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  1. Hi Guys, Been unable to keep up with the latest or touch base due to the latest devastating So. Calif. , Woolsey fire . I was one of the Lucky ones not only to Saftey get away, but to come home to a home still standing and undamaged by sheer luck. I grew up in this home and area, moved out when I was after high school and 9 years ago came back and remodelled the home for me to settle down and live in. But , I have never seen a fire like this come on so fast and devastating in the last 40 plus years. Because I have seen these fires come anand thouout the years and miss us, I had stopped watching the news around midnight even with my girlfriend saying that we should leave after getting a call at 2:00am , I knew of the fires location and felt fairly secure. But when I had awoken up at 7:00 am to this” Errie” Dead quite and saw this Large black rolling smoke go by my window, and flames coming down across the lake,( picture below) , I said “Now” its time to go. There was no cell phone usage and all the power was off, so that was why we hadn’t received any Warning of the Mandatory evacuation. This being my girlfriends first experience with wild fires, she didn’t handle the situation so well, Sheer Panick would be the words I would use. As I tried to calm her down without much luck, I had her wait in her car while I was grabbing cloths and such to take with us. After coming back and forwth after a couple of times getting what was needed, I noticed the thick smoke and went back in the garbage to get some mask’s I had for the smoke and when getting back to the cars, She panicked and was gone when I returned and had left following a neighbor whom was new to the area. Not the smartest move, they took a left turn and went through the tail end of the fire , coming out OK and very shocked , But she took a video of her drive through “ hell “ which went viral on the news agencies, even interviewed by face time by Anderson Copper , if by chance you might of seen it. I myself , after driving around the area looking for her and seeing some homes around the lake on fire, I had ended up back at my house and ran in to grab my hard drives and seeing I has some time,. Grabbed my main 2 channel stereo system and was bringing the last of it out when a Fire truck came up and said, “ It’s really time for you to go” . I took a right at the corner, and drove through some flames, but mostly the fire had gone through where I was leaving out from. Everything was gone, The fire storm went through and burned everything in its path, but did spare some homes as it did with mine. As of today, I have no power, cell phone usage, gas and as of last night they were still closing the roads for car access to my home without notice. I’ve stayed there the last few nights there with a generator to run power for some lights and TV, but no live tv. Hopes are by the end of next week I may have the power back, with gas to follow about another 4 days. I was so lucky, There were two whom died trying to escape further up the hills in the car , 32 homes destroyed around the lake alone, with much more destructions that will take weeks to determine . I’m staying at a hotel tonight, so I thought I would touch base for the update of this devastating situation we went though out here. But again, I truly feel very lucky again to get out safety and to have a home still standing and undamaged. That’s the latest, I hope all is well with everyone .
  2. Wish I was !!!! Could well worth a special trip from the west coast..
  3. Loving the looks of that SEXY system, Wish I could hear it!! and with those Ears , you can listen to what Mars is listening to... LoL Very Nice...
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    NEW: Featured Topic Feed

    Very Nice, Makes it easier to keep up on the latest topic, Which makes it easier and quicker to keep up.
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    Membership Medal Nominations - POST HERE

    Well Deserved Greg, Congradulations and Thank you for all your great advice and help.
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    Hashy's Bench

    What a great move, I think it increadable that you left that job that was so depressing and dragging you down., and now doing your dream!! when your doing what you love and with passion, success will come... Congrads!!!
  7. Carver fest 2018 I havn’t had a moment to express how great of time and experience I enjoyed at attenting Carverfest 2018. Everyone there was increadibly warm and welcoming to me, and I felt right at home . I was finally able to meet not only My Hero, Bob Carver, But all the other names and friends that I’ve met and have spoken on phone , or through emails an such while on the site. There so many people I caught up with, it would take some time to name them all, But , That was the main reason I wanted to attend so as to meet all person attending. Bob Carver, is the one of the nicest man I’ve ever met, when meeting him, he makes you feel as if you have know him for years . To see him in action was an incredible experience for myself. To listen and see how comitted he is in making the finest tub amp for us, and how increadible sharp and focused he was working on the tube amp project. If anyone has has every thought of going, I would highly recomend it. You will meet some of the nicest and generous people willing to share there knowledge and insight, and make you feel right at home in all the different cabins where each had set up one of there audio system to listen and experience. That for me was also a great event, because I don’t know of anyone on the west coast that I can catch up and listen to there system. It was also great to see how everyone came together and worked extremely hard puffing all the the Carverfest Tube amp Kit together, so no one walk away missing anything. I thought that a week might be to long, but it went bye in a flash and I had a great time and experience that will not soon be forgotten. David
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    Train versus tractor-trailer

