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BrianD last won the day on January 6

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About BrianD

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    TO-18 Transistor
  • Birthday 10/01/1958

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    Pasadena, CA
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    Brian Dearden
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  1. BrianD

    Carver Audio Fan Club Italy

    Good luck with your group, but I’m sorry, I refuse to give Mark Z all of my personal information for his gain.
  2. BrianD

    Brothers in Arms Multi Channel

    Thanks for the karma salve, very generous, but not in.
  3. BrianD

    Karma, Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

    Congratulations SS, awesome karma.
  4. BrianD

    Karma, Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

    Very nice, thanks. I have it on CD, but would like to have an LP. In with #42.
  5. BrianD


    I have an opinion about why vinyl is sometimes preferred that I rarely see mentioned in these articles. I haven’t made any measurements so I could be wrong, but here is what I think. I beleive that much of the difference is in how it was mixed, and how much dynamic range compression is used. It is strange that a CD quality digital recording has the capacity for much more dynamic rangethan an LP, but it is rarely used. If you are listening to any vintage vinyl, there was some compression just to get it to fit within the constraints of the media, but usually that was about it. But the CD era was also the start of the loudness wars, and in the digital download era it is even worse. Almost any popular music made in this century is really compressed and loud. But when it is mixed for an LP, I think that the engineer knows that it won’t just be played over an iPhone speaker and cuts down the compression. Then to someone who cares about sound quality, it sounds better. But in the end, I agree with what has already been said. No matter what it is, enjoy the music.
  6. BrianD

    8 Ohm Dummy Load Karma

    Thanks for the great karma. I have taken my M400a out of service, and will put it to good use on that project.
  7. BrianD

    Apple Karma

    Great karma, very generous. Not in, I have one already (using it right now)
  8. BrianD

    8 Ohm Dummy Load Karma

    Hi Dennis, thanks for your generosity. I could use that, so please count me in.
  9. BrianD

    Time for some Karma

    Nice karma, thanks for your generosity, but I have two good and one crappy bench meter so count me out.
  10. Welcome to the forum. If you need manuals or schematics and don’t find them in the database, Zumbini is your man. He has helped me out before and seems to have almost everything Carver.
  11. BrianD

    Silver Carver C-1 for sale

    Since I have a classic grey (not sure what the color is called) C-4000 and a black face C-11, I was thinking that a silver face C-1 should be added. But recognizing the addiction known as OCCD, I hesitated. You snooze, you lose!
  12. BrianD

    Do you know any jokes?

    Especially for my fellow Californians - How do you know there is a vegan at your party? Don’t worry, they will tell you.
  13. BrianD

    Quick Intro

    Welcome to the site. I am sure someone here can help you with your amp. If you have any knowledge and skills in electronics, you may be able to fix it yourself. But if not, or just a beginner, for an amp I would suggest that your get help form one of the technicians here as there are potentially fatal voltage sources inside, even with it unplugged.
  14. Well, I obviously haven’t been playing enough lately. That hurts!
  15. Well, I knew all of them except the last two. Not bad for an old guy I think.