DC Offset issue with Adcom GFA-5500


2012-04-05 5:51 pm

I blogging to see if anyone has any suggestions with a problem I have with one of my Adcom GFA-5500 amplifiers. The symptoms I noticed was the right channel producing intermittent high frequency clicking sounds; it would produce this distortion after the amp warmed up for maybe last for 15 seconds then no distortion for maybe a half hour to several hours later. So I decided that I would adjust the Bias and DC offset per the service manual on both my amplifiers. I was able to adjust everything to spec except the channel that was producing the distortion; I was not able to get it any closer to 0mV then -17mV turning the trimmer to the limit. I tried turning it the opposite direction but that just made the value shoot down to -130mV. I thinking I'm going to remove the PCB from the chassis so I can check for cracked or broken solder joints; but I thought I would post here and see if anyone had any ideas or seen this issue before.



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2004-06-06 8:31 pm
Georgetown, On
Hi Shawn,
Look for a 10 ohm resistor from each supply located near the fuses. Replace with a higher wattage rating - but make sure they fit the board. Don't buy from other than a real distributor of parts. Those resistors usually go open, but yours might be at an in between value.