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    Elephant Cojones !!

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    arledgsc

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    Elephant Cojones !!

    Post by arledgsc on Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:25 pm

    This Bob Carver amp is just nuts... Shocked  I would not like to get the bill after retubing the pair.  Also imaging tube swapping trying to isolate a problem... Oy vay!   But is impressive to behold!

    http://www.bobcarvercorp.com/#!silverseven700/c1j7w

    Gregg R.

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    Elephant Cojones !!

    Post by Gregg R. on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:37 am

    This is Bob Carver as P.T. Barnum!
    In one of the videos on his website he thanks "Desiree's House of Massage" for her participation. Classic Bob Carver!!

    Bob Latino
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    Re: Elephant Cojones !!

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:25 am

    We had another post on the forum here about these amps about 4 years ago ... Link below ..

    Dynaco Tube Audio Forum link - Carver Silver Seven - May, 2011

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    Re: Elephant Cojones !!

    Post by sKiZo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:11 pm

    Trying to remember the make of an amp I saw a while back that had three banks of power tubes ... one vertical and the outside banks angled out, all mounted on a chrome riser ...

    Anyone?

    Carver has a tendency towards ... excess. I've got a C4000 preamp on the rack here, ready for some TLC ...



    Kinda like the Swiss Army Pre ... one of everything.


    zx

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    Re: Elephant Cojones !!

    Post by zx on Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:58 pm

    Well the only one I seen lately are the Wavestream an Rolland setup of Mr cardas...
    http://www.cardas.com/room_setup_video.php
    But there were other amps  ....

    An as far as the frist Silver Seven I soild in the 80-90 in the Audio bizz.....3 pr were sold..............
    Never saw one come in for repair in ten years........
    Bob carver run most of his tube amps in tetrode not UL or triode.....an the output tubes are ran at over 700VB+...On the plates of the output tubes....but the sreen are ran at a low 370 B+...The tube Run vary Cool.... outputs have long life..

    look anyone like Carver that winds his owen tranfourmers....is into tube sound............just saying


    Thanks for the site Bob...............

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