Carverfest Tube Amp upgrades Please post ideas.

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Post by engtaz » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:01 pm

Carverfest Tube Amp upgrades Please post ideas here. Some have talked about different components. Resistors/caps/lights/connectors........



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Post by Chauss » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:54 pm

Mike's (mbskeam) amps have to take the prize for "night-time" visual impact with the LED's he added! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by kingman » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:38 pm

Mike...post a pic of that beauty up and running in your system!!!
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Post by mbskeam » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:07 pm

going to set up and start building my 2nd amp this weekend,
the real problem is the only speakers that I have that this amp will drive are my infinity 150's, not the best sounding things. but they do get loud.
I'll try my amazings on them just for fun, but I think these will eat this amp alive.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by AlexSauter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:01 am

kingman wrote:Mike...post a pic of that beauty up and running in your system!!!

Until mike posts a pic of his amp with his system, here is an awesome night shot of his amp:
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Post by OconeeOrange » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:48 pm

Got these as they match the ones on the pre amp I am going to use with these. They are quite nice, but of course I will need bottom covers.
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Post by AlexSauter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:56 pm

My chassis all by it's self is custom, here is a picture:
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:00 pm

S-W-E-E-T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:03 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:Got these as they match the ones on the pre amp I am going to use with these. They are quite nice, but of course I will need bottom covers.
feet.jpg
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=240-721
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Post by OconeeOrange » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:
Fucking China !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. M-500t wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:Got these as they match the ones on the pre amp I am going to use with these. They are quite nice, but of course I will need bottom covers.
feet.jpg
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=240-721
Fucking China !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Chauss » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:23 pm

I think he is talking about your parts express link....
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Post by Martin1970 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:04 pm

Carverfest Tube Amp upgrades Please post ideas:

Those extra holes could be enlarged and would be great for XLR inputs.
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Post by angelod307 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:57 pm

Martin1970 wrote:Carverfest Tube Amp upgrades Please post ideas:

Those extra holes could be enlarged and would be great for XLR inputs.
when asked, bob said he like's the way coax sounds. the xlr was overkill on his sunfire, but the high community demanded it. i could be wrong as my memory is not a dictaphone, but was the jist of it. xlr comes real handy when you have long, imean long runs of wire. there are a few boxes out on the market though that do exactly that though. coverters i think they were.
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Post by treitz3 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:50 am

You are correct but the one thing you have to keep in mind is that if the circuits within the component(s) are not balanced [as in this tube amp] and you use an XLR, you are not making any difference whatsoever. At that point, you are basically using the XLR cable as an RCA with absolutely no added benefits.
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Post by AlexSauter » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:53 am

treitz3 wrote: At that point, you are basically using the XLR cable as an RCA with absolutely no added benefits.

Nuh uhh!!! The added benefit is that you get to use super cool XLR connectors!!! :-P


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