06457
XLR, Female, Neutrik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-40000
Jack, 1/4" 3P Plastic, 24mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-06453
Connector, Speakon 4 Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-45000
Jack, 1/4" 7P Plastic, 24mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-06457
XLR, Female, Neutrik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-40000
Jack, 1/4" 3P Plastic, 24mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-06453
Connector, Speakon 4 Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-45000
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Resistor, 0.0Ohm, 0.35" jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-00035
Relay, 10 Amp, SPDT, 24VDC, JY1JDC24V . .70-05698
Relay, 10 Amp, SPDT, 24VDC, JY1JDC24V . .70-05698
Relay, 10 Amp, SPDT, 24VDC, JY1JDC24V . .70-05698

20

REPLACEMENT PART GUIDE
CAUTION

1
2

8

10

5

15

14

12

1

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

4

13

3
5
13
15
17
19
22
30
50

16
17

ROTECT

POWER

12

11 10 9

8

7
6
5
4
3

2
1
0 dB
CHANNEL

2

11

10
6
7

9

7
8

THIS UNIT CONTAINS HIGH VOLTAGE
COMPONENTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

REF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

DESCRIPTION

PART #

QTY

Switch, Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-31360 . . . . . . . . . .1
Binding Post, Dual, Black/Red, Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03-10450 . . . . . . . . . .2
Bridge Rectifier, 35A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-35040 . . . . . . . . . .1
Unichassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-06009 . . . . . . . . . .1
Heatsink, custom, natural aluminum finish . . . . . . . . . . . .12-00504 . . . . . . . . . .2
Bracket, Fan, Dual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-10027* . . . . . . . . . .1
Fan, DC 24V, 80mm, 36CFM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-02408 . . . . . . . . . .2**
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-06001-3 . . . . . . . . .1
Switch, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-31350 . . . . . . . . . .1
Knob, Power Amp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07-09001 . . . . . . . . . .2
Handle, Extruded, F-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11120 . . . . . . . . . .2
Shield, Vent, F-Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-06003 . . . . . . . . . .2
Mount, Toroid Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-15004 . . . . . . . . . .1
Insulator, Toroid Pad (Not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03-15010 . . . . . . . . . .2
Transformer, Power, Toroid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See Chart . . . . . . . . . .1
Fuse Holder (See chart for fuse values) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-81116 . . . . . . . . . .1
Circuit Board Assembly (Includes all PCB's) . . . . . . . . . . .80-12028 . . . . . . . . . .1
Capacitor, AC Line Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-47322 . . . . . . . . . .1
Cover, Chassis (Not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-06005 . . . . . . . . . .1
Foot, .875x.3125 (Not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .03-19682 . . . . . . . . . .4
Power Cord, AC, 16AWG (Not shown) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05-01604 . . . . . . . . . .1

9
7. POWER INDICATOR

6

An orange LED unmistakably tells when the amplifier is turned on. (The various front
panel indicators were deliberately given different colors so the operator can see the status
of the amplifier from across the room with only a glance.)

8. CHANNEL 2 LEVEL CONTROL
A precision 41 step input level attenuator is used to adjust volume levels.

9. CHANNEL 2 SIGNAL INDICATOR
This green LED comes on when signal is present on channel 2.

10. CHANNEL 2 CLIP INDICATOR
This RED LED lights when channel 2 has reached its maximum output capability.

11. PROTECT INDICATOR
If the amplifier detects any problems due to abusive operating conditions, it will automatically enter "PROTECT" mode. This mode will remove signal from one or both affected
channels and the "PROTECT" LED will light. (See the section entitled "PROTECT LED"
for more detailed information.)

* F1200 uses 10-10027 dual fan bracket, F300 & F600 uses 10-10017 single fan bracket.
** F1200 uses two fans whereas F300 and F600 uses only one.

Fuse/Transformer Selector Chart

19

Line
Fuse Value
Transformer P/N
Model
F1200.........120 VAC...........12A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . . .15-12120
F1200.........230 VAC............6A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . . .15-12240
F600..........120 VAC............6A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . . .15-06120
F600..........230 VAC............3A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . . .15-06240
F300..........120 VAC............3A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . . .15-03120
F300..........230 VAC.........1 1/2A, 250V, Slow Blow . . . . . .15-03240

4

REAR PANEL FEATURES

1

Problem

Possible Cause

Correction

One or both clip
LED's flash intermittently

Input signal

Clip LED's light to indicate maximum output
level. This is not a
problem as long as the
LED's don't stay continuously lit and the sound
is not distorted.
Running the system
with the LED's continuously lit will not harm
the power amp but is
dangerous to speakers
whose power ratings
are not well above the
amplifier's power rating.

