2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

12th Annual CARVERFEST 2018 September 5th - 19th
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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by AlexSauter » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:59 am

B-Man wrote:Hey Alex - I attended in 2015 (I bought 2 pairs of the speakers) and I am planning to attend this year. Am I not eligible for the build ?
Like I said, that list was the best to my knowledge, 2015 was/still is a blur to me, I met so many people that year, I still don't know what names go to what faces... When I compiled the list I did those i knew, and expect Robert to update any and all mistakes. As I said before, I'm just making the lists to help out, just like Mark was...

Here's the current attendance, and without knowing who is who I did the best I could because not many real names were correlated with User IDs.

September 5th – 19th 2018
Location - Bryson City, North Carolina 28713


CarverFest 18 cabin list
888-604-3075 – Ask for Chris - General Manager (mention Carverfest group!)
http://www.watershedcabins.com/
14 days – 9/5 – 9/19 checkout
First 7 days – 9/5 – 9/12 checkout
Second 7 days – 9/12 – 9/19 checkout

Watershed 1 - George/Janice
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Requested for 14 days – George/Janice
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 2 - RobertR – Greg/Jenny
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Requested for 14 days – RobertR
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 3 - Ray and Slumber Party Mike
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 5 LonerT – Dennis Miller – Kevin/Val – Morris/Sandy – David - Barry - DCL - Happy Trails
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Dibs for 8 days
Requested for 8th – 16th
AVAILABLE 5-7 & 17-19

Watershed 6 Al & Melody – BrianT – FrankieD & Marilyn
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
14 days Dibs
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 7 The Good Son-Eddie - The BobFather & Peggy
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
14 day Dibs
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 8 Ed (Sea) & wife (Randi)
[ X ] 16 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
16 day Dibs August 31 September 15
AVAILABLE 16-19

Watershed 9 Martin & Charlie
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
10 day Dibs 5th - 15th
AVAILABLE 16-19

Watershed 10 Harry - Mark - Shortcake
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
14 day Dibs
FULL 14 DAYS

Watershed 11 Tom – Jerry & Niki
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
10 day Dibs
AVAILABLE 5-6 & 18-19

Watershed 12 Sauter Clan
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
14 day Dibs
FULL 14 DAYS

Treehouse A – Jim (AR9)
[ x ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Requested for 5th-19th – AR9 (Jim)
FULL 14 DAYS

Treehouse B - Bob & Carol Schinske
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Requested for 9th – 15th
AVAILABLE 5-8 & 16-19

Treehouse C – Dnspy007 (Doug)
[ x ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
FULL 14 DAYS

Treehouse D – Itchitch (Steve)
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
5 day Dibs (( 12-16 ))
AVAILABLE 9 DAYS

3 Lofts Eric & family- Kingman & Tammy - Don & Terri
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
7 Day Dibs (( 9th thru the 15th ))
AVAILABLE 7 DAYS

Close by Additional Cabins

Cloud 8Open
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
AVAILABLE 14 DAYS

Fontana View #1 – UncleMeat - AndrewJohn
[ X ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
Requested for 14 days – UncleMeat (Russ) & AndrewJohn
FULL 14 DAYS

Fontana View #2 Open
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
AVAILABLE 14 DAYS

Fontana View #3Open
[ ] 14 days [ ] 1st week [ ] 2nd week
AVAILABLE 14 DAYS
My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Carver Pro PT-1800
Logitech Squeezebox
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by AlexSauter » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:25 am

iamjohngalt wrote:I have not attended the fest before and had not announced that I was attending until the amp was mentioned, so under your rules I am not eligible, but I will be there for the music and to meet friends. :-p
Thank you for your honesty, I will update the first post in the thread at the end if the day, I still have not received an updated, finalized list from Robert to put there.

UncleMeat wrote:I think OldTexasDog had said earlier he could not attend this year.

Trav has stated in previous discussions that he will be attending, at an offsite location if nothing is available at Watershed. I was going to update the prior list I had posted, just didn't get to it.
10-4, I will update the list when I hear from Robert.
As far as Trav, I just need a confirmation from him saying he's gunna be there.
My system (sitting in the garage):

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Carver Pro PT-1800
Logitech Squeezebox
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by trav0810 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:37 am

AlexSauter wrote:
iamjohngalt wrote:I have not attended the fest before and had not announced that I was attending until the amp was mentioned, so under your rules I am not eligible, but I will be there for the music and to meet friends. :-p
Thank you for your honesty, I will update the first post in the thread at the end if the day, I still have not received an updated, finalized list from Robert to put there.

UncleMeat wrote:I think OldTexasDog had said earlier he could not attend this year.

Trav has stated in previous discussions that he will be attending, at an offsite location if nothing is available at Watershed. I was going to update the prior list I had posted, just didn't get to it.
10-4, I will update the list when I hear from Robert.
As far as Trav, I just need a confirmation from him saying he's gunna be there.
Russ is correct. I will probably not be staying on site at the Fest, but I will certainly be dropping in. No way that I'm missing Al's Pizza!

