You see, the cube is Bob Carver's favorite amp. The C-4000 is Bob Carver's favorite preamp. I hear he's shipping his to one of our members here to have it modded the way he did mine and his.
You basically really never owned a Carver amp. While I'll admit that the M-400 (cube) is no match for today's Sunfires, in it's day it was a frikin' miracle. As far a sonic holography goes, it was another miracle for speakers of the day. You absolutely cannot get sounds coming from where they appear to with sonic holography with simply stereo into two speakers and room treatments.
BTW, what didn't you like about the M-400 â€” its size or shape? Did you ever seriously listen to one?
It should sound like it isn't there!
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer