Owner`s manual | Cary Audio Design 7.125 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL
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Model 7.125
Power Amplifier
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual carefully
as it will inform you of the product specifications, proper installation and correct
operating procedures for your unit. Also included in this manual are guidelines
on how to service and care for your new Cary Audio Design product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................. 2
Welcome
Product Features .......................................................................................... 5
Introduction
Documentation Conventions ........................................................................ 6
Product Registration .................................................................................... 7
Installation Considerations ........................................................................ 7-8
Controls & Displays
Front Panel .................................................................................................. 9
Rear Panel ............................................................................................. 10-11
Operation
Remote Trigger Power On .........................................................................
Power Connection Safety ...........................................................................
Source Component Connections & Output Settings ...................................
Protection Mode .........................................................................................
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Specifications
Specifications ............................................................................................. 14
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................... 15
Maintenance
Care and Cleaning ..................................................................................... 16
Factory Service .......................................................................................... 16
Non-Warranty Repairs ............................................................................... 16
United States Limited Warranty .......................................................... 17
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. The lightning
flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Please refer to qualified personnel for service.
ALERT: The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the component.
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS: All the safety and operating instructions of your Cary Audio equipment should be read
before power is applied to the equipment.
2.
RETAIN OWNER'S MANUAL: These safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
HEED WARNING: All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5.
CLEANING: Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. The unit should be cleaned only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
6.
ATTACHMENTS: Do not use attachments not recommended by the unit manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool.
8.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall,
causing serious injury to a child, an adult, or damage to the unit. Mounting of the unit should follow the
manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
unit and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The top or bottom panel
openings should never be blocked by placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. The unit should
not be installed in a built-in location such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided. There should
be free space of at least 6 inches (16cm) above the unit and an opening behind the unit.
10. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: The unit may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a
plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should fail to fit, contact
a licensed electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
11. POWER SOURCES: The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power
company.
12. POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are unlikely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where they enter a plug, or a convenience
receptacle, and the point where they exit from the unit.
13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING: If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the unit, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, NSI/NFPA 70, provides information regarding proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an Antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
14. LIGHTNING: For added protection for the unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
15. POWER LINES: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, take extreme care to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
16. OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Never push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the unit.
18. SERVICING: Do not attempt to service the unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the unit is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: The unit should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
22. HEAT: The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
23. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Before connecting a new component to your audio or home theater system it is
always good practice to make certain that all components are turned off, and preferably unplugged from their AC
power source. Many modern electronics products feature automatic turn-on circuits that may be activated during an
installation, causing the potential for damage to electronic components and/or speakers. Such damage is not
covered by product warranties and Cary Audio specifically disclaims responsibility for any such damage.
Power Cord: The removable power cord that is shipped with the player is specifically designed to be used with this
product. Other AC cords may be used, so consult your dealer for advice on AC power cords and high quality wire in
your system.
AC Fuse: The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If power does not
come on, contact your authorized service representative.
Wiring: Cables that run inside of walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate
compliance with, and listing by the UL, CSA or other standards required by the UL, CSA, NEC or your local building
code. Questions about cables inside of walls should be referred to a qualified custom installer, or a licensed
electrician or low-voltage contractor.
Do Not Open the Cabinet: There are no user serviceable components inside this product. Opening the cabinet
may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your warranty. If water or any metal
object, such as a paper clip, coin, or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source
immediately and contact Cary Audio for further instructions.
24. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal without
permission of the copyright holder.
25. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry
as practical.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
26. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
CAUTION: ANY changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from where the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced electronic technician for help.
27. OUTDOOR ANTENNA INSTALLATION/SAFE ANTENNA AND CABLE
CONNECTION: If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to
provide protection against built up static charges and voltage surges,
Section 810 of the national Electrical Code, ANSI/NFP A70 (in Canada,
part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code) provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Keep Antenna Clear of High Voltage Power Lines or Circuits
An outside antenna system should be located well away from power lines, electric light or power circuits and where
it will never come into contact with these power sources if it should happen to fall. When installing an outside
antenna, extreme care should be taken to avoid touching power lines, circuits or other power sources as this could
be fatal. Because of the hazards involved, antenna installation should be left to a professional.
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WELCOME
PRODUCT FEATURES
Thank you for purchasing the Model 7.125 power amplifier. The Model 7.125 is the perfect
foundation for your home stereo or theater system. In addition to the awesome power, the Model
7.125 power amplifier delivers flawless reproduction of musical detail and subtle special effects.
