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Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm

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If we can talk Kingman into bringing his Lightstar amp to CF12 we will do an A/B test against my 600x2.....should be fun!
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:52 pm

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Kingman could bring a Lightstar and a Sunfire! He is the man!
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:14 pm

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and a 75
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:31 am

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Yeah, Frankie, every time I ask Bob what sounds best he points to the Black Beauty 305 and says, "This amplifier represents my latest thinking; it's also my best work." Personally, I think I'd take a Black Beauty over a Lightstar, with all due respect.
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:49 am

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Bob loves all his creations. He told me my Phase Linear 400 sounded just as good as anything he's came up with since. Would you expect him to say anything else? :-s
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:09 am

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kingman wrote:Bob loves all his creations. He told me my Phase Linear 400 sounded just as good as anything he's came up with since. Would you expect him to say anything else? :-s

Good point
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:35 am

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Snoop65 wrote:
kingman wrote:Bob loves all his creations. He told me my Phase Linear 400 sounded just as good as anything he's came up with since. Would you expect him to say anything else? :-s

Good point

Yeah, I know. Bob also says that they are 'all his children and he loves them all, though for different reasons.'
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:26 am

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stereo_buff wrote:
Snoop65 wrote:
kingman wrote:Bob loves all his creations. He told me my Phase Linear 400 sounded just as good as anything he's came up with since. Would you expect him to say anything else? :-s

Good point

Yeah, I know. Bob also says that they are 'all his children and he loves them all, though for different reasons.'

That's a good point too! :D
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:45 pm

Wait until you guys hear the CF amp from last year with the 12AX7's Jerry's running with. Smoked his VTL tube amps to bits on a pair of Apogees of all things. :wink:

With the Sunfire against the Lightstar, it depends on what you are looking for. The Sunfire seems to have endless power capabilities and a less refined sound signature [when compared to the Lightstar] while the Lightstar has a very refined sound signature but can tend to run out of steam when driven hard.
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:39 pm

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Beauty is in the ear of the beholder! :D
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:43 pm

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treitz3 wrote:Wait until you guys hear the CF amp from last year with the 12AX7's Jerry's running with. Smoked his VTL tube amps to bits on a pair of Apogees of all things. :wink:

With the Sunfire against the Lightstar, it depends on what you are looking for. The Sunfire seems to have endless power capabilities and a less refined sound signature [when compared to the Lightstar] while the Lightstar has a very refined sound signature but can tend to run out of steam when driven hard.

I think we found that the problem was due more to available wall power than the amp.
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:50 pm

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Hey Tom...what's the chance of asking the cabins to install a 30 amp dedicated cuircuit in one of the cabins or maybe 2 so we could really find out the limits of the "Super" amps? :-s
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 pm

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kingman wrote:Hey Tom...what's the chance of asking the cabins to install a 30 amp dedicated cuircuit in one of the cabins or maybe 2 so we could really find out the limits of the "Super" amps? :-s

Better yet...why don't we gather up the wire and sufficient breakers and do it ourselves? We could run a so called drop cord of wire with a plug in attached directly from the breaker box.... that way it's temporary... :shock:
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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:58 pm

Hey, Wayne. To answer your 1st question? Not a chance in hell. 2nd question? You read my mind. :)
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:03 pm

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kingman wrote:
kingman wrote:Hey Tom...what's the chance of asking the cabins to install a 30 amp dedicated cuircuit in one of the cabins or maybe 2 so we could really find out the limits of the "Super" amps? :-s

Better yet...why don't we gather up the wire and sufficient breakers and do it ourselves? We could run a so called drop cord of wire with a plug in attached directly from the breaker box.... that way it's temporary... :shock:


I have about 100' of spare 10 gauge 4-wire. That shit is EXPENSIVE! I think I can scrounge a 30-amp breaker, too.
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