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  1. PhilDent

    The Dude's BillD modded C-1 Karma

    Congrats JohnRotten! Enjoy the C-1 BillD.
  2. PhilDent

    The Dude's BillD modded C-1 Karma

    Bonzoro, What a great offer. You've convinced me to throw my hat (or unmodded C-1 as the case might be) into the ring on this one. I initially wasn't going to ask to be "in" on this karma since I just scored a very clean C-1 off of Craigslist, but the chance to upgrade to a BillD C-1 and your offer to BillD an unmodded C-1 to pass on to another Forum member is too interesting to pass up. Dude, count me "IN" please! Good luck to all participating
  3. PhilDent

    C-1 found on craigslist

    I wish I could A/B the two preamps better. I have to listen to one, then unplug it, plug in the new one and compare. I'd prefer to do a blind A/B/X test (preferably double blind) to avoid any expectation/confirmation bias. Has anybody here come up with a method for doing this that they like?
  4. PhilDent

    C-1 found on craigslist

    IamJohnGalt, sorry, I didn't answer your question earlier. I would like to have a decent tuner in my rack, but I would probably only use it on rare occasions. This C1 has been such a different experience than my first C1. The first one that I bought on eBay had so much static that I switched it off immediately fearing that I would damage my speakers. I immediately shipped it off to Daddyjt for the BillD treatment. When it came back I was relieved that I hadn't thrown good money after bad. Because of that initial experience, I think I assumed that an unmodded C1 doesn't sound good. Well, after auditioning this C1, I admit, I was in error. This stock C1 sounds really good.
  5. PhilDent

    C-1 found on craigslist

    I watched this one for a bit and the seller dropped his price. I ended up getting it for $195. It came with the original owner's manual. I think he was the original owner. He said that it has sat unused since he didn't have a 2 channel setup anymore. He also offered a TX-11A in original box that needed some work for $150. Didn't know if that was a good price or not. This C1 is super clean and I can't wait to A/B it with my current BillD c1
  6. PhilDent

    C-1 found on craigslist

    I do already have one. A BillD version by DaddyJT. Always hard to pass up a deal though. (Or mild form OCCD) Thanks for the input Don't know why the link doesn't work. I just did a copy and paste.
  7. PhilDent

    C-1 found on craigslist

    I found this c1 on Craigslist. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/lgb/ela?query=carver I'm tempted to pick it up since It's so close to me. I'm considering offering $200. Thoughts?
  8. Do you have any details of your rack build, i.e., materials used, assembly, dimensions and thought behind your design? Also, I'd be interested in your method of cable management. I like the thin shelves and finished posts. It looks very sleek.
  9. PhilDent

    New Home Karma! 100 CD's

    In. Great Karma!
  10. I highly recommend the Elac uni fi ub5. I bought a pair of them on black Friday in 2016 for $400 and couldn't be happier. I'm running a BillD C-1 with an M500t MkII and I'm amazed at how good it sounds. In fact for my surround system I bought some budget pioneer speakers designed by Andrew Jones. Now I have an all Andrew Jones set up. I'd love to hear the new Elac Adante speakers, but they are much more expensive.
  11. PhilDent

    re: Celebration Karma

    Congrats Chiro! Enjoy
  12. PhilDent

    Celebration Karma

    In with 24.
  13. Spending Christmas with the family in Hawaii...my Carver setup thousands of miles away. The Horror! The Horror! ? Actually I love cranking up the Carver when I get back home. It's like having a great meal after fasting.
  14. PhilDent

    Whats for Christmas Dinner

    I'm doing Christmas with the family in Hawaii this year, so we're a little behind. I just cut, tied and seasoned this 20lb. prime grade, 7 rib, standing rib roast. I'm about ready to put it in the oven to cook low and slow for 5 - 6 hours, then do a high temp end sear. Merry Christmas!
  15. PhilDent

    Whats for Christmas Dinner

    For Christmas Eve I always splurge on a prime grade, prime rib. I cook it low and slow and it is my favorite meal of the year. This year I'm cooking for a bunch so I have a 7 rib roast, still don't know if it will fit in the oven. For Christmas morning we do abelskivers (they are Danish and kind of like fried, round pancakes). The kids love them and we only do them on special ocassions.