The Model 7.125 power amplifier features include:
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Single-ended RCA or XLR balanced inputs
125 Watts/8 ohms; 190 Watts/4 ohms
Remote trigger (works with +3.3 to +24 Volts DC)
Protection against short circuits, device failures, mis-wiring, and internal faults.
DC offset protection
Matched output transistors
High power supply voltage for extra headroom at the outputs
Stable with mismatched, reactive or unusual loads
Soft start circuit prevents “Brown outs” when amplifier is turned on
In addition, the Model 7.125 includes high quality RCA (gold plated) and XLR input connectors.
The Model 7.125 also includes high-quality, heavy duty speaker output connectors. A trigger input
connector allows the Model 7.125 to be powered on and off automatically.
In building the Cinema Series power amplifiers significant effort has been focused on building an
amplifier that delivers outstanding mechanical performance, is easy to use, and has sonic
properties that will delight the most demanding customer. It is well equipped for the most
sophisticated and demanding home theaters.
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INTRODUCTION
DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS
This document contains general safety, installation and operation instructions for the Model 7.125
Power Amplifier. It is important to read this user guide before attempting to use the product. Pay
particular attention to safety instructions.
The following symbols are used in the document:
Appears on the component to indicate the presence
of uninsulated, dangerous voltage inside the
enclosure – voltage that may be sufficient to
constitute a risk of shock.
Appears on the component to indicate important
operating and maintenance instuctions in the
accompanying literature.
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition
or the like that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in injury or death.
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition
or the like that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in damage or destruction
to part or all of the product.
Note:
Calls attention to information that is essential to
highlight.
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INTRODUCTION
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States, you
should fill out the enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design within
15 days of your purchase. Cary Audio Design also suggests that you keep your original packing
cartons in case you ever need to ship the unit when moving to a new home. Warranty
restrictions apply. Consult the warranty section of this manual for details. Please be certain to
keep a copy of the original sales receipt from your Authorized Cary Audio Design dealer to
validate the warranty if ever needed.
OUTSIDE THE USA: Your local Authorized Cary Audio Design Distributor will make his own
warranty policy for your country. Please check with them for the terms of warranty for your new
amplifier.
INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
This section describes the unpacking and installation procedures for your new component.
Unpacking
All Cary Audio Design shipping cartons have been specially designed to protect their contents and
special care has been taken to prevent damage under normal shipping conditions. Mishandling
should be evident upon inspection of the shipping container. If shipping damage is found after
visual inspection, take care not to destroy the evidence. If necessary, document the damage with
photographs and contact the transport carrier immediately.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for signs of
shipping damage. We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your
component from damage should you wish to store it or ship it for after-sales service.
To ensure optimal performance, pay particular attention to instructions below and to other
precautions that appear throughout this user guide.
DO be careful when moving the amplifier, as it is quite heavy.
DO install the Model 7.125 on a solid, flat, level surface such as a table or shelf. The Model 7.125
can also be installed in a standard 19-inch equipment rack using an optional rack-mount kit
available from an authorized Cary Audio Design dealer.
DO NOT install the Model 7.125 on a surface that is unstable or unable to support all four feet.
DO select a dry, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.
DO NOT expose the Model 7.125 to high temperatures, humidity, steam, smoke, dampness or
excessive dust. Avoid installing the Model 7.125 near radiators and other heat-producing
appliances.
DO NOT install the Model 7.125 near unshielded TV or FM antennas, cable TV decoders, or other
RF-emitting devices that might cause interference.
DO NOT place the Model 7.125 on a thick rug or carpet, or cover the ventilation holes in the
chassis, as this might prevent proper cooling.
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INTRODUCTION
DO NOT place the Model 7.125 on a windowsill or any location exposed to direct sunlight.
DO NOT stack the Model 7.125 directly above heat-producing equipment such as another power
amplifier.
Power Requirements
The Model 7.125 power amplifier is designed to operate from residential or commercial AC
current mains. The voltage is 117/234 Volts AC @ 50/60 Hz.
Cables
The speaker cables from the output posts of the Model 7.125 power amplifier to the speaker
system can be any length, as your speaker set-up requires. Select speaker cables of sufficient
size to preserve the outstanding performance capabilities of your Model 7.125 power amplifier.
Heavy gauge #14 wire is suitable for distances up to 10 feet, #12 for 25 feet. Most audio dealers
will have proper speaker cable in stock for this purpose. Consult your Authorized Cary Audio
Design dealer for advice about wire.
