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

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Odysseous

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Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:17 am

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

mmmmhhh...now that I think about it, it's such a great deal that I might just buy another one, so watch out Stevek and OO!!
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 Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:18 pm

About Carverfest...

Odysseous wrote:Treitz3, Carverfest sounds awesome!! I read something about cabin space filling up, is there still room?
Yes, there is still room. Cabin #5 still has a private bedroom or two still available, if I'm not mistaken. I'll have to reconfirm that with Gary [TNRabbit] but if not, the cabin still has room downstairs. That cabin is the biggest cabin they have out there at the Watershed property.


Odysseous wrote: If I wanted to go, what do I need to know and do to make sure I really live and enjoy the whole experience?
You really don't need to know anything other than showing up, really. We have a Paypal account set up and everybody chips in a certain amount for food and supplies for the masses but other than that? Just don't forget to bring tunes that you would want to check out on other rigs. Well, that and maybe underwear but I'm sure you got that one covered.

If you want to bring a rig or even if you wanted to bring some gear [no matter what it is], I'm sure someone there will want to check it out. That's part of the fun. Checking out other people's gear while you check out theirs. We build different rigs at a whim all the time using whatever folks would like to listen too. I think last year, we had 13 "official" rigs. The way they transformed over the week, you would have had the chance to listen to probably 40 different rigs because everybody continually swapped things out.

You get to learn a lot about synergy, rather quickly, firsthand and without blowing the money to find out if something is compatible with another piece of gear. That, and the rigs that we have had come from all areas of audio, not just Carver and Sunfire. It's a lot of fun and being in such beautiful surroundings doesn't hurt either.

If....or when you become serious about attending, just let me know and I'll make it happen for you.
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The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:34 am

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

...Tom, you can "check out" your OWN gear there, Sugar Cock~

...and by the way, Sugar Cock beats the hell out of "Drippy Dick", so I'd watch what I say about James if I were you~

We only have cabin 5 from 15-18 Sep IIRC. It's wide-ass open the rest of CF as far as I know. if you are interested in that time frame, PM me or OO & we'll decide if we like you~ 8)

I don't recall how many private BRs cabin 5 has....but there are shitloads of spaces to sleep if you aren't picky (sleeps 11 total).
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 4:03 pm

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

Well, how are they? We are all waiting for the review. =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
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Post Wed May 04, 2011 5:08 pm

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

I'll finally go pick them up this Saturday- it seems like a lifetime since I won the auction, but it's all worth it! I'll post a review as soon as I get to hear them.....
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 04, 2011 5:51 pm

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

Odysseous wrote:I'll finally go pick them up this Saturday- it seems like a lifetime since I won the auction, but it's all worth it! I'll post a review as soon as I get to hear them.....


Odysseous

If they sound anything like my set, you will love them.

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Post Wed May 04, 2011 10:59 pm

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

If they sound anything like my set, you will love them.


yes you will......
I know :-" :D :D
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2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
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KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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Post Thu May 05, 2011 4:10 am

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

Mike ???????????????????????????? :shock: :shock: :shock: =D> =D> =D>
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
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Post Sat May 14, 2011 10:17 pm

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

I'd love to get my ears on some
I don't wanna hear it...
I wanna feel it...
I want it to go right thru me....
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:26 pm

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

Well did you get them home and running? What are your thoughts? And where are the pics of your system???

:-" :-" :-" :-" :-"

:D
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Post Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:29 pm

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

Any updates? :-" :-" :-" :-"
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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Post Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:36 pm

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

beemers417 wrote:Any updates? :-" :-" :-" :-"


I was four seconds and a hundred $$ short after holding them the entire time.

I sure wish I could tell you about them.
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Post Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:49 pm

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

I detect that we have some doubters in the audience--pic's,,or it did not happen.
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Post Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:55 pm

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

OO,
Print up some $$$ and I will bring a set down to CF that you can take home. :-k
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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Post Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:58 pm

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

beemers417 wrote:OO,
Print up some $$$ and I will bring a set down to CF that you can take home. :-k


how do you guys get all this stuff? inquiring minds want to know.
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