Sound is coming from
both channels when
only one channel has
signal at its input

Accessory Group's
"Parallel Inputs" switches are in the mono
position

Move "Parallel Inputs"
switches to the Stereo
position.

Accessory Group's
"BRIDGE MONO"
switches are in the
mono position

Move "BRIDGE
MONO" switches to the
Stereo position.

Excessive speaker load

Verify that the total
speaker load is not less
than the amplifiers rating. (i.e., three 4Ohm
speakers per channel
is less than 2Ohm total.)

Shorted speaker or
speaker cable

Try different cables and
speakers

Program material contains excessive signal
below 20Hz

Move Accessory Group
"Sub Filters" switches
to the ON position.

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1. CHANNEL 1 1/4" PHONE JACK INPUT
This stereo phone jack is designed to receive either balanced or unbalanced input signals. Balanced signals coming into this jack should be wired with the connector's tip going
to signal + and the connector's ring to signal -. The connector's sleeve is then tied internally to ground through the GROUND LIFT switch.

2. CHANNEL 1 XLR INPUT CONNECTOR
Like the 1/4" phone jack, this input connector will accept either balanced or unbalanced
signals. Pin 2 is signal +, pin 3 signal - and pin 1 is grounded through the GROUND LIFT
switch.

3. CHANNEL 1 SPEAKON OUTPUT
The Speakon speaker connectors' twist-lock design and high current capacity is a great
way to simplify speaker connection while maintaining a high, system wide damping factor.
(F1200 only).

Unit enters PROTECT
mode repeatedly after
resets

4. CHANNEL 1 1/4" PHONE JACK SPEAKER OUTPUT
Standard 1/4" phone jacks are supplied for convenient speaker connection.

5. CHANNEL 1 BINDING POST SPEAKER OUTPUT
An alternative for connecting speakers is through the binding posts. RED is positive and
BLACK is negative. These high current connectors will safely clamp bare wires at their
base or will accept standard banana plugs. (The two RED binding posts are used for mono
bridging, ch1 is + and ch2 is -).

6. RMS POWERMAX(TM) IMPEDANCE MATCHING SWITCH
Set this switch to the position that corresponds to the speaker load. (F1200 model only.
See the section "RMS POWERMAX(TM)" for more information.)

7. MAIN POWER FUSE

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Should the fuse ever blow, replace only with same type and value (see "Fuse Selection").
F300
3A @ 120VAC or 1 1/2A @ 230VAC, Slow Blow
F600
6A @ 120VAC or
3A @ 230VAC, Slow Blow
F1200 12A @ 120VAC or
6A @ 230VAC, Slow Blow
(Note: Some F-Series amplifiers are supplied with circuit breakers. Should one of these
ever blow, simply let the breaker cool down and press to reset.)

If the above chart has not been able to guide you to the problem then answer the following five questions:
1. AC cord attached to a source 'alive' with appropriate Voltage and current capacity?
2. Is the fuse OK and power switched on?
3. Correct level audio signal connected to inputs through known good cables?
4. Are the Accessory Group switches set properly and level controls raised sufficiently?
5. Are known good speakers connected properly using known good cables?
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Problem

Possible Cause

Loud hum coming
from speakers
(cont'd)

1

Correction
es (located in the
Accessory Group on
the rear panel) to the
right-most position.

2

3

INPUTS

4

ACCESSORY GROUP

6

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

1

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-

1
PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

No sound out of one
channel

Bridge switch not set
properly

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switches (located in the
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Accessory Group on
the rear panel) are set
to the position appropriate for your setup.
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M A D E IN THE

One or both channels
cut out every few minutes

Unit entering PROTECT mode due to
overheating

Make sure both the
front and rear of the
amplifier has adequate
space for ventilation.
Verify that the total
speaker load is not less
than the amplifiers rating. (i.e., three 4Ohm
speakers per channel
is less than 2Ohm total.)
Check for shorted
speaker cables.

Program material contains excessive signal
below 20Hz

Sound is distorted
and clip indicator(s)
are not on or only
flash occasionally

Shorted speaker or
speaker cable

Try different cables and
speakers

Too many speakers

Sound is distorted
and clip indicator(s)
are on

Move Accessory Group
"Sub Filters" switches
to the ON position.

