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

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AlexSauter

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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:40 pm

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

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RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Martin1970

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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:55 pm

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

AlexSauter wrote:Image


Be careful what you wish for....

Speaking of monoblocks, I can't build my second one because between two amps, I only got one of THESE:

missing cap.jpg
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Any chance you've got a bag with like a couple hundred of them in there just sitting around?

I could sure use another one.
Carver: ALS plat upgrades, TX-11a, C-9, C-1
Sunfire: Cinema Grand Sig 400 Seven x2
Rane: RPM88 26Z x3
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AlexSauter

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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:08 pm

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

Martin1970 wrote:
AlexSauter wrote:Image


Be careful what you wish for....

Speaking of monoblocks, I can't build my second one because between two amps, I only got one of THESE:

missing cap.jpg


Any chance you've got a bag with like a couple hundred of them in there just sitting around?

I could sure use another one.


I will look around when we get the trailer unpacked.
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Martin1970

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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:11 pm

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

Thanks Alex
Carver: ALS plat upgrades, TX-11a, C-9, C-1
Sunfire: Cinema Grand Sig 400 Seven x2
Rane: RPM88 26Z x3
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mbskeam

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Post Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:37 am

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

moving this from a diffrent thread....

I have already done the stereo / monoblock switch on my amps . I included a led indicator which is illuminated in the monoblock position.


does this switch flip both the input and speaker?

a single switch with 2 sets of poles?
this was my thought.
Mbskeam


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SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
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