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MRHP

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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:13 am

Well we have twin black babys in the house...

Thanks to jjpkd :lol: :lol: :lol: or should I say Carver Baby Black Beautys...20wpc. :D
I bought one from Jesse a couple months ago and obviously 20wpc is not gonna cut it for MrHorsepower...lol So Jesse turned me on to another one with low hrs on ebay. I tell you what though just one by itself in stereo mode is very very impressive. Kind of lively and quite musical. They sound alot like a lightstar of course with out the low end grunt.

One problem I encountered with the ebay amp is the mono/stereo switch. Long story short it appears to be wired backward. In stereo it runs mono out the right channel/in mono it runs stereo just fine. Which is exactly opposite of what the manual says. The one I got from Jesse works exactly as its supposed to. I am currently running the (backward wired) one on the right channel with the switch flipped to stereo, as a mono block and it works perfect.

Has anybody else seen this issue?

BTW the turn table sounds s.w.e.e.t. with them mono blocked giving me 40wpc!!!
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:27 am

Re: Well we have twin black babys in the house...

Congrats Eric!!! Makes me wanna pull mine back out.....
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:35 am

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trust me, Wayne, when I say no one wants to see you "pull yours out"....
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:35 am

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Glad to hear you're happy with the set! =D> =D> That was pretty much my impression of the amp as well, somewhere between the Sunfire and Lightstar sound. Basically I thought it did everything (within its power limits obviously) that the Sunfire's do with a hint of more realism leaning toward the Lightstar sound.
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:01 am

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TNRabbit wrote:trust me, Wayne, when I say no one wants to see you "pull yours out"....



waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--- attaboy Gary. I spewed coffee !!!!
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:45 am

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Zoot Horn wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:trust me, Wayne, when I say no one wants to see you "pull yours out"....



waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--- attaboy Gary. I spewed coffee !!!!

COME ON GUYS!!! :lol:
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:44 pm

Re: Well we have twin black babys in the house...

This thread is going better than I first expected :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jesse when you say "a hint more realism"...thats the exact words I was looking for when I was wanting to describe these amps.

Also rolled in a set of Douglas Connection premium RCA's with the Xhadow connectors from pre to amps and BAM! The room filled up with a robust yet finessed presintation. Those RCA's are no joke...very impressed.
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
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!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:09 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:trust me, Wayne, when I say no one wants to see you "pull yours out"....



Gary, now that was good, very good. I about choked on my lunch laughing! =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:06 pm

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MRHP wrote:This thread is going better than I first expected :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jesse when you say "a hint more realism"...thats the exact words I was looking for when I was wanting to describe these amps.

Also rolled in a set of Douglas Connection premium RCA's with the Xhadow connectors from pre to amps and BAM! The room filled up with a robust yet finessed presintation. Those RCA's are no joke...very impressed.


Thanks for the kind words Eric :D Glad those interconnects are doing well in your system :D The next set with the smaller Xhadow connectors should be headed your way at the end of the week. Hope you will like them as well as you like the large ones.
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:04 pm

Re: Well we have twin black babys in the house...

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
MRHP wrote:This thread is going better than I first expected :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jesse when you say "a hint more realism"...thats the exact words I was looking for when I was wanting to describe these amps.

Also rolled in a set of Douglas Connection premium RCA's with the Xhadow connectors from pre to amps and BAM! The room filled up with a robust yet finessed presintation. Those RCA's are no joke...very impressed.


Thanks for the kind words Eric :D Glad those interconnects are doing well in your system :D The next set with the smaller Xhadow connectors should be headed your way at the end of the week. Hope you will like them as well as you like the large ones.


Im going to run the new ones with the smaller Xhadow connectors from the pre to cdp so they will fit the close spread on the cdp. Its gonna be awesome from what ive experienced with the bigger Xhadows. Then later Im gonna have to have two sets of them from TT to TT pre and then TT pre back to Sunfire pre.

Ive almost got a deal worked out to sell on of the kids kidneys on the black market....I mean what the heck, they are young and should be just fine with one good kidney left. :lol: :lol: :lol:
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
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!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:45 am

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Congrats MRHP! =D>
I see you have a slight "tube" affliction now.... :D Enjoy! =D>
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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:42 am

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Chauss wrote:Congrats MRHP! =D>
I see you have a slight "tube" affliction now.... :D Enjoy! =D>


Already got two quads of 1963 Lorenz/Siemens E84L's coming for the tube amps :D

"Slight affliction" could possibly be an understatement at this point...LOL
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black serial #0001
A Lightstar or two
Cherry/260's
Carver 490t
Sunfire Tube preamp
ProJect TT Tube preamp
DENON DP-62L TurnTable
Dual CS5000 Turn Table
DQ-20's
Douglas Cables
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!!!! - Snoop65
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Post Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:17 am

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TNRabbit wrote:trust me, Wayne, when I say no one wants to see you "pull yours out"....

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! :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 Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:19 am

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Congratulations Eric!!!! Enjoy!!!
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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