Try connecting one
speaker system at a
time.

Amplifier input signal is
too high

Turn down the output
level of equipment
feeding the amplifier. If
the sound level is too
low then raise the controls on the front of the
power amp.

Defective input cable

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Try substituting a
known good cable.

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BALANCED LINE

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

+

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2

SPEAKER

GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

2

4/8
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H
M
S

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

+

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

FUSE

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

13

-

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

12

11

10

9

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

8

7

8. AC POWER CORD
Always use grounded (3 prong) outlets. Defeating the power cord's ground connection
can result in electrocution. If the speakers produce hum caused by a ground loop, the loop
can be broken by opening the GROUND LIFT switches provided in the "ACCESSORY
GROUP".

9. CHANNEL 2 BINDING POST SPEAKER OUTPUT
Performs the same function as channel 1's binding posts. (See ?.)
10. CHANNEL 2 1/4" PHONE JACK SPEAKER OUTPUT
Performs the same function as channel 1's jack. (See ?.)
11. CHANNEL 2 SPEAKON OUTPUT
Performs the same function as channel 1's Speakon. (See ?.)

12. ACCESSORY GROUP SWITCHES
Use these switches to enable or defeat the following features:
SWITCH FUNCTION
1 ...........Parallel or 'Y' Inputs*
2 ...........Parallel or 'Y' Inputs*
3 ...........Channel 1 SUB FILTER (15Hz)
4 ...........Channel 2 SUB FILTER (15Hz)
5 ...........Channel 1 GROUND LIFT
6 ...........Channel 2 GROUND LIFT
7 ...........BRIDGE MONO**
8 ...........BRIDGE MONO**
* Switches 1 and 2 must be set in unison. For STEREO operation both must be in the left
position, for MONO, both right.
** Switches 7 and 8 must also be set in unison. Both left for STEREO and both right for
BRIDGE MONO.

13. CHANNEL 2 XLR INPUT CONNECTOR
Performs the same function as channel 1's XLR input. (See (2).)

14. CHANNEL 2 1/4" PHONE JACK INPUT
Performs the same function as channel 1's 1/4" input. (See (1).)

15. EXHAUST VENTS
These vents must have a minimum of 3" clearance to ensure adequate ventilation.
Blocking them will cause the amp to prematurely enter "PROTECT" mode.

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CONNECTING THE SYSTEM

IN CASE OF TROUBLE

The following diagram illustrates the typical stereo setup. Although it shows XLR's for
inputs and 1/4" phone plugs for outputs, a variety of alternative connectors are available
(see the following sections on "INPUT CONNECTIONS" and "OUTPUT CONNECTIONS").

Every F-Series amplifier undergoes severe environmental "burn-in" as well as thorough
computer controlled and human testing. It is unlikely a malfunction will occur. However,
when something doesn't seem to work properly, please refer to the following chart:

Problem

Possible Cause

Correction

12V
LAMP

SENDS
EFF 1

EFF 2

R
LEFT/3

RIGHT/4

L

SUB 1

SUB 2

Disconnect all other
loads on the same circuit and reset circuit
breaker or replace
fuse.
Disconnect the power
cord and replace fuse
only with same type
and value or reset circuit breaker.

No input signal

Check that the source
equipment is properly
feeding the amplifier's
input. The green signal
LED's will show if signal is present.

Open speaker cable

Mixer Output

POWER

R
A

Circuit breaker tripped
or fuse blown in circuit
fuse box

Replace speaker cable
with a known good one.
Check speaker cabinet
for fuses and replace
as necessary

Ground loop

Move one or both
GROUND LIFT switches (located in the
Accessory Group on
the rear panel) to the
left-most position.
(Note: Never defeat
the ground prong of the
AC power cord.
Serious shock or electrocution may occur.)

Missing ground feed
(unbalanced only)

Move one or both
GROUND LIFT switch-

MAIN

C
STEREO RETURNS
B

Two conductors plus shield for
balanced input or one conductor
plus shield for unbalanced input.

Reconnect plug.

Blown speaker fuse

L

Power plug is loose or
disconnected

Amplifier fuse or circuit
breaker is blown

BAL SENDS
MON 1
MON 2

TAPE SEND

Power switch is on
but LED doesn't light

CNTRL
RM

PHONES

Two conductor non-shielded, 16AWG
or larger, cable for speaker connections.

