I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Ebay!!

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I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Ebay!!

Post by Odysseous » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:14 am

Hi guys,

I don't participate a lot on this forum, but as a Carver fan, I do check in here from time to time. Today was a very special day for me and I wanted to share it with you: I bid on Bob Carver's Black Beauty amplifiers on EBay and I won the auction!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... AUS%3A1123

I can't wait to add these amplifiers to the rest of my system:
Carver C-19 tube pre-amplifier
Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TFM-45 amps (I have three of these)
Carver TX-11b radio tuber
Carver TD-1700 cassette deck
Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL
Kef Reference Model One
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9

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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by beemers417 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:16 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by Scarabeo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:07 am

Congratulations Odysseous!!! You now are the envy of this forum (Me for sure).

I can't wait to hear about them when you have them but Please stick around and tell more on your hobby.

See you around - CHEERS,

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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by frenchguy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:14 am

congrats!! wish I had them!!
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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:20 am

Congratulations, Odysseous!!!

I'm sure the pain in your wallet right now will soon be soothed by healthy application of The Bobfather's TUBE SALVE~ ..........Enjoy!
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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by engtaz » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:07 am

Congrats, you will love them.
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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by BrianT » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:04 am

Congrats on your purchase, they will work well with the C-19 you have.

I have tried my set of Cherry 180's with the C-19 put I do prefer the Sunfire Tube Preamp.

I think Bill (OO) is going to be pissed off, he was hoping to win them.

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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by kingman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:36 am

Congratulations Odysseous !!!!! Stay around and post your reviews of these super sought after treasures!!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Post by Wardsweb » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:01 am

Fantastic! Now get ready to be lost to the world while you listen to music, as your system will takes a leap forward down the road to audio nirvana.
~There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal may be the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride.~

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Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:16 am

=D> CONGRATULATIONS!! =D>
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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by stevek » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:30 am

Congrats. You out bid me.

Post your impressions after you have the chance to listen to them.
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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by thuffman03 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:21 am

Congrats on the new amps!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Post by Odysseous » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:35 am

Hey wardsweb and helicopterpilotdoug, I always thought people in this forum were mostly from places far away from me, I didn't realize both of you are right here in central Texas!! Are there any others around here? By the way, once I get them, you guys want to get together for a music listening session??!!
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9

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Post by Odysseous » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:37 am

Thanks for the 'Congratulations' guys, I'm really excited about this!! I'm just lucky to have a wife who understand and supports my passion for music and audio equipment and let me made this incredible purchase!
Steve, sorry I out bid you, you can have the next one Bob makes, which I'm sure will be even better, he's always improving on his latest and greatest!

Ulises.
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9

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Re: I just bought Bob Carver's BLACK BEAUTY amplifiers on Eb

Post by rah » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:26 am

Odysseous wrote:Hi guys,

I don't participate a lot on this forum, but as a Carver fan, I do check in here from time to time. Today was a very special day for me and I wanted to share it with you: I bid on Bob Carver's Black Beauty amplifiers on EBay and I won the auction!!
Hmmm, is a trip from Houston to San Antonio in my future?
My office (and only) system:
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver (thanks jjptkd!)
Sunfire Theater Grand Processor (with original remote!)
Carver TD-1770
Klipsch Chorus II's
Sony CA70ES 5-disc changer
Sony SACD 5-disc changer

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