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  1. Hello my name is Boris I am from the Netherlands, but live momentarily on Curaçao. I looked for some time on this forum, to see all those nice Carver gear. for my self I own some Carver gear too, tree M500 amplifiers, that I sought and bought online, in broken condition that I repaired and upgraded to mk2 condition. and two C1 that I upgraded to Bill D specification. The M500 amplifiers I use to drive my Vandersteen 2ci loudspeakers, I use 2 in mono block configuration to drive the midsection, and one amplifier to drive the high section of the loudspeakers
    10 points
  2. Hi, I'm a lifetime lover of Carver gear and have owned many pieces of gear over the last 35 years. I'm an electrical engineer by trade and these days mostly write software to support hardware design on high speed router asics and the latest DDR memories.
    6 points
  3. I was stationed at Curaçao when I was in the Navy. Moved later back, because a company offered me a contract as a computer technician, after a while I decided to stay on the island, and work as a independent technician. below a picture of my gear, it’s a collection of equipment that I collected over the years. (I left the red Led’s in the C1’s because I like them more, than the blue, people use now a days) My latest addition is a Kyocera DA-910 CD player, that I hooked up with my Carver gear. And I must say, i am really impressed with this combination.
    6 points
  4. I have a C-1 for sale - restored, BillD upgraded, Gundry Filter on SH circuit, Blue LED, and IEC socket (unpolarized 2-pronger). $550 free shipping CONUS. 3 year parts and labor warranty.
    5 points
  5. That conrad-johnson EV-1 phono preamp showed up today and what an upgrade from the Jolida. You can't really review a component in a vacuum but this mated up so well with the other stuff this stereo finally sounds the way I wanted it to. There's more depth, more detail, it's tonally balanced so it's not too lush or too strident, dynamics are there if the piece requires it, it just really complemented the rest of the system. I could never get that turntable to sound quite right and the culprit was the Jolida. How this would match with somebody else's system I can't say but
    4 points
  6. Ever since that Rega Saturn showed up I've been listening to primarily CD-Rs I burn from albums. I put an actual album on and decided that the Jolida JD-9 phono preamp is probably the weak link so... Here is a sexy black rectangular box and the guts (should be here next week) unless FedEx totally screws up like they're prone to doing:
    4 points
  7. More information on the Vaf DC-X speakers. I am guessing these Australian designed and built speakers would be virtually unknown in the US: VAF DC-X (Gen 3: 1995-2000) --- (NOTE: Vaf DC-X Gen 6 speakers are being released on 14 October 2021) Product Info VAFs new DC-X represents a genuine performance breakthrough. Advanced acoustic and mechanical design have yielded a speaker with awesome dynamic capabilities, coupled with flat frequency and phase response, and exceptional imaging. The DC-Xs high sensitivity allows it to deliver true Audiophile performance when coupled to
    4 points
  8. Thanks everyone for the kind words. Will try to place some pictures, but still struggling with that 😬. yes I brought all my gear with me, did not bring much when I moved to Curaçao, only my stereo equipment, records. Tapes, CD’s books and my tools. Audio equipment is something, that was fascinating too me when I was a child and it still does. specially vintage gear, did never loose its magic too me.
    4 points
  9. Thanks for the welcome. Just been perusing the site.
    4 points
  10. Guys, and Gals..., Please put some good prayer vibes out for our friend Barry..., He's going through Chemo hell..., not fun. Needs our thoughts and prayers. All we have.
    4 points
  11. Watched this from Amazon Studios, last night. slow at first, but once you settle in, it unfolds..., having gone through similar things the main character goes through, both literally and figuratively (not for writing down here)..., this movie kept me up most of the night thinking about it, and reliving my own casket-side experience. One can and likely will pick up widely varying and different messages - depending on your perspective and experience. I do think it is worth watching, if nothing else, to get more people thinking, who have forgot. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fish
    3 points
  12. I just remembered, the fellow who runs the conrad-johnson forum was one of the first guys to modify the Jolida JD-9 and he sent me a link to parts and whatnot. Okay, I can do that and then I started pricing caps and op amps and decided this is stupid, it looks like around $400 for a bag of parts to dink around with so just bite the bullet and buy something more upscale and get it over with.
