Carver PM-700

Carver PM-700
8-ohm FTC rated power/ch 225W
4-ohm FTC rated power/ch 350W
2-ohm dynamic power/ch
Center Channel Power
Rear Channel Power
Bridged mono power 700W at 8 ohms
Parallel mono power 350W
4/8-ohm FTC rated THD < 0.2%
IM Distortion < 0.1%
CMRR > 80dB @ 1kHz
Input Impedance (Line) 25 kiloohms unbalanced
Input Sensitivity 0.775V rms into 4ohms @ 1
Gain 33.8dB (+-0.5dB)
Rated full power bandwidth 20Hz to 20kHz (+-0.75dB)
S/N-IHF A-Weighted,dB 100dB, A-Weighted, ref. to rated power into 4 ohms
Slew Rate > 40V/us
Power Consumption 55W at idle.
500W with musical program.
1000W at full power into 8 ohms (continuous).
1550W at full power into 4 ohms (continuous).
Fusing 10 amp slo-blo (120V/60Hz)
7 amp slo-blo (230V/50Hz)
Dynamic Headroom > 2.0 dB
Damping 200 nominal
Dimensions (HxWxD inches) 3.50" (2U) x 19" x 13.25"
Comments 7 LED indicators per channel.
1 green READY, 5 yellow SIGNAL,
PM-700 Architect's and Engineer's Specifications
The power amplifier being of two channels, shall deliver 225W into 8? per channel with both channels operating, and 350W into 4 ? per channel with both channels operating. The amplifier shall be capable of bridged-mono operation thereby providing 700W RMS output into 8 ?. The amplifier shall be capable of parallel-mono operation for low impedance operation, thereby providing 410W RMS output into 4 ?. Each channel shall be equipped with compression circuitry that electronically senses the onset of clipping and engages a specially-designed circuit which virtually eliminates the possibility of driving the amplifier into distortion. A switch shall be provided to defeat The Clipping Eliminator circuit from both the channels. Internal components shall be fan cooled. The fan shall operate at 2 speeds, the speed being determined by internal operating temperatures. The amplifier shall have a thermal shutdown system to protect the power devices from over-temperature operation. This thermal protection system shall be self-resetting. A protection LED indicator shall illuminate and electronically activated relays shall disconnect the speaker outputs to protect against over temperature, short circuits, DC offset present at the outputs or an internal power supply fault. The amplifier shall provide delayed activation of the speaker output relays at turn-off. The amplifier shall have a voltage gain of 33.8dB (0.0775V RMS sensitivity), with a removable jumper on each channel to change the gain to 27.8B (1.5V RMS sensitivity). Noise shall be at least 100 dB below 350W/4 ? A-Weighted. Total harmonic distortion shall be less that 0.1% at 1.5V sensitivity, 0.2% at 0.775V sensitivity. The front panel controls shall consist of a master power switch and a fuse-holder containing a replacable 10A slo-blo fuse. Front panel indicators shall include a Ready LED which shall illuminate red when a protection circuit is activated, five yellow Signal present LEDs and a red Clip/Protect LED for