Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

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Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by Uncle Paul » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:27 pm

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:02 pm

I'm all in on this one

EDIT!!! Just got off the phone and they are now mine. It is a Stereo Grand Signature 600x2 and the vacuum Tube pre with Phono Stage...
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by BillD » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:26 pm

Does it have the remote (the Vacuum Tube Preamp)? Either way, that was a smokin' deal.
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:27 pm

no remote...
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by frankieD » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:34 pm

nooshinjohn wrote:no remote...
Well in that case get off your ass and TURN IT UP!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Congrats on the deal and lets us know how you like it.

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by Jag_97470 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:35 pm

Dang!
Great score on both of those! That's going to sound Awesome! Let us know your review? That is, if you can still hear.

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by Eddie » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:38 pm

That is the same setup I had at CF09! Nice deal!
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:26 pm

Thanks to Uncle Paul for bringing that one to the forum =D>
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by Uncle Paul » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:54 pm

My pleasure - happy to see it go to someone who knows what it is and will appreciate it =D>
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:57 pm

some pictures of the gear... The tube amp is what it is, but I have questions about the amp. It does not have any markings of any kind that indicate what it is, and binding posts are not what I would expect from a Signature series. Sure, it is signed, but Bob signs anything. How else can I tell this is the real Mccoy...

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:23 am

When powered on, the 600x2 will show almost 500 Joules on the meter.
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by BrianT » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:47 am

John,

The pictures look like my 300x2 and not a 600x2. The Joules meter runs at 390 on my 300x2 and on a 600x2
nearly 500 (as TNRabbit has said) also it should say Sunfire Signature Series above the meter.
All of the 600x2 that I have seen have brass binding post, the 300x2 use plastic.

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by stereo_buff » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:26 am

The pictures seem to point to the preamp as being an earlier version (prior to remote accomodation) and the amplifier being an original "Sunfire Amplifier" (300 W/ch). What are the first four digits of the serial number of each? That doesn't mean they don't sound GREAT!

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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:00 am

...and somebody has been using WINDEX on that amplifier... GRRRRRRRRR!
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
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Re: Carver Sunfire Tube Preamp and Amplifier - $2000 (SE Portlan

Post by treitz3 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:20 am

That was my first thought Gary. #-o
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