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Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

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BillD

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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:08 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Aluminum will make them more modern. Wood in modern equipment looks weird to me, unless you want to go for the "retro" look. You clearly aren't trying to disguise them as not power amps, with the exposed tubes, and the etched acrylic is very modern.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

That is kind of my thought now as well. If I had stayed true to the retro-look of Bob's original design, the wood would be an elegant touch. The most striking
feature of the amp is the granite work and the transformer cover. Wood would just be another element and would get lost in the overall design. Aluminum it is...
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Look forward to seeing the new alunimum side panels. 8)
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:08 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

I have to agree with the Mrs. Heavy Brushed Aluminum sides will look better. O:)
Use 6061 or higher series. It's much less apt to corrosion. :)
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Post Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

some updated pics... and a huge thank you to Wardsweb for his contribution to the project. He made the aluminum sideplates for me, and was rude enough to not even let me pay for them! :x I don't know why we allow such conduct on this forum , but that's not my call to make. :-" :-" :lol: :lol: :lol: I will simply allow my displeasure to show here by saying a big THANKS to you Wardsweb for your immeasurable kindness. =D> =D> 8)
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Post Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:53 pm

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a few more...
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Post Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:06 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

They look real nice John...real nice!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:22 pm

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looking good.
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:26 pm

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Those would look so good on my Audio Rack!!!

I was thinking about these today and hoping to Hear them in person. It would be so fun to ear a set without a salesman poking at your wallet!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:01 pm

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Scarabeo wrote:Those would look so good on my Audio Rack!!!

I was thinking about these today and hoping to Hear them in person. It would be so fun to ear a set without a salesman poking at your wallet!




well...... I am a salesman. how much can your credit cards bear? :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

I just got here in SoCal, and they survived the journey without a scratch. Now I just need to set hings up with Bob and make the trip to Snohomish.
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Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:11 am

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=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
Very Nice John!! Your journey to this point making those amps reminds me of that old Grateful Dead song "Truckin.
"What a long strange trip it's been"! But you are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Congrats on a wonderful job. Glad to hear you and the amps made it out to the Left Coast in good shape.
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Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:46 am

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thanks Doug. It may be the left coast now, but by the time I get done here, I promise you that I will set things right! :D 8)

I have a ton of work to do....
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Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:49 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Holly crap!

I just finished reading all 14 pages with some 207 posts... this is the second time in as many days that I'm at a loss for proper words!

Nice work!!!!

=D>
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Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:36 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

nooshinjohn wrote: by the time I get done here, I promise you that I will set things right! :D 8)

I have a ton of work to do....


and that you do! We need to get together on another Project needed here on the WESTCOAST! :-" :-" :-"
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

I've got AMP ENVY! Those are gorgeous!!! Very nice craftsmanship- bet they sound fantastic after they are tuned!!! =D>
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