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Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

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brentslone

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Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:03 pm

Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

Does anyone have pictures of the guts of a Silver 7? I'm looking at the feasibility of building a pair of replicas from the original schematics and would like to see the original board layouts.

Thanks,

Brent
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Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:39 pm

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

Have you got the schematics?
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:32 pm

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:47 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

Thanks Phantom602
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:19 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

There's a lot of top side pics of a silver amp in the thread linked below, plus a tube pre that might be of interest to you as well. :)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7531
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brentslone

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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:37 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

The schematics I have has the parts list and an interesting observation is the output transformers. The note in the parts list indicates that the output transformer is a Dynaco A-451, in a dual, paralleled config. Good news as these or functional equivalents are readily available.
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:19 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

You know....Bob Carver is extremely open to lending a hand to anyone trying to build gear and seems to be genuinely flattered when people want to discuss his designs, he's offered many times on his ebay auction Q&A sections, to provide drawings etc. to people so that they can build his type of amps (tube). You might want get it straight from "the horse's mouth" by contacting him. Click link for contact info:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7093&hilit=Rita
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:27 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

brentslone wrote:The schematics I have has the parts list and an interesting observation is the output transformers. The note in the parts list indicates that the output transformer is a Dynaco A-451, in a dual, paralleled config. Good news as these or functional equivalents are readily available.

When I had breakfast with Bob last summer, we had an interesting discussion about the transformers used in the Silver 7. Perhaps if you get hold of Bob he will no doubt relate it to you too. Neat Stuff!
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:40 am

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

gdb wrote:You know....Bob Carver is extremely open to lending a hand to anyone trying to build gear and seems to be genuinely flattered when people want to discuss his designs, he's offered many times on his ebay auction Q&A sections, to provide drawings etc. to people so that they can build his type of amps (tube). You might want get it straight from "the horse's mouth" by contacting him. Click link for contact info:

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/viewt ... hilit=Rita



For a fact. Bob is working with a friend of mine on his own tube amp designs. When I talked to the guy the other day he told me Bob reviewed his plans, made a suggestion on a design change, and now has doubled the amp's output power. He just loves this stuff!
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:06 pm

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

^^^^^^^^^^^SEE....I told you !!!!^^^^^^^^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:20 pm

Re: Internal pictures of a Carver Silver 7 (not a 7t)

DOOD!

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