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Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:14 pm

Has anybody heard the original Silver Seven against the new Cherry 180's or the 305 Black Beauties? If so how do they compare?
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Post by treitz3 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:54 pm

Depends. What are you wanting them to power?
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by nooshinjohn » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:06 pm

Hopefully Brian will pick up the ball on this one, as he has owned the 180's and now has the 7's.
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by MRHP » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:21 am

This thread is relevant to my interest....not that I can afford either \:D/
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:58 am

MRHP wrote:This thread is relevant to my interest....not that I can afford either \:D/
Yes! It would be nice to know how the newer amps stack up against the Legend! :D
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by thuffman03 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:14 am

I have a set of 305's and have heard the Silver Sevens on many occasions. We actually had both a set of 305's and a set of Silver Sevens in our cabin last year at Carverfest.

IMO, they have a very simmular sound. We were driving my set of ALIII's and would switch back and forth until we started having issues with the Silver Sevens. I liked the sound out of both and thought that they both had a great sound stage, and provided plenty of power to drive my speakers.

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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by BrianT » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:20 pm

Snoop65 wrote: Yes! It would be nice to know how the newer amps stack up against the Legend! :D
Vance.

Thats any easy question the 305's stack up VERY WELL. but the Legend is still the king.

I ran my set of Cherry 180's with the best KT88 tube out there (IMHO), the Shuguang Treasure KT88z. What a great KT88 tube.
Then I switched them out to the KT120's. What a nice improvement in sound. The tightness of the bass was so improved.
Still open and airy, with a great sound stage. (Tinpan chip in)

When I got my set of Silver Sevens, they had 22 year old KT88's in them, and I found they lacked the presence of the new Cherry 260's (KT120 tubes in a Cherry 180)
All the notes where there, all the vocals where there with a sound stage so big, but still did not sound correct no sparkle. The sound was similar to the Cherry's
So I changed all the KT88 (30 tubes) to KT120's just like on the 305's.

NOW what a nice improvement, the rock solid sound stage, clean crisp highs, piano that just floats in the air and yes SPARKLE.
I am very lucky that I own a set of speakers, that can and do show small differences in the power chain before them. Also they will take nearly
unlimited power from the Silver Sevens. (yes I did take out a tweeter, but that was a real bad tube)

As for power, the Sevens never run out, concert levels in my living room.

This is my biased opinion the Silver Sevens are the KING.

Daves needs to chip in as he has heard them both, and owns nearly all the Silver seven that where made. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:31 pm

Thank you Thuffman and Brian!!!! :D :D :D
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Chauss » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:44 pm

Brian- you suck! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have too many Carver tube gear options- send me the 180's and I will make sure they get a good workout now and then! :D
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:02 pm

Yes he does suck! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Screw it! I'll trade you the Lightstar for the 180's! :D
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by BrianT » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:15 am

Chauss wrote:Brian- you suck! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have too many Carver tube gear options- send me the 180's and I will make sure they get a good workout now and then! :D
Dan

I love to help you out, but that would be real hard to do as i sold my set of Cherry 260's in March to Tinpan
to help pay for my China trip.
Snoop65 wrote:Yes he does suck! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Screw it! I'll trade you the Lightstar for the 180's! :D
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Here you are, late out the gate again :lol: with an offer like that I might have given it some thought :-k
but then again not. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:35 am

BrianT wrote:
Chauss wrote:Brian- you suck! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have too many Carver tube gear options- send me the 180's and I will make sure they get a good workout now and then! :D
Dan

I love to help you out, but that would be real hard to do as i sold my set of Cherry 260's in March to Tinpan
to help pay for my China trip.
Snoop65 wrote:Yes he does suck! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Screw it! I'll trade you the Lightstar for the 180's! :D
Vance

Here you are, late out the gate again :lol: with an offer like that I might have given it some thought :-k
but then again not. :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Chauss » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:35 pm

BrianT wrote:
Chauss wrote:Brian- you suck! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have too many Carver tube gear options- send me the 180's and I will make sure they get a good workout now and then! :D
Dan

I love to help you out, but that would be real hard to do as i sold my set of Cherry 260's in March to Tinpan
to help pay for my China trip.
Well.....when you get ready to upgrade to Bob's Silver 9's (once he announces them) I will take good care of your tired old 7's for you buddy! :D
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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by BrianT » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:39 pm

Chauss wrote:
BrianT wrote:
Chauss wrote:Brian- you suck! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have too many Carver tube gear options- send me the 180's and I will make sure they get a good workout now and then! :D
Dan

I love to help you out, but that would be real hard to do as i sold my set of Cherry 260's in March to Tinpan
to help pay for my China trip.
Well.....when you get ready to upgrade to Bob's Silver 9's (once he announces them) I will take good care of your tired old 7's for you buddy! :D
Dan.

That's such a nice offer :-k but to upgrade to the Silver 9's I think I would need your bank account, mines empty :(

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Re: Silver Seven vs 180 or 305

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:43 pm

Shit you would need ALL our bank accounts! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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