Chauss wrote:I am going to have to convert mine to 12AX7 when the current 6AX7's shuggys start to get fuzzy sounding.....they are unobtainium right now- unless they only run them once every few years? - Had a "back-order" for them in place with tube store for over 6 months, but they just sent an email a week or 2 ago and said they would no longer be able to fulfill. I liked the sound just as it is...
Beemers sold me a quad in November, other than his stash I'm unaware of anyone who has any good ones. My surviving CFamp runs daily. I have 8 of the cheap Soviet tubes also, but they sound thin and a little frenetic in comparison. If I have to back to them I'd rather do the conversion. On the plus side I've acquired a boatload of 12ax7s. I have to wonder what my Lindal blackplates would sound like rolled in.
Man, I'm juicing to mod this bad boy a little more.
Anyone out there run their CarverFest amp on a daily basis? 'sides me?
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, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Energy Reference 22 Connoisseur, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.
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