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Carver Research Lightstar Direct Preamp [Expired]


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Carver Research Lightstar Direct Preamplifier


Carver Research was a Division of Carver Corporation dedicated to advanced audio technologies.  Unfortunately, it didn’t last long due to the upheaval within Carver Corporation.  But it lasted long enough to produce two stunning components.  The Lightstar Direct Preamp and two versions of the Lightstar Reference Amplifier.  Total production numbers are murky, but likely in the neighborhood of 100 units each.

The Lightstar Direct Preamp operates in true passive balanced mode using a stepped attenuator for volume and balance.  Unbalanced equipment is also accommodated with high quality interface circuitry.  All functions are controlled with the hand held remote control.  The Lightstar Direct features the following.
 - Six input selections, 3 balanced, 3 unbalanced.
 - Balanced and unbalanced stereo outputs
 - Balanced signal path operates in true passive balanced mode
 - Unbalanced inputs are interfaced with high quality “Butler” Burr Brown devices at the output
 - Selected input appears at both the balanced and unbalanced output
 - Computer controlled stepped attenuator to adjust volume and balance using high quality resistors and relays.


This example of the Lightstar Direct is in very good condition with a few light scratches on the top cover.  It is fully functional and sounds fantastic.  It includes the original remote control and original owners manual.

Shipping to USA addresses only.  Shipping will be via FEDEX with a signature requirement.  

This extremely rare component will be packed carefully in a heavy duty box with quality packing material.  No peanuts.  No Amazon style air pillows.


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