Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:12 am

Welcome! I don't see a price or a link to the audiogon listing....
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by angelod307 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:29 pm

pm sent.
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by natektronic » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:09 pm

How is this still for sale? If I had the money I would buy it right now. Why wouldn't I want 2 of these?
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by Snoop65 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:18 pm

natektronic wrote:How is this still for sale? If I had the money I would buy it right now. Why wouldn't I want 2 of these?
I don't understand why nobody hopped on this .
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by angelod307 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:19 am

well although i do not need one, i made my humble offer just the same.
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by stereo_buff » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:21 am

angelod307 wrote:well although i do not need one, i made my humble offer just the same.
Did you get it?

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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:32 am

angelod307 wrote:well although i do not need one, i made my humble offer just the same.
If you don't have one you need one. :D
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by angelod307 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:04 pm

no reply as of now.
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by jjptkd » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:05 pm

AD is still up on A'gon, price seems a tad high to me, and a lot of others obviously since it hasn't sold after being up for a month. #-o Market is tough right now though and there's also a couple Sunfire 600x2s listed as well for less:

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/sunfire-600-signature

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/sunfir ... signed-per

And a Sunfire 300x2 for about a third the price:

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/sunfir ... d-invariat

Not sure exactly how any of these compare performance wise, I guess the Lightstars are a limited production item though, making them collectible. :?
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:44 pm

The Lightstar is over built and dual mono. It's also a awesome sounding. I have never heard the Sunfires but I have been told that they don't sound as good as the Lightstar.
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by frankieD » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:14 pm

Snoop65 wrote:The Lightstar is over built and dual mono. It's also a awesome sounding. I have never heard the Sunfires but I have been told that they don't sound as good as the Lightstar.



Who told you that?

I'll bet it was someone who has a Lightstar !!

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

The lightstars are really good looking and sound wonderful but Sunfire was what Bob could do with even more experience.


Take that from someone who has Sunfire power.

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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:58 pm

Snoop65 wrote:The Lightstar is over built and dual mono. It's also a awesome sounding. I have never heard the Sunfires but I have been told that they don't sound as good as the Lightstar.
I'll bet you $100 you can't tell the difference in a blind test.
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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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)

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RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:39 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
Snoop65 wrote:The Lightstar is over built and dual mono. It's also a awesome sounding. I have never heard the Sunfires but I have been told that they don't sound as good as the Lightstar.
I'll bet you $100 you can't tell the difference in a blind test.
$200.00 I could :D
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Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

Post by jjptkd » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:40 pm

I've never had the Lightstar amp but I was very impressed with the Lightstar Direct preamp. It was very revealing, so much so that most of my music collection at the time sounded like crap, had to ditch all my low quality MP3s. ](*,) That's what started my most recent FLAC file kick, trying to replace all my "lossy" downloads. :D
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