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Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by radioeng2 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:52 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dna-aPH ... dded#t=263

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by dfronk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Beautiful!!! =D>
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Snoop65 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:17 pm

I've seen it before but still a excellent post Mark! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:24 am

I am going to be Selling my Bob Carver Cherry 180's These are Rare and hand made by Bob with a low number of them - How much should I ask for a Great pair of Cherry 180 Mono Blocks? The ones in my Avatar...
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Magnaryder » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am

What are you going to next?

Pricing them to move means getting them between he 275 and the new 350s. Did Bob build them or Tubular Joe? Both of those things will help determine price. Do you expect to make some $$ or can you take a loss?

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by UncleMeat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am

You'd need a pair of 275's to be somewhat equal to the Cherry 180 monoblocks. If you compare 2x275 running in parallel mono, to Cherry 180's it begs the question of which would be better (or more desirable), since the 275 will provide about 190W of output, and have some versatility; but the 180's probably have superior transformers.

2x275's would cost about $5500, new. Those of us who bought two of the CF version are not in need, so the market (within the forum circles) is a bit flat right now. Used sales of the 350's on eBay have yielded 6-7k for them in the past, so 180's would probably fall somewhere between 4-5.5k in resale value.

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Magnaryder wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am
What are you going to next?

Do you expect to make some $$ or can you take a loss?

ray
I will not be Replacing them and soon will have just a Sunfire 405 and 4K player for movies.
I can take some loss and is expected and prefer a long term carver fan to get these and someone who will love and enjoy them as I have.
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm

UncleMeat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am

2x275's would cost about $5500, new. Those of us who bought two of the CF version are not in need, so the market (within the forum circles) is a bit flat right now. Used sales of the 350's on eBay have yielded 6-7k for them in the past, so 180's would probably fall somewhere between 4-5.5k in resale value.

JMHO/HTH
Thanks - I was hoping for close to 5k, I will list these at $5,500.00 or best offer and take the lower end from a forum member only! I am in no
hurry and I wish every Member here could hear these on my Sanus Faber's and the Glory of the mid's my Primaluna classic with this combo gives
bypassing the Pre and going from CD to Amp to Speakers can offer!
You do not need a Pre amp with these and I wish I still had my Carver Amazings to match this amp with (DAMN RIBBON'S) and no repair! :lol:
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by packratt » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Member SEA is repairing the ribbons.

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 pm

packratt wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Member SEA is repairing the ribbons.
Awesome - I did not know that! I have been gone a while tho,,,anyway I made a deal Many years ago now with James who still has my Ribbons to repair and he still has them so I have written the whole thing off. I still have my ALIII's bodys RIbbonless and gave him a pair of 60" ribbons from my plat's but since sold my drivers and body's.
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by UncleMeat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Sorry to hear that. Maybe James could send your ribbon frames to Ed for repair and refund you if you've pre-paid.

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 pm

UncleMeat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Sorry to hear that. Maybe James could send your ribbon frames to Ed for repair and refund you if you've pre-paid.
I had "4" ribbons needing repair 2x48 & 2x60 I gave James the 60" in return for repaired 48" ribbons so I had 4 bad ribbons so if James can not repair and return the 2 48" ribbons I guess nothing changes... :lol: I would love to have them back working but I guess it can't be done so I will forget it. I will have him ship me a pair of ALS :lol: :lol: I would even be happy with just the frames \:D/
Bob Carver Cherry 180's
Sunfire Classic Tube Pre
Jolida JD100 Tube CD Player
Sunfire 3C used as pair
12" Sunfire Sub
Silver coated copper Wires.
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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by UncleMeat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 pm

Scarabeo wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 pm
UncleMeat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Sorry to hear that. Maybe James could send your ribbon frames to Ed for repair and refund you if you've pre-paid.
I had "4" ribbons needing repair 2x48 & 2x60 I gave James the 60" in return for repaired 48" ribbons so I had 4 bad ribbons so if James can not repair and return the 2 48" ribbons I guess nothing changes... :lol: I would love to have them back working but I guess it can't be done so I will forget it. I will have him ship me a pair of ALS :lol: :lol: I would even be happy with just the frames \:D/
Makes no sense, you have ALS-III's in need of ribbons, and the components are yours until he delivers on the deal. James should just send everything back (or to Ed) since he doesn't have ribbon material and can't seem to find a vendor. Maybe you could work out a similar deal with Ed or some other equipment trade if he's interested in something you are selling.

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by UncleMeat » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:57 am

Scarabeo wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
UncleMeat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am

2x275's would cost about $5500, new. Those of us who bought two of the CF version are not in need, so the market (within the forum circles) is a bit flat right now. Used sales of the 350's on eBay have yielded 6-7k for them in the past, so 180's would probably fall somewhere between 4-5.5k in resale value.

JMHO/HTH
Thanks - I was hoping for close to 5k, ...
My valuation logic wasn't quite right. I just took a look on HifiShark and the most recent sale in late 2018 was on US Audiomart. Those were priced at $3500 asking price and had a new Genalex tube set. I don't know if it sold for the asking price or a bit less. My price information was in comparison to a pair of NEW 275's and used 350's but there is also the Crimson 305's that should be worth a bit less than the 350's but substantially more than the 180's.

The average -asking- price for the 180's that have sold and show up on the HifiShark search engine have been in the 3k-4k range.

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Re: Carver Cherry 180 sampling

Post by kingman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:46 am

James Sauter can bring the ribbons back to Ed at Carverfest this year if you want them repaired James. :-s
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