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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BillD » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:15 pm

You know, the Carver logo changed throughout the history of Carver Corporation. In the early years, the C wasn't connected to the A in CARVER, but it was stylized (a long upward tail. As far as I can tell, the C-1 was the first product to have the connected C, and it could have changed during production (my C-1 has a connected tail). But my M-400, C-4000, M-500 and M-500ts, as well as the C-500 shown below all have the disconnected tail.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:32 pm

Toy Maker wrote:From a standard point of view, it looks really good!!
From a sign makers point of view...
It might be due to the sandblasting process, but the "CARVER" logo isn't quite right.

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Silly boy, you should have sent the granite pieces down to me to "laser etch"
A laser can get allot finer detail than sandblasting can, especially in small text.
But overall it looks good =D>

Those pieces are already glued together aren't they ??

Yes, they are and the top decks are not the easiest things to handle.... I do have an idea we should discuss however. If you still have my number, give me a call and we can discuss it.

I guess I had a vision in my head and my expectations were not met. It is nice to see the name on a new product though. I am leaning towards having the face polished out and doing a name plaque similar to what was done on the Silver Series, but with a visual twist to it. I am thinking of the same black annodized brushed aluminum that was done on the Sunfire gear with a polished frame around it. The Carver name could then be etched on it. This would also leave room for a signature plate on the front.
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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:12 am

Just talked to Bob tonight...

He has seen the pictures of the chassis and the granite work, and it would be a safe bet to say he is in a bit of shock by the work so far. He was amazed at the detail work put into the stone and the fact that every hole present in the aluminum has been carved perfectly into the tube decks. Now that he can see exactly what I have been talking about with him for these past months, he seems to feel that this design will be on a level that few professionally produced amps can touch. Already we know how good Bob's tube are, so I can only imagine that my amps will be able to stand with the best of the best.

I will have more pics in a couple days, and thanks to all for your support and encouragement.

John
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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:43 pm

Some updated picks...
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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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:24 pm

Spoke to Bob tonight at length... He says the granite poses no heat issues to the amp and that there is no cause for concern. I wish I could discuss the rest, but for now that will have to remain between him and I. :-" :-" :-"
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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Jag_97470 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:30 pm

Thanks for the update! Man! Those are coming together nicely!!! Can't wait for more pictures! You are doing an outstanding job. Do you think you might sell these or make more to sell someday? Very impressive! =D>

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by kingman » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:08 am

They look great!!! Keep the pics coming. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:50 am

Jag_97470 wrote:Do you think you might sell these or make more to sell someday? Very impressive! =D>

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Thanks for the kind words bro...

BTW... You SUCK! :lol: :lol: :lol: :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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Don » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:22 am

nooshinjohn wrote:
Jag_97470 wrote:Do you think you might sell these or make more to sell someday? Very impressive! =D>

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Thanks for the kind words bro...

BTW... You SUCK! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D

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Really awesome looking. =D> =D> Once finished, send them to Florida and I will put them thru the paces on my Plats. :lol:

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:31 pm

Some new pics with EIC connectors and input/output terminals in place...
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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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by engtaz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:40 am

Looking good. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by angelod307 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:44 am

ew,ew, i want one...my occd will not be complete without it.....looks nice.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:25 pm

Just a bit of an update... I have settled on using a bird's-eye Maple for the side panels. The wood will be stained in a warm, natural color with a satin finish. The rear of the amp is being treated to hand-painted lettering for the inputs/outputs/fuses and other details on the back. The stainless trim rings are being plated in silver.

I have also ordered new tube sockets as I was unhappy with the fit of the originals. Once I have them, I will begin wiring them up, and in a month or so, when Bob is ready, I will fit the transformers and order up some cryo-treated KT-120's.

Pics to follow on Monday or Tuesday next week!

I can honestly say this is the most FUN I have ever had in this hobby! Seeing everything in my mind come together in the form of something that will be as much a work of art as it will be functional has inspired me to do even more....

Bob has given his full support and blessings to my doing a limited run of these amps, so long as they are as good in person as they are in pictures. Bob now wants to have me ship these to him for evaluation when I am done. I guess that makes these "prototypes".
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

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Jag_97470 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:38 pm

[quote="nooshinjohn"I have settled on using a bird's-eye Maple for the side panels. The wood will be stained in a warm, natural color with a satin finish. Wow! That sounds really nice!! These are going to look Beautiful for sure!

Bob has given his full support and blessings to my doing a limited run of these amps, so long as they are as good in person as they are in pictures. Bob now wants to have me ship these to him for evaluation when I am done. I guess that makes these "prototypes".[/quote]

LOL, No this does not make these prototypes. It makes this a Newly acquired amp for Mr. Caver that you will "Never see again"! :lol: Bob's thinking :-k wow, there is a sucker born everyday! :lol:
Oh, and yes, Bob is probably also thinking :-k
YOU SUCK! :lol:

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:42 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:[quote="nooshinjohn"I have settled on using a bird's-eye Maple for the side panels. The wood will be stained in a warm, natural color with a satin finish. Wow! That sounds really nice!! These are going to look Beautiful for sure!

Bob has given his full support and blessings to my doing a limited run of these amps, so long as they are as good in person as they are in pictures. Bob now wants to have me ship these to him for evaluation when I am done. I guess that makes these "prototypes".
LOL, No this does not make these prototypes. It makes this a Newly acquired amp for Mr. Caver that you will "Never see again"! :lol: Bob's thinking :-k wow, there is a sucker born everyday! :lol:
Oh, and yes, Bob is probably also thinking :-k
YOU SUCK! :lol: [/quote]


Boib and I have an understanding... If he wants to keep them, he can but I get the Cherry Silver 9's he has been sitting on for the better part of two decades! :D :D :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

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