Left Speaker
Connector

Left Input
Connector
INPUTS

ACCESSORY GROUP

OUTPUTS

1

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-

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO

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BALANCED LINE

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

MONO

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

IN

THE

U SA

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

2

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

MADE

4/8
O
H
M
S

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

Right Input
Connector

Left Speaker

-

The unit has power
but no output is present at the speakers

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

Right Speaker
Connector
Right Speaker

Loud hum coming
from speakers

Typical Stereo Setup
INPUT CONNECTIONS
The preferred method of connecting input signals is with balanced XLR's (two conductors
plus a shield wire, such as Carvin's XLR8). Balanced input signals provide the highest gain
and best noise rejection. 1/4" phone jacks are also capable of providing balanced input by
using a stereo plug (ring-, tip+ & sleeve gnd). However, not all sources provide balanced
outputs. In these cases an unbalanced 1/4" input is recommended (single conductor plus a
shield wire, such as Carvin's SH2 or SH15).

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MONO "Y" INPUT MODE

Speaker
Relay

This feature allows both channels of the amplifier to be driven from a single input. To use
this feature, plug one speaker cabinet into any of the channel 1 speaker output connectors
and a second cabinet into any of the channel 2 speaker output connectors. Next, set the
Accessory Group switches labeled "PARALLEL INPUTS" to their right-most position (as
viewed from the rear of the amplifier). Now, signal entering any input will be available on
both channels. The channel 1 level control will affect speakers connected to channel 1's output and channel 2 level will control speakers on channel 2's outputs. This feature is also
used to "daisy chain" from one piece of equipment to the next (since channel 1 and channel 2
inputs are placed in parallel, any signal present on one will be available at the other).

OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
There are two 1/4" phone jacks available for speaker connections (one for each channel).
Additionally, there are two pairs of binding posts that not only allow for high current connections to speakers but are also used when "bridging" the outputs (see section titled
"Bridging the Amp"). Carvin supplies another alternative for connecting speakers to an
F1200. Widely acclaimed audio connector manufacturer "Neutrik", created a standard for
speaker connections that provides high current capacity and ease of use. These connectors, dubbed "Speakons", have been embraced by professionals as an improvement over
previous standards.
Solder tinned wires
2+

Speakon Connector

Thermal Cutout Control

211+

1/4 " 1/2 "

F-SERIES AMPLIFIER BLOCK DIAGRAM

Ch.2
Sub-Sonic Filter

V- Overcurrent
Control

Current
Limit

Current
Limit

Bias
and
Thermal
Sensing

Ch.2 Clip
Ch.2 Signal
Ch.2 Ground
Lift

Ch.2
Input

Ch.1
Ground
Lift

Ch.1 Input

Parallel
Input

Bridge
Mono

IN/OUT

IN/OUT

Ch.1
Sub-Sonic Filter

Ch.1 Signal

Overall Feedback

Thermal Cutout Control

Local Feedback

V- Overcurrent
Control

V+ Overcurrent
Control

DC
Sensing

DC
Sensing
Bias
and
Thermal
Sensing

Current
Limit

Current
Limit

V+ Overcurrent
Control
Local Feedback
Ch.1 Clip
Overall Feedback

(Dual fans on F1200 only.)

Ch.2 Output
Speaker
Relay

Ch.1 Output

BLOCK DIAGRAM

Twist-lock
Housing

o Slip " Securing Hub " then " Cable Clamp " over cable before attaching wires.
o Connect positive speaker wire to 1+ and negative wire to 1- (2+ and 2- are not connected).
o Solder wires in contacts or use hex screws provided.

Contact
Insert

Securing
Hub

As shown above, standard Speakon speaker cables are wired to pins 1+ and 1-. Pins 2+
and 2- are reserved for use when biamping (as is the case on Carvin TR1503 and TR1801
trapezoidal speaker systems), or bridging (not supported).
Make sure to use heavy gauge wire for all speaker connections (no lighter than 16 gauge
up to 50', like Carvin's PH50). Caution: never use shielded cable (i.e., guitar cable) to
connect speakers. It poses an abnormal load on any audio power amplifier and its impedance will not provide an adequate current path for the speakers.

