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RE: Carver Convertee

Just like Kingshead, moi is a Carver convertee, too. Carver got their Flame Linear reputation due to under-spec'ed parts gettin' stressed & failing. Properly repaired, however, Carver gear will rock long-n-strong. ... Got a MXR-130 Receiver a few years ago which had those problematic power resistors replaced by previous owner & apparently par-tayed mercilessly. Which peaked curiosity for a PM-600 pro amp, which was designed for similar abuse. Both 130-n-600 are Class G Magnetic Field amps, & have a "this is what your speakers sound like" presentation. Along with a panoramic sound-stage which Hafler surround-sound aficionados will find enticing. However, both 130-n-600 amps have a mid-range peak akin to Celestion's V-30 speaker. Won't be noticed on more neutral sounding speakers, & mid-recessed speakers will sound fuller. But mid-range-centric speakers will sound shouty, irrespective of volume level. ... Your M1.0t amps, Michael, were designed to emulate Conrad Johnson's Premiere Five tube amps. There are BillD update mods available over on the Carver site, amongst a myriad of available Carver topology updates. Moi's 600 really bloomed by simply bypassing volume controls, & now prefers Mitsubishi DA-C20 pre over Carver CT-17. Properly performing Magnetic Field amps apparently have a "this is what your pre-amp sounds like" presentation, too. Whoever gets your refurbed M1.0t amps will be extremely grateful, Michael. 73s para Sactown P.S.: HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY ELLA FITZGERALD !!!


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