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The Reference Amplifier Model RAM 285 is the latest and greatest design from world famous audio designer and physicist Bob Carver. The RAM 285 is conservatively rated at 2 x 85 watts per channel. The high voltage, high current power supply will drive demanding speakers with ease.

Coming Soon !
Coming Soon !

Vacuum Tube Reference Preamplifier

It's been quite a while since Bob designed a preamplifier -- and a tube model is unprecedented!

For years Bob has nursed a concept for pure, straight wire preamp that would do justice to his power amplifiers.

All we can show you right now are renderings but be assured the real thing is in production!

  • 25 watts / chan. FTC power rating

  • Four matched EL-34 power tubes

  • One 12AX7, two 12AT7

  • Five-year tube warranty

  • Gold plated power outs and RCA inputs

  • Dual purpose output
    and Bias Adjustment meter

  • Proprietary transformer design with bifilar winding and nickel steel center

  • DC Restorer allows for cool running and extended tube life while lowering distortion and preventing voltage sag while driving dynamic loudspeaker loads

  • Unique current feedback loop of back EMF, provides a more consistent performance in less than perfect room conditions. 

  • Matte black finish

  • Weight: 19 lbs / 8.26 kg

A Black Magic 25 will invigorate your music with extended dynamic range that can ignite explosive excitement. Yet it can also paint subtle shades of naturally warm, timbral color that is completely free from audible "tube glare". This is a very special implementation of 25 watts. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed and your Black Magic 25 doesn't depreciate in value. Click 'The Carver Store' for details.


25 watts per channel Stereo Reference
Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier

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