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Carver CMV-1185

Audio Video Amplifier (1993-95)

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Carver CMV-1185


At the heart of the CMS-1185 is the power of Dolby Surround Pro Logic, which is used to perform the intricate decoding and logic steering of the encoded audio signal.

Dolby Pro Logic functions in the same way as the decoding found in Dolby Stereo cinema processors used in state of the art movie theaters.

The key to the system is center channel active logic steering that provides a natural sound stage and a realistic simulation of the environment seen on the video screen, independent of viewer position.

The CMV-1185 also features an auto balance circuit that continuously monitors and adjusts the relative levels of the source material input for proper decoding.

For conventional stereo sources, we have provided a Hall ambience generator that convincingly simulates the expansive sound of a large concert hall.

Studio mode recreates the sound of a live performance in a studio sized room.

The 3-Channel Logic mode provides a center fill channel, useful for stereo systems that require the left and right speakers to be located far apart.


Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Surround output: 80W (front), 90W (center), 35W (rear)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 25

Input sensitivity: 1.4mV (MM), 85mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 8Ω to 16Ω

Video Connections: composite

Dimensions: 483 x 133 x 432mm

Weight: 12kg

Accessories: RH-85 remote control

Year: 1993


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