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About Brian_at_HHH

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  • Birthday 12/23/1960

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    Pickering, ON, Canada (1.3328, -79.119733)
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    Brian MacNamara
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    Computer Systems Manager

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  1. Brian_at_HHH

    Do you know any jokes?

    And old one, but hopefully worth a laugh. A lady goes into a pet store and takes an interest in a parrot. The owner comes over and says, “I need to warn you that this parrot used to live in a bordello, and he can have some rather crude language as a result.” The lady thinks for a moment and decides that's probably not too bad and can probably teach him new words, so she buys the parrot and takes him home. Once home, she sets up the parrot's cage and uncovers it. The parrot takes a look around and says, “Squawk! New whorehouse! Squawk! New Madam! Squawk!” The lady is taken a little aback, but takes in stride. A little later her daughters get home from school, and go over to see the new parrot. “Squawk! New whorehouse! New Madam! New prostitutes! Squawk!” The lady is perturbed by this, but figures she'll ask her husband for some advise when he get;s home. Her husband arrives and they go in to see the parrot. “Squawk! New whorehouse! New Madam! New prostitutes! Must be Thursday – same old Tony! Squawk!”
  2. Brian_at_HHH

    Do you know any jokes?

    This is not original, but one I can relate to, all too well: When the inventor of the USB connector dies, they will try to lower the coffin into the grave, pull it back out turn it the other way around and try to lower it into the grave again. Perhaps several times...
  3. Brian_at_HHH

    Overpriced 'deals':

    Oh Drat! There goes the shipping cost when I send him stuff. Maybe I can wrap things in enough plastic wrap and attach it all to coconuts to float things there... Hmmm, maybe for that Oppo mod we could incorporate a retractable power cord like a vacuum? That could double the price!
  4. Brian_at_HHH

    Overpriced 'deals':

    I'd ask "are you kidding?!?!" but I can see it. P.T. Barnum certainly was right! You should consider making those and undercut them by a few $$. You could buy that South Sea's island paradise in no time. Oops, my bad, I forgot, you have a conscience...
  5. Brian_at_HHH

    How NOT to, and HOW TO pack an amplifier for shipment.

    I'm going to show some dangerous nativity here, but rather than a new board, how about a plane board to attach to the back side to provide support. If the solder points get in the way too much, perhaps just some strategically placed strengtheners? It might take some work to figure out where it's needed and how to route things. Or not...
  6. Brian_at_HHH

    How NOT to, and HOW TO pack an amplifier for shipment.

    Thanks for the packing tips. Since I'm facing shipping my C-1 and M-1.0T out in a couple of months, any such tidbits are more than welcome, and I will try to put them to good use. Looking at the one LT sent, do I see that as having been triple boxed? Question - should anything be done INSIDE the units to support the boards, or just leave them as is? Obviously filling the amp with spray foam is not wise, but perhaps tucking some of the Convoluted foam in there to help support the circuit boards? Clearly not something to do when it's going somewhere it will just be plugged in and turned on, but heading for overhaul (with a suitable big red note on the case)?
  7. Brian_at_HHH

    How NOT to, and HOW TO pack an amplifier for shipment.

    Ouch! I'll definitely take that into consideration when I send you my toys to perform magic on. Wow is right - someone dropped that from more than a few inches.
  8. Brian_at_HHH

    Quick Intro

    Welcome @Kenny. As others have pointed out, you are definitely in the right place with that M500. Don't let the bait seller get to you - what you have is still a treasure, and it will be a great basis to an excellent system. There are folks here who can rebuild a Carver amp with their eyes closed and make it truly sing. Do beware of the infamous OCCD as @Dnspy007 noted. I know all too well how insidious it is. Hang with this great bunch of people and you will soon have the system of your dreams, with many a piece of gear bearing the Carver logo. That said, people here are by no means anal that everything needs to be Carver. Try to find another group focused on one brand that is open minded like that. Remember, have fun, and always enjoy the music. (Yes, guys, I checked 3 times that this was a new intro this time. 😟 I'll let omeone else win the "doorknob of the day award for now).
  9. Brian_at_HHH

    Do you know any jokes?

    Bad @randog311 - BAD BAD @randog311 - Extra biscuit for you! I don't know where you are getting these, but I almost hurt myself laughing at the conductor one it was so bad.
  10. Brian_at_HHH

    Hi.

    Doh! Not sure how I found this as a new one. Yes, chalk this up to Stupid User Syndrom!
  11. Brian_at_HHH

    Hi.

    Welcome Gary - think of the Carver amp as a progression of the Pl. And no worries about your speakers - they are more than fine,and the only thing that matters is that they sound good to you. I'm also a recent arrival, here and I'm following a similar path. I've recently picked uo a c1, and in my case a M`1.0t amp. I've arranged to have the BillD mod done to the C1, and the MkII mod on the amp. Unfortunately, I'm not adept enough with a soldering iron to tackle it myself. I definitely encourage you to go for it if you are - the self satisfaction will be hard to beat. For me, the SH capability was a key element in choosing the C1. I know it's not for everyone, but I love the effect. No matter what route you go, this is a truly great bunch of people - endless encouragement, useful help, and the only "judgment" is done in jest. The only worry, here is the addictiveness of OCCD. Beware, and enjoy.
  12. Brian_at_HHH

    I need an intervention

    Yeah, but HIS name is Olaf! Just so long as you don't get Igor, you are fine... 👿
  13. Brian_at_HHH

    I need an intervention

    @Sk1Bum, you weren't looking for an intervention, you were looking for encouragement. How can you go a day without feeding that need? That's just wrong! Heh heh! 😇
  14. Brian_at_HHH

    Quick Intro

    Welcome @PrISM - as others here have suggested, this site is great, but it creates an addiction to Carver gear that is quite untreatable (aside from feeding the addiction, of course). I was recently the happy, naive owner of a COUPLE. It has been joined in my short time here by a C1 preamp and a M1.0t Poweramp, both of which are headed for upgrades. Beware, but enjoy!
  15. Brian_at_HHH

    Favorite Bass Lines

    All I can say is "what a fantastic playlist this thread makes!" And yes, @DrummerJuice, you are dating yourself. You young kids, these days... (just like the rest of us - yeah, you're in good company).
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