TYPICAL LOUDSPEAKER IMPEDANCE CONFIGURATIONS
Individual speakers or speaker cabinet wiring examples.
8Ohm TOTAL IMPEDANCE

+
8Ohm

+

SERIES CONNECTION
16Ohm TOTAL IMPEDANCE

+
8Ohm

16Ohm

+

PARALLEL CONNECTION
4Ohm TOTAL IMPEDANCE

+
8Ohm

4Ohm

+

SERIES/PARALLEL CONNECTION
8Ohm TOTAL IMPEDANCE

8Ohm

8Ohm

+

+

8Ohm

+
+
+

15

Cable
Clamp

8Ohm

+

8Ohm

8Ohm

8Ohm

+

8Ohm

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RMS POWERMAX(TM)

Unlike most amplifiers, the F1200 is capable of driving speaker loads down to 2Ohm per
channel, continuously, at full output power.
This is made possible through the use of Carvin's exclusive RMS POWERMAX(TM) feature.
Competitors boast exceptionally high power ratings at 2Ohm, as does the F1200, but many
admit continuous duty is just not possible. The Carvin F1200 amplifier will continuously
deliver 600 Watts per channel into either 2Ohm or 4Ohm per channel by setting the RMS
POWERMAX(TM) switch to match the speaker load. You will recognize the value of this
feature if you have ever experienced a blown fuse or thermal shut-down when operating at
2Ohm.
There are three possible configurations for using the RMS POWERMAX(TM) feature:
1. "Matching Mode" 2. "High Power Mode" 3. "Heat Savings Mode".

MATCHING MODE

When loading the speaker outputs to 2Ohm, set the RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch to the 2Ohm
position. When loading the speaker outputs to 4Ohm or higher, set the RMS POWERMAX(TM)
switch to the 4/8Ohm position. Whether running 2Ohm or 4Ohm output power will remain at 600W
per channel.

HIGHER POWER MODE

Under normal operating conditions, with each channel loaded to 2Ohm and the RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch set to its 2Ohm position, the amplifier will deliver 600 Watts per channel
continuously. However, if the amplifier is not running into clipping, try switching the RMS
POWERMAX(TM) switch to the "4/8Ohm" position. (That's right; if the amplifier is not being
pushed to extremes, you can load both channels to 2Ohm and set the RMS POWERMAX(TM)
switch to "4/8Ohm".) Why? Because, instead of 600 Watts per channel you get 900 Watts!
The PEAK LED's indicate when the amplifier has reached its maximum output.
Therefore, as RMS POWERMAX(TM) is switched from 'higher power mode' (900W) to
'matching mode' (600W), the PEAK LED's will light sooner. The same is true when switching from 'matching mode' to 'heat savings mode'.

HEAT SAVINGS MODE

If the amplifier is loaded with 4Ohm or more per channel and operating under such extreme
load and environmental conditions that it's entering thermal "PROTECT" mode, move the
RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch to the 2Ohm position. This will allow continued operation by
decreasing the heat in the power section.

BRIDGING THE AMP
Carvin's F-Series of amplifiers can be operated in bridged mode if you need a high power
mono (single channel) amplifier.
When 'bridging' the amp, the impedance capacity is always reduce in half. For example;
if the amp is rated with a minimum impedance of 4Ohm per channel then the lowest impedance is 8Ohm in bridge mode. Likewise, if the amp is rated at 2Ohm per channel then the lowest
recommended impedance would be 4Ohm.
Speaker connections must be made on the two RED binding posts. The channel 1 RED
binding post is the positive output while channel 2's RED post is negative.
When bridging the F1200, set the RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch to the position that is half
the speaker's impedance rating. (i.e., when running a 4Ohm speaker in bridge mode, the
RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch should be in the 2Ohm position.)

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The switches in the Accessory Group labeled "BRIDGE MONO" must be in their rightmost position. The output level is controlled by channel 1's level control (the channel 2
level control is disabled).

RED binding post. (See the "Typical Bridge Mono Triamp" illustration, two pages back.)
Speaker impedance in this mode is twice the actual load on each channel. For example;
when operating an F600, whose minimum speaker impedance rating is 4Ohm, in BRIDGE
MONO mode, speaker impedance must be no lower than 8Ohm. A 4Ohm speaker load, in this situation, would violate the minimum impedance rating of the amplifier.

PROTECT LED

The "PROTECT LED" provides the operator with information about the status of the amplifier. There are 4 different reasons for it to light.

