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   Reference Amplifier Model  RAM 285

From the heart and soul of Bob Carver. A reference design defining the State of the Art in audiophile vacuum tube amplification. Offered here exclusively.  THE ONLY SOURCE for genuine Bob Carver products. Enjoy our Carver Amplifier Challenge, 30 day in system trial offer with NO-restocking fees.
"The RAM 285 is the culmination of my decades of research in the field of designing amplifiers to sound their very best. I really can't imagine anyone designing an amplifier that sounds better."
-Bob Carver-

After a company having license to build Bob Carver designs closed during the challenging COVID period late in 2021, Bob Carver returned from retirement once again. Bob Carver LLC was formed in February 2022 to produce the greatest legacy products of arguably the most prolific, world famous audio designer of our time. After more than one year in development the RAM 285 will earn it's position in your system with it's captivating performance. We guarantee it. Carver innovation delivers the pinnacle of audiophile vacuum tube amplifier performance, while effectively solving the tube amp inconveniences of the past. Introducing the RAM 285. 13 reasons why the RAM 285 is the best in class and why to hear one for yourself in your system at home. 1. Unrivaled soundstage and imaging presentation that can far exceed the scale of the listening room confinements for a captivating and therapeutic 'you are there' listening experience within the comfort and safety of your home. 2. The "listening to the room" circuit uses the back EMF (feedback) signal from the loudspeakers transducer responce as microphones to render consistantly immersive soundstage and imaging details within less than perfect room conditions and shapes. 3. The DC Restorer circuit extends tube life for decades before degradation begins. Declining tube performance and costly tube replacements are no longer reasons to miss out on the luxurious sound of vacuum tube audio. 4. 5 year tube warranty, 20x the industry standard of 90 days. 5. Low heat output means less energy wasted as heat, keeping your room comfortable while eliminating burn risk to children or pets. 6. Powerful, textured bass response without bass frequency rolloff or smearing. 7. The RAM 285 provides a flat frequency responce at full power from below 18 Hz to past 20KHz w/n only +- 1 db. 8. Lowest noise tube amp design with a signal to noise ratio exceeding 100 for quiet backgrounds when paired with efficient speakers. 9. Simultaneously high voltage and high current design using the highest voltage power supply we know of in consumer audio for wide voltage swings and high dynamic headroom. 10. The RAM will drive power hungry speakers like Magnepans to a glorious performance. In fact we use Magnepan speakers for the listening test of every RAM285 before leaving Bob Carver Company. 11. Our team of manufacturing engineers have leveraged state of the art technology in CAD and computer simulation to enable the very best performance from Bob's brilliant designs and guard against the effects of EMI, high voltage creep and other causes of noise and lost performance in lesser designs. 12. The RAM 285 is Bob Carver design genius combined with the latest in aerospace manufacturing engineering methodes and materials, delivering the finest audiophile sonics of vacuum tubes, without the vintage compromises. 13. Your Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed with our 30 day in home trial offer. Click on 'STORE' above or call 815-985-3557

The review of the RAM 285 by Steve Guttenberg the Audiophiliac!

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Black Magic 25 Vacuum Tube Amplifier

25 watts per channel Stereo Reference
Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier

      High Voltage - High Headroom - High Performance - High Value. Made in the USA


The Black Magic 25 provides the rich, dynamic and captivating performance that Bob Carver tube amplifiers are know for worldwide. The Black Magic 25 uses the very popular EL34 vacuum tubes. With so many available versions of this tube, they are a tube rollers dream of choices. The choices for tubes doesn't stop at the EL34. The Black Magic 25 can also use the 6550, KT88 and KT120 tubes for even more headroom and variety.


Using the Bob Carver 685v dynamic power supply, capable of 3x the amplifiers power rating, the Black Magic 25 has headroom to more than double it's power output on demand. The Black Magic is made in the USA, includes our 30 day money back trial offer and no-depreciation, retail price, trade-up value.

The Black Magic 25 is your Made in USA audiophile quality, high value alternative to imported brands of tube amplifiers who's actual manufacturer can be difficult to contact for questions, parts or service. 

Discrete thru-hole construction

Low temperature - no burn risk

Long tube life for decades of listening before degradation begins. 

Fully Analog

No IC chips to become obsolete

Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Buying Carver Direct saves $. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Made in USA $1995  Click on 'STORE' above or call 815-985-3557

Carver 350 amplifier
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Please note - Due to continued labor shortages and cost increases, combined with the intensive 40 hours of build time associated with point to point wiring of the Black Magic 350s, this excellent product will be discontinued. Only 2 pairs remain available. Huge savings act now! $6950


The Black Magic 350 mono-block amplifiers follow a progression of highly praised, high powered designs, known world wide for their sonic excellence when powering the dynamic, reactive loads of music and loudspeakers. From the Cherry 180s to the 305s and now the 350s.

Skillfully hand soldered point to point wiring

Fully Analog

No IC chips to become obsolete

Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Ten year warranty.

Buying Carver Direct saves $. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

 Made in USA. Factory direct $9500 for a pair.  Save - $2550. FOR A LIMITED TIME, NOW $6950

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