The Carverfest tube amplifier challenge.....

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Re: The Carverfest tube amplifier challenge.....

Post by tinpan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:39 am

Not quite ready to make my full blown observations yet, but, it certainly is a quiet little amp. I have the new Mullards in it and those tubes seem to like particular speakers. Course I am waiting for rabbit to get back so we can finish adding the little resisters & diodes so that may change things. The Mullards do have a little distortion in the bass the Sovtek's didn't have. Course the Sovteks like going nuclear on a whim so they are out. I have my little cannon fodder Boston Acoustics that were unplayable with these amps. The bass distorted really bad. My Khorns don't distort but the bass sounds crappy. My Lowthers seem to love these amps and a pair of Snell K types as well.

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers

2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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