    Thats Crazy, You would think we at the movies...
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    Rest In Peace Senator McCain

    That he was, A true American Hero who gave so much to his Country...
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    Quick Intro

    Welcome, You have stumbled upon a great group of guys here who’s knowledge of not only the Carver audio world is finest , but just about everything else to deal with audio. I’ve never met a better group of guys who are increadable generous with there knowledge and time, But always kept an eye on me so as not to do anything that could blow up my systems in smoke. I too stumbled across this site mainly because every time I looked any info on Carver equiptment , I landed here. If you are planning on purchasing Caver audio and sending it out to be worked on, I would reach out to guys here who are incredible fair and you can’t find anyone or place out there that can match there knowledge and expertise when it comes to working on Carver system. As they said, Beware of the Carver black hole , I fell into it, But loved the ride.
  11. 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 .
  12. I understand the "Limited Patience" thing also. Right now I'm still using the Omni P1 with great results using "Tidal" for high res music. So far the best that I have been able to find. With Tidal streaming source, I've been so far pretty amazed at it large library of music, at least in my taste. I just got my Oppo BDP-103 this weekend and have been listening to it and getting a feel of it's sound, so far very happy with it for playing my CD collection. This morning I was running a comparison test listening between the two sources, #1 being the Oppo and the other Omni P1 while listening to the same tracks of music, and so far there really close in sound to my surprise. I've only done a few tracks , like Adels " hello", Steely Dan "Dirty work" from can't by a thrill, and again the comparison between the two was very close. I plan on continuing to compare with different tracks and see how it goes. So Far, I haven't tested higher quality recorded sources like , SACD, or so far my own collection of FLAC CD recordings, that's next. So far in general, I do prefer the Oppo 103 over all, I feel I'm hearing a more detail to the music, But I'm looking forward to testing the higher Res recordings. I haven't explored the Oppo 103 internet streaming sources , But for the Omni P1 I do like the ability with my iPad to just look up an artist and play the music chosen that I don't have available in my own library. I did order the the premiere version of the Avantree blue transmitter and awaiting it's arrival to see what it capable of doing. I never would of thought that Blue tooth would work with High res if not for Gregg information and articles given, So I'm looking forward to getting that and trying that out so I can access my own library and other sources. As soon I receive the Avantree Blue, I'll run that through some comparison and let the forum know of my thoughts on it.
  13. I thought this looked promising, It the Premium Version Avantree Oasis Plus apX HD 164 feet fpr $79.00 . https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Bluetooth-Transmitter.../dp/B07BQYYDNJ from amazon. Whats your thoughts on this one. I thought I would give it a try, I liked to try this to replace the Omni P1 with hopes of streaming HD music and mainly to access and stream my HD music library from my iTunes library. It seems to have the range, and ideally the iPad can run it. . Does itunes supply high enough data for HD streaming music through itunes. Any thoughts on this one!
  14. Greg, Thanks again for the great info, and I was speaking to you. Your information is alway right on, understandable for all, and backed up with various options as above. it's amazing!! Thanks.. This is what I've Been looking for and at such an affordable price. I'm thinking of getting the #1 , or #2 if it has the distance range like the definitely Oasis long range blue tooth system. My music library is on one side of the house with my HT System, and my 2 channel system is on the other side. Greg, If I understood in the article of a recent post, it is best to look for a system that has the AptX technology, or capable to work with other AptX devices so as achieve the non lagging/ instant streaming of HD music, TV, Games etc.. I' m not sure if the #1 definitely Oasis has that, It's looks like the #2 does have AptX . Earlier I was speaking of the Polk Omni P1 , which does has RCA connections, Was that it has been working great for me for streaming HD music from Tidal, and other streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, etc.... as long as you have a good internet connection. But, The biggest disappointment the Polk Omni P1 is that it does Not stream my music library , which I run Mac OS system. I've also heard from another with a PC of having iTunes of streaming there music library . It does have it limits and having to connect your iPad, phone device to the Omni P1 each time does take some time to hook up. By the looks of these bluetooth devices, it seem they could be a much better fit for me , and foremost playing my music library in HD for me has alway been my main goal. I"ll definetly give one a try, just need to figure the best fit and hopefully there definitely.