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

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maddmaxxx

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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:06 pm

-pase linear/auto correlators

-the pl/1000, i presume is USA, [does'nt state]
-the pl/1000seriesII is made in lynwood/wa
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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:44 pm

I only wonder how long it will be before Sunfire corporate decides they "need" to farm stuff out to China....will they never learn?!?
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Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:46 pm

It's odd you know ...........

Japanese workmanship is excellent, better than most countries. Sorry, but it's true. It's too expensive to build in Japan these days. So your Japanese gear is first rate stuff.

Some day, China will get their act together. I think they are already capable of building first rate stuff also. They do have the top two speaker building facilities in the world!

Anyone ever hear of a brand called Bennytone? That is the name on European M-500t units. Beautiful champagne colour casework. Japanese outputs and drivers are the best. On Semi is building the ring emitter technology now with their new devices (under lic. from Toshiba??). Finally, wonderful US transistors. I am hoping that Sunfire is using the MJ2119X series parts.

There are no poorly made Carver units. I didn't like things like the M-200's to work on. PM 2.0 amps are also a pain to get into the power supply area. Still, all are well made.

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Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:05 pm

if i havnt said it before.
welcome anatech!
your reputation proceeds you as one of the finest of the very few Carver techs in Canada! =D>
enjoy your stay.
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DJMARK

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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:02 pm

PM-175 Made in USA
PM-350 Made in USA
PM-700...Carver Pro...not sure....
PM-1201 USA made...

I still wonder what is the crossover date when Bob left and the pro series amps werent mag. field anymore.... :-s :-k
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RichP714

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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:43 pm

DJMARK wrote:...I still wonder what is the crossover date when Bob left and the pro series amps werent mag. field anymore.... :-s :-k


According to the Sunfire Whitepaper, he developed the tracking downconverter initial Lightstar version in 1992, took a sabbatical in December 1992, and left Carver upon his return. Sunfire began in 1994, but he was on his own in 1993

Don't know about the pro side, but the TFM's were mag coil, while the A series were not.

Enjoy!
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Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:00 am

RichP714 wrote:
DJMARK wrote:...I still wonder what is the crossover date when Bob left and the pro series amps werent mag. field anymore.... :-s :-k


According to the Sunfire Whitepaper, he developed the tracking downconverter initial Lightstar version in 1992, took a sabbatical in December 1992, and left Carver upon his return. Sunfire began in 1994, but he was on his own in 1993

Don't know about the pro side, but the TFM's were mag coil, while the A series were not.

Enjoy!
Rich


Thanks for the info....

It makes a little more sense know....

=D>
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Post Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:24 pm

Latest acquisition... HR-722 receiver, made in Japan.

I've seen a HR-752, also from Japan.

Interestingly, the manufacturing seems to have switched in the early 90's -- the HR-732, HR-742, and HR-772 are from Korea!
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Post Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:37 pm

USA

CT-17 and TFM-45
Linwood Washington,USA!
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CT-17 TFM-45 TFM-15 CB SD/A 490t
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audiophile101

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Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:12 pm

Japan:

M-500t Amplifier
MSR-130 Receiver

U.S.A.:

C-19 preamp
M-1.5t amplifier

I forget where My C-16 was built but believe it was U.S.A. also.

Thanks.
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Post Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:16 pm

Both of my M 1.0t's were made in Lynwood, WA., USA.
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Mr. M-500t

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:04 am

C-11 = USA
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mr3putt

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:36 pm

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

My HR-895 Japan
TFM-15 Taiwan
Sunfire Ultimate Reciever & Sunfire 300x2
Carver HR 895-TFM 15
Carver 490t CD
Carver 1770 Tape
Sunfire CRM-2's - 1 Pair
JBL-L100's
NHT Satellites-2 Pairs
Klipsch Sub
Technics SL-QD33 Turntable
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OBI56

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:37 pm

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

mr3putt wrote:My HR-895 Japan
TFM-15 Taiwan


That is odd; the 2 TFM-15s I've seen were both made in the USA. Can you get us the serial number please so I can add to the documentation?
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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mr3putt

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:22 pm

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

OBI56 wrote:
mr3putt wrote:My HR-895 Japan
TFM-15 Taiwan


That is odd; the 2 TFM-15s I've seen were both made in the USA. Can you get us the serial number please so I can add to the documentation?


I will try and find it tomorrow.
Is it on the back plate?

The Taiwan designation was
Sunfire Ultimate Reciever & Sunfire 300x2
Carver HR 895-TFM 15
Carver 490t CD
Carver 1770 Tape
Sunfire CRM-2's - 1 Pair
JBL-L100's
NHT Satellites-2 Pairs
Klipsch Sub
Technics SL-QD33 Turntable
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