Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
M_Klipsches

Carver A-400X Power Amplifier

Recommended Posts

This is not the prettiest amp Carver ever made, but it sounds really good.However,  I’ve recently acquired a Sunfire, Cinema Grand and have taken this out of the system. I’ve even debated keeping it, maybe even finding another one and running them as mono blocks.  But my wife is right, I’ve just got too much crap. So time to let it go. It’s THX Certified, putting out, I think, a couple of hundred watts/channel, five hundred or so in mono. This is the amp that made me a believer in external amplification. It completely filled in the bottom end of my La Scalas, they were good before, after using this amp, they became great. If I’d tried this before building a subwoofer, I doubt I’d have ever built one. Honestly, to my aging ears,  it sounds very similar to the Cinema Grand, maybe not as quiet, but very similar. It does have its share of scratches & scuffs, but it wasn’t “pretty” when it was new. Asking $275.00 plus shipping from WV. I’ll try to work with ya on shipping costs as best I can. I’d say local pick up option, but likely few are close enough. 
If you are thinking about trying an external amp, and don’t want to break the bank this could be the ticket. 

277E1D96-E4DC-46C8-8768-CBDA5CB1CA78.jpeg

5994FC62-CE5F-47C2-A7BA-0014D769C374.jpeg

A24A16A5-9D83-4DBE-AA5D-DB5838BD3597.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a couple of Mountaineers locally.  Mustang Guy and I are in Parkersburg.  Like you I don't "need" another amp but if I picked it up I'm sure I could find a use for it.

 

What I need more than an amp is a pre-pro.  You don't happen to have an extra, do you?

+++

What part of WV are you from?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, wvu80 said:

There are a couple of Mountaineers locally.  Mustang Guy and I are in Parkersburg.  Like you I don't "need" another amp but if I picked it up I'm sure I could find a use for it.

 

What I need more than an amp is a pre-pro.  You don't happen to have an extra, do you?

+++

What part of WV are you from?

 

No,  just the amp at the moment. I’m east of Charleston. I’m envious of you Parkersburg folks, you can get Popeye’s Chicken whenever you want. I get up that way for work every so often. Nice area. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Copied and searched, that is one clean beast of an amplifier!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, JohnJ said:

Copied and searched, that is one clean beast of an amplifier!

It really is a good one. I think it’s underrated, or at least under recognized.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The review I read said it was within two percent output wise and the distortion was not .02% as listed it was more clean at .06 and I'm not sure if it was hundredth or thousandth they mentioned so I went for the lesser!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are nice amplifiers and sound just like their larger counterparts. GLWS!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...