I'd make the 8 hour drive just for that.

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Shortcake » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:58 am

PLEASE UPDATE MY REQUEST FOR 2 Amps for the build. Thanks
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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by oldtexasdog » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 am

UncleMeat wrote:I think OldTexasDog had said earlier he could not attend this year.

Trav has stated in previous discussions that he will be attending, at an offsite location if nothing is available at Watershed. I was going to update the prior list I had posted, just didn't get to it.
That is unfortunately correct. Susan was unemployed for a year and just found a job. Along with that we are trying to retire all our bills this year so I can retire! So alas I just can't afford to drag my ass up from Texas. Shame as I had a new menu for a cook up but I will save that for 2019.
There are two holes in Daddy's head where all the money goes.

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Chiroacademy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:36 am

Hi I normally post on theCarverSite. I do plan on attending this year but not sure on the dates yet. I plan on bringing my daughter and I'm not sure on her availability yet.

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Chiroacademy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:38 am

I posted I'm in for 2 and maybe 3 on the Carver site but I don't see that I'm listed here. Please put me down for 2 maybe 3. Thanks

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by AlexSauter » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:00 am

Chiroacademy wrote:Hi I normally post on theCarverSite. I do plan on attending this year but not sure on the dates yet. I plan on bringing my daughter and I'm not sure on her availability yet.

I posted I'm in for 2 and maybe 3 on the Carver site but I don't see that I'm listed here. Please put me down for 2 maybe 3. Thanks
1st, please repost your attendance in the correct thread.

2nd, I was informed that any posters from the other forum were after the Dec 11cutoff, and by the rules set by Bob, were not eligible to get an amp unless they attended a previous year back to 2015.

Robert can you confirm this?

Members safe based on past/current attendence
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hewlew1 - 2
frenchguy - 2
radioeng2 - 1
Magnaryder - 2
Shortcake - 2
Morris - 1
Toy Maker - 2
sea - 2
BrianT - 2
kingman - 1
MRHP - 1
Don - 1
mbskeam - 1
Zoot Horn - 1
Robert R - 1
dennismiller55 - 2
BobSmi57 - 2
loner_t - 2
Martin1970 - 2
UncleMeat - 2
Dnspy007 - 2
treitz3 - 2
Jerry & Nikki - 2
trav0810 - 2

from the CS forum that are coming
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Greg and Jenny - 1
Ar9Jim, Jim Clark - 1
AndrewJohn - 2
DCL - 1
HappyTrails - 1
BarryG - 1
kve777 - 2


LIMBO - possible attendees / verification
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peck555 - 1
jldeni - 1
engtaz - 1
Chiroacademy 2
B-Man - 1 or 2??



I am sure robert will get with me to update this if there are any errors, the only one i'm truly unsure of is IamJohnGalt because I cannot remember who he is, or whether he is attending this year.
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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by trav0810 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 pm

I apologize, Alex, I should have told you...mark me down for 2

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Magnaryder » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:53 pm

stevek wrote:Robert,
If you go with the 6L6 version of the amp what is involved with upgrading in the future. Is it a bias resistor change. Or does the KT-88 version have a different circuit board?
Steve
Are there sonic differences between tube choices given equal tube quality? I don't mind giving up power for an increase in sound quality. Of course if there's no difference gimme the KT120s :D

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Zoot Horn » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:41 pm

6l6 tubes can sound sweet!

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Martin1970 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:43 pm

I def. remember shaking hands with b-man in cabin 9!

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by stevek » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:01 pm

Ray,
I know that people who can afford accommodations on 'Snob Hill' :wink: are less cost sensitive that the rest of us, but let me rephrase.

If you want to tube roll the new amp, 6L6, KT-88, KT120, what is required to switch between tube types. Is it a bias resistor change or would you have to change the circuit board?
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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by Magnaryder » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 pm

stevek wrote:Ray,
I know that people who can afford accommodations on 'Snob Hill' :wink: are less cost sensitive that the rest of us, but let me rephrase.
I've become a 'Breathairian' to be able to afford 'Snob Hill'
stevek wrote: If you want to tube roll the new amp, 6L6, KT-88, KT120, what is required to switch between tube types. Is it a bias resistor change or would you have to change the circuit board?
Steve
I don't know, I'm seeking that information myself. I hope Robert sees this post and passes the question on to TheBobFather

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Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Post by UncleMeat » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:38 pm

stevek wrote:If you want to tube roll the new amp, 6L6, KT-88, KT120, what is required to switch between tube types. Is it a bias resistor change or would you have to change the circuit board?
If it's biased for KT-88 it -should- be able to run KT-120 or 6L6GC with only minor adjustments. At CF 2016 Bob wanted me to order some KT-120's for my Marshall 9200 so we could set the control grid bias to -50V; he said that would make the amp capable. Logistics didn't allow me to get them soon enough and then I would have to ship a new set of tubes home. The other issue was the filament current which is higher on KT-88/120 tubes. Filament current is only an issue if going from a 6L6GC designed amp up to KT-88/120.

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