Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

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Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

Post by nooshinjohn » Fri May 18, 2012 6:59 pm

Well, it's crunch time now... I will be going to meet up with Bob at the end of the month/1st week of June to complete my amps and get my TGA 7401 turned into a Signature model. \:D/ I am looking at making a change on the preamp, as I will need one that does HT bypass. Just wondering what others are using for preamps with the Carver tube amps. The other thought I had was seeing if Bob and I can figure out how to ad HT bypass to the Classic pre, as this would solve my problems completely.

Any ideas guys as to the best way to proceed?
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Re: Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

Post by mbskeam » Fri May 18, 2012 7:38 pm

I run the tube pre also.
had a ct27 on them for a very short time.... el sucko, compared to the tube pre
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Re: Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

Post by MRHP » Sat May 19, 2012 7:33 am

Sunfire tube pre....its musical bliss
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Re: Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

Post by thuffman03 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:03 pm

Currently using a Sunfire Classic with my Carver Cherry 305's.
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Re: Preamp choices for the Carver Tubes.

Post by nooshinjohn » Sat May 19, 2012 3:32 pm

I would love to keep the Sunfire, but not having HT bypass is killing me... I think I will ask Bob if he can come up with an HT bypass option for mine. If he can't, then I think I will be looking for another Rogue Audio.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93

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