- Jun 16, 2020
Have you ever heard this amp? I think you'd be shocked if you heard one of these amps blind and then were later told what it was. I still have one and I still think it sounds pretty good. I wasn't impressed with the build quality of the second one I bought and I do like my benchmark amps more (I have 3) but I don't think the amp is garbage. I generally enjoy it on my wilson alexia 1s and my 805d3s. It didn't have enough power for the wilsons which is why I bought two, but it doesn't sound bad. But for a $6000 pair of monoblocks (that shouldn't have had to be a pair) it was too expensive vs a single benchmark amp at half the price MSRP.I'm not sure I see a good reason to wish these people well. Their recent products are crap.
Small claims. Get a judgement.I decided that I was going to get a refund on my other 275 (I had bought a second one thinking I needed more than 75 watts - not knowing that they were really just grossly underpowered). First one was accepted back about 2 weeks ago.
I spoke with Jim Clark who now (to my knowledge) runs day to day at Bob Carver corp and was informed that the offer to refund purchases has expired - 3 days shy of 3 months since the offer (without any time bound on it) was made here.
I'm still waiting on the check for my first one that they received a week ago. But they are in communication regarding it, so I'm still hopeful.
edit: followup email said it ended april 1. So it was valid for.. 2 months and 10 days.
I spoke with Jim Clark who now (to my knowledge) runs day to day at Bob Carver corp and was informed that the offer to refund purchases has expired...
Wow, that was not in production very long. I had high hopes for a reinvigorated Dynaco.Two years ago I purchased the new Dynaco ST70 series 3 from Radial Engineering (now out of production). I like the amp but when I discovered the Carver I thought if only I had known I could have had a more powerful and attractive amp. After your review I’m glad I didn’t know about the Carver. Disappointed in Bob Carver especially on the build. Attached is my Dynaco.
That’s not what I was talking about in the video—what you said may be the case, though. Just watch from 11:30-11:50 for the part I thought was relevant.Re tube life if you leave tubes on 24hrs a day 7 days a week as some people do that is 8736hrs a year and they wont last long if you do.
Dyna was a product of an era. A different era than anything going on today. Dynaco produced important products that in many ways defined the times. But those times died around the mid '70s.Wow, that was not in production very long. I had high hopes for a reinvigorated Dynaco.