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Offline greyboy

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can someone help me I.D???
« on: March 27, 2011, 11:38:56 AM »
im new to the hifi scence, but i have a set of tube amps that i love and want to get new tubes for but i cant figure out what kind of amps they are...can anyone help me?
they are extremely high quality and weight about 65 lbs each.  the chrome and finishing overall is extraordinary, and they have these really long rubber feet, like 3 inch long cone shaped.  also has a pre amp module that is unlike anything i have ever seen, the knobs at each end control output...thanks in advance for any help  :)
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 12:15:00 PM »
can you re-post some pic's,,kinda' hard to tell from the one you've posted-- Any identifying logo,etc,, someone here will help you figure it out

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 12:22:13 PM »
thats the problem im afraid... there are absolutely NO markings anywhere, and the bottoms of the amps are completely covered.  the bottom of the preamp module has no cover, but the exposed circuits dont give any clue either.  thats the only pic i have at the moment as they are in storage, i took that when i pulled them out the other day.  i know for sure that they are over 25 years old but the look and style of the power cables.

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 01:56:44 PM »
Can you tell us what tubes are in it? Looks like a 9 pin and a couple of octals,,but thats all I can see--maybe a tube hybird? Have you played em? Post some additional pics if you get a chance,please.

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 04:50:49 PM »
It may be from outer space:o  I SURRENDER!!!!   :P
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 01:29:09 PM »
They look like keepers to me.  Nice score!
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 02:50:50 PM »
only 12 were made. Rare find!
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 03:14:47 PM »
They look like they suck, you should sell them to me.
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 03:19:41 PM »
ha, well unfortunately i love them and im gonna keep em  ;D   btw...im greek too!!  8)

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 03:46:37 PM »
are you one of those Oakmont or Canonsburg greeks?  Im glad, now we are two.
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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 05:11:14 PM »
Where did you get these at?    Super cool amps!!!

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 05:44:52 PM »
i got them from a guy who is the person who 'scored' them. i got a good deal, but not as good as he did :)   they came out of the original estate in the l.a. area....thats about all i know...
im an audio guy, but i was really drawn to these more because of aesthetic reasons

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 10:51:41 AM »
how do they sound? Great detective work-- have you contacted the owner/builder?

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Re: can someone help me I.D???
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 06:30:17 PM »
i'm pretty sure they are Carver amps.... ;D
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