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Some big changes in my system!

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thuffman03

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

Some big changes in my system!

I am now in the tube amp world. I picked up a set of Bob Carver Cherry 305 amps! I have also added some other cool stuff. Jon Van L speakerworks speakers, True Image amp and a Marantz TT.
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kingman

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:28 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

That's kick ass Tom!!! Congrats!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:37 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

Congrats!! =D> =D> =D> You've got quite a bit of nice gear there, bet those tubes sound fantastic. =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 200x5
Klipsch KP 250 II
Samson SX3200 (750x2 Sub Amp)
(2) 18" Klipsch KP 480 Subs
Klipsch RSW 15
PS Audio DL-III DAC
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thuffman03

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:02 pm

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I am enjoying them very much so far. I knew what the amps could do but the Jon Van L speakers keep suprising me with how well they sound.
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:50 pm

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Congrats Tom. Glad you got them. Now sit back and enjoy.
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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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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:26 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

NICE!! =D> =D>
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Lightstar serial #0008
Lightstar serial #0008
Carver Black Magic 20/pair
300x2
SD/A 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TT
ProJect TT Tube preamp
Technics RS-1500US Reel to Reel
DQ-6c's
DQ-20's
JL Audio 12W7's
After showing SNOOP65 a set of outrageously expensive tubes on ebay he says:
OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!!
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

That new smoker would look nice in the middle of those amps Tom! LOL! Congrats on the new amps they look and I know they sound nice tooooo!
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

Congrats Tom! Welcome to the "darkside" :D
Enjoy!
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:30 pm

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Very, very nice I think those Carver Tube amps were well worth whatever deal you had to strike to acquire them. Very good on both sides. =D>

What are you using for amp stands?
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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
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:08 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

thuffman03 wrote: I have also added some other cool stuff. Jon Van L speakerworks speakers, True Image amp and a Marantz TT.

Small world. I know Jon Van and used to work at Van L Speakerworks on Western Ave in Chicago, though I'm not familiar with the speakers in your photo.
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:29 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

congrats...so that sure is a big sunfire in your stack o stuff i see....... =P~
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thuffman03

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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:07 am

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That is a big Sunfire I have in there. I put it in there for now but it will be moved to join my ALIII's again. I just had to put it in there to make a cool looking setup.
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:22 pm

First off, congratulations on the amps!!! Is this the rig you will be bringing to Carverfest?
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Post Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:33 pm

Re: Some big changes in my system!

Hey tuffman, congratulations on the amps! When I bought mine, I knew it was an investment for life, well worth the money. Did you buy yours new using the new distribution channel (Bob is not selling them on ebay for obvious reasons), or did you but them pre owned from someone? Just curious =)
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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