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Old 10th November 2005, 12:49 AM   #1
Ivko is offline Ivko  Canada
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Question Cambridge A75 Ampli

Power Ampli Cambridge A75, ser. A1277, made by A&R Cambridge (ARCAM) in the UK probably 20 - 25 years ago. --- During the initial application of AC power this unit produces a strong power-on THUMP in both speakers. With the speakers disconnected approx. 45 VDC momentarily appear at the unloaded output terminals.
1) Is this the normal behaviour of this amplifier?
2) All power output transistors in this ampli are type 2SD896 (NTE/ECG 36), obviously recent replacements. What is the type number of the original power transistors used in the A75 amplifier?
3) Can anyone provide a schematic(circuit) diagram ?

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Old 10th November 2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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Default Cambridge Ampli A75


The A75 Power Amplifier was made by Cambridge Audio, not by Arcam. Still thumping.

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Old 10th November 2005, 04:29 PM   #3
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
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Hi Ivko,
As I recall, that amp does thump on turn on. I can't remember how loud. I don't have a schematic so I can't give you any more information.

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Old 10th November 2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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If memory serves those older Cambridge amps dont use fancy output devices... I know the A30 (i think) just uses 2955/3055. The new Azur range uses the Sanken SAP ouputs
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