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Carver M-400
« on: December 08, 2009, 09:14:58 PM »
Just snagged this also. I have been hammering it for the last hour. Very nice amp. It has been several years since I have had one of these.

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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 09:17:19 PM »
very nice!
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 09:50:44 PM »
I acquired one of these a few months ago...black version. I must say it has the same sonic quality as the rest of my Carver amps and performed great. I could't believe the power Bob put in that small chassis! As soon as I move my system to a larger room with my new rack I purchased, I'll probably use it to power a sub mono. If anyone has the chance to pick one of these up, do it!!! :D
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 09:54:45 PM »
I acquired one of these a few months ago...black version. I must say it has the same sonic quality as the rest of my Carver amps and performed great. I could't believe the power Bob put in that small chassis! As soon as I move my system to a larger room with my new rack I purchased, I'll probably use it to power a sub mono. If anyone has the chance to pick one of these up, do it!!! :D


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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 11:53:26 PM »
That is a pretty nice amp!
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 01:52:10 AM »
Is that stereo?? what is the specs on the little guy?

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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 06:08:12 AM »
Is that stereo?? what is the specs on the little guy?
Here are the technical specs:

Power output:
 200W RMS per channel into 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz, <0.05% THD
 
Power at clipping:
 250W RMS per channel into 8 ohms at 1kHz, 300W into 4 ohms at 1kHz
 
Bridged power output:
 500 W RMS into 8 ohms
 

  
  
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 05:39:19 PM »
Thanks Kingman.
Wow, all that in that itty bitty amp :o  Leave it to Bob Carver to make that happen.

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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 10:36:58 PM »
Update....OCCD has two of these now.  They would look pretty cool sitting beside each other on someones audio rack!  BTW 500 watts in bridged mode! :o
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 10:53:39 AM »
Beautiful Tom. Just Beautiful. :P------BILL
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 06:59:32 PM »
Update....OCCD has two of these now.  They would look pretty cool sitting beside each other on someones audio rack!  BTW 500 watts in bridged mode! :o
The other one the same color??? Give us a pic. :-*
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 07:13:21 PM »
Kingman, what would you recommend to clean the aluminum on these?
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 08:18:53 PM »
It's a very difficult job not to be handled by amateurs. Send them to me and I will take care of cleaning them. :P :P :P
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2009, 01:43:20 PM »
Update....OCCD has two of these now.  They would look pretty cool sitting beside each other on someones audio rack!  BTW 500 watts in bridged mode! :o


here's one way to put them to work...
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Re: Carver M-400
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 09:21:43 PM »
Very nice tom and also Kingman that black M-400 is cool looking.
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