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Magic_Physicist

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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:00 am

Re: Carver C-19

I have had mine since they first came out here in Carver-Land and it has never failed me.......connected to the M 1.0t and M 400 (and Carver TX-11, SD/A 490t, C-9)

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Post Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 am

Re: Carver C-19

How many times have you replaced your tubes and what brands are you using?
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Post Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:20 pm

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Snoop65 wrote:How many times have you replaced your tubes and what brands are you using?

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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:14 pm

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I got my c-19 from a member here and it was sent to rolland. He put new tubes in it for me and re-did a few things.When I got it home, hooked it up, I never opened up to see what he put in it! It just sounded right and never bothered to look. I am using it with a sunfire sigII on amazing originals. I can take a look and see what he put in there this weekend.

The phono pre is fantastic actually. I sold my Pro-Ject tube box II SE after I heard the phone pre on here.
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:05 pm

Re: Carver C-19

I'm using JAN Philips 6922's and Sovtek 12AX7LPSin my Sunfire Classic Vacuum tube preamp. I have a bunch of nos Amperex 6dj8 tubes I haven't gotten around to trying in my Sunfire preamp yet.
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:41 pm

Re: Carver C-19

I really like Amperex 6DJ8/6922/E88CCs. Some are better than others, but they are all good.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:28 pm

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I have some Amperex 6dj8's (orange world globe with halo getter) running in my SD/A 390t cd player. The sound is jaw dropping.
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:23 am

Re: Carver C-19

I'm using GE fluorescent all over the house; 12, 14, 15 watt. There are a sprinkling in 60 & 100 watt incandescent as well....
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:31 pm

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Lol!!! No colored bulbs or lava lamps?
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: Carver C-19

I'm using Amperex E88CC's in mine. Great tubes with a really nice soundstage and smooth full spectrum output.
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:24 pm

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Are your Amperex tubes white labels?
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:24 pm

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On second thought, they are RCA E88CC. I think they are made by Jan/Phillips. Much better than the Sovtek tubes Rolland installed when he re-furbed my C-19. I'm using Amperex 6922's in my 490t.
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:53 pm

Re: Carver C-19

K have found that Joe's Tube Lore has matched my opinion of the tubes that I've tried.
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Re: Carver C-19

oh great thanks Bill..... :D :D :D
now I have to go thru 4 boxes of tubes, I think I recall a few of those #'s in there.... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Post Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Re: Carver C-19

skip wrote:On second thought, they are RCA E88CC. I think they are made by Jan/Phillips. Much better than the Sovtek tubes Rolland installed when he re-furbed my C-19. I'm using Amperex 6922's in my 490t.




Are your 6922 white label PQ's?
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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