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    Robert Remington
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  1. RobertR

    FS / FT

    You can still get new CF speakers, not kits but assembled and tested, from James Sauter, but they wouldn't be $500 - probably twice that. RR
  2. RobertR

    FS / FT

    By "Carver speakers" do you mean Amazings, or Carverfest speakers? RR
  3. I always specify no peanuts/popcorn. Even if the amp survives the trip, the tiniest bits of that crap get everywhere; a real mess. And they certainly can't do those meter movements any good.
  4. RobertR

    Addition to TheNewOfficeRig(tm)

    Ray - Have you tried them about half that far apart, but with SH? Huge! RobertR
  5. RobertR

    WTB: power button for CT-17

    Have a CT-17 in my scrap heap, but the button is gone - guess you''re not the first to wear one out. Can always turn it on via the remote control, of course.
  6. RobertR

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    What constitutes a personal attack can depend largely on one's personal point of view. This reminds me of several scenes in the Godfather trilogy, where they machine gun or garrotte somebody, and then always say “It's just business. Nothing personal.'' For the guy who gets whacked, however much he deserved it, it's very personal. So, maybe the original post amounts to a personal attack, even if the intent was, as I'm sure, to inform and alert members about a longstanding situation that not everybody here now knows about. But maybe a bit of personal attack was just what was called for in this situation. Nobody made the guy do shoddy work, buy cheap parts, try to profit off the innovation of others, not correct failures... Decorum becomes excessive when it suppresses historical reality. RobertR
  7. RobertR

    SOLD: Carver Fest Speakers with stands

    Yeah, Trav - the directions I wrote were useless for those plugs, as the writing was done before I ever saw the plugs. The key solution was to use the smaller alternate plug, the one that was included but not already in place. Even that one was a damn tight fit, but once done they worked very well. They proved how well when they managed to conduct enough wattage to melt the drivers in the famous suicide test at Cabin 7... RR
  8. RobertR

    Clearing the air / Russ Kall merchandise.

    When shown the M-1.0t MkII, Bob was only interested in the details of the mod - what was done, how much power was gained, how reliable it had proved to be, etc. He had nothing negative to say about it, and not the slightest thought of infringement. And Bob is a guy who has suffered a lot of infringement, and sued a few people about it. RR
  9. RobertR

    SOLD: Carver Fest Speakers with stands

    Interested, if I can scrape up the dough by Fest time. You didn't happen to save the little xlr plugs, did you? RobertR
  10. RobertR

    Carver Reference System

    Looks like a lot of fun, but what the WAF factor?
  11. RobertR

    Genuine Snake oil - only $299/1.5ml!!

    My favorite way to do fuses is to solder in a 'pigtail' type. Not convenient to change, and they cost more, but no question about contact. And in normal use I don't think I've blown more than a couple of fuses in almost 60 years. Well, except when working on something that's already ailing - then I solder in a little fuseholder and use the everyday fuses, until the danger is past. RR
  12. RobertR

    Genuine Snake oil - only $299/1.5ml!!

    Dielectric grease is engineered to be non-conductive. Non-equivalent analogy. There is no point to such arguments as this, except to remind people that not everybody agrees with all the hyped snake oil; some of us are from Missouri, and don't want to see such claims accepted as fact until there is some tangible proof, not just anticipation bias-based claims. RR
  13. RobertR

    Genuine Snake oil - only $299/1.5ml!!

    Regarding the Green Ink Farce: Don't forget, there was (as always) a pseudo-scientific explanation given for why it was needed, and how it 'worked'. It seems that there is a lot of stray red laser light kicking around in a CD player, causing problems with the pickup; you know - interference, or whatever. So the green ink, being the complimentary color, will absorb all that nasty old red - problem solved! Then, as the hoax developed, it became mandatory to buy just special (and more expensive) green pens - the ones in which the color was specifically engineered to be precisely the right frequency to gobble up all those red culprits. If people still use these pens, it's no great surprise - humans don't change much. I read about biased listening all the time, right here. Somebody is doing an 'upgrade', and before they even get the material delivered, they are talking about how much better it will sound. Then the job is done, and guess what? It sounds just like they 'knew' it would; that new line cord was just the tweak the ol' amp needed! Test equipment can show changes that your ears will never reliably detect, e.g. in frequency response. But of course one of the favorite promises is a better "sound-field". Or the stuff about warmups, break-in periods, etc. - all things not really measurable. I never pay much attention to any claims that are based in biased listening. If listeners first claim to hear something, but then can't distinguish it A-B-X, It's - Just - Not - There. RR
  14. RobertR

    Genuine Snake oil - only $299/1.5ml!!

    I would hardly classify this as Way Offscale. It is central, pivotal, seminal to understanding a basic human flaw, and how it affects this entire hobby. As I have written lately, and not so lately - Anticipation Bias is extremely powerful, and present in all of us. This is just another example of the results of letting it go wild. Audiophiles, or the Golden Ear crowd, or whatever you choose to call them, don't have any better hearing than anybody. They just have far more creative imaginations. RobertR
  15. RobertR

    Audio Cheapskates

    Those cabinets were from the factory, and not uncommon. Remember, that model was the best selling Phase Linear model ever. The drawback with the PL1000 wasn't looks, it was that it had unusual dimensions, and thus didn't stack well with all the usual 19" stuff. The wooden case just makes that problem a bit worse.
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