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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 2:07 pm

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

Don wrote: 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


Yes they are Don, and yes they are, Bob said they could be used for a sub out or an additional input, he said it didn't really matter.
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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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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:10 pm

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

AlexSauter wrote:
Don wrote: 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


Yes they are Don, and yes they are, Bob said they could be used for a sub out or an additional input, he said it didn't really matter.



Alex,

I believe I have 4 extra RCA jacks laying around here, can I mail them to you to mount in the two amps you are building for Matt and I?
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:12 pm

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Don wrote:
AlexSauter wrote:
Don wrote: 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


Yes they are Don, and yes they are, Bob said they could be used for a sub out or an additional input, he said it didn't really matter.



Alex,

I believe I have 4 extra RCA jacks laying around here, can I mail them to you to mount in the two amps you are building for Matt and I?



Sounds good, I will PM you my address.
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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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:13 pm

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Thanks Alex.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:16 pm

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Don wrote:Thanks Alex.



No problem Don!
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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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:28 pm

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

You can also parallel additional amps the same way to double the power output to 80W.

Another thing, you might not want to run subwoofers with these as the response rolls off before you get to subsonics.
Carver: ALS plat upgrades, TX-11a, C-9, C-1
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:24 pm

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Martin1970 wrote:You can also parallel additional amps the same way to double the power output to 80W.



We asked Bob about that on Monday morning before he left, and he said that was a bad idea... The second transformer can't handle the current, or something of that nature... (I don't speak Bob well)
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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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:31 pm

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AlexSauter wrote:
Martin1970 wrote:You can also parallel additional amps the same way to double the power output to 80W.



We asked Bob about that on Monday morning before he left, and he said that was a bad idea... The second transformer can't handle the current, or something of that nature... (I don't speak Bob well)


Weird, he told me the opposite. It was late though. Best to err on the side of caution.
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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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:35 pm

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Martin1970 wrote:
AlexSauter wrote:
Martin1970 wrote:You can also parallel additional amps the same way to double the power output to 80W.



We asked Bob about that on Monday morning before he left, and he said that was a bad idea... The second transformer can't handle the current, or something of that nature... (I don't speak Bob well)


Weird, he told me the opposite. It was late though. Best to err on the side of caution.


Martin,


Did he tell you that when he had that Clemson wrap over a glass of homemade wine Double O made? :lol: :lol: :lol:
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:43 pm

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Don wrote:Martin,


Did he tell you that when he had that Clemson wrap over a glass of homemade wine Double O made? :lol: :lol: :lol:

No, but he was way into his second or third brownie at Chateau Ohm Walsh. Damn, those things were good, they could easily affect brain function. Oh, and the speakers sounded spectacular too.
Carver: ALS plat upgrades, TX-11a, C-9, C-1
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:57 pm

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I bet OO's wine would have went NICE with those brownies! :D
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:00 pm

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Chauss wrote:I bet OO's wine would have went NICE with those brownies! :D

Stop it! You're making me miss Carverfest already.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:21 pm

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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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how many options are there for the fag criteria? i want to pick the right one you know....haha..
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:26 pm

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Did he tell you that when he had that Clemson wrap over a glass of homemade wine Double O made?
...GO TIGERS!!!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:29 pm

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kingman wrote:
Did he tell you that when he had that Clemson wrap over a glass of homemade wine Double O made?
...GO TIGERS!!!!!


I thought YOU were a Clemson fan??? :lol:

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