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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:41 pm

Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Thanks to an email from Rabbit I was curious and found this:

http://www.bobcarver.com/news_detail.asp?id=5874125


Bob Carver Announces the Black Magic 20 Watt Stereo Amplifier
Monday, June 18, 2012 | Posted by Tony F

Lexington, Kentucky, Bob Carver LLC - a specialist in the design and manufacturing of audiophile products just announced a new 20 Watt Stereo Amplifier called the Black Magic 20.

Specifications:

Input Impedance: 20K ohms in stereo, 125K ohms in mono
Nominal Voltage Gain: 26dB (into 8 ohms)
Input Tubes: 12AX7B
Output Tubes: 1 complementary pair of EL84Ms per channel
Rated Power (Stereo): 20 Watts
Rated Power (Mono): 40 Watts
Speaker Impedance: 4 to 16 ohms
Noise: Better than 96dB A weighted ref. into 20 watts
Frequency Response: 8 Hz to 40 kHz (-3dB)
Full Power Bandwidth: 26Hz to 43 kHz without filters
Distortion: Less than 0.5%
Hum: -100dB
Generator Source Impedance: 1.5 Ohms
Weight: 17 pounds
Color: Black with silver fleck and silver trim
Country of Origin: Point-to-point hand wired in the United States
Warranty: 7 years (1 year on tubes)

The VTA20S lists for $2,100 and will ship in July.
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:43 pm

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Looks like he will be at Capital Audiofest too \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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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 Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:04 pm

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I talked with on the phone with Bob Farinelli this week; he said they are going to offer a VERY s.w.e.e.t. deal to anyone who wants to trade their CF amp in on one of these new amps. He was about to send me the new schematic to pass around to everyone who built one at CF, but decided that might be risky with a new amp in their lineup.
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
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Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:08 pm

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Without posting any details or numbers on the public front, did he happen to mention to you what the deal would be or has it not been set in stone yet?

Tom
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:15 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:I talked with on the phone with Bob Farinelli this week; he said they are going to offer a VERY s.w.e.e.t. deal to anyone who wants to trade their CF amp in on one of these new amps. He was about to send me the new schematic to pass around to everyone who built one at CF, but decided that might be risky with a new amp in their lineup.


I am keeping the one I built at the fest! More of a keepsake than one that was built in production, but that's just me... :D
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:41 pm

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Chauss wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:I talked with on the phone with Bob Farinelli this week; he said they are going to offer a VERY s.w.e.e.t. deal to anyone who wants to trade their CF amp in on one of these new amps. He was about to send me the new schematic to pass around to everyone who built one at CF, but decided that might be risky with a new amp in their lineup.


I am keeping the one I built at the fest! More of a keepsake than one that was built in production, but that's just me... :D

Yup,that's you! :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 Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 pm

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Snoop65 wrote:
Chauss wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:I talked with on the phone with Bob Farinelli this week; he said they are going to offer a VERY s.w.e.e.t. deal to anyone who wants to trade their CF amp in on one of these new amps. He was about to send me the new schematic to pass around to everyone who built one at CF, but decided that might be risky with a new amp in their lineup.


I am keeping the one I built at the fest! More of a keepsake than one that was built in production, but that's just me... :D

Yup,that's you! :D


HEY! And just what do you mean by that? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:34 pm

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treitz3 wrote:Without posting any details or numbers on the public front, did he happen to mention to you what the deal would be or has it not been set in stone yet?

Tom


He only said it would be "hard to refuse" ~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:06 pm

This, coming from a man with a bigger bank account than I.

So, I presume it is not set in stone?

Tom
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 Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 pm

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treitz3 wrote:This, coming from a man with a bigger bank account than I.

So, I presume it is not set in stone?

Tom



I think whatever it is, has been decided. Just not announced yet...
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:54 pm

10-4. Thanks, Gary. :wink:
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 Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:50 pm

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Hey T3-----I don't think they will take "unfinished" kits on trade- will they???,,,,maybe you better get yer a$$ in gear and build them puppies! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:00 pm

Hey,Dan. I'm still waiting on the xnsfrmrs [The correct ones]. Somehow I got one 5 tap and one 3 tap. ](*,)

The amps are still sitting down at Jerry's pad. :(
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 Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:10 pm

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Good thing I declined on my second one or I would be in the same boat!
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:42 pm

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The monoblocks will not leave......and I don't think the other 2 stereo amps will either. They will be worth more in the long run than any production amps. 8)
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