1. During power-up, the amplifier stays in a muted state until it determines all is well. First
the fan(s) kick into high speed for a few seconds. After that it looks for DC Voltages on
the outputs (F1200 only). Then if there are no short circuits on the outputs and its not
overheated, the amp auto-initializes by disengaging the mute and turning off the "PROTECT LED". This all happens during the first 5 seconds after power is applied.
2. If the output load draws excessive current, such as when a speaker cable short circuits,
the amp detects this danger and mutes the channel. It then remains muted until power
is turned off. Correct the problem then re-apply power to the unit. When power is reapplied the unit will come on normally. When the amplifier encounters this situation, it
deals with it by muting only the affected channel. This way a shorted speaker cable on
one side won't stop the show!
3. If the amp is subjected to sufficiently severe environmental or abusive load conditions to
cause overheating, the unit will mute the affected channel. In this case, turning the
power off and then on again will not reset the mute. The unit will have to cool off first.
Fortunately the unaffected channel will remain on while the fan(s) cool the muted channel. Remedy the problem at once! Get the amp into a cooler environment or reconfigure the loads or whatever else can be done to prevent abuse. (When this situation
occurs on F1200's, set the RMS POWERMAX(TM) switch to the 2Ohm position. The amp
will run cooler.) This condition mutes each channel independently so that a problem on
one channel does not shut down the entire amplifier. Again, the show goes on.
4. (F1200 only.) When the amp detects high levels of subsonic content in the program
material or DC on the output, it triggers the mute circuit. Since this circuit is nonlatching, the mute disengages as soon as the problem is corrected. As with the other
protection modes, this one works on each channel independently.
In summary:
If the amplifier goes in and out of PROTECT every few seconds, then the problem is most
likely excessive low frequencies (F1200 only).
If the amplifier goes in and out of PROTECT every few minutes, then its probably overheating.
If the amplifier goes into PROTECT and stays until you turn power off and back on again, it
is experiencing over-current. (i.e., shorted speaker cable or too many speakers are connected.)
If you turn the power off and back on a gain and the unit stays in PROTECT, then it is probably overheated and needs to cool off. Leave the power on so the fan(s) will cool it faster. It
will come back on automatically when it is cool enough. Be sure to correct whatever caused
it to overheat in the first place.

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Accessory Group

Recessed beneath the rear panel sits an 8 position DIP switch that controls some of the
amplifiers features. The next few paragraphs explain what the features are and how to use
them.

"Y" INPUTS
Switches 1 and 2 are used together to couple the input connectors. When the switches are
in their right-most position the signal + of channel 1's input is tied to signal + of channel 2's.
The same is true for signal -. This is useful when running in mono because only one input
cable is required to drive both channels.
It also provides a way of "daisy chaining" amps together. When using two or more amp's,
plug the source into any input of the first amp then from the other input run a jumper to any
input on the second amp (and so on for additional amp's).

SUB FILTERS
Switches 3 and 4 control the low frequency cut-off point. Switch 3 is for channel 1 and 4 is
for channel 2. These switches may be set separately to allow different cut-off frequencies for
each channel.

BIAMPING AND TRIAMPING

It is desirable in many circumstances to bypass the speaker's passive crossover network
and power the individual drivers through an active crossover.
This is called biamping (when separating the highs and lows) or triamping (when separating
the highs, mids and lows.) The F-Series power amplifiers are well suited to this application.
The following sections illustrate a few possible configurations. By following the concepts presented here, you should be able to tailor a system to fit your needs.

STEREO BIAMP SYSTEM
The following illustration demonstrates the use of a Carvin XC3000 active crossover, an
F1200 amplifier for lows and an F600 for highs.
By moving the speaker's Biamp switch (if so equipped) to the Biamp position, the user is
able to feed power directly into the horn through the Hi's input and into the woofer/mid
through the Lows input.
The crossover frequency of this setup was chosen to be 3.5kHz.

When in the left-most position, the SUB FILTER is engaged and the low frequencies are
down 3dB at 15Hz. In the right-most position the filter is disabled.

BAL SENDS
MON 1
MON 2

TAPE SEND

L

LEFT/3

It is normal to run with the filters engaged. There is virtually no desirable audio content
below 20Hz. Any energy below 20Hz will waste the amplifier's power and has a greater
potential for damaging speakers.

12V
LAMP

SENDS
EFF 1

EFF 2

R
RIGHT/4

MAIN

C
STEREO RETURNS
B

L

R

A

POWER

SUB 1

CNTRL
RM

SUB 2

PHONES

Left
Highs

Right
Highs

Mixer Output

GROUND LIFT SWITCHES
Many times sound systems are connected in such a manner to cause ground loops that
result in audible hum. The purpose of switches 5 and 6 are to eliminate this ground loop. If
your system emits audible hum try moving the GROUND LIFT switches to the other position.
Each channel can be controlled independently but usually both channels will be "lifted" or
"grounded" simultaneously
GROUND LIFT switches such as the ones found in Carvin products are great for curing
ground loop problems. A more complicated and expensive way would be to isolate two
pieces of equipment from each other with 'audio isolation' or 'line matching' transformers.
However, never defeat the AC cord safety ground in any piece of electrical equipment
to open a ground loop. Doing so can damage equipment and cause serious electrical shock
or electrocution.

