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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Scarabeo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:31 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:Wow! It has been a blast watching your progress from day one till now. Thank you so much for posting and keeping us updated! =D> It must of been very exciting having the man himself rubbing his body all over your pride and joy :lol: Great job!!! Looks Awesome!
Ditto!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:14 am

Jag_97470 wrote:Wow! It has been a blast watching your progress from day one till now. Thank you so much for posting and keeping us updated! =D> It must of been very exciting having the man himself rubbing his body all over your pride and joy :lol: Great job!!! Looks Awesome!

I kept my pride and joy safely in my pants, thank you very much! [-X [-X :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks everyone for the support during this project. there are so many here that deserve a big thanks. Were it not for the support of you guys and the kindness of Mr. Carver, I would still be dreaming instead of being this close to having them finished.


Thanks to all of you! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Well guys... a Final update here on this thread. I am sad to report that the project has been terminated. I no longer have the time to devote to working on these beasts....



























I am FAR to busy LISTENING TO THEM!!!!! \:D/ :D 8) \:D/

These are the most GLORIOUS sounding pair of amps I have ever had the priviledge to listen to. Bob and I spent 3 and a half days getting them going after having to replace two transformers on them(and fixing my fuck-ups on the first one :shock: )

Thanks to all here for the support, their contributions and the encouragement to keep going. Without everyone here(and Bob C) this project would have never seen the light of day.
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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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by EndersShadow » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:06 pm

So John when does the roadshow of these amps begin \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/


LOL. jk I know these wont leave your sight for a VERY long time
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:07 pm

EndersShadow wrote:So John when does the roadshow of these amps begin \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/


LOL. jk I know these wont leave your sight for a VERY long time

The roadshow begins as soon as somebody gets on the road and comes over to see them! :lol:
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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Don » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:34 am

[quote="EndersShadow"]So John when does the roadshow of these amps begin \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/


I will pm you my address John. LOL :lol:


Congrats on a lifetime keepsake! They look beautiful. And once again Bob C. is there for us. What a special person he is!
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by kingman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:03 am

Big congrats John!!!! They look beautiful!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by EndersShadow » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:45 am

nooshinjohn wrote:
EndersShadow wrote:So John when does the roadshow of these amps begin \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/


LOL. jk I know these wont leave your sight for a VERY long time

The roadshow begins as soon as somebody gets on the road and comes over to see them! :lol:

LOL.... I think you just need to come back to IN to ensure your "rental" property is in good shape and just so happen to bring those with you......
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by elgrau » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:11 pm

Cool, John! Blessid (sp??) are the meek, 'cause the Bobfather shall save them.... :lol:

"Dibs" if/when these show up on eBay!.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BrianT » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:16 pm

John.

They look real nice, did you do A/B with Bob's 305's
I think they should sound nearly the same

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Of course mine sounded better by a long shot! :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BrianT » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:36 pm

nooshinjohn wrote:Of course mine sounded better by a long shot! :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
John

Can you please clarify :-" :-" :-" :-" :-"

Or that statement could be B.S. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm real happy that you have them working after al that time.

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by jjptkd » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:07 pm

Congrats, they look very nice!! =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:15 pm

Thanks guys... these are delightful to listen to. I also found out that our offer has been accepted on a house, so I will have a 20x25 room to finally let the big Maggies and the tube amps strut their stuff. In a month or so, it will be heaven on earth. \:D/
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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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by tinpan » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:57 am

Congratulations John, no shi...ne :) \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Very cool you got your amps up and running, they look wonderful. Are you going to make these kits available at the next Carverfest? I think there is an opening for a project :lol: :lol: :lol:

That is wonderful about your house as well, a 20 by 25 room will be awesome. Having a premier tube set up like that is going to be a lot of fun. Have you already picked out where your equipment is going?

Any pics of the new room?
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