Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale



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Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby GardenoftheDead » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:16 pm

https://carvinaudio.com/collections/sav ... ent=banner

Get that $599 v3m head while it lasts.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby jrfox92 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:16 am

I was just about to mention this.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Corey Y » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:41 am

Yeah, funny because I just posted on their wall asking about the X100B. It was still on their site, but kind of out of the way, not on the main page, and every time you clicked the "BUY NOW" button, it redirected to their main page. So I asked if they discontinued it and they said yes, but stay tuned for some exciting news about the X100 line. Then they announced they're going out of business. I guess we know some of why Mark and Jeff Kiesel separated the instrument and electronics parts of the company and moved into a new building now.

They do have some of the most underrated, solid amps out there though. If they reissued the X100A (same amp, but without the graphic EQ) I would buy it new at full price in a hot second. Even though I still think that amp has more features than it needs, the basic tone and EQ are good. The B1000 and B2000 bass amps are great clean pedal platforms too, it's a shame they never took the leap to selling in chain stores or anything. The direct sales model makes their stuff a great deal, but it never really got the attention it deserved, because they can certainly hang with brands like Hartke and Peavey, quality wise, even if they weren't as prolific with new models.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Inconuucl » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:51 am

Wait, is Carvin in trouble financially?
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Jwar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:08 am

So they are still making instruments, but the audio side is going?
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby whoismarykelly » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:27 am

Jesus Was a Robot wrote:So they are still making instruments, but the audio side is going?


Carvin and Kiesel are now two totally different companies.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby chuckjaywalk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:03 am

I wish this was happening in 6 months, when I can actually think about affording an amp. A Classic in tweed or the Steve Vai combo would be perfect.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Corey Y » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:06 am

Kind of makes me wonder if this hasn't been coming for a while and that's part of the reason Mark and Jeff Kiesel separated from the Carvin Audio side of things and moved into a new building. Completely conjecture on my part, their reasons might have been totally unrelated to what caused this.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby DRodriguez » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:14 am

chuckjaywalk wrote:I wish this was happening in 6 months, when I can actually think about affording an amp. A Classic in tweed or the Steve Vai combo would be perfect.

Wait a bit, this is the first round of liquidation. Prices will continue to drop
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby chuckjaywalk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:25 am

DRodriguez wrote:
chuckjaywalk wrote:I wish this was happening in 6 months, when I can actually think about affording an amp. A Classic in tweed or the Steve Vai combo would be perfect.

Wait a bit, this is the first round of liquidation. Prices will continue to drop


Hopefully, I am in a position to take advantage of it. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby repoman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:03 pm

Sad... Carvin and Peavey were both companies that offered really solid stuff, that was made in the USA, at really good prices. I think their failures (well, Peavey is still around, just mostly overseas production now) came down to marketing and aesthetics. They had so much going for them if they could have capitalized on making the stuff 'cool' but it always looked like leftover stuff from the 90s.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby chuckjaywalk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm

repoman wrote:Sad... Carvin and Peavey were both companies that offered really solid stuff, that was made in the USA, at really good prices. I think their failures (well, Peavey is still around, just mostly overseas production now) came down to marketing and aesthetics. They had so much going for them if they could have capitalized on making the stuff 'cool' but it always looked like leftover stuff from the 90s.


Lack of tube reverb in tube amps kills the appeal of both companies for me. Otherwise fantastic amps lacking one thing I need.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Corey Y » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:12 pm

It's pretty difficult to get tube reverb in an amp, unless it's a high end reissue or boutique. It's so easy to do reverb simpler and cheaper, there has to be a marketing angle or a premium price on it for most builders. I don't think tube driven is completely necessary, but most that don't do it also don't really go through trouble to make solid state driven spring reverb sound as good as the tube driven circuits either.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby rickenbastard » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:57 pm

i really want that TS100 tube power amp but I'm so damn broke. Would love to push my DA120 preamp through it.
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Re: Carvin Audio Liquidation Sale

Postby Jwar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 pm

Even with the 25% off, this shit is not even a good deal. LOL! For instance, you can get a Carvin Bx250 B stock for 199.99. For the "liquidation" price it's 225.00 plus shipping (that's with the code applied).

If they have been sold to a liquidator, which is likely, it's a fucking scam. They all are. You have to be careful. They'll say the shit is on sale by upping the original price and selling it for as close to new price as possible.
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