Author Topic: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40  (Read 1467 times)

Offline hewlew1

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 09:55:51 PM »
Ray as you may or may not know I left Carverfest 14 with 2 Lucas Labs linestage Preamps . That with the 4- 40 watt monoblocks is the making of 2 great systems. At CF14 I had only the 1 fest amp with the Dahlquist DQ10's and the 2 DQ1 subs the Bobfather came by the cabin while I was in Bryson City and commented to Markie that my setup was the best he had heard at that years fest.

Offline RocknRoll

  • Audio Geek!
  • ***
  • Posts: 275
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2016, 10:19:05 AM »
I have one, bought it off of Tom.  Mine came with upgraded binding posts, and just two russian 6ax7's (6n2p) - no output tubes so I spurged and put in four NOS Seimens E84L's, it just rules.  Very quiet, sweet, and powerful for its specs.

Used it exclusively for about 1.5 years with Klipsch Forte II's and Van L transmission line speakers.  Also experimented with it with two different preamps.  An Audio Research SP-6 that yielded a slightly softer and more holographic tone, and with a Carver C-1 that seemed to help tighten up the bass and make it "faster".  Right now I have mine in a display case, I pull it out and hook it up every couple of months and eventually plan on getting some nice bookshelf speakers of appropriate efficiency and pairing it with the CF amp for bedroom system.   I cant remember the serial # at the moment but I want to say it was in the #60's for some reason.

Dig yours out and have a listen if you haven't for a while!

Offline bmwr75

  • Ready For Intervention!
  • ******
  • Posts: 1187
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2016, 02:07:51 PM »
I'd like to hear a head to head comparison of this Carver baby amp and my Pilot SA-232.  While being about the same size as the Carver, I bet it out weighs it by a factor of 5-10X.  Be interesting to see if weight really does matter in Hi-Fi.
Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000

Offline RocknRoll

  • Audio Geek!
  • ***
  • Posts: 275
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2016, 09:14:42 AM »


Funny, because I have been wanting to hear the Pilot.  Saw a completely refurbished one for sale very close to my house but I didnt have the spare cash at the time and it sold.  Maybe its the one you have, from millvale?

Offline OldiesButGoodies

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2467
  • Be nice, it is free!
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2016, 09:51:14 AM »
scotty is in the Atlanta area,  doubt  that is the same Pilot  O0

Spkr: Harbeth 30.1 on Sound Anchor 4 post stands
Integrated Amp: Denon PMA-A100
Phono: VPI Aries 1,  Van de Hul Frog
CD: Oppo 203
Cass: Tascam 122MkII
R2R: Revox B77
Sub:

Offline bmwr75

  • Ready For Intervention!
  • ******
  • Posts: 1187
Re: Baby Carver Amp Driving VMPS RM40
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2016, 09:54:01 AM »
I live in NE MS now.  Lived in Irwin, PA until about 2 years ago.

Picked up one of the baby Carver amps at Tom's shop one time.  Was surprised at how little it weighed for a tube amp.
Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000