Published On: January 1, 2012

Bob Carver Showcases Line of Amplifiers at CES 2012

Published On: January 1, 2012

Bob Carver Showcases Line of Amplifiers at CES 2012

Like most companies, Bob Carver LLC will be showcasing new products at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. However, unlike most companies all of Bob Carver amplifiers are made in the USA.

Bob-Carver-Cherry-180-and-Black-Beauty-amps.jpgBob Carver LLC – a specialist in the design and manufacture of audiophile products will be displaying a new line of vacuum tube amplifiers at CES 2012, the Cherry 180 and Black Beauty.

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“Our new series of mono block amplifiers are the perfect blend of form and function and the ideal choice for serious music listeners. The VTA180M is conservatively rated at 180 WRMS into 8 ohms, the VTA305 at 305 WRMS into 8 ohms but were designed to drive the most demanding speakers. These two models offer unprecedented performance at their respective price points. Each amplifier features an automatic DC restoration providing ‘set and forget’ bias adjustment, low idle current greatly increasing outputs tube life, ultra-wide bandwidth interleaved winding output transformer with huge peak demand reserve capacity and a selectable feedback control for classical or contemporary musical preferences,” says Bob Carver, the inventor.

Cherry 180 (VTA180M) Specifications:
Measured Power: 200 w into 8 ohms, 230 w into 4 ohms, 215 w into 2 ohms
Output Tubes: Six Shuguang KT88s
Gain: 30 dB
Input impedance: 100 k ohms
Frequency response: 2 Hz to 85 kHZ at -3 dB
Full Power Bandwidth: 24 Hz – 28 kHz Without Filters
Distortion: Less than 0.5%
Hum: – 100 dB
A weighted noise: – 110 dB
Speaker outputs: 2, 4 and 8 ohms

Black Beauty (VTA305M) Specifications:
Measured Power: 305 w into 8 ohms, 330 w into 4 ohms, 290 w into 2 ohms Output Tubes: Six Tung-Sol KT120s 100 k ohms
Gain: 30 dB
Input impedance: 100 k ohms
Frequency response: 5 Hz – 55 kHz @ -3 dB
Full Power Bandwidth: 24 Hz – 28 kHz Without Filters
Distortion: Less than 0.5%
Hum: – 100 dB
A weighted noise: – 110 dB
Speaker outputs: 2, 4 and 8 ohms

The VTA108M lists for $3,700, the VTA305M for $6,450 and both are now shipping.

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