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  1. 11 points
    After over a year of shipping amps to Greg (https://nelionaudio.com/) to be restored, this is what I have so far. All amps are either black or have had after-market black faceplates installed. The crown of the setup is the 2 x M1.0t MKII OPT002 amps. Next project is determining how I want to wire everything since I'm going to Bi-Amp all the speakers and it's going to be a nightmare. More pics are in the Featured Systems... Edit: If the pics are bit fuzzy, I just discoverd I have the focus assist set wrong...
  2. 11 points
    Rarely post here. However, this is God’s sunrise this morning in Anderson, Wayne’s home town. Happy Birthday Kingman. You made us proud!
  3. 8 points
    What I have here is a low-mileage Nikon D800E up for grabs. I got a Nikon D850 for Christmas so this camera is no longer needed (I have 2 other Nikons for specialty shots). What's included: Camera body, 2 x Lenses, 3 new batteries + Charger, strap, etc etc. If you have any questions, please ask...Link to the specs: https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/spec.htm Rules are simple Pick a number between 1 and 100 I will pick a winner at 12 noon New Years Day (Tomorrow) Some pics
  4. 7 points
    Hi everyone, I am new to this site, but not new to Carver, or Audio Mainly I joined cause I had questions about some carver equipment and repair, but I don't see where I can post these. For example I had a tcm-15cb that was working perfectly and one day last month would not output sound but lit up, I pulled the fuse and it was good. I put it back in and it did not light up and still no sound. very strange While waiting for the mod to approve me hoping there was a schematic I found one elsewhere and was able to repair part of the power supply so I get sound, but it still does not light up and the meter needles do not move. I will probably work on it more soon but at least I can listen to music. I also have an hr-772 when I got it there was no sound, now it works but the FM is much louder than the cd/aux/tape/phono inputs (maybe 6db? I have not measured) but I don't know if this is normal. lastly I have some silver 7 transformers and a bunch of tubes I don't know if anyone knows anything about these or where I would post about them Thanks
  5. 6 points
  6. 6 points
    Greetings to all, and welcome to my introductory thread! I used to sell Carver back in the 80s, but oddly I don't remember a thing about it, other than I always wanted to have some myself but always got distracted by other stuff like Nakamichi or Sumo. I recently, suddenly, very quickly - and a few other adverbs may apply - acquired a bunch of Carver stuff in seperate* buys. I'm the proud owner of the following: TFM-25 M1.0t PM-900 MXR-130 CT-3 I've tried the first two amps out so far, and had good results with a range of different preamps before settling on a Nak 7A, sourced with a Marantz SACD player and driving various speakers. I'm currently on the TFM-25 but I switch back and forth on random occasions. Either amp certainly plays better than the old Hafler I had in there, which sounded like a box full of mud compared to the Carvers. They're very clear and strong, surprising for amps of that age. I figured the smoke demons would get released as soon as I plugged them in but they've been doing great. The amps, not the smoke demons. The PM-900 is DOA, but I'm eventually going to get around to repairing it after I find out how. I know the circuits inside are quite a bit more involved than the simple Class AB amps I've messed with prior to this. And by "messed with" I mean "tried not to spill my drink inside while I looked at them with the cover off". The other two I haven't messed with yet. I always wanted a "The Receiver" when I was early in the business so I was happy to get the MXR-130. I think it would be great driving a couple of bookshelf speakers for my workshop. The CT-3 I know close to nothing about, except that it's black, its lightweight, and thats about it. If I keep the TFM-25, maybe I'll put them together with some old B&Ws or whatever I happen to have around. Stuff I'd like to get: a few M400t - they remind me of the old NeXT Cube, and I understand they're pretty good amp, coincidentally M1.5t - because you always need more power maybe a C9 Sonic Hologram? Is there a point to that anymore? If anyone has opinions about the gear collection as it sits, or can offer advice on capabilities, trouble spots, mods, please let me know. *intentional mispelling** ** so was that
  7. 6 points
    So far, I'm liking this. The tube buffer has a nice warming effect, and it softens the gain just a bit, barely noticeable. More to come with more listening. I wish I'd had this done when Daddyjt was here. It would have been nice to have another pair of ears on this.
  8. 5 points
    I got an Acer CZ0 37.5" Widescreen Monitor Full HD (3840 x 1600)....
