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Old 19th June 2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default NAD 7250PE DC Offset Problem

I'm troubleshooting a NAD 7250PE power amplifier. The output of the left channel has a -65 VDC offset and opens the protection relay RY801 via IC801. Does anyony have a suggestion on what component in this exotic amplifier might be the cause of the offset?

Here's what I have tried:

Removed R608 and RR617 to isolate 1st stage amp from last stage. Still has DC offset.

Traded Q619 with Q669 - problem stays with left channel.

Traded Q618 with Q668 - problem stays with left channel.

Any other areas to suggest?

Schematic attached for your consideration.

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Old 20th June 2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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Soory, but the schemo was stripped. If you need it send me an e-mail.
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Old 21st June 2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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schematic does have pdf files?.. much better if that is clear..
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Old 23rd June 2007, 06:47 AM   #4
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Found the problem!!! The culprit was R618 potentiometer (top middle), which the NAD service manual says is used to adjust for minimum distortion. It measured 1.5 kOhm instead of 200 Ohms. The little rivets had evidently lost their spring pressure. Now it is back to sounding great, and loud!
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Old 3rd July 2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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I also have a NAD 7250PE that I love. I had to send it in to get it fixed a few years back. After I sent it in, the place I sent it to closed and a different place bought it out. They did a terrible repair job. Now the left channel speaker moves in and out with the lower frequency music and mid to high volumes. I cannot turn the volume up much because it will bottom out the speaker. Have any of you seen this before? Since I am a new member, I cannot email anyone, can someone email me the Schematics? That would be a great start. Also the area of D169, C234, C235, D171 and IC114 looks to be getting very hot. What can I do to fix this? Replace C231, C244, C234, C235, and maybe the diodes as well? What are their values?
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Old 3rd July 2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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These are pretty much Leach amps with a different bias circuit and lower power than the original. Nothing exotic really. I have a 7175PE, same circuit, slightly more power.

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Old 18th October 2010, 12:38 PM   #7
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I also have NAD 7250 PE and i am looking for schematic diagram.
BMW2002 can you send full diagram ?
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Old 26th April 2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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I'm also having a problem with my NAD 7250PE. I'm not getting any signal from the speaker outputs or from the headphone jack, but the inputs all work and if I hook up speakers to the tape out that works. Anyone have any idea what the issue might be? Just from doing some light research I saw a couple people with similar problems mention faulty potentiometers, but I'm not sure.

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Old 24th October 2011, 02:40 PM   #9
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Hello,
Can someone send me a message if you have the service manual, or any schematic diagram?
I have a file server here, so if you have a big file you can upload it to my server quickly.

I have a NAD 7250PE amplifier with DC voltage swinging in the right channel output. There is some peaks of 25-30V, the protection relays goes off, then it returns to normal a few seconds later. I am searching for a leaking part, intermittent part, etc. and when i will solve it i will post on forum. Any help, please tell me!

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Old 24th October 2011, 04:16 PM   #10
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I found that the DC problem i have comes really from these little variable resistors, R618 for left and R668 for Right. Replacing with a new fixed the problem. I tried and you can just add a simple 100 ohm resistor to replace this control. Then adjust DC offset with R645, R695.

Works perfectly! Thanks again for the tips!
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