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Post by treitz3 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:48 pm

Oh, I'm sure Mike is still smiling for getting pre-production serial #1. He probably "pleasured" himself to that fact a couple of times already.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by mbskeam » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:09 pm

you rang..... :D :D :D :D
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Post by treitz3 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:08 pm

:D
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by hewlew1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:41 am

I will not part with the 2 that I assembled during the fest last year .The 2 that I have assembled since then ? If I get Bob to sign them this year then no fucking way as well! Plus mine are a little different than all the rest they have an illuminated on and off swith on the front plus a lighted indicator on the front when they are in monoblock mode. Also have furniture glides for feet with felt glued to the bottom. \:D/
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by hewlew1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:52 am

Tom your post said amps as in more than one is that the case? If it is than you have to have at least two of the same transformers. Either two with 5 taps or two with 3 taps. At the fest there were amps that were assembled using both kinds of transformers. I am sure Mike has at least one amp that has the 5 tap trannys and all four of mine have the 3 tap trannys as I pulled my own parts. I may be old and the eyes may be going but the mind is as sharp as a tack. :lol:
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by tinpan » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:39 am

What I thought was intriguing was the price point. I think it opens up the opportunity for a lot of people to be able to afford a nice quality tube amp, having it come from Bob Carver is icing on the cake.

I think it's a great entry level price point and it will get a lot of people out of the "I bought a tube amp and don't see what all the hoopla is about" mode. Instead of buying a piece of junk off ebay, from China, folks can by a top of the line, quality, made in the USA tube amp. Based on our experience with the Carverfest amps, I think it will be a great sounding amp and the new transformers should allow more tube rolling options. I also really like the fact that you can switch it from Stereo to mono mode. That wold give me more options for ...could it be called speaker rolling :lol: :lol: :lol: ?

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by mbskeam » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:29 am

you mean this switch...

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by hewlew1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:52 am

I know you have installed the monoblock switch as well Mike . Is there any difference sonically that you are aware of between the output tranny with the 5 taps versus the tranny with the 3 taps. The amp you built at the fest had the 5 tap tranny if I recall.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by tinpan » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:39 pm

you mean this switch...
ehhhh....yup
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by mbskeam » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:34 pm

both my amps have the 5 lug. the other 4 amps I am building have the 3 lug, but are not done, still getting settled in from moving. so I have not real A/B to hear yet.
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:48 pm

But the new "Bob" amps have larger output & power transformers....the voltage on the power side was reduced to prevent red-plating the tubez.
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Post by treitz3 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:41 pm

My two amps have different transformers. One has the 5 pin and the other one has the 3 pin. My intention was to use them in a mono configuration, so this is not good. Different voltages at the output(s). The ones selected for my amps were on the table and verified as being matched but I'm guessing with all of the activity during the build, something got inadvertently swapped.

When the xnsfrmrs do come in, I'll be good to go. Everything is already neatly organized, laid out and ready to go. I've heard this amplifier in a couple of different configurations and on a couple of different speaker setups. I have chosen my favorite and I can't wait to hear them all built up and in running order. I already have some modified bookshelves, IC's, SC's, a Dodd ELP pre-amplifier and some other goodies planned for the secondary system. It'll be nice when it's all up and running.
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Magnaryder » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:52 pm

When do you expect to get the transformers Tom?

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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by Chauss » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:07 pm

I am sure he will have them by second Tuesday next week....... :lol:
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Re: Oooohhh Ahhhh Baby Black Beauties

Post by kingman » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:31 pm

Chauss wrote:I am sure he will have them by second Tuesday next week....... :lol:
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