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About Casaletti

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    Power Diode
  • Birthday 08/08/1969

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    Leonardo Casaletti
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    IT System Engineer in an Italian Gov Agency

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  1. My Beloved JEEP Renegade Limited MY 2018
  2. A Divine music (played by our beloved carver components) may fills this season of joy and all our days: wishes for this beautiful Christmas night. Merry XMas to you all from Italy. Leonardo.
  3. Hello everyone. I have a Facebook group "Carver Audio Fan Club Italy", if the friends of the forum wanted to subscribe, I would really like it. A way to spread the knowledge on the fantastic sound machines that we are so passionate about. Thank you all. https://www.facebook.com/groups/852500158221043/
  4. Is there any hope of reading a Bob carver post on this forum one day? I've been asking myself since the first day I joined the forum. It would be nice.
  5. The industry considers anything over 16/44 hi-res, they start talk of hires from 24/44 pcm. But the problem it's not only software ... If you talk about a streamer device you must consider that only I2S interface transfer separately the Master clock, the word clock, the bit clock and the data to the DAC device. If you think that USB, SPDIF or TosLink are sufficient to transfer all superior resolution data to your digital to analog converters you made a big mistake, because more resolution require more accuracy in timing to be correctly revealed in the analog domain.
  6. I don't think that a unit that can't stream PCM-24/352 (DXD) or DSD (64-128-256) to USB or better to an I2S LVDS interface can be called "hi-res streamer" Better to look for a SoTm or a Raspberry+AudioGD I2S interface.
  7. BillD C-1 it's very different in sound from the original Carver C-1. Also my C-16 sound very better than original C-16. But belive me , there are a lot of difference from the sound that come out from discrete components or tubes in a good designed preamp than the one come out from a design that use multi stage opamps like XR4136 or TL072, 5% resistors in opamp feedback, electrolytics caps in signal path etc.. IMHO.
  8. IMHO Carver's power amp are very (But very very) good sounding components. There are some other pearls in carver components like the Mash+Tube CD Player 490t or the TX-11 (or also TX-12) tuner. But for the preamps, none of the carver preamp give outstanding performance. I've try C-1 , C-1 +BillD mod , C-5, C-16 and C-19, and none of this are equal to sound quality of a more modern and similar cost (on used market) preamps like, for example, the Copland 301 MK II. Now in my sistems i've a C-16 (Fully upgraded) and a recapped C-5, but only for "passion for the brand". REPEAT... IMHO.
  9. I have the two albums of Dido in 200gr special vinyl. I've bought It in Paris some Years ago for about 10 euros each. It Plays good but nothing special.
  10. 1.Vanessa Fernandez - Use Me - 2x180g. 45rpm Vinyl it's a MUST HAVE !!! 2.Chie Ayado - Fifty - 1x180g 33rpm Vinyl It's a MUST HAVE !!! 3.Emi Fujita - Camomille Best Audio - 1x180g 33rpm Vinyl It's a MUST HAVE !!! All these are Wonderful playing vinyls, and wonderful voices to listen to. Good Shopping
  11. it would be nice, but, unfortunately, the whole thing would be very expensive to me...
  12. I would like to be in USA to came at Carverfest and to meet the other forum member and to know Mr. BOB .... But i live in the other side of the world .... :-(
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