diyAudio (
-   Solid State (
-   -   Dead Adcom GFA-555II (

K-amps 3rd March 2007 09:30 PM

Chris where art thou?
Chris... some off topic stuff.

Fixing a 555ii. Got 49v on one channel and 78v on other channel's OP.

OP's are ok, no current draw with no connexions, so no short there...

Input diff seems ok too...

before I sink more time looking (I suck at trouble shooting ;) ) care to share possible things to look at.

By the way it has the Adcom 3A DC servo.. also marked as LT 9021 so any one wanst a sub, just use LT9021.


anatech 3rd March 2007 10:13 PM

Hi Arif,
On the speaker outs?


K-amps 3rd March 2007 10:26 PM

Si Senhor. AC via 100 watt bulb... no current draw , bulb not lighting up...( till I hook dummy load... ;) )

anatech 3rd March 2007 11:50 PM

Hi Arif,
Sounds like you've had fun. I started this in a new thread for you.

What are your supplies measuring? The channel with 78 V may have shorted outputs and the negative emitter resistors may have blown. The main supply ground is common to both channels.

Your 49V offset channel may be suffering from leaky cap residue. Of course, check the 2SA1210 and 2SC2912 predrivers for leakage or other failures. This holds true for both channels.

So, what was the history of the failure?


EchoWars 4th March 2007 01:33 AM

Check R109 and R159. At 1/4W, they are underrated.

anatech 4th March 2007 02:30 AM

Hi Glenn,
Many of those resistors tend to "exit, stage right" when they blow. Warning, they can look perfectly fine and be open. Same goes for all those resistors.


K-amps 4th March 2007 03:40 AM


Originally posted by anatech

So, what was the history of the failure?


Can't say, got it from eBay...

If I blow em, the OP's go... not the pesky input stages.


Thanks Glenn I'll Take a look.

anatech 4th March 2007 02:35 PM

Hi Arif,
Can you take some measurements then?

Shorted outputs?

Continuity from the output buss to either rail?

Smoked components? Blown fuses when you got it?

That's how I normally start looking.


K-amps 4th March 2007 02:55 PM

R109/159, R104/154 all good. Servo suppies all ok at 19volts, lytics measure 463uF and 455uF for the rated 470uF also fine no signs of leakage. The 1210's on the PCB also fine not shorted.

I will check each OP device and associated ER now....

K-amps 4th March 2007 03:13 PM

All OP's , ER and base R's all ok.

Not checked the driver / predriver yet as I have not opened the sinks from the chassis yet.

Gnd to OP bus, over 8 mega ohm left channel and over 23 mega ohm rt channel... The reading keeps growing so I didnt sit while it charged some cap somewhere...

Now both channels read 79vdc on speaker OP's ???

Anyway here's a huge clue (not seen this before even in blown amps) but both clipping LED's are on full blast... tells the input is not happy...

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 18.75%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio