1800 Power Amplifier

Note Refer to Figure 1 for the following procedures. 1.1 Remove the four screws that secure the top cover to the unit. 1.2 Slide the top cover towards the back of the unit and lift it off. 2.1 Place the top cover on to the unit and slide it under the front panel lip. 2.2 Secure the top cover to the unit. 3.2 Disconnect the wire harness, input cable, and the two wires going to the thermal cutout. 3.3 Remove the six screws (2B) located on the side of the unit between the heat sink fins (see...

1801 Power Amplifier

Note Refer to Figure 1 for the following procedures. 1.1 Remove the two screws that secure the top cover at the rear of the unit. Loosen the two screws located on each side of the unit towards the front. 1.2 Slide the top cover towards the rear of the unit and lift the cover off the unit. 2.1 Slide the top cover onto the unit while making sure the screws on the side of the unit are lining up with the slots in the top cover. 2.2 Secure the top cover to the unit. 3.2 Disconnect the wire harness,...

1Bias Adjustment Setup and Procedure

1.1 Locate the -85V negative terminal found on the capacitor (C4). See Figure 1 for the location of C4. Note The 1801 and very early 1800's had two lugs on the caps. One with two or three wires and one single wire. The later production 1800 had three lugs on the capacitor. Either way the lug with the two or three wires is the lug to disconnect from the capacitor. All other lugs remain. 1.2 Remove the lug with two or three wires connected to it. 1.3 Connect a 0-200mA meter between the...

3 Oscillation

Defective U1 Defective CR1, 2, 6, 15 Open ground at the RCA input jack Defective Q1-8, Q24 Defective CR16, 17 Short between transistor and heat coupler Shorted driver or output transistor Test point A polarity the same as DC offset (see Figure 11) Test point A polarity opposite to the DC offset (see Figure 11) Trouble shoot (by removing collector screws) in this sequence. Negative Q9, 11, 23, 21, 22, 19, 20, 18 Positive Q6, 10, 17, 16, 14, 13, 12, 15

Device Handling

We recommend the following precautions when repairing, replacing or transporting ESDS devices Perform work at an electrically grounded work station. Wear wrist straps that connect to the station or heel straps that connect to conductive floor mats. Avoid touching the leads or contacts of ESDS devices or PC boards even if properly grounded. Handle boards by the edges only. Transport or store ESDS devices in ESD protective bags, bins, or totes. Do not insert...

General Description

The 1801 and 1800 are Integral Design Power Amplifiers with all Silicon Solid-State Circuitry using 14 power transistors per channel. Capable of complete stability with all loudspeaker loads regardless of capacitive or inductive character. They employ fast acting electronic protection circuits for current limiting. They use computer grade capacitors throughout the power supply, along with a 2.0kW power transformer and 1300 sq. inches of heat sink area. They also have a power monitor display...

Integral Design Amplifier

Harmonic Distortion (THD) 250 watts 7 3 16 H x 18 W x 18 1 2 D (Including Knobs) 81 4H x 19W x 15D (not including handles) Minimum 60 watts Normal 1000 watts Maximum 1960 watts 250 250 watts 8 ohms 400 400 watts 4 ohms Less Than .15 (20Hz-5kHz) Less Than .5 (5kHz-10kHz) 20Hz-10kHz .25dB 10kHz-15kHz .7dB 15kHz-20kHz 1dB -100dB < .5mV across 8Q at zero volume 1.5 Vrms for 250 watts output into 8 ohms 50,000 ohms or higher 1. Parts that have special safety characteristics are identified by the...

Remarks

I'm pleased to inform you that we have developed a method for improving the thermal stability of the 1800 amplifier, which may have been a problem to you during the last several months. This problem was caused by a change we were forced to make when RCA discontinued the manufacture of the transistor we had been using as Q3 on the 1800 PCB's. The following change should be made on 1800 PCB,s which have the new Q3 ( MMPS U10 ). 1. Change R13, the bias pot (P N 102832), to a new one which has not...

Bose Service Manual

All resistors are 1 2W 5 unless otherwise stated. 3. For 0 dB LED indication, amplifier output is 2 Volts at 8 Ohms. 1. See Bias Adjustment Procedure. 2. U1 input pin 2 virtual ground, output test point 8 pin 6 275mV. 3. Early production units replace R28 with capacitor C15 0.1 uF found in either side of the pc board. 4. All resistors are 1 2 watt 5 unless otherwise specified. 5. All capacitor in uF unless otherwise specified. C8 200pF 10 '200V R51 3400 1 1 4W

7Excessive Distortion

Bose 1801 220volt

Defective C5 Defective Q6, Q9 Defective CR8 Open C4, 5, 9, 11 Defective R24, 29, 30, 51, 52 Defective Q4, 6, 7, 9 Open R11, 12, 13 Defective C5, C8 Shorted Mica Insulator Q3 Defective Q7, Q8, Q25 Defective CR18, 19 Defective CR5 at full output only 1. Perform Top Cover removal procedures for the model amplifier your going to convert. 2. Refer to the figures below for the voltage conversion being performed. 3. On the 1801 when converting to 110 volts remove the in-line resistor found wired to...

6Thermal Cutoff Procedure

110v Omin Relay Diagram

6.1 Apply a signal to the unit with the outputs loaded 8 or 4 ohms . Short one channel at a time until the unit goes into thermal cutoff. The thermal indicator should turn on and the output of the unit should be off. 6.2 Disconnect the short from the output. Wait until the unit comes out of thermal cutoff. You can speed this process by cooling the PCB with a fan. 6.3 Once the unit is cooled apply a signal to the channel you had shorted to check to see if its operational. 6.4 Apply a signal to...

Bose 1800 Service

Safety Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive ESDS Device Disassembly Assembly Test Figure 1. 1801 Component Figure 2. 1801 Side Figure 3. 1800 Front Figure 4. 1800 Rear View of Front Figure 5. 1801 Rear View of Front Figure 6. 1800 Rear Figure 7. 1801 Rear Part List Figure 8. 1801 Front Part Figure 9. 1801 1800 Block Figure 10. LED PCB Figure 11. LED PCB Schematic Diagram Figure 12. Amplifier Schematic Figure 13. Amplifier PCB Troubleshooting Voltage Conversion Service THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS...