Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:39 am

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

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, Carver Cherry 260's, AN 2.1 DAC, Oppo DV-981HD, Klipsch Epic CF3

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Lowther Medallion Speakers PM5a driver, Rythmik F15 Sub

2 channel - Carverfest Mono Blocks, Grant Fidelity DAC, Klipschorns

2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Lowther Allerions DX-65 drivers