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Question for Mr. Carver?

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treitz3

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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:05 pm

Question for Mr. Carver?

If you have a question that you would like to ask Mr. Carver, what would it be?

At this year's Carverfest, we will be having a Q&A session to have your questions answered. At this point, I can not confirm that this session will be streamed LIVE via the web, You-Tubed or typed. Regardless of that, your questions will be answered by the man himself.

You have a little over 40 days to post your question or questions. Please keep in mind that you do not want the questions to be too personal and that some information for the answer may be proprietary information, therefore he will not be able to answer it.

Think long, think hard......what would you want to ask Bob? :-k
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:09 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Here's mine:
Choosing one from each category (amp, preamp, etc.), which is his personal favorite piece of Carver gear?
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:19 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

What characteristics/benefits made him go with the Yugo tubes in 390t, 490t, and C-19 over other model tubes?

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TX-11b, C-16, C-19, CT-17, CT-23, CM-1090, SD/A-490t, SD/A-360, TFM-35x (x2), TFM-42, TFM-45, AL-III+s
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:28 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

TOOOOOOOO tchcno for my, How far can you get your planes to come back from? LOL I`ve go a cousin in VA that would love to fly with (not just him) but anybody. All the stunt stuff and courses.
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:38 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I Have the same question SteveFord has, Only I would like it to include Phase Linear and Sunfire equipment.
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:43 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I would like to know all the details about the Bob Carver / Carver Corp. split up !!!!!
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:45 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I'd want to know what was his original inspiration for the Carver Amazing Loudspeaker and his thought process for getting to the original design.

For example, did the Apogee speakers have any bearing on your design choice? Or did you choose from multiple speaker designs then try to achieve flat response from your decision.
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:52 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I truly am in awe of Bob and his willingness to think outside of the box and make great equipment while taking on tons of abuse. What a blessing to audio.
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:05 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

My question to him is......"What are you running in your 2-channel rig?" Now I'm not talking about just his speakers and his amp. I'm talking about every single component in the chain from the circuit breaker to the speakers. Everything. IC's, PC's, mod's, tweaks, SC's, power supplies, room treatments, tubes, SS, both?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:18 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I'd like his opinion of the rig I bring :

Carver SD/A-490t
Carver Research Lightstar Direct pre
Carver Research Lightstar Reference 2.0 .
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a set of Carver original Amazing Loudspeakers

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:28 am

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

I have only one question. Why?
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Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:37 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

In the same "vein" as Tom's question, mine would be,what components provide the most synergy with the 'Amazings", in other words,, start backwards from the speakers(say Plats) and work toward the--,,amp,pre,source,cables.I hope this makes sense.
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Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:13 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

F1nut wrote:I have only one question. Why?


I really like the synergy of the Amazings with Lightstar, and I was wondering if he'd have built Lightstar around the same time as the Amazings would they have gone through the different iterations, and as a result would he have developed the Platinum version regardless?

and....do my elcrapola cables matter?

and....is 2-channel stereo dead?

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:18 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

It`s alive as long as I am!!!!!!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Post Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 pm

Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Me too. What else is there? :D
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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