BOSTON AUDIO SOCIETY MEETING
Date: Saturday, June 23,
2018, 2:00 PM !!! NOTE
DATE & TIME !!!
Place: Boston University,
Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington
Mall, 1st Floor Conference Room 103, Boston, MA
Guest:: Bob Carver, President
of Carver Audio
Topic: An open forum on Tube
Amplifier & Speaker design
Robert W. (Bob) Carver is an
American designer of audio equipment based in the
Pacific Northwest. Educated as a physicist and engineer,
he found an interest in audio equipment at a young
age. He applied his talent to produce numerous,
innovative high fidelity designs since the 1970s.
He is known for designing the Phase Linear 700,
at 350 W per channel. It was the most powerful,
consumer audio amplifier available for a reasonable
price in 1972. He went on to found the Carver Corporation
in 1979, Sunfire in 1994, and the Bob Carver LLC
in 2011, which was sold to Jade Design in June 2013.
However, in December 2013, Bob Carver and Jade Design
Bobs history includes
at least 15 patents. He continues to innovate in
tube amplifier designs and loudspeakers. The amplifier
on display at the meeting will be the Carver Crimson
350. It utilizes the mighty Tung-Sol KT120 output
tubes. They are one and a half times as powerful
as the ubiquitous 6550 or KT88. Using his own transformer
design, the Crimson/Raven 350 delivers 350 watts
(8 ohms) of sound, regardless of the loudspeakers
impedance vs. frequency.
The newest loudspeaker is a
line-source, 8-feet tall. It utilizes a combination
of ribbons and 3 dynamic drivers stacked.
It incorporates different time delays for groups
of the drivers in an effort to fulfill the infinite
floor to ceiling requirement of a true line source.
Questions and answers on all their products will
follow the presentation.
Refreshments will be available