  9. 5 points
    This update is a day late because quite honestly I was in a food-coma yesterday... I arrived at Dick’s house around noon, and we loaded up his brisket and his gifts for his family and took a 45 minute drive over to his moms house. We ate (first time I’ve ever had turkey, ham, and brisket on my plate at the same time. It was heaven), then the family (all 20ish of them!) exchanged gifts. It was nice to watch, and even nicer meeting his family - I’ve even got about 1/3 of their names down! As everyone was leaving, eventually it came down to Dick, his brother, and myself. We sat around chatting for close to an hour, and it was probably the most enjoyable time of the day - truly made me sad to leave. All in all, I could not have asked for a more welcoming and enjoyable day - thank you to you and your family, Dick.
  10. 5 points
    Merry Christmas!! I got just what I wanted this year.......my kids home for The 25th.....I'm blessed, hope you are as well.
  11. 4 points
    @RichP714 Yes, as far as I know, all of the files remain in that directory. However, because it is a Linux, capitalization is differentiated in the link text. Actual File Name on Server: Benefits of Bi-Amping.pdf Link text: benefits of Bi-Amping.pdf ...that's why it didn't work. I fixed it.
  12. 4 points
    I will take them! Thank you Charlie!
  13. 3 points
    That was a very nice Gesture of sending the flowers to the Service, The Lost of such a Great and positive friend really hit me hard. I met him at the 2018 Carverfest and when I went into his Bungalow and saw his Sunfire Classic tube pre amp and system, I Said “ That’s what I want, That preamp and system looks and sound incredible”. When I first reached out the Sunfire line and pre amp, he was always so positive and mostly patience with me and all my questions, then as time went on we talked regularly. When he told me about when he found out about his Lung Cancer, I was very concerned but told him My mother had lung cancer and beat it. I said it wouldn’t be easy, But with his such positive attitude, and how he sounded when we spoke, I Was certain he would beat it also. Though I knew how sick he was, I was blindsided due to fact when we talked last he sounded really good.At time I could hear it in his voice and would “ you sound tired” and it was usually just after kemp treatment, other than those times he usually sounded good. It scared the hell out me when he went with pneumonia, then I heard he was released and it was so good to hear he was out of the hospital. What hit me really hard was that when he wanted to talk he would text” Do you have a few minutes” and I would alway call him right back. But the last time, he reached out to me asking if I had a few moments and I was playing golf with my sound, and I responded with that and I’ll touch base as soon as I’m off the course, But I was never able to get him on the phone after that text, and hit me hard. I miss his conversations and him so very much, we spoke of everything and he was always curious what my latest Sunfire purchased was, as he told me, it always made him smile. I believe it was of how crazy I would get with me tracking down the Sunfire’s amps. I do a lot driving going to my job sites which takes about an hour, so it became a habit when I got into car that I would reach out and see how he was and we talk the whole way when he was feeling good. My father passed away from Lung Cancer, So I would call him during my driving time also. It still hits me Dailey when I jump into the Car and I see his name on my favorites list, I find it hard right now to take his name off the phone. I still like to think of him now when I see his name. truly miss and will miss his positive influence and guidance for me when I always reach out for his advice and thoughts on whatever craziness was going on in my life . He would always calm me down and guide me in the right direction. As with all of the people whom knew Wayne, I will truly miss him. David
  14. 3 points
    It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along this update on our friend Kingman. I know that many of you have been concerned and have been praying for Wayne as he has been battling lung cancer. Wayne spent about a week in the hospital before Christmas with pneumonia. He was able to go home shortly before and spent the holiday with family. About a week ago he returned to the hospital and has declined very rapidly. There will be no more treatment. He will most likely spend his last days in a hospice facility. He is past the point of talking on the phone or texting. Tammy, Randi and his sister are splitting time sitting with him. He has moments where he is alert so I will ask Randi to keep an eye on this thread and pass along messages to him if she thinks he is alert enough to understand. I am heart broken to be at the point of sharing this news. Wayne was my first friend on either Carver site and he and Tammy have become family to Randi and me. I know that many of you feel the same way. Please join me in praying that his last days are as peaceful and pain free as possible. Ed
  15. 3 points
    Congratulations Kevin! Thanks Charlie for another great Karma.
