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

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Uncle Paul

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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:27 pm

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

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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:02 pm

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

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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Carver Statement Reference Monoblocks!!!Sunfire Signature TGA 7401, Pioneer SC-37 Surround Receiver, Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamp with Phono Stage, Magnepan MG-20's(main) Polk Audio RM 7500's(surround) Polk Audio CSi-a6 (center) Yamaha PX-3 Turntable, Pioneer Elite PD-DJ9 SACD/CD Player, Sony BDPs-350 BLUray player, LG 42lg50 1080p HDTV, Klipsch Synergy SUB-10 powered subwoofer.[/size]
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:26 pm

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

Does it have the remote (the Vacuum Tube Preamp)? Either way, that was a smokin' deal.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:27 pm

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

no remote...
Carver Statement Reference Monoblocks!!!Sunfire Signature TGA 7401, Pioneer SC-37 Surround Receiver, Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamp with Phono Stage, Magnepan MG-20's(main) Polk Audio RM 7500's(surround) Polk Audio CSi-a6 (center) Yamaha PX-3 Turntable, Pioneer Elite PD-DJ9 SACD/CD Player, Sony BDPs-350 BLUray player, LG 42lg50 1080p HDTV, Klipsch Synergy SUB-10 powered subwoofer.[/size]
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:34 pm

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

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.

Frank.
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:35 pm

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

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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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:38 pm

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

That is the same setup I had at CF09! Nice deal!
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:26 pm

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

Thanks to Uncle Paul for bringing that one to the forum =D>
Carver Statement Reference Monoblocks!!!Sunfire Signature TGA 7401, Pioneer SC-37 Surround Receiver, Sunfire Classic Vacuum Tube Preamp with Phono Stage, Magnepan MG-20's(main) Polk Audio RM 7500's(surround) Polk Audio CSi-a6 (center) Yamaha PX-3 Turntable, Pioneer Elite PD-DJ9 SACD/CD Player, Sony BDPs-350 BLUray player, LG 42lg50 1080p HDTV, Klipsch Synergy SUB-10 powered subwoofer.[/size]
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:54 pm

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

My pleasure - happy to see it go to someone who knows what it is and will appreciate it =D>
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Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
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Post Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:57 pm

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

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...

Thanks
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Post Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:23 am

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

When powered on, the 600x2 will show almost 500 Joules on the meter.
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Post Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:47 am

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

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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Post Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:26 am

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

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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Post Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:00 am

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

...and somebody has been using WINDEX on that amplifier... GRRRRRRRRR!
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:20 am

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

That was my first thought Gary. #-o
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