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    TO-126 Transistor
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  1. xavionics

    Hello Everybody

    Welcome aboard Bill! Yep, you found the place alright! Good luck with the repairs, the amps are worth it!
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    Donald Fagen The Nightfly Mobile Fidelity UD1S 2-003

    Thanks for the review Sk1Bu! Truly a great album, musical and technically. An optimized copy must be sublime. I can almost hear a battalion of Georges marching into the 'discretionary' account. Gotta get my TT done. Hot and humid this weekend, good days to work in the basement!
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    New Guy from Metro Detroit

    Welcome aboard Geoff from a former Yooper! Those amps will do you very well when repaired. They are pretty easy to work on. Pull up the schematics and study them awhile. Assuming you have a decent soldering station and a digital multimeter, you should be ready. A 'scope would be nice but shouldn't be necessary. Having one working channel will be a big help in comparing voltages. What should be there vs what is there. One word of caution: there are high voltage inside there in various locations that can kill! Another note is the power supply caps keep a charge for a very long time, even after they are shut down and unplugged. I made a voltage drain device from a couple clip leads with a resistor in line to keep the drain current down. I'm heading to the UP shortly, gotta pay Mom a visit. The techs here are the best and are very helpful. Pull up a chair and enjoy a visit. There are a few threads around to browse and gain some familiarity with the amps.
  4. Over recent years my analog and digital sources have evolved and improved. When my analog (vinyl) system was better than my digital system, I listened to more LPs. As my digital system improved, I listened to fewer LPs. Currently, I rarely listen to LPs. My Rega PR-1, fitted with an Audio Technica OC9 MC Cart proved to be unsatisfying and not worth the extra effort. In fact I sold the Rega yesterday, fitted with a lesser A-T MM cart I had on hand. I have a Technics SL-1600 I've had since new on my bench awaiting a full rewire. Now I have more incentive to tackle this project soon. I have to admit I'm lazy. I stream Pandora (paid subscription 192 Kbps) and Deezer Elite (320Kbps) through a Sonos Connect. I added an Adcom irDAC to the Sonos, and that was a vast improvement. I find it very pleasing to listen too, even though I know the Sonos is now the weak link. One day I decided to to an A-B comparison to the Deezer/Sonos/irDAC against my Deezer/MacBook/irDAC. There was a definite improvement in sound quality when streaming directly from the Mac. Great! Now I'm considering Streaming device options for some future upgrade. But, like I said, I'm lazy and still listen to the Sonos/irDAC as my primary listening source. I have 2 more Sonos Connect devices in the house too. One in the garage and one in the basement/office/electronics shop. It suits these purposes just fine. I also have my CD collection ripped in ALAC to a NAS drive which I can also stream via the Sonos. I have a dozen or so "radio stations" Deb and I set up in Pandora which provides a decent variety of music. I have been introduced to a number of new artists this way. And if I hear something I like and would like to listen to the entire album, I switch to Deezer, search for the album and stream away. All while never leaving the couch.
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    ipad mini or Android tablet

    My experience with tablets is limited to a Kindle Fire and an iPad Air. I don’t use a smart phone for much more than texting and phone calls and an occasional email, mostly work related (the company provides the phone) My wife has a Kindle Fire 7” screen. She had a version 2 for, I dunno, 5 or 6 years. She uses it for web surfing and reading free books through Amazon, and controlling our Sonos system. It was being problematic a few months ago, so we got her a new, version 7, for around 50 bucks. I haven’t explored other uses with it because these tired eyes prefer a larger screen. I have an iPad Air i’ve had for a few years with an Otter Box cover. The company I work for got these so we could document services on the fly. The mobile app wasn’t very good, so they abandoned the idea and allowed us to purchase the iPad with Otter Box for $200. I use it for web surfing and controlling our Sonos system. And of course I can stream music via Pandora or Deezer, which I have subscriptions to. I downloaded an app called FileBrowser (free) which lets me view .pdf files, Word docs and Excel spreadsheets that are stored on our NAS drive. I have no need for resident storage because of this. And with the Otter Box, it’s used with greasy hands working on cars, gets covered with sawdust when I’m doing woodworking, gets used as a coaster for my morning joe, etc. with no ill effects. One other feature an iPad has (don’t know about others) is the ability to be a “remote control” for desktop or laptop computers, Apple or PC. I doubt i would would have bought any tablet, but at $200 I couldn’t pass it up. In my experience, having one has proven to be very handy.
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    WTB- C-2 knob

    I have a few left from a gutted C2 I turned into an active crossover. PM me you address and I’ll get one out to you tomorrow gratis.
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    Yanny or Laurel, I heard Laurel

    My wife and son both clearly heard laurel, I heard yanni when heard through the surround in the den. i have a deficit in my hearing in the lower mid range to mid base due to an inner ear issue. That's my only explanation.
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    ELEVEN Carver receivers parts/repair for $297

    I can provide Mule Services if anyone is interested.
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    How the OUTER ear shapes our hearing.

    Very cool video! Several lessons contained within one short period of time.👍
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    What to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon...

    My Son Drew and I wrapped up this little project Saturday, seen here as it was first brought back to life on Thursday. We transplanted an engine/transmission from a 2000 Musting into this 1998 Mustang GT. Leaving Sunday for cleaning and putting away tools, the countertop, and vacuuming the floor. Then capping the day with steaks in the broiler after marinating all day in Debs secret sauce.
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    new guy says hi

    Welcome aboard Turbo! There is a vast wealth of knowledge here, you definitely found the right place to keep your Carver gear running tip top for a long time to come. Kick off your shoes, get comfy and stay awhile. Oh, and do post some pics. We love ALL things audio.
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    What are you listening to?

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    dm55 Is Going To Be A Grandpa

    That's terrific! congratulations!!!
  14. xavionics

    Hey all

    Welcome aboard Tim! I used a m1.0t (200 w/ch) to drive a pair of KG-4's for over 20 years. The TFM 25 will be a very good pairing. Bob (I Think) Crites is a guy who has lots of Klipsch parts/upgrades, should the upgrade bug bite. Enjoy the music!
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    Xavionics

    This is my "look what I did" album.
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