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Wardsweb says Hello There

Post by Wardsweb » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:37 pm

I use to hang on the old Carver forums years ago but was only lurking here until today. Many of you may already know me, as I've been around audio since a child and the internet for over a decade.

You could say I've had my share of Carver amps. Here is a list of ones rolled through my system to drive my electrostats.

Carver m1.5t
solid state stereo amp
350 wpc into 8
Clip this one even at medium levels

Carver TFM-35
solid state stereo
250 wpc into 8, 400 into 4, 750 into 2
Could clip this one when pushed hard

Carver A-500x
solid state stereo
250 wpc into 8, 400 into 4, 750 into 2
current limited at 2 ohm
Didn't clip but wasn't comfortable with the meter swings

Carver A-760x
solid state stereo
380 wpc into 8, 600 into 4, 1150 into 2
current limited at 1 ohm
walk in the park, effortless

Carver Silver 7t amps
solid state mono blocks
575 wpc into 8 ohms, 900 wpc into 4, 1000 into 2
current limited at 1 ohm
amp idled most of the time, piece of cake

I still own the Silver 7t's but all the others are gone.
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Post by engtaz » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:44 pm

I was wandering when you would show up. Welcome.
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Post by Wardsweb » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:04 pm

engtaz wrote:I was wandering when you would show up. Welcome.
I hope you didn't wander to far. 8)
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Post by thuffman03 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:09 pm

Welcome to the site. You have had quite a few good amps.
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Post by kingman » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:37 pm

Welcome back Wardsweb!!! From your post, it was easier to clip the M-1.5 than the TFM-35...interesting...
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Post by BillD » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:39 pm

It's no wonder that the A-760x had no trouble driving most anything you can put at it. I have an opened up A-500x on my workbench, which shares the same amp cards as the A-760x, but is somewhat depopulated of output devices. The A-500x has a pair of parallel output devices for the positive and negative side of each channel. The A-760x has FIVE!

One of the things I don't like about the A-series is that they are strident in the midrange and heavy in the bass. Not boomy bass, just a little more emphasis than I think is right for overall balance.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post by stevewithrow » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:40 pm

Welcome back...!!! =D> =D> =D>

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Post by Wardsweb » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:16 pm

BillD wrote:It's no wonder that the A-760x had no trouble driving most anything you can put at it. I have an opened up A-500x on my workbench, which shares the same amp cards as the A-760x, but is somewhat depopulated of output devices. The A-500x has a pair of parallel output devices for the positive and negative side of each channel. The A-760x has FIVE!

One of the things I don't like about the A-series is that they are strident in the midrange and heavy in the bass. Not boomy bass, just a little more emphasis than I think is right for overall balance.
Well bass boost in a bass lacking speaker like the CLS is a good thing. :)
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Post by treitz3 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:16 pm

Welcome Wardsweb. I have been following your audio journey for some time now. Talked to you a few times on various forums but never this one. Even planned on making it down to your pad to listen to some gear until the economy went belly up.

Welcome to the Carver forum and thanks for sharing your audio journey through the years. BTW, when you get a chance read up on the Carverfest section of this board. You missed a killer event this year but there will be more. Every year we say that the last one can't be better than the last but every year has always been better than the one before. If you are interested in coming, here's your official invite.

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Post by F1nut » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:23 pm

Hey Luther, good to see you around.
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Post by BB3 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:34 pm

Welcome Back SIR (Wardsweb)------BILL(BB3) =D>
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Post by dok » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:10 pm

WELCOME! Hey Wardsweb good to have you over here.
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:34 pm

Welcome, Wardsweb; if you could clip an M1.5t, it must have had cap issues. That's one helluva powerhouse~
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Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:37 pm

I was not here when you were here, but as Christmas music get near, I "Wonder as I Wander"

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Post by peck555 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:06 pm

Welcome to the forum. =D>

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