Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Carver Tube Equipment Discussions
nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:44 pm

I can't download them from my camera phone because I am to cheap to buy the proper cable. #-o :-" I will take some hi-res tommorow with the camera and get them posted. The chassis are back from being painted in primer and black on the rear panel. I am having the wood cut for the side panels next week, but I will be finishing that myself. It will be nice to have all the pieces in one place so that I can start wiring them up. \:D/
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

User avatar
bsturgeon89
TFM-55
Posts: 787
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:42 pm
Location: Findlay, Ohio

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by bsturgeon89 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:57 pm

nooshinjohn wrote:I can't download them from my camera phone because I am to cheap to buy the proper cable. #-o :-" I will take some hi-res tommorow with the camera and get them posted. The chassis are back from being painted in primer and black on the rear panel. I am having the wood cut for the side panels next week, but I will be finishing that myself. It will be nice to have all the pieces in one place so that I can start wiring them up. \:D/
Simple...take pics with your phone and email (if you can) them to yourself and then save them to your pc.
Carverfest 2010 quote...I can't explain it right now, I'm drunk...

GO BUCKEYES

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:29 pm

bsturgeon89 wrote:
nooshinjohn wrote:I can't download them from my camera phone because I am to cheap to buy the proper cable. #-o :-" I will take some hi-res tommorow with the camera and get them posted. The chassis are back from being painted in primer and black on the rear panel. I am having the wood cut for the side panels next week, but I will be finishing that myself. It will be nice to have all the pieces in one place so that I can start wiring them up. \:D/
Simple...take pics with your phone and email (if you can) them to yourself and then save them to your pc.

I wish I could, but I don't have a phone that supports it. I refuse to pay AT$T more money than I have to.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

User avatar
Toy Maker
Puppet Master
Posts: 6796
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:26 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:49 pm

Couple questions....

The granite you are using, how thick is it, and where are you planning on using it?

From what I have read, you are using it as the top surface of the amplifier, where the tubes stick out of ??
If that's correct, you may want to think about this a little more...

Have you ever put your hand on the west side of a stone wall after the sun has set... ?
Granite will act like a massive isolator, and will hold the heat, like a brick oven if the tubes are close to it.

The Silver-7 tube chassis' get HOT, and they are ventilated very well, and are made of very thin sheet metal.
If you were to throw a chunk of 1/2" thick granite on top, it will be a flat-top-skillet in 20-30 minutes.

For fun, my father and I placed a cast iron frying pan on top of a Silver-7, and actually cooked an egg a few months ago.

Just a little food for though.

James

User avatar
mbskeam
(pair of) SILVER-7t's
Posts: 2147
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:32 am
Location: Woodinville Wa

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by mbskeam » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:25 am

For fun, my father and I placed a cast iron frying pan on top of a Silver-7, and actually cooked an egg a few months ago.
yummy,
eggs,... it's like eating tiny little souls..........ImageImageImageImageImage :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mbskeam

SILVER 7's
Amazing Line Source
2 SVS PB16 SUBS
#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"

User avatar
Zoot Horn
SILVER-7 TUBE AMP
Posts: 3550
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:26 pm
Location: 4th Tower of Inverness

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Zoot Horn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:33 am

mbskeam wrote:
For fun, my father and I placed a cast iron frying pan on top of a Silver-7, and actually cooked an egg a few months ago.
yummy,
eggs,... it's like eating tiny little souls..........ImageImageImageImageImage :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never looked at it that way Mike,, you do make a good point though. 8)

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:19 am

The granite is only 3/8th of an inch thick, and the glass bodies of the tubes will all be fully exposed. and unimpeded in any way. I would think that 14 tubes will get much hotter than 6.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:44 am

Finally some pictures...
Attachments
462.JPG
462.JPG (130.23 KiB) Viewed 1348 times
461.JPG
461.JPG (130.33 KiB) Viewed 1348 times
473.JPG
473.JPG (105.75 KiB) Viewed 1348 times
476.JPG
476.JPG (116.93 KiB) Viewed 1348 times
477.JPG
The painted chassis
477.JPG (116.2 KiB) Viewed 1348 times
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:48 am

More pictures...
Attachments
471.JPG
The bottom of the tube deck
471.JPG (120.92 KiB) Viewed 1347 times
469.JPG
469.JPG (106.41 KiB) Viewed 1347 times
468.JPG
468.JPG (113.45 KiB) Viewed 1347 times
465.JPG
465.JPG (134.59 KiB) Viewed 1347 times
464.JPG
464.JPG (121.43 KiB) Viewed 1347 times
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:51 am

They are a long way from making any sound, but they already look so good that I can imagine them playing already.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

Jag_97470
SILVER-7 TUBE AMP
Posts: 3369
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:06 am
Location: Oregon

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Jag_97470 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:20 am

Very Very Very Nice!!! Can't wait to see them finished. Please post progress pictures. =D>

User avatar
mewisemagic
M-400t CUBE
Posts: 193
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:21 pm
Location: n.c.

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by mewisemagic » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:39 am

will the granite add anything to the performance of the amp other than weight and bling?
carver ct29v,tfm-15cb,tfm-35x,m1-ot,tlm-3600, pair of 9 t's ,c5,adcom 535 II,oppo 981 dvd, polk sda srs 2.3tl,polk sda srs 1.2
tfm-42,AL-III+, yaqin 10l

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:29 am

mewisemagic wrote:will the granite add anything to the performance of the amp other than weight and bling?
I doubt it, though it may help as far as reducing any unwanted vibrations. :lol:
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

User avatar
TNRabbit
R.I.P. Friend
R.I.P. Friend
Posts: 13360
Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:53 am
Location: TN Native Languishing in VA
Contact:

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:36 am

I thought you WANTED vibrations; didn't Bob say tubes "talk" to the room~


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
TNRabbit
Image

From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

nooshinjohn
SILVER-7t
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm

TNRabbit wrote:I thought you WANTED vibrations; didn't Bob say tubes "talk" to the room~


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Very true. This should make certain the tubes do the talking and not the flimsy aluminum chassis. :D
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

Post Reply

Return to “Carver Tubes”