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An incredible day with Bob Carver!

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Odysseous

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 3:34 am

Re: An incredible day with Bob Carver!

Cr@p! I didn't mean to post that last post from Bob's account, I'm sorry, I'm using his computer and I didn't noticed... Odysseous.
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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Odysseous

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 3:45 am

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By the way, Bob and I just finished listening to them with the lights off and the 40 tubes glowing (40 tubes !!! 20 on each amp!), and my C19 and my 490t connected to them, it was incredible!! how do they sound? Bob made me promise that "I'm not saying" would be my official answer! ;) Sorry guys!
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 Tue May 10, 2011 4:20 am

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Congrats. Great to see you have a great time with Bob.
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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BrianT

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 5:30 am

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Audioshopper wrote:There's still something weird with ebay, they told us it might take several hours before it shows up on the searches, but here's the Ebay link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :MESELX:IT


Wow they look "O" so nice, Bob's the man.
VPI Classic Turntable (blk)
Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
Carver Silver 7's Tube Amps
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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TNRabbit

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 5:43 am

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Looks like Bob decided to go with tht nicer binding posts on this one~
TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 5:51 am

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he,he,, just when I get accustomed to Bob's e-bay amps--he just set the bar up a noch-- atta boy Bob
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:10 pm

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There is hope for the future!
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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Odysseous

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Post Wed May 11, 2011 1:45 am

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I'm finally back home in San Antonio with my new amps... I'm exausted, but I've had the adventure of a lifetime with Bob these past few days!

I'll post more of the story tomorrow!

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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 Wed May 11, 2011 3:06 am

Re: An inedible day with Bob Carver!

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:Now you are one lucky guy!!! Not many get to spend some quality time like that with the Master! \:D/


I'm back in San Antonio with the new amps, let's start planning that Texas-size 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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Odysseous

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Post Wed May 11, 2011 3:14 am

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BrianT wrote:Lucky boy. Bob is great to be with, he's just like a kid with new toys.

Brian.


Hey Brian, I think I saw your Sunfire in Bob's laboratory, I think is the same Sunfire you use as your picture here in the forums!
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 Wed May 11, 2011 4:03 am

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Great to see you home safe with your treasures and Congrats on your time with Bob.
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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BrianT

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Post Wed May 11, 2011 5:20 am

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Odysseous wrote:Hey Brian, I think I saw your Sunfire in Bob's laboratory, I think is the same Sunfire you use as your picture here in the forums!


Odysseous.

You probably did see my old Sunfire Preamp at Bob's there is a big story on it, read this thread and it will fill you in:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12469&p=121517&hilit=+i+got+the+call#p121517

Looks like you went for the same Red as I did, I do like the Red case with the Black Transformer covers.
From your picture, it looks like you have the KT88's in it and not the KT120's. If you do have the KT120's then Bob
has made the transformer cover higher.
You will love these Amp's, but you also got lucky and had a listen to the new Silver 7's

Brian
VPI Classic Turntable (blk)
Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
Carver Silver 7's Tube Amps
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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Post Wed May 11, 2011 5:31 am

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BrianT wrote:
Odysseous wrote:Hey Brian, I think I saw your Sunfire in Bob's laboratory, I think is the same Sunfire you use as your picture here in the forums!


Odysseous.

You probably did see my old Sunfire Preamp at Bob's there is a big story on it, read this thread and it will fill you in:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12469&p=121517&hilit=+i+got+the+call#p121517

Looks like you went for the same Red as I did, I do like the Red case with the Black Transformer covers.
From your picture, it looks like you have the KT88's in it and not the KT120's. If you do have the KT120's then Bob
has made the transformer cover higher.
You will love these Amp's, but you also got lucky and had a listen to the new Silver 7's

Brian


My guess is, since these are the 305 wpc amps, the power supply was upgraded & that made the transformers taller~
TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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BrianT

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Post Wed May 11, 2011 6:29 am

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TNRabbit wrote:
My guess is, since these are the 305 wpc amps, the power supply was upgraded & that made the transformers taller~


Gary.

That was my guess as well, but after looking again at the KT120's in my amp's I have to say that the picture Odysseous
posted has KT88's in them.

Will have to wait for Odysseous to confirm what is in them.

Brian.
VPI Classic Turntable (blk)
Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Centre. C/W Mod'ed Phono Stage
Carver Silver 7's Tube Amps
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11.
B&W 802D's Rosenut
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TNRabbit

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Post Wed May 11, 2011 6:53 am

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Those look like the 120 rectangular holes to me....

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TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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