    3 points
  13. It should be here Wednesday, I'm looking forward to hearing it. I think it'll be a good match with the CJ-5 and Ortofon 2M Black cartridge. The fellow I'm getting it from used it for a bit, bought a different (more expensive) c-j phono stage and kept this as a back up. He put in new tubes, played it for a few hours to make sure it worked okay and to me it comes. I would have preferred a gold face but the one on eBay was too beat up and has a duff tube, one I was looking at on Usaudiomart was gone so black will be fine. I'll hang onto the Jolida as I'll
    3 points
  14. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-XfmHyG8y-g David Essex, Rock on
    3 points
  15. I have been working on the stash and finally have a batch that are working. I haven't gone through and done any extensive cleaning or parts replacing. Only the parts that I needed to make them work have been replaced, Some new and some used ( Parts ). The cosmetics are not perfect but for the most part they are in decent condition and the faceplates and knobs are in pretty good shape. I want to list them here so if members are interested, you all have first look. Arrangements can be made to ship to any tech you want and if you agree with Greg and Jenny to do your service then I ca
    3 points
  16. Barry, you are the awesomest friend!
    3 points
  17. Welcome to a place of what I believe you will find “Like Minded Folks”
    3 points
  18. The Cult Sweet Soul Sister (HQ)
    3 points
  19. The Human League FASCINATION
    3 points
  20. I think Real Tree has a name for that pattern..., not Mossy Oak, but some pattern they sell to the Military, 😉
    3 points
  21. Pics are a little late but the ham was awesome. So juicy and smokey.
    3 points
  22. The following manuals have been added to our "Member" supported manual database! CM-1065 Owners Manual Thanks @wrf CT-28v Owners Manual Thanks @Nahash5150 M-0.5t Owners Manual Thanks @Will Meyer
    3 points
  23. I'm listening to the sounds of 1984.... on the medium I had at that time. That's right- cassette tape. Believe it or not, it doesn't sound too bad. Even without the Dolby Noise Reduction turned on, lol.
    2 points
  24. 2 points
  25. A Pirate looks at Fifty... Jimmy Buffett autobiography. I am really enjoying it.
    2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. I am really enjoying the expansive sound I'm getting from the C-1/M-500 combination. To continue to improve I have also added 2 elements to my system: a Furman power conditioner and a BlueSound Node. The Furman did help and made my house power very quiet, with the benefit of surge protection. But the BlueSound Node is the real star addition and performer. I am seriously impressed. But, I tweaked it some more... I also added Tidal, even though I have been listening to Amazon music and was happy with that. I got the Premier version on trial (but I've already decided I'm keeping it), and
    2 points
  28. Welcome Boris, we are glad your here!
    2 points
  29. WOW! @boris279, you are going to fit right in here! WELCOME WELCOM WELCOME !! You have gear many of us have, or have had. Please post pictures. Do you have the gear with you in Curaçao? Having your Carver Gear can prevent homesickness ! So I've come to understand. When you get a chance, post a picture of your gear! We love pictures. Welcome, glad you found us!
    2 points
  30. Wishing Barry a speedy recovery!
    2 points
  31. Yeah it's been there since we started using this new theme. Leaderboard doesn't work because we don't have awards installed yet. The dev is still working on it.
    2 points
  32. I own one and it is about my 20th amp over the years. I worked in audio in the 80's and I've heard many more. There is nothing dry or grainy about this amp. Carver haters usually have not actually heard one. Mine has been serviced properly by a Carversite tech. I bought it non-functioning. I've also owned a pair of Carver 9t monoblocks and several other Carver amps. Here is the scoop, it excels in all of the typical amplifier jargon for sound quality like "soundstage, bottom end, sparkle" etc. The Sig 600 is the cats meow. There is nothing I can criticize about it other than it has no power s
    2 points
  33. Well, opinions in audio don't mean that much...we like what we like. The Sunfire 600 is a tremendously powerful amplifier and I think they sound amazing. There just aren't many speakers you can throw at it that you couldn't drive with ease. They're good on horns and ribbons. They use the Downtracking Converter as a power supply, which is better than the Magnetic Field power supply in terms of efficiency. The Silver 7t/9t's are just as formidable and sound just as sweet. I honestly couldn't choose between the Carver monoblocks or the Sunfire - they're both in the same l
    2 points
  34. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor Apparently I have been breathing wrong- seriously the book has some really great ideas
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. Oh … and congratulations on the Conrad Johnson 😎
    2 points
  37. R. E. M. So Central Rain I'm Sorry
    1 point
  38. Here's a Carver CT-28v Owner's Manual. Carver CT-28v Owner Manual.pdf
    1 point
  39. Look, it's like this. You can't do anything without some prick making a cel-phone video and then having a bunch of SJWs whining to the authorities. Get the permit first.
    1 point
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