Do Carver amps perform well if power fluctuates?

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Do Carver amps perform well if power fluctuates?

Post by gblick » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:43 am

I heard someone say that Carver amps don't perform well if the power into them flutuates a bit, like if you're using the amp for your bass guitar and there happens to be several things on the same circuit (refridgerators, etc.), and the voltage may tend to fluctuate when the appliances turn on.

Is there any truth to this?

Which Carver power amp models are more likely to suffer from fluctuating supply voltage?

Which Carver power amp models will perform the best and are not likely to suffer under these conditions?

Thanks..

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Post by F1nut » Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:52 pm

Any amp will suffer under those conditions, get a dedicated line.
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Post by George » Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:12 pm

F1 speaks with straight tongue. If you think you're home wiring is not up to snuff, or you have big /noisy motors on the same line as your stereo, have a qualified electrician install a dedicated 20 amp line JUST FOR THE STEREO.

Both my big rigs in two different rooms have dedicated 20 amp lines.

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Post by C16TFM45TX11bOWNER » Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:59 pm

Yes, by all means get a dedicated line - it does make a difference! My TFM 45 was very happy until lightning "dedicated" itself to visit, and now its replacement, a Sunfire Signature 600~two is delighted with the stiff power supply. ;)
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Post by F1nut » Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:17 am

Hmmm...Barnwell....1.2's.....yep, gotta be Robbie.
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Post by C16TFM45TX11bOWNER » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:24 pm

F1nut wrote:Hmmm...Barnwell....1.2's.....yep, gotta be Robbie.


Howdy! Good to see you in this neighborhood! :)

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Post by George » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:36 pm

I have spoken to this man also. I know Robbie from someplace cause I remember asking about the SDA's and the Hughes processor in the same system. Kind of overkill I thought.

I still have a Hughes AK-100 stashed away in the "Magic Closet".

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Post by C16TFM45TX11bOWNER » Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:38 pm

Hi George - good memory! You're right about the overkill - on most recordings I let the AK-100 remain passive. I find it does do a good job on some mono recordings of providing a little "virtual" separation. Good to hear from you.
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