Interconnects
Signal input connections are made via the input jack on the rear of the Model 7.125 power
amplifier, either single-ended or balanced. The interconnect cables from the output of the
processor can be any convenient length your installation set-up requires. The choice of a high
quality interconnect cable is important. Once again, your audio dealer will have the proper cables
in stock for this purpose.
WARNING - Do not touch the speaker output binding posts during normal operation.
You may be shocked. Do not short-circuit the speaker output binding posts. Damage
may occur or the fuse may blow. Do not parallel or “bridge” the speaker output
binding posts as this will damage the amplifier.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
FRONT PANEL
POWER BUTTON
• The Power Button performs no function when the amplifier is powered off with the rear panel
Master Power Switch.
• When the rear panel Master Power Switch is powered on, the Model 7.125 is in Standby
mode. Pressing the Power Button when the rear panel master panel switch is powered on will
activate the power amplifier. When the Model 7.125 is activated, the front panel display lights
blue. The display can then be controlled by a rear panel dimmer switch (see Rear Panel) in
three modes – High, Off and Low.
Note: When the status of the Model 7.125 changes, relay checks may be audible. This is
normal operation.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REAR PANEL
1 & 2. UNBALANCED/BALANCED INPUT 1 TO 7 CONNECTORS
Provides audio input for the speakers connected through the unbalanced (RCA) inputs or
balanced (XLR) inputs.
The illustration below shows the appropriate cable pin-out of XLR connectors.
Never make or break connections to the Model 7.125 unless the Model 7.125 and all
associated components are powered off.
Do not connect the outputs of one channel to the outputs of the other channel or to
other amplifiers.
3. SPEAKER OUTPUT CONNECTORS
Provide audio output for the speakers. Output connectors can accept bare speaker wires or most
spade connectors. When using bare speaker wires, loosen the connector, insert the wire into the
top of the receptacle, and tighten the connector. The same procedure should be used for spade
connectors.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
4. REMOTE TRIGGER INPUT
Enables the Model 7.125 to be controlled by an external device with a 3.3V DC minimum to 24V
DC maximum trigger output. Connect the trigger output of the external device to the TRIGGER
INPUT of the Model 7.125 power amplifier. The Model 7.125 will automatically respond when the
external device is powered on and off. When the controlling device is turned on, the amplifier will
turn on after a delay. This delay is intentional and serves to protect the speakers while the unit
stabilizes. During start-up, you may hear relay clicking. This is normal operation.
5. DIMMER SWITCH (SEE FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION)
6. MASTER POWER SWITCH
Connects and disconnects power from the AC Input Connector to the Amplifier Power Supply.
When this switch is on, the amplifier is in Standby Mode (See Front Panel Description). When it is
off, the front panel Power Button will not function. Set this switch to off when making or breaking
connections to the amplifier.
To power on the Model 7.125, press the rear panel Master Power Switch. When powered on, the
amplifier is in Standby Mode. There will be a delay from the time the power is turned on until the
power is applied to the speakers. This is normal operation and protects the speakers from
potential damage while the unit stabilizes. You may hear a relay click during start-up, which is
also normal operation.
Note: The class 2 wiring label is required for any unit in which the audio output power exceeds
10W per channel under normal operating conditions or if the unit is intended to be installed or
connected by a skilled person.
When the Model 7.125 Master Power Switch is switched off or there is a power
outage, the state of the unit remains the same when power is restored. If in standby
mode when the power is removed, it will remain in standby mode when power is
restored. If the unit is in active mode (blue display is lit) and power is removed, it will
remain activated when power is restored. It is recommended that the Model 7.125 be
set to Standby Mode before being powered off to prevent potential damage to the
unit or your speakers. If the Model 7.125 is not trigger-connected to a controlling
device, there is a potential for damage to the speakers if power is lost and restored
with the Model 7.125 in active mode.
7. AC POWER CONNECTOR
The AC input connector provides power to the unit with the supplied power cord.
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OPERATION
Your new Model 7.125 power amplifier is ready for operation after the speaker and the
interconnect cables have been installed into their proper sockets.
REMOTE TRIGGER POWER ON
How to make connections for remote power-on using components equipped with a
DC trigger jack:
Using an accessory cable with a 1/8” mono mini-plug and the correct connector specified for your
source device, follow the procedure below to connect the trigger-output jack on the rear of the
source device to the Model 7.125 rear panel TRIGGER INPUT.
To install the Trigger Cable:
• Power the controlling source and amplifier off.
