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  2. pindrop

    Pindrops system with an "Amazing" twist!

    Further thoughts: THIS DON'T WORK!!😂.....but it does sound outrageously good on PF DSOTM in the dark while under the influence😎, The tip off to my thoughts about how wonderful and "accurate" the sound was? I was listening to a group up on stage playing, from my 10th row seat, and was marveling at how wide it was with people and instruments spread out across it. The lead singer was belting it out center stage and all of a sudden I hear this guy 1 row forward and 6 to 8 seats to my right start harmonizing with him loud and clear and I thought he was pretty good at it. It was when he started playing that fiddle.....Balderdash!!! (got to use my favorite word) In listening critically you get more of a wall of sound like Greg said(because of the cancellation of the SH's intended effect) but you sit in the center line of a half circle, and with some recordings with more echo/reverb, it envelopes you more past 180°. It's pretty cool but not what we chase in sound. The euphoria has passed lol. @UncleMeat, Thanks for your explanation on efficiency between all components and balancing. I'm proud to say I've learned quite a few things from this site which is what helped me pose the question about the differences in sensitivity of the speakers and then the differences in sensitivity of the amps. Your numbers helped in getting a better understanding of balance between them all along with how it's achieved with the resistors in the speakers. The other question was what measurement or word is expressed when comparing the 2 very different, in size and amount of drivers, amount of, volume of, I'm stuck here....if you stand the brand new ALS at 7' tall next to the C.F. speakers on their 4' stands and both are rated at, in example, 88db 1w/m, the ALS's are putting more sound out. What is that called or how is that difference expressed?
  3. Sk1Bum

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  5. B-Man

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    Actually, if you were to calm down and read the entire thread, you would see that YOU are the person that turned it into a "personal attack" against all of us who work for Greg. Everything was civil and light banter back and forth, discussing the legal / moral / ethical / electrical aspects of the whole MKII process. You were even participating in the discussion and it was civil. Through the natural course and progression of the conversation, unfavorable information about Russ Kall was exposed. That does not mean anyone attacked anyone. Facts are facts and they don't just go away. This thread has turned into a shitshow. Consider the show over.
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  7. Charlie

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  8. Belvedere2

    Recognition to DennisMiller & Donations

    Dennis has been great. My C-1 is still trucking along. Been awhile since I've been on the site. Good to see good deeds still going on here.
  9. Charlie

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  10. RobertR

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    What constitutes a personal attack can depend largely on one's personal point of view. This reminds me of several scenes in the Godfather trilogy, where they machine gun or garrotte somebody, and then always say “It's just business. Nothing personal.'' For the guy who gets whacked, however much he deserved it, it's very personal. So, maybe the original post amounts to a personal attack, even if the intent was, as I'm sure, to inform and alert members about a longstanding situation that not everybody here now knows about. But maybe a bit of personal attack was just what was called for in this situation. Nobody made the guy do shoddy work, buy cheap parts, try to profit off the innovation of others, not correct failures... Decorum becomes excessive when it suppresses historical reality. RobertR
  11. Charlie

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  12. Daddyjt

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    All I can say is WOW - all this for simply telling the truth. Why are you so against people being informed? If I have said anything that is not true, then please point out my discrepancy, and I will be more than happy to correct it. to my knowledge, NO ONE has EVER been sandboxed for telling the truth. In fact, can you even name the last person that was sandboxed? How many YEARS do you have to go back to do so?
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  14. Sk1Bum

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  17. Charlie

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  18. zumbini

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    FYI: Typing in all caps is the internet equivalent of screaming at us which is rude to say the least. 1. You accused the OP of making a personal attack on a former member, and forum leadership of treating "many of us" poorly (could you be any more vague?) while intimating that we are directly resposible for the loss of many members. Then you attempt to justify your comments by saying they are just your opinions. How does any of that help clear up the issues or make the CS a better place? 2. Who told you what? I was here and in the middle of it and I don't know for certain why a simple disagreement led to a shit-storm. Reporting hearsay is counter-productive rumor mongering which only serves to misdirect and confuse those who know even less about the issues than you do. 3. I reread the original post several times and see nothing remotely akin to a "personal attack" or a break in forum rules, just a heads up about known mk2 quality issues and lack of support. The OP's only comment about the faceplates is actually positive "I am sure these are exactly as advertised, and I am sure they will function as intended".
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  23. UncleMeat

