One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

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Dr K
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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Dr K » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:33 pm

EndersShadow wrote:Sooo..... anything new here?
Hello bitches! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o4Zj98FeX4

Sorry to have been away so long. The amplifier project came to a complete halt when Gary Dodd, who I hired to build the amplifier unexpectedly passed away after recovering from a major heart surgery. RIP Gary. I had almost all the parts except for the chassis Gary was supposed to build. After getting over the trauma of losing him whom I considered a friend, I scoured the earth to find his replacement. It was depressing. No one I found was qualified IMO. I told Bob about my problem finding an amplifier builder. He then suddenly offered to build the amplifier and recruited Tubular Joe, who knows the circuit by heart. I was so excited! Tubular Joe was my first choice from the start, but he turned the project down when I offered him the project years ago. Still there was a major stumbling block; I had no chassis. Gary was supposed to build it. We looked at all the available options, which was pretty much zero. Then Bob proposed using his Silver 7 chassis, which would use 20 output tubes per channel instead of the 10 I envisioned. Actually 18 output tubes, plus 2 output tubes for screen regulation, just like the the Silver 7. But the front end circuit of the amplifier wouldn't be the Silver 7 pentode circuit based on Stu Hegamen's design. It would be Bob's own triode front end he designed for his new series of tube mono block amps. So the renewed amplifier project began couple of weeks ago. Want some pics?
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Amp chassis with Teflon tube sockets with real copper pins, not bronze or brass like most.
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Power supply chassis with mains transformer painted high gloss Ferrari black.
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Power supply chassis with reservoir capacitor cover.
Attachments
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Power supply internals in progress.
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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Dr K » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:36 pm

Want more?
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Power supply film caps, not electrolytic!

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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Dr K » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:37 pm

Bob wants to hear your feedback! \:D/

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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Dr K » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:45 pm

Please go to this thread I started for active discussion on this amp:

http://thecarversite.com/yetanotherforu ... lastunread

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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Magnaryder » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:08 am

Dr K wrote:Bob wants to hear your feedback! \:D/
The chassis look nice maybe we'll get to put an ear on them someday :-"

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Re: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build

Post by Dr K » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:35 pm

Magnaryder wrote:
Dr K wrote:Bob wants to hear your feedback! \:D/
The chassis look nice maybe we'll get to put an ear on them someday :-"

ray
Hi Ray, please go the link provided above to participate. I usually don't check this thread. Thanks.

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