dracule1

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Still looking for speakers in the 10-20,000 range
I've heard most of the speakers listed here including Magico, Kef, Martin Logan, Legacy, Wilsons, Sonas Faber, etc.  The stand out for me is Bob Carver's new ALS speakers. Difficult to dial in but once you do your due diligence, the sound is incre... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Great! First thing you'll need to do after turning on your amp is check the adjustable bias.  Start with withwhat Bob recommends. From there, Increasing bias will make thing sound warmer and more upfront, while decreasing bias will sound leaner wi... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Then I suggest you check out the 2-way stand mounts from Proac and Totem. 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Also Proac speakers are very dynamic speakers.  If you can find a dealer, I'd lug your amplifier over and test the speakers with your amp.  Or the dealer may actually let to audition them at home. 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
You might want to audition these:https://totemacoustic.com/en/element-firehttps://totemacoustic.com/en/element-earthThe midrange/woofer driver don't need crossover, so it can be very dynamic.  They may be in your price range.  I have a friend who ... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
How about Bob's new ALS speakers? It's only 5" wide and 5" depth, but about 7 feet tall, so very small foot print.  You already have subs, so you won't need to pay for the subs that come with the ALS.  It will play close to 110 +dB with the 350's ... 
Dan D'Agostino Helius dual monoblocks, 1500w @ 8ohms
Interesting...an arc welding machine that doubles as an audio amplifier. 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Glad you ordered the 350.  If you want to take the 350s to another level, try the mods I suggested.  You won't be disappointed. 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Glad to have helped.  Good luck.  Let us know what you decided on. 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Ozzy, it depends on which amp you’re comparing the Carver’s to and what your preferences are. Are you referring to the review by J. Valin? His reference amps are fast SS amps, I believe. In that context, I’m not surprised by Valin’s assessment. Th... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Ozzy, That has never been my experience with any of Bob's tube amps (I've heard the 350 and Silver 700 monster as well.).  Context is very important.  What was the preamp, source, and speakers used to evaluate the 350 that showed "severe" drop off... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Ozzy, just realize that all manufacturers claim every new version is significantly better than the older version ;)You shouldn't have any output tube failure in the first year of operation. I have owned the Carver amp for 8 years now with zero out... 
Carver Raven 350 Amps
Funny you should ask as I have owned both Atma M-60 amp (with Vcaps and Caddock resistors) and currently own the Carver Cherry 180 mono blocks (Vcap output coupling caps and Gold Point stepped attenuator instead of the stock volume pot).  It is th... 
Anthem getting into two channel with new STR pre-amp-- anyone heard it?
Are dealers allowed to hawk their wares on these threads and put down others they don’t sell? 
No love for Verity?
Underrated as hell.  I prefer Verity over any Magico, Vandersteen, or the like.