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    TELL ME EXACTLY WHERE I PERSONALLY ATTACKED ANYONE. I WAS SIMPLY STATING MY OPINION. I AM NOT, I REPEAT, I AM NOT DEFENDING RK. I SAID IN THE START OF THIS THREAD, BASED UPON WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD, THAT THERE MAY BE EXTENUATING REASONS NOT PREVIOUSLY STATED TO GIVE SOME CONSIDERATION. THAT'S IT. WHAT BOTHERS ME IS THAT THIS ENTIRE THREAD IS AND ALWAYS WAS A PERSONAL ATTACK LAUNCHED TO PREVENT A RETAILER FROM SELLING A BASIC, NON-ELECTRONIC REPLACEMENT PART, COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE ISSUES THAT WERE DREDGED UP IN THIS THREAD. IF I DID THAT TO ANYONE HERE I'D BE SANDBOXED, YET THE FORUM RULES ARE NOT BEING FOLLOWED BECAUSE A MOD POSTED THIS?
  24. I haven't tried an external drive, really not sure how I would do that , at least not being to complicated. Thought my iPad , You get the album art work, genre and able to search for the artist your looking for on Tidal, If that what you are asking. Reach out if you need anything more specific, I'll get back you .
  25. itchitch

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    I can’t help myself: All of these events happened before I joined this site. It is unfortunate that many of the issues were not handled professionally nor maturely. A few of the people I respect the most on this site have taken the high road even though they were negatively impacted by what transpired. The face plates that RK offers give many of us the opportunity to have brand new looking vintage Carver gear. I purchased one of the black 1.0t faceplates and it satisfies my OCD and my OCCD. It is attached to a Hashy mkII (not MK2). If and and when I sell the amp I will disclose any ambiguities that may arise by the similar but different nomenclature. This type of cosmetic upgrade allows enthusiasts to purchase a sound but cosmetically challenged unit at a discount..... Send the amp to one of the techs here to be refreshed or modded..... perpetuating Bob’s work even further. I had some aluminum lens brackets custom manufactured for my M-500t’s. The limited production run really worked well! My intent was to have a large supply to offer to other enthusiasts/owners. For a host of reasons this did not materialize. BUT.... I did obtain the SOLIDWORKS files over the weekend and am investigating alternative manufacturing possibilities. I will keep you posted on a separate thread. If RK provides a cosmetic improvement you desire, then buy one. If if you don’t want to transact with RK ... then don’t. Now, can we please allow this thread to drop off and move on?
  26. Daddyjt

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    No worries whatsoever about that happening😇
  27. elgrau

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    I'd really hate to see this site "die" over this issue. Hopefully 'this too shall pass'. For those of us enjoying Carver amp and mkII amped systems that FAR exceed what we thought we'd ever enjoy (either out of ignorance or lack of the 10's of thousands of dollars that equivalent "modern" audio systems would cost us..), we'd very much miss this site (the 'other site' is cool, but the real Carver amp "brains" reside here, IMO, and has the collective knowledge to keep our "dream" systems alive in the future. If that makes me selfish, well so be it...I try and contribute what I can here from time to time and since joining years ago and having had many great discussions/debates with Rich who is probably the most patient and generous "audio genius" any of us has known, and everyone knows who the 'go to guys' here are along with Rich. My only thoughts reading this thread was that I don't think non-repair folks actually appreciate what a generous thing it is for the tech's here to repair Russ's mk2 related failures for amp's that they did not do these mods on. I cannot imagine the effort (for much lazier and less caring me..) that would take to get one motivated to undertake all that effort and expense without having the eventual reward of getting paid for their work or of realizing that "I screwed up, therefore I must fix this" when indeed, they did not screw up...some irresponsible cad did. Analogous to a guy getting tagged for child support when he did not father the child! Also why something called a 'mechanic's lien' exists: people who work hard to fix or repair something MUST be paid. It's nearly a sacred thing legally! Voluntarily doing hard work for free is a very noble thing is what I'm trying to point out to those here who want to think that the root of this issue is no big deal. It is!
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