Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BillD » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:08 pm

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.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:17 pm

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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by kingman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Look forward to seeing the new alunimum side panels. 8)
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:08 pm

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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:50 pm

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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:53 pm

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by kingman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:06 pm

They look real nice John...real nice!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by engtaz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:22 pm

looking good.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:26 pm

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!
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:01 pm

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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:11 am

=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.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:46 am

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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by HRDROKN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:49 pm

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!!!!

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:36 pm

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! :-" :-" :-"
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Chauss » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 pm

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