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-WHAT Flame linears, Carvers, Sunfires ARE U.S.A.-BUILT ???

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audioassassin77

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Post Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:51 pm

CARVER
ALIIIs- U.S.A.
m1.0ts-U.S.A.
m400ts-U.S.A.
m200t-U.S.A.
m500ts-Japan :-k
cheers!
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:13 pm

-the av/705x is US built, [verified from mr 500t]
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bob p

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Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:23 am

Right now I have 7 pieces:

MY USA-Built Carvers:
C-1
C-2
M-1.5t (2)
PM-1.5 (2)

My Japan-Built Carvers:
M-500t
Carver Preamps: C-1, C-2, BillD's JVD-modded C-4000, C-9
Carver Amplifiers: BillD's C-500, M-1.5t (4) PM-1.5 (4) M-500t (2)
Repair/Restoration/Upgrade expert for all of these components.
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Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:47 pm

I noticed that the M-1.0t was listed as being USA made. I have had three of them and two were made in Japan and one was USA. They were all the later models with the mono switch, and oddly enough the two Japan models sounded a bit better. I sold the USA model and still have the two Japan models
2 channel rig
Sunfire Classic vacuum tube Preamp: (3) M-4.0t's: SD/A-490t: Polk Audio SDA SRS: Velodyne SMS-1: (2) Velodyne DLS5000R's
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Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:51 pm

IIRC the 1.0t went though lots of revisions during its lifetime. I'm not surprised that some variants might sound different.

FWIW the 1.5 went through some minor revisions too. The early ones were designed to require a higher level input than the later ones. To many people an amp that produces 350W with a 1.5V input sounds better than the same amp that produces 350W with a 3.0V input, just because one amp sounds louder at the same dial setting on your preamp. In reality, both amps sound the same, but most people think louder sounds better.
Carver Preamps: C-1, C-2, BillD's JVD-modded C-4000, C-9
Carver Amplifiers: BillD's C-500, M-1.5t (4) PM-1.5 (4) M-500t (2)
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Post Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:06 pm

Notes from my units...

C-1 is U.S.A. made
M-400t is U.S.A. made

TX-11 is "designed and assembled in U.S.A." -- I guess we count that as made in the U.S.A.? The parts are probably made in Japan?

DTL-100 is from Japan
TD-1700 is from Japan
The Receiver 2000 is from Japan

Dominator D-12 is from China; besides the Dominator subs, are there any other Carver or Sunfire components made in China?
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:46 pm

-mr faustus ; i believe the sunfire cinema ribbon speakers were china !. i think mr tfm/75 pointed that out in a picture on this 'Forum'
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:19 pm

Carver C-1000a Home Theater Control Center, made by Sunfire in USA
Sunfire Vacuum Tube Control Center, made in USA
2 channel rig
Sunfire Classic vacuum tube Preamp: (3) M-4.0t's: SD/A-490t: Polk Audio SDA SRS: Velodyne SMS-1: (2) Velodyne DLS5000R's
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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:23 pm

bikerdude523 wrote:I noticed that the M-1.0t was listed as being USA made. I have had three of them and two were made in Japan and one was USA. They were all the later models with the mono switch, and oddly enough the two Japan models sounded a bit better. I sold the USA model and still have the two Japan models

after reading this post i pulled both of mine and sure nuff one is lynnewood other japan. however both have the bridge switch :-k . wonder if the usa model has been chopped, gonna have to look inside this weekend.
.....a VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER.

I am slowly going CRAZY 123456 switch..CRAZY going slowly am I 654321 switch.
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bikerdude523

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Post Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:28 pm

The USA model that I had, looked like it had lived a harder life than the two Japan model. It may have simply needed a tune-up.
2 channel rig
Sunfire Classic vacuum tube Preamp: (3) M-4.0t's: SD/A-490t: Polk Audio SDA SRS: Velodyne SMS-1: (2) Velodyne DLS5000R's
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faustus

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Post Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:41 am

mr. maddmaxxx,

Thank you for the info on the other Sunfire speakers made in China -- I wonder how the quality of the new ribbon models will hold-up? My Chinese D-12 seems to be fairing well, but was likely made by a different manufacturer.

Also, congrats on making 1K -- truly one of the tribal elders!
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Post Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:37 am

I noticed in another thread that the AV-705x wasn't made in Linville, it was made in Woodinville, WA. How many known shops did Carver corp. have? I could have sworn there was another shop in the USA besides these two.

:-k
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Post Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:03 pm

Lightstar Direct pre and Lightstar Reference and Lightstar Reference 2.0...made in USA.

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

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Post Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:48 am

Lightstar Lightstar Lightstar......
It's always Lightstar....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yZHveWFvqM
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Post Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:47 pm

Toy Maker wrote:Lightstar Lightstar Lightstar......
It's always Lightstar....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yZHveWFvqM



bwaaahahahahahahaha. I pulled the lids from my

LIGHTSTAR

LIGHTSTAR

LIGHTSTAR


and they'll be on the way to you in a couple of days so you too can enjoy a little


LIGHTSTAR

LIGHTSTAR

LIGHTSTAR


yourself....for a while...even if it's just the tops of the pieces.

thanks

ray
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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.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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