That price is a steal for sure. I bought a cherry VTA180 less than a month ago and had BC replace the KT88 tubes with the KT150s plus add a custom modification (via a selectable switch) to allow for the low impedance of my Electrostatic speakers (Martin Logan - Spires). They dip down to 0.7 ohms at 20KHz...
BTW...BC is not involved in the website stuff at all. He was just as suprised as anyone else here and knows nothing about it.
Pioneer PRO-151 Kuro Plasma.
Martin-Logan Spires ESL speakers
Sunfire TGA-7401 (400W x7) Amplifier
Anthem D2v Pre-Pro
Oppo BDP-105 BR player
SVS AS-EQ1 Subwoofer Equalizer.
Torus AVR15 Power Conditioner
Synology DS1812+ Media NAS player
I loved the sound of those at Emofest. I shared the room with a wonderful guy in a wheelchair that owned about a bazillion RR cds. Nice sound man! The cds impressed me so much I got one of my own and it is a keeper as well.
Oppo BD103D, PT100, UPA-200, Modified Squeezebox Touch, Airmotiv T2+, Outlaw LFM-1 EX sub
Study system: MiniX A-100, Upgraded Rega P3, Grado Sonata Cartridge, Bellari VP 129 Phono Preamp, Airmotiv B1, XDA-1 USB dac
Post by Dan Laufman on Dec 4, 2013 20:09:38 GMT -5
Hi guys, The Bob Carver site is down for good, and will not be coming back. The hosting company turned it on by mistake... we asked them to do some back end work and they turned it on without realizing it. When we found out, we asked them to immediately pull it back down.
Nothing more than that.. had you actually tried to make a purchase, it would not have been completed.
BTW, we own the trade names for the current models and the VTAC company itself, not Bob Carver, contrary to the advice given to another poster. However, Bob Carver does own his name.
We are working on new models under the Emotiva Glass name and they will be exceptional values and offer the same or better build quality. We'll have more advice in the near future.
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