The time has come to part with my Lightstar Direct Preamp.
This Lightstar was purchased from the Kingman estate. The rear panel was bent by the folks at UPS, but careful disassembly and a little metal working straightened things out. It has also been recapped and the rotting damping material inside replaced. I suspect the damping material was there to control all the clicking sounds coming from the relays.
Also provided is a Harmony 665 remote programmed to operate the Lightstar. It can serve as a backup the the aluminum brick remote since there are no front panel controls on the Lightstar. The Harmony can also be operated with one hand. The brick takes two.
I’m asking $800 for the Lightstar with both remotes. The original Lightstar manual is included along with a copy of the Harmony remote manual. Shipping will be paid by the buyer. Shipping weight will be in the neighborhood of 23 lbs.
PM me if you are interested.
PS -- Sorry about the scrambled order of the photos. That's how they ended up. Maybe I can figure out how to rearrange them.
Price $399 plus actual shipping (and paypal fees, if any)
This amplifier has been recently serviced and checked (voltages verified, volume controls and switches cleaned) and is in excellent working condition. We have an original Carver shipping box, too.
All functions operate as they should and it sounds great, being tested through both a pair of Altec Lansing model 19 speakers as well as a pair of Magnepan model MG2.5R speakers. It sounds beautiful driving either! Both meters, lights and volume controls operate as they should and without any noise or static in the volume controls. (Sounds great with a Ten Octave Audio LP1 tube preamp.)
(Buyer should be aware that this is, in fact, a vintage amplifier and although it has been checked and serviced it could in the future require power supply capacitors or other components to be replaced. It is a vintage piece of equipment and as such does not come with any guaranties aside from the fact that it is currently working well with no issues and will arrive to you in that condition. Beyond that it is the buyers responsibility to maintain and/or service the amplifier.)
The tremendous power and sonic performance of the M1.0t mkII opt002 is spiced up with Nelion Audio's new retrofit kits. Featuring the vertical high rail capacitor board, and new bias pivot and thump fix CCA's, the mkII feels and looks more professional than ever.
Comes with 3 year parts and labor warranty.
Feel free to comment below or contact me via PM for questions.
I have 2 Carver A-220's for sale. Both are cleaned, recapped and restored. Cosmetics are excellent, although both have some minor wear and tear. Priced to sell.
$250 ea + shipping, or $450 for both + shipping.
Power output: 175 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 350W into 8Ω (mono)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.08%
Damping factor: 150
Gain: 29 dB
Input sensitivity: 1V
Signal to noise ratio: 112dB
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 122 x 483 x 389mm
These are direct coupled outputs, so great current sourcing. Heavy, linear power supply. Original meter bulbs. They sound clean and detailed, excellent for surround speakers or center channel.
Dear Carver appreciators...
the wife wants my gear OUT OF THE HOUSE, though she allows me to keep my M1.0t MK2 modded amp, and my 1989 Carver Amazing Loudspeakers. Everything has to go, so its a firesale for Christmas. (all from 1989, I am the original caretaker)
up on deck for a new set of ears: Carver TX-2 a tuner; C-1 Preamp. $150 each plus shipping. Also available are two CROWN D-150 amps (each from around 1997). $100 each for the amps plus shipping.
communication at DrDBJohnson@gmail.com or on the carver site.