dracule1

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Who makes the highest quality tube amps?
@clearthink"ozzy"The newest Carver amps are really quite special."Does that mean that your's haven't caught on fire yet? " Clearthink, you're not thinking clearly.  If you're referring to 40+ year old SS Phaselinear amps that people over drove a... 
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Who's Rich Timbre?  Never heard of the guy. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Viber6, I respectfully disagree.   Unless you have measurements to back up your assessment, it’s all subjective.  But I don’t want to go into measurements and how they correlate with our perception of sound, which is a highly contentious subject a... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Just my opinion here. Every thing I say may be obvious to some. But it seems as though some take this thread as an absolute ranking of amps.  Any comparison of amps is highly subjective dependent the reviewer’s taste and preferences of sound and m... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
@shadorne A freq response plot does NOT give you any useful information on power handling of a component.  A 3dB dip on a freq response plot doesn't indicate compression.   All the technical measurement we use to evaluate audio equipment have poor... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy, your experience with the Carver amp reminds me of mine with my Carver Cherry 180 amp. I bought it around 9 years ago. I bought a new custom speaker and started to drive it with the Carver. However, the bass sounded weak and the bias meter wo... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Unfortunately, engineers, especially the ones who graduated just from college, only believe in what they can measure on the scope.  Break in as far as speakers are concerned is real, just like an old worn leather shoe feels much more comfortable t... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy, the ALS does not sound good out of the box. You may even think there’s something wrong with the speakers. The sound will be too diffuse and the instruments won’t sound correct. It’ll almost sound like a defective Bose 901 at first. I notice ... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy, I personally would not use the DEQX preamp built in crossover. I'm a minimalist at heart and don't like what the DEQX does.  I would connect your JLA sub amp to the the Raven amp via the high level connection using speaker wire (assuming the... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy, the ALS is nominally 8 ohm so the 8 ohm tap is the right choice. Bob confirmed this with me.   If you go with 4 ohm, it would probably will not sound as open or transparent.  But it won't hurt the amp or speakers if you try.  In most cases t... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy, your room dimensions are similar to mine, but I have 10 foot ceiling.  However, Bob designed the ALS to work with 8 foot ceiling so that it may be of benefit to you.  Good to see you have the four corners of the room treated.  I've found pla... 
Carver Amazing Line Source Speakers
Ozzy I've been living with the ALS for 9 months now.  It's better than my $40k Raidho speakers.  However, speaker placement and room acoustics in addition to amplification plays a critical role in how they sound.  Most past shows demonstrating the... 
Bob Carver new tune expected
It always perplexes me to hear from disgruntled customers complaining about reliability of amps that were made in the 70's or 80's.As far I'm concerned Carver now makes some of the best tube gears out there. And I'm not a huge tube fan.  In most c... 
Notable very small loudspeaker companies (other than Tekton!)
Some may be surprised but Bob Carver and his ALS speakers should be added to the list. He's a 3 man operation now. The ALS is perhaps the most sophisticated design that has come about in the past 30+ years of speaker design.  Set up correctly, it ... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Ozzy, which tap you use depends on the impedance of your speakers.  Unless you have really low impedance speakers like 1-2 ohm Apogees, the 8 ohm tap usually sounds better than 4 ohm tap. Bob's tube amps do have a 1 ohm tap.  But there is no hard ...