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trav0810 last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. trav0810

    Karma: CT-3 with Remote

    Fantastic Karma. Congrats to the lucky winner!
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    SOLD: Carver Fest Speakers with stands

    Sorry Papa Joe, these are sold to RobertR. Delivering them to him at Carver Fest.
  3. trav0810

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    Unfortunately Brian, that's what you see happening. People choosing to hang their hat elsewhere and once again the active membership at this site is declining. 90% of the people here have heard the attacks on Russ before. They know exactly what the point of contention is. They know exactly how the text here have repaired his amplifiers. That's great. But, I always kind of grew up being taught that if you're going to volunteer to do something, don't bitch about doing it. No one here has been promoting Russ MK 2 modifications. This Thread was strictly an opportunity take shots at him for absolutely no reason. As you stated in your post, I don't think that these faceplates require much bench testing. The guy took a Financial Risk to provide something that he had been asked about. These are the only items that have been offered up here. And this is the entire reason why I never posted them for sale on here when I knew about them months ago. I only approached individuals to ask if they had any interest in particular face plates. I knew that if someone posted a for sale on here, or a link, that this thread is exactly what would ensue.
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    SOLD: Carver Fest Speakers with stands

    I'll leave that to someone with more skill. But I certainly been nothing done to them to prevent a plug from being installed
  5. trav0810

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    Yeah, I push an amp hard enough the day I hook it up that I'm going to know if it's going to fail on me. LOL.
  6. trav0810

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    It will only be an issue if that amp actually had one of the counterfeit transistors in it. Were they done at the same time? Well said, Jim. Can you imagine where this site would be if Bob had thrown a fit and told Rich that he could not modify his original design?
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    SOLD: Carver Fest Speakers with stands

    No. One reason I didn't end up using them, is because the very first one I tried to solder, the plastic inside the plug melted. since I didn't plan on taking them off the stands once they were mounted, I didn't bother getting another one, I just wired them directly.
  8. I have a pair of the Carver Fest speakers with stands for sale. Speakers are functionally perfect and are in great physical condition as well. one thing, when building these speakers, I planned on leaving them on the stands, so instead of using the little mini XLR plug that was included with the kit,; I just wire does the speakers from the speaker coming down through the stand to The Binding posts on the stands. I didn't see any need making an additional connection when I could just wire them directly. are then filled that small hole with silicone before attaching them to the stands. due to the fact that they are attached to the stands, I don't really want to drive shipping. If someone that is attending Carver Fest would be interested in these, I would like to get them into the hands of someone that will put them to use. $550
  9. trav0810

    *Sold* Sunfire 300x2

    The Sunfire is SOLD!
  10. trav0810

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    I don't know what you are referring to about "read Greg's response".; What Russ (UM) said is exactly true. Russ was banned from the site, and his IP blocked. Nothing that Greg said in this statement changes that fact. And no, being out of the country doesn't absolve him of responsibility, but it did remove his ability.
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    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    Well, some of that is revisionist history. There was a ton of private issues between Russ and Rich and many, many e-mails back and forth before there was ever any accusation of "deviation from the design". so, the public attacks by Rich And Russ toward each other came from a lot of deep-rooted issues and conflicts that those two encountered. The issue with the counterfeit transistors, is spot-on. Undoubtedly it was a lack of adequate load testing that allowed these parts to sneak through. however, by the time these amplifiers started failing Russ was already on his way to work in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor. At the time of these failures, he wasn't refusing service, he was out of the country. I certainly understand a bit of animosity due to the extra workload that techs had to undertake to correct these issues. I could also understand about any potential negativaty that could be attached to them MKII design. now, I'm no Tech, but I have spoken to several that I've had people work on some of these units with the failed transistors. But I do not believe I have heard anyone having failure due to some design difference between his application and riches design? If this has been a common occurrence, please feel free to correct me on that.
  12. trav0810

    Carver Reference System

    The room certainly plays a huge part, that's no doubt. These Speaker's, with a typical 8 foot ceiling truly do give you a wall of sound. The Sound Stage will be floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall. I was able to play with them at Carver Fest the year before last, with the really high ceilings there. I've also heard them in a normal sized home Listening Room, and in the small hotel rooms at axpona. I personally think they sound best in an average sized living room. I was really surprised at how good they sounded in the little bitty hotel rooms. I have never owned the AL III's or spent much time listening to them, so hopefully someone else can chime in on that part.
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    Carver Reference System

    if I am not mistaken, I believe they were designed for optimal performance with 8-foot ceilings.
  14. This is a great turntable for somebody wanting to step up from there entry level unit. It has been upgraded with the Tango Spinner bearing and sub platter. it's in great condition, with normal scuffs and scratches on the desk cover. Would probably benefit from a good buffing. I currently have an Adcom XC cartridge on the unit. This cartridge was retipped by Steve Leung of Vinyl Audio Science in NJ. This is a rare cartridge, and generally sells for around $300 without the fresh stylist. Kevin cam attest to the quality of this cart. Price with Cartridge is $600 plus shipping. Price without is $400.
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    *Sold* Sunfire 300x2

    After running the Gambit of Carver amplifiers, I finally settled in with this Sunfire. By FAR, the best amp I've owned. It's power is s effortless and it has easily ran any pair and f speakers I have thrown at it. I've never had it serviced, because it never seemed to need it. It works flawlessly. It is in good cosmetic condition with only a couple small Nick's on the top edge and one small, very faint mark across the Sunfire logo. The only reason I'm selling it, is because I need to buy a multi channel Sunfire for biamping. $750 plus shipping.