Cyrus2 amp Left channel distortion
I have the cyrus2 (issue06), serial number 204037c.
After cranking the volume just above 2, distortion set in on the Left channel. Right channel is functioning normally.
I open up the amp to check: no bloated caps on the AMP-L circuit. I spotted a green resistor R81 having brown discolouration on the cap body. Measures 122ohms (with amp OFF), schematic of R81 is 120ohm.
Is this the cause for the distortion?
Both poweramp 50v 10000uf cap looks alright.
What else can cause distortion?
Please help and give me your advise.
check all transistors (b-e and b-c measuring like a diode, and c-e measuring open circuit.
Which one is R81 ?.
Attach photo from another angle of R81
R81 is below the label AMP-L.
How to check the transistors. With power ON or OFF. And which transistor.
I have to admit i have little knowledge electronically, but am able to do component change.
Ok, fault finding 101 for newbies.....
First off, service manual is here - Cyrus Cyrus 2 pwr amp Service Manual free download,schematics,datasheets,eeprom bins,pcb,repair info for test equipment and electronics ... in Acrobat Reader, right click>rotate clockwise might help.
First thing - you need a Multimeter that has a diode test position - even better if you have access to a Fluke 73/75/77.....if not, most cheapo meters have a diode symbol test position.
You are looking to test transistor junctions - with no power applied and a good transistor, B-E or B-C will test 0.6xx (or thereabouts) with correct probe polarity, and C-E will test open circuit.
If any junctions test short circuit or low value (isolate, desolder or remove the device to confirm) you have a rooted transistor.
Also test all resistors in the output stage and tell me what you find.
You give me the facts that I ask for and I will teach you how fix it.
Measurement of the Left channel transistors Q45, Q43, Q39, Q41.
Q45: B-C 0.46, B-E 0.06, C-E ( value keeps increasing, i suppose its open circuit )
Q43: B-C 0.49, B-E 0.06, C-E ( value keeps increasing )
Q39: B-C 0.44, B-E 0.06. C-E ( value keeps increasing )
Q41: B-C 0.44, B-E 0.06, C-E ( value keeps increasing ).
Base is Left lead, Collector is middle lead, Emitter is Right lead ( info i got online ).
I cannot get proper ohm measurement from the resistors infront of the 4 output transistor. R91 /93 /87 /89, 95 measures about 0.6ohms each. ( base on schematic : should be 47ohm each, 120ohms ).
Are these measurement useful.
Is the circuit in the manual correct ? Look at Q24, there is no means of biasing the transistor. Q16 looks all wrong too.
Your measurements don't really tell much tbh and reading parts in circuit is no good. Also this doesn't really sound like a semiconductor failure, or not directly anyway.
Given limited test equipment I would measure and confirm the resistors in red here and remove for now the diodes in blue.
Measure the DC offset (voltage across the speaker terminals) and confirm it is zero.
Have you swapped speakers over to be sure it really is the amp at fault ?
R81! Is it discoloured in the other channel ? Does it get hot as the volume is increased ?
R95 is a 0.22 ohm
My mistake: R 91/93/87/89 is R47 ( 0.47ohm ), R95 is R22 ( 0.22ohm ).
I hope i got it correct this round. Measurement is 0.6ohm and 0.3ohm respectively.
Hi Mooly, R91 /93 /87 /89, 95 is R47 and i measure 0.6ohm, R95 is R22 and i measure 0.3~0.4ohm.
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