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  2. randog311

    Do you know any jokes?

    Women spend more time thinking about what Men are thinking than Men spend thinking...
  3. randog311

    What are you listening to?

  4. Brian_at_HHH

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    @#$%!!! Thanks B-man - my tunnel vision got the best of me - love the idea of the SSD direct on the RP. Somehow I kept thinking I could only use USB thumb-drives on there, but that should have been painfully obvious. I definitely need more sleep. I missed the most obvious place for storing music for it to access. One doorknob award for me.
  5. B-Man

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    My Raspberry Pi has the Allo Digione DAC hat and I am running JRiver on it, with a 512GB SSD full of FLAC music for the source material. It works and is simple and cheap.
  6. randog311

    What are you listening to?

  7. Brian_at_HHH

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    @dennismiller55 don't doubt your abilities with things beyond vintage - it may not be your interest, but I like many totally admire your skills. If you decided to ever pursue this sort of thing, I suspect you'd come away thinking "that's all there was to it?!?! I thought it was much more!" Trust me, anyone who can hunt down issues in vintage, or semi-vintage electronics like you can would probably eclipse most of us in a day or so at this. Then you'd get bored and go back to the real stuff. I'm here because I love the vintage equipment, not to have a computer controlled mega surround sound system. I just find this topic a bit fun as it's become closer to what "I" know and can talk to, than just be starstruck with the rest of you. @loner_tI definitely have a big interest in the speech based remotes. I wish the were 5 years further along right now. With my wife's disability, that would be ideal. For me, not so much. I'm too prone to babbling and muttering under my breath and I'm likely to say something that wipes my music library, and permanently locks my stereo into lowfi mono. I've been playing with Linux since Linus first created it, so I do love the concept of playing with it that way, but like many here, my stereo is very old school. The surround sound system, TV, networked Harmony remote and WiFi enabled DVD, TV, and Receiver are my wife's - I think there's a remote - somehow the channels change automatically, and commercials seem to fast forward when I'm in the living room... Stepping back to your original idea, I'm curious why a touchscreen for power? That just seems a bit of overkill - wouldn't somehow slaving it to the Preamp make more sense? Please don't take this as questioning your ideas- I'm just honestly curious (most would say I'm way too curious for my own good). I can definitely see the LCD for the VU meters - heck you could change the shape, colour and style of the meters on a whim. That might be a neat option - no remote volume, but remote controlled meter style selection. Okay, okay, time to crawl back under my rock before I get too many demerits...
  8. I have brochure for what you are looking for, so l believe there is one. I can send it to you if you collect the literature for your gear.......grin
  9. randog311

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  10. I have yet to see a 4000t with anything other than the anthracite face and black knobs. The C-4000 on the other hand comes in all three variants. One might create a hybrid 4000t using C-4000 knobs and outer faceplate. Might be an expensive endeavor, though...
  11. kve777

    Membership Medal Nominations - POST HERE

    I would like to nominate our own dcl for a new medal- ZEN MASTER. He is one on my favorite people to attend CF with, always a kind word, never anything negative, lots of great photos and comments.
  12. niccolosito

    C-500 and 4000t wanted matching faceplate color

    A.J., I have a champagne C-4000 and from what I could tell from the picture, I would say the C-500 looks closest to it so it could be a "champagne". I say "could", not "must" as I can't be absolutely sure absent an actual comparison. It possibly could be a bit darker variant of champagne. I don't know the answers to questions 1 & 3 but I know Mr. Z does.
  13. @zumbiniis the CarverPedia for such quests. This eBay Phase Linear 4000 may be worth consideration too.
  14. loner_t

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    A Linux Touchscreen may be a possible future direction. There are also Speech-based remotes that can bring modern technology to vintage Carvers. Arduino and RPi are also interesting kits.
  15. Yesterday
  16. (If I posted this in the wrong section, mods please move. ultimately, it is about a WTB quest) I have a C-500. I can't tell if it is Champagne in color (could be my tired eyes, or could be that I've never laid eyes on another champagne unit). My quest for a few years now has been to find a matching 4000t of similar faceplate color. Although, lately, I'm wondering if I need to find a different color C-500? The questions I have for those that might know if they exist: 1. Were all C-500 amps the same faceplate? or were there silvers and anthracites? The ones I have seen on Ebay and Craigslist all seem to be champagne. 2. Is my C-500 a "champagne" or is it another variant (in my picture)? 3. Did Carver ever produce a 4000t with a champagne faceplate, or are they limited to silver and anthracite (if I have, or have I, identified them correctly)? Two ways to go - match the 4000t to the C-500, or the other way around - but it would be good to know if I'm looking for something that doesn't exist. I know that the C-4000 preamp came in champagne, but I'm looking for the 4000t. Hoping someone might know.
  17. dennismiller55

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    @Brian_at_HHH > I am out of character getting involved in these type of conversations because they are so subjective. But I stepped in it, and I own what I said. Even though I repair and modify equipment here for members I just think there is a point of no return in how far to go with modifying vintage gear. Tushar's touch screen recommendation is a novel idea. It is good conversation. It is good to explore new ideas. I wish I had the technical background to develop such a mod, but I am vintage.
  18. AndrewJohn

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    I'm with you, Dennis. I have a vivid imagination, but my priority list is on the KISS. I'm definitely not going to be the kid who gets an A+, I won't even be in the class !
  19. RichP714

    Favorite Pictures

    Still a favorite Douglas Adams moment
  20. randog311

    What are you listening to?

  21. Charlie

    What are you listening to?

  22. randog311

    What are you listening to?

    Dark Star
  23. dcl

    What are you listening to?

  24. Turbo

    Roku Ultra

    Hmmm.... I'm using an Ultra this very same way..... Takes script and I'm afraid i can't divulge. It's awsome.... Turbo
  25. RichP714

    Roku Ultra

    Or start using the pre-existing forum : Home >The Audio Chain>Source Units>Digital>Digital media servers/transport/playback
  26. randog311

    What are you listening to?

  27. Brian_at_HHH

    Modern touch screens and Carver gear

    @iamjohngalt- sounds like we are using the same DACs (or very close - I have an Allo Boss card on mine). I'm just starting with it (and Volumio), so still trying to work out best practices, but it does give me some real appreciation for what can be done with an RP3 and a decent audio card on it. I'm sure it's nowhere close to the high-end dedicated units, but I'm equally sure my ears are not, either.
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