If it’s the NHT C3, that would be awesome, as the measurements from SoundStage/NRC looks awesome, but having it in Spinorama form would be amazing (also, their graphs are so low res that it’s hard to tell lines apart).I have a few bookshelves coming (PSB, Sony, Presnous, NHT, etc.). Mostly budget stuff though.
I don't think it's good form to share a link to the discussion I referred to (so I shan't -- but, I mean, there is Google*).What was odd about the discussion? When I was at the Florida Audio Expo last year, they paired their amps with KEF Blades, and Frank Malitz blatantly said their tubes don’t sound any better/different than solid state, and that people usually hear a difference because they are coming from low quality solid state.
It's pretty loud. I wouldn't want to have one unless it was in a closed cabinet. Incidentally, Amir has one of mine so I expect you'll see measurements before too terribly long.
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oooh, oooh, oooh! I've got one to add to the wishlist!
So... I just got this e-mail ad from musicdirect pushing Bob Carver's unusual US made (and relatively inexpensive) little 75 wpc vacuum tube stereo amplifier (Carver Crimson 275). It has some interesting design wrinkles, leavened with some of Carver's standard-issue just a little too good to be true shtick.
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Sample prose, from the Carver Corp. website:
Now, unfortunately, I am not in a position to buy one and have it drop-shipped to Washington State (well, I could -- but Mrs. H would likely keeeeel me; sorry!), so I doubt this particular wish will ever come true -- but still I thought it worthy of mention.
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Full disclosure -- I did give serious consideration to buying one of these amps when it was introduced (at an attractive introductory price), but, after an extensive but somewhat odd discussion (including Carver's business partner) at another forum, I chickened out. I am still awfully intrigued by this amp, which, for better or worse, is quite a bit different than one's average 2 x 75 watt vacuum tube amplifier (e.g., McIntosh 275) in size, weight, and price.
Thanks for your attention & consideration!
well... yeah... that's the other thing.How old? I think beyond a certain date range they should be serviced before being tested; otherwise the results could just indicate that components are out of spec.
I guess my question is whether Klippel provides other larger platforms which could be retrofitted onto the current setup, so that more ambitious speaker systems could be measured. Plus maybe we could find you some furniture movers and/or weightlifters.You know how tricky it is to lift this massive, tall and very slippery speaker up 5 feet to put it on the measurement platform that is currently only 6 inches square? If you were me, would you risk $12,000 to satisfy your members?