Crossover
Input
50-60Hz 20VA

CHANNEL ONE

CH 1/2
MADE

PHASE

S/N
REMOVED

PHASE

LOW OUT
120V

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ACCESSORY GROUP

1

BALANCED LINE

2

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

-
+

SPEAKER

2

IN

THE

U SA

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

4/8
O
H
M
S

PHASE

HIGH OUT
IN
OUT

PHASE

LOW OUT
INPUT

IN
OUT

HIGH OUT
IN
OUT

IN THE

US A

PHASE

MID OUT
IN
OUT

LOW OUT
SUM

INPUTS
2
O
H
M
S

SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

Low Amplifier

PHASE

MID OUT
IN
OUT

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

IN
OUT

INPUT

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

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shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
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MADE

BRIDGE MONO

CHANNEL TWO

XC3000

Electronic Crossover

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
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[

BALANCED LINE

2

-

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

-
+

SPEAKER

2

MADE IN

THE

US A

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

4/8
O
H
M
S

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

FUSE
PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

ACCESSORY GROUP

1
PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

-

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

High Amplifier

This power amplifier can be converted from stereo to mono, providing twice the power
capacity of a single channel, by switching into BRIDGE MONO mode and connecting the
speakers across the two RED binding posts.
When switches 7 and 8 are to their left-most position, the amplifier is configured for normal
STEREO operation. (If switches 1 and 2 are selected to mono it simply means both speaker
outputs contain the same program material. You would then plug one set of speakers into
channel 1's outputs and a separate set of speakers into channel 2's outputs. Channel 1's
level control affects the speakers plugged into channel 1's outputs while channel 2's level
control affects speakers plugged into channel 2.)
When switches 7 and 8 are in their right-most position, the amplifier is setup for BRIDGE
MONO operation. This is different than standard mono mode in that channel 1's outputs are
"out of phase" from channel 2's. In this configuration a single set of speakers is connected
with one lead going to channel 1's RED binding post and the other lead going to channel 2's

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Left
Lows

Right
Lows

TYPICAL STEREO BIAMP SETUP

10

STEREO TRIAMP SYSTEM

MONO TRIAMP SYSTEM

This diagram demonstrates the use of a Carvin XC3000 active crossover, F1200 amplifier
for lows, F600 for mids and F300 for the highs. By moving the speaker Biamp switch to the
Biamp position, the user is able to feed power directly into the horn through the High input
and into the woofer/mid through the Low input. This time the speaker's woofer/mid combination is actually only reproducing the mid frequencies. The lows are then fed to the subwoofer whose crossover selector switch is in the Bypass position. The crossover frequency
between the high and mid is 3.5kHz. The crossover frequency between the mid and low is
500Hz.

This illustration shows a Carvin XC3000 active crossover, F1200 amplifier for lows, F600 for
mids and F300 for the highs in BRIDGE MONO mode. Cabling from the speakers and their
selector switches are set as in stereo mode above. However, the power amplifiers are setup
in BRIDGE MONO mode and the speakers connect to the bridge outputs (channel 1's RED
binding post is signal + and channel 2's RED binding post is signal -.)

BAL SENDS
MON 1
MON 2

Warning: These power amplifiers produce extreme volume levels capable of causing permanent hearing damage.

