Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Block

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Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Block

Post by AlexSauter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:12 am

A lot of people have asked me to make a diagram for mono blocking the CarverFest Kit Amps, so here it is!!

1) Connect the POSITIVE speaker terminals together with a piece of wire (Bob liked the 20ga wire we were issued for this)
2) Get a FEMALE to DOUBLE MALE RCA Y cord, connect red RCA to the end of the Y cord, and then connect the Y cord to the corresponding colors on your RCA inputs.
3) connect your speaker wires to either set of inputs, Bob said it didn't matter which ones you use.

Hope this helps,
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Here is a photo of my amp Mono Blocked:
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Chauss » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:56 am

I just LOVE your pink Y cable fella... :lol:
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Post by AlexSauter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:05 am

Chauss wrote:I just LOVE your pink Y cable fella... :lol:

It's not pink, it's purple!! :lol: :lol: it's the only one I could get my hands on quickly for the photo, so, oh well. :rolleyes:
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Toy Maker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:06 am

Chauss wrote:I just LOVE your pink Y cable fella... :lol:
Number 1 it's MY connector. And number 2, it's purple. Not pink.
What, you think I'm some kind of fag.....

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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by AlexSauter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:08 am

Toy Maker wrote:Learn how to use your cameras flash better.
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Go back to sleep old man!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Toy Maker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:08 am

Besides, you should have done all of that INSIDE the amp.
No ghetto rigged look on the outside.

Do that, and post another picture.

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Post by hewlew1 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:26 am

James I like the fact that it is able to be done externally. If one of my friends wants to hear one of my little GEMS I only need to take one for stereo not two. Besides as Bob would say it has 20 tube watts.More than enough for a powerful demonsration of what this puppy is capable of.
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Chauss » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:39 am

Alex- FWIW--my son used to wear pink dress shirts to high school because the chicks LOVED it. Daddy didn't raise no fool! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by frankieD » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:55 am

Toy Maker wrote:
Chauss wrote:I just LOVE your pink Y cable fella... :lol:
Number 1 it's MY connector. And number 2, it's purple. Not pink.
What, you think I'm some kind of fag.....



No doubt but the question is....just what kind of fag are you ?

I'm guessing a closeted flamer.

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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Toy Maker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:03 pm

frankieD wrote:
Toy Maker wrote:
Chauss wrote:I just LOVE your pink Y cable fella... :lol:
Number 1 it's MY connector. And number 2, it's purple. Not pink.
What, you think I'm some kind of fag.....



No doubt but the question is....just what kind of fag are you ?

I'm guessing a closeted flamer.

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Post by OconeeOrange » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:17 pm

Thanks Alex. I was doing Mono block until Bob said no need. I too like the idea of being able to have them "swing" both ways with just exterior adjustments.
Thanks for the photo, I saw those at the hill party were that way, but my memory is not so good.

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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by frankieD » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:23 pm

[quote="OconeeOrange"]Thanks Alex. I was doing Mono block until Bob said no need. I too like the idea of being able to have them "swing" both ways with just exterior adjustments.




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Post by TNRabbit » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:54 pm

Toy Maker wrote:I didn't know the RAINBOW COLLISION had a recruit squad Frankie...
How does one get in on that if so inclined?
Rainbow COLLISION?? LOL~ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you meant COALITION~
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Post by OconeeOrange » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:26 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
Rainbow COLLISION?? LOL~ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you meant COALITION~
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Re: Turning a Stereo CarverFest 20w Tube Amp into a Mono Blo

Post by Don » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:03 pm

AlexSauter wrote:A lot of people have asked me to make a diagram for mono blocking the CarverFest Kit Amps, so here it is!!

1) Connect the POSITIVE speaker terminals together with a piece of wire (Bob liked the 20ga wire we were issued for this)
2) Get a FEMALE to DOUBLE MALE RCA Y cord, connect red RCA to the end of the Y cord, and then connect the Y cord to the corresponding colors on your RCA inputs.
3) connect your speaker wires to either set of inputs, Bob said it didn't matter which ones you use.

Hope this helps,
Alex


Here is a photo of my amp Mono Blocked:
IMG_0711.JPG

Thanks Alex. As we also discussed, I like the flexibility to have either or. By the way, the extra RCA outputs, are those for a sub out? :-k If so, did you just jumper over from the other RCA's? :-k
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