Silver-1 Tube Preamp - !!! PROJECT ON HOLD !!!

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by HRDROKN » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:28 pm

Damn.... very cool!

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Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:52 pm

any word on pricing yet?
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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by docadillac » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:39 am

That is an incredible piece of equipment. It would be part of a dream system for me.

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by amulford » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:37 am

I know that originally this was for the Silver Sevens, but how well would it voice to 9t's? I may be interested...
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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by DaveS » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:21 am

Someday we will find out.
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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by Toy Maker » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:59 am

We are guessing around $6,000-8000. We are not 100% sure yet, it's still going through the reverse engineering stages.
Then Bob is going to do a couple modds to it, and it will be going off to the board and chassis designers.

The really cool thing about this project is, it's going back into the hands of the people that originally built the 1st 2 prototypes.
Bob's onboard, helping with the reverse engineering of the board. Joe, his partner in crime is working on the boards right now.
We have tracked down, and commissioned the original board designer to make the new CG model of the preamp, source the boards, and chassis.
We will be doing the final assembly ourselves most likely.

This has been a REALLY interesting project to have gotten into.

After finding the board designers, they were doing some digging, and it seems they have come up with a few prototype drawings of the original
REJECTED Lightstar designs as well. They will be sending them down to us soon, I will scan and post copies once I have them.

Lots of cool things happening behind the scenes.

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Post by RichP714 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:11 pm

Congrats on the project, and good luck, now That's "A Website Devoted to Carver Electronics Users"

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Post by weitrhino » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:35 pm

This whole thing is quite exhilarating news. Bravo to the Sauter clan!

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by cutlass81 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:12 pm

Wow, that is a really cool project you guys have going on there.
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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:17 pm

It's looking like me might be adding a remote after all to the unit. If we do it will only control the volume. I really don't want to add switching into the unit at all.

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by F1nut » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:30 am

Yeah James, volume is all that needed and done right will not compromise the sound quality at all.
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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - FOR SALE

Post by Toy Maker » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:42 am

Yeah, the board we are looking at, the audio only goes through the potentiometer, and is not connected to the power board for the motor at all.
It looks like it's going to work out pretty well, adding the volume remote.

Here's what the preamp looks like now.

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - !!! PROJECT ON HOLD !!!

Post by Toy Maker » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:09 pm

To all those patiently awaiting this preamp, I am sorry to say, for now, we are putting this project on hold. We will be coming back to it in the near future, but for now it's being put on hold.

Fine out why here: viewtopic.php?f=136&t=8975

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Post by My Dog Ziggy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:51 pm

Any updates Toy Maker? :-k

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Re: Silver-1 Tube Preamp - !!! PROJECT ON HOLD !!!

Post by Jag_97470 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:06 pm

Toy Maker wrote:To all those patiently awaiting this preamp, I am sorry to say, for now, we are putting this project on hold. We will be coming back to it in the near future, but for now it's being put on hold.

Fine out why here: viewtopic.php?f=136&t=8975
Find out why here: :-k :-k Awesome!!!!! Can't wait!!!

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