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Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

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nooshinjohn

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:02 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

some updated pictures...
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nooshinjohn

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:05 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

a few more...
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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:15 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Beautiful John !!! =D> =D> =D> Lets see those babies lit up in a dark room for that "nice warm tube glow"..........love the woodgrain on the bases.......nice PS Audio power cord.....very nice!
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OconeeOrange

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:21 pm

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W O W !!!!!!

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Scarabeo

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:26 pm

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OMG!!!

*5*

=D> =D> =D>

I want a pair :(
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Jag_97470

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:13 am

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Well how do they sound?? They sure look beautiful, excellent job! \:D/
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engtaz

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:52 am

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Very very nice. Have you got them working yet?
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:06 am

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Very nice, very nice indeed. Kudos to you sir.
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treitz3

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:49 am

Lookin' good, John...

John, when is the expected arrival time for the transformers and is that the last component needed to let them start singing?
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:10 am

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Great work John...your patience is starting to pay of...simply STUNNING!!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:26 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

x2 to all the above superlative responses; you should be very proud--they look fantabulous!

However, that cannot possibly be a Carver amp as it has THREE prongs on the power cord~
:lol:
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:07 am

Getting the brain circuits workin' just thinkin' about it...

Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the Lightstar amps and possibly the TFM-75 had 3 prong IEC connections. What does make this a Carver amplifier is the fact that Bob is winding the transformers by hand. Gorgeous nonetheless, no matter where your stance may be on it being or not being a Carver amp.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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kingman

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:14 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Lightstar amps and possibly the TFM-75 had 3 prong IEC connections
Lightstar 3 prong, TFM-75 2. Whether you think this is a Carver amp or not...I want one!!!! :)
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:39 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

kingman wrote:
Lightstar amps and possibly the TFM-75 had 3 prong IEC connections
Lightstar 3 prong, TFM-75 2. Whether you think this is a Carver amp or not...I want one!!!! :)


Also Cherry 180's 3 prong power cord.
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nooshinjohn

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:06 am

Re: Lookin' good, John...

treitz3 wrote:John, when is the expected arrival time for the transformers and is that the last component needed to let them start singing?



Transformers are still a couple weeks out, and I still do not have the proper schematics or tagboard layouts, so the internals are only half finished. I still have a band of aluminum trim for the bottoms of the transformer covers, pinstripe work on the covers, and finish work to be done for the wood side panels, but the essence of the design shown in the pictures is what they will look like when completed.

I may be making a trip to Snohomish in the next few months to spend a couple weeks with Bob, so that he can walk me through the final aspects of getting these babies to sing. As far as these being Carver amps... they are because Bob said they are, and the level of care and detail put into giving them life bring honor to his legacy in the audio world. These are indeed Carvers. 8) 8) 8)

I am deeply grateful for all the support you guys have given me in getting these amps to where they are today. Many times since I began, I wondered if this project was worth the effort, and came close more than a few times to placing it on a shelf in the garage. The encouragenment found here has kept these alive and at the center of my attention. Thanks guys! If there is ever another pair made, they will be offered here as Karma for all the kindness you guys have shown to this project.


John
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