• Connect the trigger cable to the controlling source and the amplifier.
• After the connections are made, power on the controlling source and then the amplifier. After
the source unit is fully powered up, the LED on the amplifier should be in the ON state, BLUE
DISPLAY. If the amplifier is in the standby mode, press the power button on the front panel until
the amplifier is in the ON state, BLUE DISPLAY.
• Verify the trigger is working by putting the source unit into standby mode. The amplifier after a
short delay will also go into the standby mode.
• Once you have verified that the trigger cable is working, only use the source unit to power on
and off your amplifier.
When installing the trigger cable, never have the controlling source or amplifier
powered on. Doing so will cause the trigger device to work improperly and could
cause damage to both the source and amplifier.
POWER CONNECTION SAFETY
After all audio and system connections have been made, connect the power cord to an AC power
source. Be sure that the Model 7.125 is powered off and that the device connected to the remote
trigger input is off when connecting the power cord and plugging it into an AC outlet.
Do not plug the Model 7.125 directly into the “Switched Accessory” outlet of another
device! These outlets are intended for use with low current draw products such as
tuners, CD players or cassette decks. These outlets are not designed to handle the
high current draw of a power amplifier. Using these outlets for a power amplifier is a
significant safety hazard.
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OPERATION
SOURCE COMPONENT CONNECTIONS & OUTPUT SETTINGS
Make all connections before powering on the Model 7.125. It is also recommended that you
power on the source components and processor in your system before powering on the Model
7.125. This avoids the possibility of any pops or transients from other components being
amplified and sent to the speakers. Always start with a low volume level on the controller or
preamplifier to avoid potential damage to the speakers. All volume and level adjustments are
made on your preamplifier, controller or surround processor. When using the Model 7.125 for the
first time, you should re-set the output levels of the channels on your processor.
PROTECTION MODE
The Model 7.125 is equipped to protect itself against potentially damaging conditions such as
overheating, mis-wiring and electrical failures. Under such conditions, the Model 7.125 will enter
a protection mode. When this occurs, the unit will mute to protect itself and speakers from
potential damage. If the Model 7.125 enters protection mode (mutes itself):
1. Immediately power off the unit with the rear panel Master Power Switch and disconnect the
AC power cord.
2. Examine all speaker connections to ensure there are no shorts.
Power on the Model 7.125. If the unit remains in a muted state, contact Cary Audio Design
customer service for assistance.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating the Model 7.125 is a simple procedure. It is designed for long term stability in virtually
any home operating environment. However, if the unit is operated outside the parameters
outlined in this Owner's Manual, damage may result. Please read this manual carefully before
putting your new Model 7.125 power amplifier into operation.
The following section describes the Model 7.125 power amplifier’s basic specifications. The
specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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Audio Input
7 RCA, 7 XLR
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Audio Output
7 pairs of heavy-duty, gold-plated binding posts
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Power Output
7 x 125w RMS @ 8 ohms
from 20Hz to 20KHz
7 x 190w RMS @ 4 ohms
from 20Hz to 20KHz
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Frequency Response
20Hz - 20KHz +/- 0.1 dB
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THD
Less than 0.05% at rated output
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Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Greater than 100dB below full rated power A-weighted.
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Crosstalk
Greater than -90dB from 20Hz to 20KHz
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Damping Factor
Greater than 400 from 10Hz to 400Hz
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Slew Rate
50V/mSec
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Input Sensitivity
1.0v for rated output
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Input Impedance
Nominal 50K ohms
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Gain
Voltage Gain of 28dB
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Remote Trigger
3-32v DC at 5mA or greater
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Power Requirements
117/234 Volts AC @ 50/60 Hz
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Dimensions
7.0” H x 17.7”W x 16.6”D
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Weight
55lbs.
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Rock Mounting
Optional brackets are available for mounting the amplifier in a
standard 19 inch equipment rack.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The amplifier does not power on.
1. Make sure the rear panel Master Power Switch is set to the I (“on”) position.
2. Attempt to activate the amplifier with the front panel standby/on button.
3. Examine the power cord to ensure a good connection between the rear panel AC input
connector and the wall outlet.
4. Check the electrical circuit.
One or more channels is not passing audio.
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Reduce system volume level.
Power the amplifier off.
Check input connections.
Check speaker connections. Allow the amplifier to cool before powering it on again.
Audio sounds out-of-phase
Check to ensure proper speaker wiring.
Audio levels differ.
Check the settings on your preamplifier, processor or controller.
Audio plays, then cuts off.
