M-1.0T (Inv.)

Amplifier, Power

Main Details
Maker Carver Brand Bob Carver Designer
Additional Model ID M-1.0t Inverting Version
  • 2 × Channel
Form Factor Standard Width
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1986
(H × W × D)
Weight 19lbs
Power Source 120VAC/60Hz (USA and Canada), 230VAC/50H (Europe)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +0dB/-0.5dB)
Notes Revamp of the M-1.0 incorporating the altered parameters from "The Carver Challenge" to make the amplifier sound like the Conrad-Johnson Premier Four provided by Stereophile.

Early units below serial number 4500 (or 70100000) inverted the right channel 180° out of phase with the left.
Additional Specifications
Power Output (Stereo, 8/4Ω) 200W/400W
Power Output (Bridged, 8Ω) 1000W
Output Power (Clipping, Stereo, 8Ω) 400W
Dynamic Headroom (8/4Ω) 3.8dB/2.9dB
THD (20Hz-6kHz) <0.15%
IMD (SMPTE) <0.1%
SNR (Rated Output, A-Weighted) -100dB
SNR (1W, A-Weighted) -82dBW
Input Impedance 51kΩ
Sensitivity (Rated Output, 8Ω, 1kHz) 1.75V rms
Sensitivity (1W, 8Ω, 1kHz) 125mV
Damping Factor >9
Gain 27dB
Power Consumption 1200W
Frequency Bandwidth (1W) 10Hz-100kHz +0dB/-3dB)
Slew Factor >200
Input RCA (Phono, Cinch) Stereo, Unbalanced, Socket (Female)
Output Binding Post (Universal) Stereo
Parameter: Power
Control Type: Rocker Switch


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