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Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

It is incredible to see photos of the amps Mike is building on the Caverfest design.

There were a lot of guys at CarverFest building, but on day one I saw there was Bob Carver and Mike.. There was no way a guy like me could do that. My job became to encourage and carry water and beer to the guys. I did it 24/7, had fun and learned a lot. No one visiting Cabin 5 wanted for anything.

I gave Mike $1K in $20 bills to build mine the first day I met him. At the time it seemed like a fair deal.

Neither of us saw the problems ahead, so now I owe Mike more more $$. I am good for it.

The design was flawed and needed new thinking and the many upgrades that have come to light over the last year.

The amps Mike is building will be the best of the best. Anyone here doubt that?


From one Biker to another --> Thanks Mike
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Post Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =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 Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:38 pm

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:D :D :D =D>
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OK ERIC, LET GO OF THE MOUSE AND BACK AWAY FROM YOUR PC WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR. NOW SLOWLY LAY FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR!!!!
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Post Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

OconeeOrange wrote:It is incredible to see photos of the amps Mike is building on the Caverfest design.
There were a lot of guys at CarverFest building, but on day one I saw there was Bob Carver and Mike..
The amps Mike is building will be the best of the best. Anyone here doubt that?
From one Biker to another --> Thanks Mike


Double OO,

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RIP Bill D.
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Post Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

Don wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:It is incredible to see photos of the amps Mike is building on the Caverfest design.
There were a lot of guys at CarverFest building, but on day one I saw there was Bob Carver and Mike..
The amps Mike is building will be the best of the best. Anyone here doubt that?
From one Biker to another --> Thanks Mike


Double OO,

If you would have watched me more, you would have learned how to burn yourself with a soldering gun! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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 Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

KEEP STROKIN' THAT EGO BILL!!!!

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RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:21 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

Ok, that last post was a little harsh....

Bill, without going out and buying the new transformers (the ones bob c and bob f will not sell you) the only things that can be done are the mods in which bob c and tubular joe have provided, along with the transformer mount modification the I GAVE mike.

Therefore, of mike had built them as i think he has, for i was there when he was working on the first, i must inform you, they may sound better, but your amps put out LESS power than everyone elses, BUT (if mike did what i think he did) you can do more tube rolling.

All in all, your amp will not be any "better" or even the "best" of the CF amps.... Thus why my first post was posted....

As for everyone else, i higly suggest taking/semding your amps to a buddy who can work on them and have Joe's Plate Voltage Mod and the 12AX7 Conversion Mod done to your amplifiers. It makes a world of difference, BUT you may/will lose 2-4 watts in the process.

Mike, if you see this, please post photos of the Transformer Bracket Mod that you and i discussed, that worked great for cutting out the hum.
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

only in my wildest dreams could I ever imagine myself on the same level as Bob, when it comes to electronic design and the related that goes with that.
hell, Bob has probably forgotten more than I could ever dream of ever knowing.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

think of me as the Chinese, I copy real good...... :D
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Post Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

AlexSauter wrote:Ok, that last post was a little harsh....

Bill, without going out and buying the new transformers (the ones bob c and bob f will not sell you) the only things that can be done are the mods in which bob c and tubular joe have provided, along with the transformer mount modification the I GAVE mike.

Therefore, of mike had built them as i think he has, for i was there when he was working on the first, i must inform you, they may sound better, but your amps put out LESS power than everyone elses, BUT (if mike did what i think he did) you can do more tube rolling.

All in all, your amp will not be any "better" or even the "best" of the CF amps.... Thus why my first post was posted....

As for everyone else, i higly suggest taking/semding your amps to a buddy who can work on them and have Joe's Plate Voltage Mod and the 12AX7 Conversion Mod done to your amplifiers. It makes a world of difference, BUT you may/will lose 2-4 watts in the process.

Mike, if you see this, please post photos of the Transformer Bracket Mod that you and i discussed, that worked great for cutting out the hum.



Hey Buddy!
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Post Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:05 am

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

AlexSauter wrote:Mike, if you see this, please post photos of the Transformer Bracket Mod that you and i discussed, that worked great for cutting out the hum.



Hey Mike, are you wanting to sell a couple of the brackets?

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Shure V15 type IIIG cartridge, Cardas Silver wire service and wire block, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12 & 1700 decks, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, Carver HR-742 reciever, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Dahlquist DQ-8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

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Post Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:48 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

I am in for 4 if you decide to sell them Mike
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Post Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:51 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

hewlew1 wrote:I am in for 4 if you decide to sell them Mike



two for you and two for me - how sweet! Would make a perfect Christmas gift for your favorite pain in the ass.
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Post Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:16 pm

Re: Bob Carver -- Mike Beam

AlexSauter wrote:Ok, that last post was a little harsh....


Not at all, just fun on the web.
These amps and amp builds are not about my ego.

I am sure the ones you built for guys are great. Mike now has the experience of all the knowledge gained by many over the last year. Apparently some others here are eager to pick his brain and update theirs. That is what friends on a forum are for.

That is all I meant to say, sorry if the translation got lost.

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