How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by tfm75 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:46 am

Wow been lusting after a pair of Dunlavy speakers for years. It's on my bucket list some day. For now running Martin Logan Monolith ll. Wish I got to have a listen to 2011 tube amp all you guys got to build and now you guys are up for a new build. So cool.

Gotta love the silky smooth sound that tubes project. No not lucky enough to have any bob father's tube amps but do have some 1962 tube amps that get me by. :D
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Dennis47 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:44 pm

Snoop65 wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:11 pm
It's been a while since I listened to mine but I love it! I might take it to SoundSmith for some parts upgrades. I use Siemens EL84L and GE 5751 tubes in mine.
I recently was lucky enough to obtain a 2011 CarverFest tube amp. I'm driving a set of JBL L88s (8 ohm 35 wpc) with it.
It came with Tube Amp Doctor (German) EL84s and 6H2n (Russian?) tubes and an extra set of EL84s...Cryo Mullards. I am
very impressed with the improved/enlarged soundstage, improved detail and excellent bass the amp produces. I know
everyone is anticipating the 2018 CarverFest amp build, but these little 20 watt tube amps are great. So far I have just
listened to the TAD EL84s...waiting until I get acclimated to them before trying the Mullards.

@Snoop65:
The GE 5751 imput tubes you mention....I can't find a list anywhere that states they are an equivalent for 6AX7s... ](*,)
Are they equivanlent? Secondly what circa (year) are your GEs?

Anyone added a tube guard/roll bar to their amp so it looks more like a Black Magic VAT20?

I read in another thread that there was talk of metal bottom panels being planned for fabrication...did that ever happen
and, if so, how would I go about obtaining one?

Also, does anyone have a schematic for the 2011 tube amp they could send me?

Thanks...
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm

My CF amp was configured to run 12AX7 tubes not 6AX7's. 5751's are a military version of the 12AX7 with a little less gain
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Post by Snoop65 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:20 pm

Oh and I forgot, my GE tubes are from the 50's
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Post by hewlew1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:12 pm

Anyone added a tube guard/roll bar to their amp so it looks more like a Black Magic VAT20?
IMG_20160216_155225.jpg
.Dennis here is a pic of one of my four Carverfest amps they all look the same as this one.
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by engtaz » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:59 am

Very nice Harry
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:11 am

Damn that looks good Harry! Fucking show off! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Dennis47 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:23 am

EXCELLENT workmanship.... =D>
Thanks for the photo

I'm thinking of adding a single satin finished aluminum tube roll bar to mine.
It's going to be tedious to drill the holes for the attachment screws
with all the wiring for the tube receptacle underneath.
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Dennis47 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Does anyone have a schematic for the 2011 CarverFest tube
amp (wired for stereo) that they could send me?

Thanks... [-o< [-o< [-o<
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M-1.0t / M-1.5t (2) / TFM-15 / TFM-22 (2) / TFM-24 (2) /TFM-45 (2)
CT-17 / HR-752 / DPL-33 / TD-1400 / TD-1700 / TDR-2400
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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

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Re: How are you liking the sound from your CF tube amp?

Post by Magnaryder » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:54 am

hewlew1 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Anyone added a tube guard/roll bar to their amp so it looks more like a Black Magic VAT20?
IMG_20160216_155225.jpg .Dennis here is a pic of one of my four Carverfest amps they all look the same as this one.
Nice rollcage Harry!

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