Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Carver questions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jgsbass, May 7, 2005.


  1. jgsbass

    jgsbass

    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    Just picked up a Carver power amp from a yard sale for...$10.
    On the back it says 350 watts into 8 ohms. 1: does anyone know if the Carver can go down to 4 ohms? 2:Can it be bridged? or can one channel be run without damaging the the other? Thanks for your replies.
     
  2. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    getting warmer
    What's the model number?
     
  3. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Most Carver's that I know of can only be bridged at 8 ohms, but it should be able to run at 4 ohms per side if it's a stereo head.

    But yes, tell us the model number before attempting anything. Man, I wish I could score a sweet power amp at a yard sale for $10. :D
     
  4. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    Most Carvers only go down to 4 ohms per channel, which means no bridging under 8 ohms total.

    You should check for your particular model to be sure.

    Here's a link to some manuals:

    http://www.carverpro.com/download.html

    I don't think all of their models are listed. You could probably contact them if your model/manual is not listed there.
     
  5. jgsbass

    jgsbass

    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    Oh yeah, the model number. Its a M 1.5t. It says 350 watts a side at 8 ohms. I checked it out after I got home from a gig and both channels work. So far so good.