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Carver HTR-885.1


The HTR-885.1 is a high performance receiver built to the sonic standards of Carver separates. Its clean function appearance belies the host of features and innovative audio technologies contained within its precision-crafted chassis. In addition to Dolby Pro Logic® surround sound with adjustable delay and four surround modes, the receiver incorporates Carver’s exclusive Power Steering which directs unused power where the audio signal requires it, and SFX-technology which expands the critical rear surround soundstage beyond the confines of the listening room. The five fully discrete bipolar amplifiers provided in pure, uncompromising audio performance from every channel.


• Dolby Pro Logic® Surround with 5 modes and adjustable delay.
• Exclusive Power Steering circuitry provides over 50% more power on demand for selected amplifier channels.
• 80 watts x 3 front channels, 30 watts x 2 rear channels.
• Discrete high-current amplifier designs on all 5 channels.
• Phone input stage.
• 5-way binding post outputs on all channels.
• Surround Field Expansion (S.F.X) for a wide surround soundstage.
• 3 audio inputs, 2 audio/video inputs, 1 composite video output.
• 5.1 channel input allows the connection of a Dolby® Digital or DTS decoder.
• Subwoofer output allows the connection of a powered subwoofer.
• Digital synthesis AM/FM tuner section.
• Random presetting of up to 16 AM/FM stations.
• Gold plated RCA Jack Connections.
• Bass and treble tone controls and balance control.
• Motor-driven volume control can be operated from the remote control.
• Infrared remote control.
• Removable handles for 17″ cabinet space (with trim caps).

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Comments on 'HTR-885.1' (3)

  1. Bo Broock says:

    I’m a Carver fan, but behind the times. Does the 885.1 offer sonic holography? how does it compare sonicly to my 1988 HR772 ( a nifty receiver)? Also, how do the Sun receivers compare to the earlier Carver high-end models? Thanks! Bo

  2. Curt Drumm says:

    I’m looking for a operator and service manual for the Carver HTR-885.1. Anyone got any leads? thanks.

  3. looking for a owners manual for a 885.1 carver receiver

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