Carver Crimson 275 Listening Impressions

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Magnaryder
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Carver Crimson 275 Listening Impressions

Post by Magnaryder » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:31 pm

Anyone listening to their new amp yet? I'm interested in your thoughts once you put it in your home rig.

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Re: Carver Crimson 275 Listening Impressions

Post by UncleMeat » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:54 pm

I've listened to mine a bit once I got the Bias problem sorted. My initial impression is that it's quite good. I'm only using it as a single amp with Carver ALS/60" and it seems to do fine driving them at moderate volumes. I have not pushed it yet, still making sure my build is stable. It's very well balanced with the KT-120's, but I think more depth can be gotten by use of vintage power tubes/pre-drivers.

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Re: Carver Crimson 275 Listening Impressions

Post by Magnaryder » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:10 pm

I rolled some vintage EI, Mullard and Telly 12ax7s in the front end. Very nice but I haven’t decided which I’ll run on a consistent basis. I have a bunch the V20s PO sent me when I bought it. He sent some 12at7s too I’ll roll in later.

The presentation is very different compared to the EAR. Power of course, there is a remarkable amount of air around the instruments and a nice aura surrounding the vocalists. I’m using our LucasLabs(tm) pre and both Yggdrasil and my Fosgate Signature in front of it. The Mundorf SGO cap I nodded the M3s with is getting some hours on it and sounds a bit less frenetic than it did on install. The depth I had hoped the SGO would impart to the speakers is getting there.

I don’t seem to have any hum issues

All and all, a very nice addition.

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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