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Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project



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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:03 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Those tube amps must just sound incredible with the maggies. A friend of mine has an older pair of 2c's? powered by a Carver A-400x and they sound VERY good low to mid volume. I've always been curious to try some of the larger 3 way maggies, some day.... Anyway, congrats again on the amps and the new home!! =D> =D>
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:09 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

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


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.


There is a bit of difference between them, and I do honestly think mine sound better. IThe difference may be that I used better power caps (Kendiel 45ov/470uf instead of the 450v/360uf caps that Bob's use.) Kendiel is used by Krell and Naim as well. Don't know if that makes a huge difference, but the fact that Bob spent a couple hours per chassis tweeking these after they powered up may have played a bigger difference. He got the frequency response on these to be damn near flat from about 17htz to 25khtz. He seemed a bit suprised by that...
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:35 pm

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

The amps look beautiful. Congrats on a finished project.
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Post Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:23 am

Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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