12V
LAMP

SENDS
EFF 1
EFF 2

TAPE SEND

L

R
LEFT/3

RIGHT/4

MAIN

C
POWER

STEREO RETURNS
B

L

A

SUB 1

R

CNTRL
RM

SUB 2

PHONES

Mixer Output
BAL SENDS
MON 1
MON 2

TAPE SEND

L

SENDS
EFF 1
EFF 2

12V
LAMP

R
LEFT/3

RIGHT/4

MAIN

C
STEREO RETURNS
B

L

A

POWER

R

SUB 1

SUB 2

CNTRL
RM

PHONES

Crossover
Input
50-60Hz 20VA

CHANNEL TWO

XC3000

CHANNEL ONE

Mixer Output

CH 1/2

Electronic Crossover

MADE IN

S/N
REMOVED

PHASE

PHASE

LOW OUT
120V

240V

PHASE

MID OUT

IN
OUT

INPUT

IN
OUT

PHASE

HIGH OUT

PHASE

LOW OUT

IN
OUT

INPUT

IN
OUT

HIGH OUT
IN
OUT

THE

U SA

PHASE

MID OUT
IN
OUT

LOW OUT
SUM

Crossover
Input
50-60Hz 20VA

CHANNEL TWO

XC3000

CHANNEL ONE

CH 1/2

Electronic Crossover
MADE

S/N
REMOVED

PHASE

PHASE

LOW OUT
120V

240V

INPUT

IN
OUT

PHASE

MID OUT
IN
OUT

PHASE

HIGH OUT

PHASE

LOW OUT

IN
OUT

IN
OUT

INPUT

IN

THE

U SA

PHASE

MID OUT
IN
OUT

HIGH OUT
IN
OUT

LOW OUT
SUM

INPUTS
Toll Free 1-800-854-2235

ACCESSORY GROUP

1

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

1

-

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

INPUTS
Toll Free 1-800-854-2235

ACCESSORY GROUP

OUTPUTS

1

RMS POWERMAX
(R)

1

-

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE
RMS POWERMAX (R)]
[

BALANCED LINE

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

MONO

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

2

MADE

IN THE

US A

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

4/8
O
H
M
S

MADE

-

INPUTS
Toll Free 1-800-854-2235

ACCESSORY GROUP

1

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE
[ RMS POWERMAX(R)]

BALANCED LINE

-

1

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

4/8
O
H
M
S

2

Right
Mids

MADE

IN

THE

U SA

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

INPUTS
Toll Free 1-800-854-2235

ACCESSORY GROUP

-

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE

]

(R)

[ RMS POWERMAX

BALANCED LINE

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

MADE

IN

THE

U SA

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

2

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

2
O
H
M
S

MADE IN

THE

US A

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

-

BALANCED LINE

2

1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

-
+

SPEAKER

2

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

-

Low Amplifier

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

Left
Mids

4/8
O
H
M
S

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

-

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE
RMS POWERMAX(R) ]
[

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

Right
Lows

4/8
O
H
M
S

GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

2

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

4/8
O
H
M
S

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

-

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

Right
Highs
Right
Mids

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

1
PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

1

Left
Highs

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

Mid Amplifier

OUTPUTS

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

ACCESSORY GROUP

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

1

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

INPUTS

BALANCED LINE

High Amplifier

High Amplifier

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IN THE

US A

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+
FUSE

PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE
RMS POWERMAX (R)]
[

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

2
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

Right
Highs

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

" Daisy Chain "
from left speakers
to right speakers.

Shown in " Bridge Mono " mode.
Left
Lows

Mid Amplifier

Right
Lows

Left
Highs

TYPICAL BRIDGE MONO TRIAMP
Left
Mids
INPUTS
Toll Free 1-800-854-2235

ACCESSORY GROUP

1

(R)
RMS POWERMAX

OUTPUTS

-

1
PARALLEL INPUTS
STEREO
MONO

WARNING -- To prevent a fire hazard, provide adequate space for ventilation! WARNING -- To prevent fire or
shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. WARNING -- Do not remove cover. No user-serviceable parts inside.
WARNING -- Replace fuse only with same type and value.

PROFESSIONAL STEREO
POWER AMPLIFIER
600/600 WATTS
2 OHMS MIN. IMPEDANCE
[ RMS POWERMAX(R)]

BALANCED LINE

2

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

SUB FILTER CH 1
ON
OFF
SUB FILTER CH 2
GROUND LIFT CH 1
LIFT
GND
GROUND LIFT CH 2

+
SPEAKER

MADE

IN THE

PIN 1 : GROUND
PIN 2 : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 3 : SIGNAL (-)

2
O
H
M
S

CAUTION: TO PREVENT SHOCK, DO
NOT DEFEAT THE SAFETY GROUND.

+

BRIDGE MONO
STEREO
MONO

US A

4/8
O
H
M
S
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE

MONO
BRIDGE

2

FUSE
PIN 1+ : SIGNAL (+)
PIN 1- : GND (-)
PIN 2+ & 2- : NOT USED

-

120VAC 50/60Hz 1400VA
FUSE = 12A SLOW BLOW

Low Amplifier
Left
Lows

TYPICAL STEREO TRIAMP SETUP

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