His video said he practiced extensivley prior to the meeting.Of course he had worked on the concept for some time, transfer function is amplifiers 101. I was amazed that he replicated an unknown amp as quick as he did, a state of the [art?]high end amp[CJ].
Yes he does. His new amps have a 1.6 ohm output impedeance no less!Carver has publicy said he enjoys tube sound.The PhaseLlinear was a "hit"The fact that he can make a solid state unit sound like a tube unit is part of his marketing strategy. He built the silve[r] seven simply to have a "high end" accepted amp, [agreed]since the high end mouth pieces trashed his solid state gear all the time.I'm saving that . tooHe likes tubes, he likes the tone they give. Don't get me wrong, a DHT is the most linear commonaly available amplifying device out there, and used to amplify voltage (not to make power which requires usually a transformer which is a filter of sorts) nothing else can beat it without adding external feedback, but thats only because the DHT has built in feedback.Tubes are fine, but a bit noisy sometimes.They would not be identical thoughIts a valid and singular comparison, no matter how much or how less bass there was.They were not wrong about things sounding different. He changed them to make them sound similarThere is no room for quibbling. I am amazed that the folks at stereophile had all beleived thier own hype about things sounding differentI think he challenged themand all that tripe....self delusion. And to challenge a master audio engineershowed just what little they knew about the innards of audio circuitry.