Check speaker connections for short circuit at amplifier and speaker.
A humming sound is present in the audio.
1. If a cable TV connection is present, disconnect the cable from the wall outlet. If this
eliminates the humming sound, a ground loop isolation device is required. Contact your
dealer or the cable provider for assistance.
2. Disconnect components one at a time to isolate the problem. Once the problem is
identified, make sure the associated component is properly grounded and connected to
the same electrical circuit as the Model 7.125.
The TRIGGER INPUT is connected to an external device, but the amplifier does not
power on and off with the external device.
Verify the trigger cable is connected at both ends.
If all else fails. . .
1. Contact an authorized Cary Audio Design dealer.
2. Contact Cary Audio Design Customer Service at 919-355-0010 or send an email to:
technical_support@caryaudio.com.
Note:
Visit Customer Support at www.caryaudio.com for answers to frequently asked questions and
additional troubleshooting information.
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MAINTENANCE
CARE AND CLEANING
Routine maintenance should be performed on a periodic basis. Clean the exterior surfaces of the
unit with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol, benzene, acetone-based cleaners, or
strong commercial cleaners. Do not use a cloth made with steel wool or metal polish. If the unit
is exposed to a dusty environment, a low-pressure blower may be used to remove dust from its
exterior.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your Model 7.125 power amplifier to keep
maintenance problems to a minimum. Any problems or requests for service should be referred to
our Customer Service Department at 919-355-0010. DO NOT return the Model 7.125 power
amplifier to the factory without a Return Authorization number (RA) from the Customer Service
Department.
Cary Audio Design will assume no responsibility if the shipping company refuses to pay for
damage due to your improper packing or lack of insurance should the unit be lost or damaged in
shipment. Please retain and always use the original shipping carton for shipping the player.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio Design will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and expense
basis. The standard non warranty service bench fee is $125, plus charges for parts and materials.
This may change and is not a quote for service. Please call us at 919-355-0010 for more
information about out of warranty service and repair fees.
CAUTION - Never remove or insert the back panel AC plug when the unit is on or the
AC power cord is plugged into the wall.
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UNITED STATES LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Design warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United States that Cary
Audio Design vacuum tube or solid state power amplifiers, surround sound processors or preamplifiers shall
be free from defects in parts or workmanship for three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90 day from purchase date exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube which has a (1) one year from purchase
date exchange policy. Any digital drive design, whether a Cary Audio Design CD or SACD player or a Cary
Cinema DVD player, has a limited one year parts and labor warranty against defects in manufacture. This is
a limited warranty, for the original purchaser only and does not transfer to any subsequent owner.
During the limited warranty period, Cary Audio Design or an authorized Cary Audio Design service facility
will provide free of charge both parts and labor necessary to correct any defects in material or
workmanship.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must:
1. Complete and send in the warranty Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
2. If claiming service the owner must send a fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt along with
any unit sent in for service showing the AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER’S name, the
new selling price, the buyer’s name, e-mail or phone number and address on the receipt. Blank
receipts will NOT validate the limited warranty for service.
3. Notify Cary Audio Design as soon as possible after the discovery of a possible defect and submit
the following information to determine eligibility for warranty:
(a) The model number and serial number;
(b) A fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt showing the original selling price, purchasers
name and address filled in by an AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER with the original
date of purchase shown on the form;
(c) a detailed description of the problem.
4. Deliver the product to Cary Audio Design or the nearest authorized service facility or ship with all
freight and insurance charges prepaid, in its original packing container or equivalent, to Cary
Audio.
Correct maintenance, repair and use are important to obtain performance from this product. Therefore,
please carefully read the Owner’s Manual. This warranty does not apply to any defect that Cary Audio
Design in its sole discretion determines is due to:
1. Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or accessories that do not
conform to the quality and the specifications of the original parts.
2. Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation.
3. Accidental or incidental damage.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Except for the express warranties stated herein, Cary Audio Design disclaims all other warranties including,
without limitation, all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The
foregoing constitutes Cary Audio Design’s entire obligation with respect to this product, and the original
purchaser and any user or owner shall have no other claim for incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives legal rights and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty, express or
implied, is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit or the refund of the purchase price, at
the option of Cary Audio Design. Under no circumstances is Cary Audio Design liable for incidental or
consequential damages. Any implied warranties imposed by law terminate one (1) year from the date of
purchase.
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS (Export markets)
Cary Audio Design warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use within
the United States of America. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside the USA, please consult with your local dealer or distributor to determine the details of your local
warranty.
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