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    Its a sign of the times they said...

    Working in the office can be very stressful. I was so thankful with the last census of working out of the office. Between stressful situations and office politics had me knowing the right move to do.
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    Finally! Just Scored an M1.0t - Happy Day

    Congratulations it's a great amp. The amp that won the "Carver Challenge" and made Stereophile throw in the towel in defeat.
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    3-way Electronic Crossover Karma

    Thanks, it will do someone good. Better than it just sitting there and finding a good home is better.
  4. For someone whose need is to listen to music. also they're in need of some gear to enjoy their music. I giving away a brand-new SSL 3-way Electronic Crossover. Model SX-310. The box has never been opened. I bought it to provide a specific purpose and then decided to go a different route. Looking for someone trying to upgrade and not in a position to buy. This is for someone in need. This is not to be sold. Just re-karma Shipping included for CONUS.
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    The Dude's BillD modded C-1 Karma

    Do you read minds? I've been looking for a stabe mate to use with my gear. I can't resist it, so I throw my hat and say I'm in.
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    long time lurker ....

    As I gotten rid of some "living room" furniture for a practical man-cave and an area to do some computer work with a far better space. It is safe to say my project slowly coming about. With hours spent on my recent m1.0 Mk II listening I don't mind my project a few extra days delayed. I have like the Martin Logan sound. One humorous bit that I will share. I was listening to some Martin Logan's at one store and the Carver Amazing's at a different. Something like 40 minutes away. I had done this a few times and my purchase was some Mark Levinson electronics. While bouncing back and forth the store with the Carver's just got in the Mark Levinson as a trade in and the sales guy said for a super low price with cash before his boss got back. His boss came in as we finished the deal and was somewhat dismayed and was a bit harsh for a few minutes as he wanted to mark some extra profit. While we were talking as settled a bit things became quite friendly. The salesman was the one I knew from the store. I found out that I really came to listen to the Carver's. As he just came back from an audio show the owner offered me an excellent deal for Monster's M-1. So instead of buying speakers I bought unexpected items. My ex had gone with me and had no problems with the "monolith" sized Carver's. They were black for those keeping scorecards. My busy season was coming up and other life issues intervened . I had Vandersteen 2C's and stayed with them. It wasn't cost or size it was life relationship issues. It took a few years when I had a real desire to listen to music again Carver was no longer around. This is why in the "What are you lusting for" thread I knew what my first choice would be the one item that I would love to install and compare the two and their sonic qualities. It looks like next week when I could provide correct pictures. I won't give a sound off of the amp's as one is of course the m1.0t Mk II ( wanting the opt II mod still) versus a unmodded different amp. That would be unfair to judge against. I will say the since retired RP who modded the m1.0 Mk II is very clean, quiet and really shines with detail. The sweetspot is truly great and the speakers have not been fine tuned yet While the ML's are known to require an ample amp to drive them the m1 had no problem and delivered sound without any notice of of strain.
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    Very happy with small system

    The size of the room is important. Also where you live I have 4 bookcases on one wall so their wall doesn't shake much. I can't do much for my upstairs neighbor. The other wall is a firewall. Hard tile and concrete floor. My gear is similar and about maximum room size for the size for the gear. Carver's room set up falls in place. Thinking about it this might be the first time when a wall behind the listening seating won't be an issue.
  8. Long time lurker from on and out of the hospital. Now this is sort of a bucket lolist item but the bucket is not to have regret with things I that I can do now. I don't know about others but when you are with most women you have a living room. When not one has a man-cave. Which right now I am trying to settle in one which involves a whole face lift and trying to put items in places that work for me so no pix yet as it is a work in progress. I started getting back to listening a couple of years ago. At the time I had m200t's for me. Then I felt some electricity on one of them and moved to the bedroom Both need refurb any of course I needed something quickly. So a pair of TCM-15CB's. As I have walked away from 3 times already I figured that would be as far as I would go. Speakers were Definitive 10 a's. I would double check but too tired to go look. As my interest was rekindled I picked up a pair of Martin Logan esl's. Some might noticed that I went for a m1.0 MkII's. This was one piece of gear I really wanted to listen to since Stereophile threw the flag in after accepting the Carver Challenge. Now paired with Martin Logan the thrill has been so enjoyable. This is a semi quick intro as some gear not mentioned but will fill in some blanks next time. One last side note. If a woman has trouble with 5 feet of speaker shes not for me. I don't need a "Living Room" anymore and decided to always have a man-cave. I've wasted too much and want to enjoy the rest of this ride. I did notice others living in Florida. I'm in the West Palm Beach area maybe some sort of meeting/gathering if others are interested.
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    SOLD: M1.0t MKII (Rich Pecoraro modified)

    I have wanting to hear the amp that humbled Stereophile. I had to make sure I was eyeing the correct one. Now I am as happy as one could be.
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    What Carver piece are you lusting for???

    this thread is about lusting for The Amazing speakers. It would be interesting now as the medium has evolved. Tape to digital changed since then to now. Hearing well recorded concert played with todays sources and my memory of the sound would be sweet. I think someone here used the term wall of sound. The first song I played with them was Astronomy Domine. Thinking the music sounding how it would sound coming off the tapes in a interesting and different way. It is a different sound. Well that's Carver innovation. Is it more accurate image? I'm not sure but I would love the try. Btw, The systems some of you have are truly insane. Hat's off.
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    SOLD: M1.0t MKII (Rich Pecoraro modified)

    I will, at the moment I'm fighting a cold my brain is mush. To top it off I don't have any computers up. This is being done on my cell. I got from the VA with it. I see some others in Florida. A cold down here is so wrong with the weather now. For such a introduction I want to do it right. Now the brain is in minimum energy to be expended. I am just rambling on.... Wow only one mistake first time since this morning. I forgot to say that I am real stoked with this amp.
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    Site Funding - Time For Another Round

    Homage Tribute paid
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    SOLD: M1.0t MKII (Rich Pecoraro modified)

    I'm the one that pulled the trigger. In something totally unrelated I got a good deal and was in a position to splurge for something I was thinking about eay back when. With some health issues I was thinking to get back and enjoy spend some time enjoying music. More time and all When I read his posts here and thought about and finally just say yes. Yes ebay it's like 1 button push to pay and send. I didn't want to waste time going back forth. You think that Portageguy will give me a positive feedback?