Magnaryder wrote:24 blistering watts per channel. YUUP tearing it up!!
Hello, Ray. Nice looking amplifier! Throughout my audio journey, I have found somewhat of a soft spot for low watt tube amps. The ol' Radii 8 watter I had in SparkyII with the Focal's was one of the more favorable sounds I have heard. The 20 watt Carver amp we built up on the mountain made the same lasting impression. There is something to be said about less is more [properly paired with the right gear, of course].
Congrat's my man. I hope it sounds as good as it looks!
I think It sounds even better than it looks. I was telling Mark earlier I thought I had the contour selected on the Sunfire tube pre(all of my gear is running thru it right now) because the bass was so damn good only to find out I had switched the contour out. This is really a high-end piece of gear...and there is a difference. The build quality is absolutely incredible.
I'm a little annoyed about the overall condition of the unit. It was dirty, there were blemishes on that beautiful faceplate and I still haven't gotten my tubes from the PO that he assured me I'd get. I pulled all of the tubes and cleaned each one. I got some 'Liquid Glass' and cleaned the painted parts of the chassis. Today I got some Nevr-Dull and cleaner up the faceplate, control knobs and transformer covers
George I'm running the Dahlquist DQ-8s. They sound pretty damn good. Right now I'm playing a couple of Mark's discs. I played the Tubes "Remote Control" earlier. Vinyl rocks too!!
George, have you modded yours yet? I was wondering what direction you were taking.
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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