Custom amp created by Bob Carver (AND I SHIT ON IT)

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Custom amp created by Bob Carver (AND I SHIT ON IT)

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Hi folks I thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of an amp I asked Bob to build for use with my klipschorns. The chassis is a Genesis Technologies B200 Stealth amplifier that was beyond repair. So, instead of tossing out the beautiful and rare Genesis amp altogether, Bob suggested he make me a custom amp inside the b200's chassis.

He's still working on it but I expect to have it home in NY soon.

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by MRHP » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:16 pm

Really COOL! How many watts are you wanting?
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:25 pm

I see four KT-88s there, so I'm guessing in the neighborhood of 180 watts....maybe more.
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Post by kingman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:52 pm

Very, very nice!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:11 pm

Looks like Mr. Bob is having to do some major surgery in there! I'm sure that custom amp will be outstanding when he gets through with it.
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Post by d0n » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:51 pm

I honestly dont know the specs yet. I think he said it will be 100wpc. Bob is certain it'll be a perfect mate to the klipschorn speakers. He did say that the tubes were the most powerful availiable. I don't think he mentioned KT88's though. My computer crashed recently so I lost most of our emails back and forth.

Bob is a wonderfully patient and kind person. He's hilarious too. I hope to meet him in person one day.

The end product will look exactly like a stock stealth B200 amp (except with blue LEDs instead of red) until I pop the top cover off. The Genesis logo on the face is actually the power switch. Bob was able to keep that feature. =D>

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:54 pm

Most powerful available would be KT-120s, which kick ass according to everyone I've heard comment on them.

By the way, it must really SUCK to be you, Don~

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EDIT: I just realized this is a newbie named d0n, not our regular Don!
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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by d0n » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:01 pm

Yes KT120's. That's what he said the tubes were.

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:05 pm

I would swap out the Stealth log for an appropriate "Carver" badge made on a nice piece of satin finished aluminum.

Great project there. Bob LOVES a challenge... trust me I know! =D> \:D/ :lol:
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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by d0n » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:33 pm

I just emailed Bob about that power switch idea. I love it thanks. I hope he does too. :shock:

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by F1nut » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:06 pm

You won't be able to see the tubes.
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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by d0n » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:03 am

The top will be off when using the amp. I'll see the tubes enough I think. I'm more about hearing the music than seeing tubes glowing anyway. I usually shut the lights off on all my gear while I'm listening. Bob put blue LEDs in the face of this amp and he put an on/off switch for me. I hate staring at lights while I'm enjoying my music.

Anyone else?

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by thuffman03 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 am

Welcome to the fourm. Very cool amp!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by d0n » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Thanks! It should be fun. *5*

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Re: Custom amp created by Bob Carver

Post by Chauss » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:40 pm

d0n wrote:The top will be off when using the amp. I'll see the tubes enough I think. I'm more about hearing the music than seeing tubes glowing anyway. I usually shut the lights off on all my gear while I'm listening. Bob put blue LEDs in the face of this amp and he put an on/off switch for me. I hate staring at lights while I'm enjoying my music.

Anyone else?
DO keep the top off when playing the amp! You will soon find out that big tubes create a tremendous amount of heat....I like my system best in the winter- FREE heat! :D
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