Bob Carver Corp Crimson 275 stereo tube power amplifier.

I bought one of these just released amps from Bob Carver Corp. it was delivered here last night. I installed the four Tungsol KT120 two JJ 12AT7 and a one JJ 12AX7 tube. I listened to a few tracks before hitting the hay, my first impressions are very positive. thanks ,William
Bob Carver Crimson 275 stereo tube amplifier - DeHaviland Ultraverve 3 preamplifier.Audience AU24SE speaker and ic cables- Chord Qutest DAC - Black Cat Silverstar II 75ohm digital cable-Tyler Acoustics Highland 3.5 loudspeakers

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,175
    Congrats... Bob builds some great tube amps. I look forward to a more in-depth review.
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,624
    Forget the review, how about some pics. :D
  • Nice to still see you enjoying audio William! It has been a while.....
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  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    That is a SPECTACULAR amp. Congrats!!!
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,212
    Curious on the review also.

  • Sweet!
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,449
    What's most interesting to me is that Bob Carver somehow developed a relatively high output tube power amp that doesn't burn its power tubes up. That's wizardry!
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  • Nice to still see you enjoying audio William! It has been a while.....
    Always a pleasure to interact with you Dennis.

    Bob Carver Crimson 275 stereo tube amplifier - DeHaviland Ultraverve 3 preamplifier.Audience AU24SE speaker and ic cables- Chord Qutest DAC - Black Cat Silverstar II 75ohm digital cable-Tyler Acoustics Highland 3.5 loudspeakers
  • Emlyn wrote: »
    What's most interesting to me is that Bob Carver somehow developed a relatively high output tube power amp that doesn't burn its power tubes up. That's wizardry!

    Bob did some calculations and he figures that the KT120s operating in the Crimson 275 using his DC restorer circuit should last in excess of 40 years.
    Bob Carver Crimson 275 stereo tube amplifier - DeHaviland Ultraverve 3 preamplifier.Audience AU24SE speaker and ic cables- Chord Qutest DAC - Black Cat Silverstar II 75ohm digital cable-Tyler Acoustics Highland 3.5 loudspeakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,660
    Also, I am curious as to whether anyone else here ended up buying one of these amps when they were on sale late last year. If so, what are folks thinking of it/them?



  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    edited January 18
    These are fantastic Amplifiers. I've heard it several different times with various preamps and speakers and have always found them to sound really nice. I will have one myself within the next month.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein

    Sony Playstation 3 for CD and Streaming
    Thorens TD320
    Modified Carver C-1
    Carver TFM 42 and 45 Amplifiers
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    White Lightning Moonshine DIY Speaker Cables and Interconnects
  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    edited January 18
    If anybody is interested in one, I know that the introductory deal is over, but Jim Clark stereo in Rockford Illinois does offer trade-in allowances!

    https://jimclarkstereo.com



    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein

    Sony Playstation 3 for CD and Streaming
    Thorens TD320
    Modified Carver C-1
    Carver TFM 42 and 45 Amplifiers
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    White Lightning Moonshine DIY Speaker Cables and Interconnects
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,660
    trav0810 wrote: »
    These are fantastic Amplifiers. I've heard it several different times with various preamps and speakers and have always found them to sound really nice. I will have one myself within the next month.

    cool, keep us posted on your experience with one in house.
    I am still kind of intrigued by these -- although not intrigued enough to invest in one*.

    _____________
    * mostly because, if I did, the first thing I'd do is open it up and (try to) trace out the circuitry -- so I wouldn't be able to return it as "new" if I didn't like it! :|

  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    Just found out that Jim at Jim Clark Stereo has a trade in unit available for $1950. He offers a full value trade in, trade-up for people who purchase the 275 if they decide to upgrade to the big 350 monoblocks. This unit is still under warranty and in perfect condition. It would be a great opportunity for someone interested in buying one of these amps.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein

    Sony Playstation 3 for CD and Streaming
    Thorens TD320
    Modified Carver C-1
    Carver TFM 42 and 45 Amplifiers
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    White Lightning Moonshine DIY Speaker Cables and Interconnects
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,660
    Yeah, I saw that posted at AK.
  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,058
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    trav0810 wrote: »
    These are fantastic Amplifiers. I've heard it several different times with various preamps and speakers and have always found them to sound really nice. I will have one myself within the next month.

    cool, keep us posted on your experience with one in house.
    I am still kind of intrigued by these -- although not intrigued enough to invest in one*.

    _____________
    * mostly because, if I did, the first thing I'd do is open it up and (try to) trace out the circuitry -- so I wouldn't be able to return it as "new" if I didn't like it! :|

    I've been running mine every day for a couple months now. I absolutely love it. I actually can't find anything I don't like about the sound of the amplifier.
    The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein

    Sony Playstation 3 for CD and Streaming
    Thorens TD320
    Modified Carver C-1
    Carver TFM 42 and 45 Amplifiers
    Polk RTA15TL Speakers w/Decato mods
    White Lightning Moonshine DIY Speaker Cables and Interconnects
  • verbverb Posts: 7,404
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Yeah, I saw that posted at AK.

    Time to get that Christmas present Mark! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,404
    trav0810 wrote: »
    Just found out that Jim at Jim Clark Stereo has a trade in unit available for $1950. He offers a full value trade in, trade-up for people who purchase the 275 if they decide to upgrade to the big 350 monoblocks. This unit is still under warranty and in perfect condition. It would be a great opportunity for someone interested in buying one of these amps.

    IIRC, wasn't that the introductory price?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,175
    $2495.00 was the introductory price...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,660
    It's a good price.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,059
    $2495.00 was the introductory price...

    Well iirc that was a mistake they honoured real price was 2750.00 i believe.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,660
    They had a 'Black Friday' sale @ 2495. Sold a passel of them, apparently.
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