Some big changes in my system!

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Some big changes in my system!

Post by thuffman03 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by kingman » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:28 pm

That's kick ass Tom!!! Congrats!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by jjptkd » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:37 pm

Congrats!! =D> =D> =D> You've got quite a bit of nice gear there, bet those tubes sound fantastic. =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by thuffman03 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:02 pm

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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by engtaz » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:50 pm

Congrats Tom. Glad you got them. Now sit back and enjoy.
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by MRHP » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:26 pm

NICE!! =D> =D>
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by Eddie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:53 pm

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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by Chauss » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Congrats Tom! Welcome to the "darkside" :D
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by tinpan » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:30 pm

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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by mjcmt » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:08 pm

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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by angelod307 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:29 pm

congrats...so that sure is a big sunfire in your stack o stuff i see....... =P~
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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by thuffman03 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:07 am

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 by treitz3 » 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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Re: Some big changes in my system!

Post by Odysseous » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:33 pm

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 =)
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