I haven't owned the Carver amps either, but I also find it odd that you don't see them for sale or talked about much here. Some 275s have showed up for sale recently. You could contact those people about their experiences.
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I came close. I too have a Cary tube preamp, and sold my former Cary solid state and cary tube amps, wanting to go with affordable monblocks using the newer KT150 output tubes. Kept my beloved upgraded Cary SLP-98 tube preamp mating it up with a new pair of Quicksilver Monoblock 120 amps. Has far exceeded my expectations, got lucky on the match. Never got a chance to try any of Bob’s tube amps but thought it would have been fun to try them. Keep us posted if you take the plunge.
I listened to Bob Carvers tube amps at the 2017 RMAF and found them to be wonderful sounding. I heard both the lower powered amp and higher powered amp and both sounded just right. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase one of his amps. Bob told me his output tubes will last for years because he does not drive them hard.
that's a testament having replaced both of those amps.
Its seems as if the 350 amps are at a different level of design, quality, and parts compared to the 275, is that about right?
A friend was looking at the 275 recently and we noticed it's got a circuit board, and not fully point-to-point wiring. Wondering if you or others have compared the sound of stereo 275 amps to the 350 mono amps. Is there a major difference sonically, tonally, etc?