  16. 3 points
    Hello all, I’ve finally settled on my system and have decided to keep the M-500t and the M-1.0t amps so I’m going to sell some of my gear. The price of $500 includes shipping in the lower 48. I pack very well so there will not be any surprises. This is a TFM-35 amp that was restored by Greg. It has the typical scratch here and there but presents very nicely. Less than 5 hours of use. I did notice a slight humming but from what I’ve read that can be expected. With the music going of course you can’t hear it. I’ll post some pictures this weekend. The specs listed below are from hifiengine. Power output: 250 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 700W into 8Ω (mono) bridged Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.5% Gain: 29.5 dB Input sensitivity: 1.5V Signal to noise ratio: 100dB Dimensions: 4.5 H x 19 W x 14.5 D
  17. 3 points
    I took the M400a in on a trade, it works fine. It looks like it's unmolested, I didn't take it apart. The Yamaha Deck (TC-511S), which is in excellent condition, has been cleaned and new belts, and new LED meter lights. Asking $250 shipped. PM me if interested.
  18. 3 points
    That Charlie is Another GREAT KARMA!!! As earlier, my Karma gift from you has already been bountiful so not in.
  19. 3 points
    Aurora time lapse (play and loop controls at lower left) pG2gYCSn7FhKyEQSx3ByKUUFLBCJr8TPMLchb77_A_A.mp4
  20. 3 points
    I have the Beatles song in my head ‘when I’m 64’! I am having a great birthday today! Thank you all!
  21. 3 points
    Thanks to all, just got out hospital for 4th time. Finley a good cardiologist got me on the right path for recover. Was in hospital for 7 days. They drained 55 lbs of water off me. Thats 7 gals of water. Feeling much better. Now to get A fib under control.
  22. 3 points
    WELCOME @Butcher! Glad you found us... In lieu of acquiring a M-1.5t you might want to read up on the MKII mod for your M-1.0t.
  23. 3 points
    Welcome Butcher! I like the BillD C1 preamp with the m500tmkii combination. Also, I am fond of the A400x and the TFM-45 amps. Enjoy your Carver journey. -PhilDent
  24. 3 points
    I finally got around to tearing down my kit stereo rack, and reassembling it with custom length shelf spacing tubing and all-thread. The tubing is 2" 316 stainless that's been powder coated piano black. I think it's a nice difference from the satin black that came with the kit. This allowed me to make space for the Greg/Bruce/Dennis Project tube buffer. Here' are the pics: four more pics will come in a few minutes
  25. 3 points
    Neil Young latest album Colorado!
  26. 3 points
    Yes, the dude's sweater, 100% lambswool, very comfortable. In my family I've been dubbed the dude since the movie came out. I'm at in-laws right now, but will snap a pic of last year's lithograph (?) I was given by my oldest daughter's fiance; it's a very nice pen and ink of the dude. I've only paired them with my phone so far, and listened to a small selection of mp3 and a few YouTube videos. They are very comfortable, and the sound seems much better than in-ear plugs; I can hear details without having to crank the volume, and the bass is delicious. I don't have much headphone experience though, so I don't know if they measure up
  27. 3 points
    Good grief is right here's to a healthy new year for all. Wayne,Dan get better
  28. 3 points
    Everyone enjoy this time of year! Family and friends, good times snd celebration to the special meaning of the season! As always have your favorite beverage and listen to some great tunes with your loved ones! One round of eggnog for everyone at the Carversite! merry Christmas!
  29. 2 points
    The fun part is the MilkDrops visualization has something like 1400 presets that fire at random. Never a boring moment, and I can rate them as they go along to either see them more or even not at all. The painful part was getting that to play inside jRiver Media Center ... yikes! Here's one with just the projector and background floods. Lots tamer.
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  32. 2 points
    Prayers to Wayne and his friends and family.. Wishing Wayne a peaceful passing from here as starts his next journey. Wayne, an example of a great soul who will surly be promoted.. This isn't the end for Wayne, no way.. Enjoy the ride brother!
  33. 2 points
    Thanks for letting us know @sea - that is truly very sad news. All my kindest wishes for him and his family - I only hope he is able to spend his time without too much pain or discomfort.
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  35. 2 points
    Having watched a few videos of people doing teardowns and repairs on Carver Cubes, it's left me with a few thoughts: I admire the Bobfather even more for being able to pack all that electronics into that little space. Wow. Any tech brave enough to venture repairs or updates on one deserves total admiration (or help getting to a shrink). I don't think I could bring myself to ask anyone, here to take on a Cube repair - I like you all way too much! The idea of not being able to test things while it's running because it all has to be "together" is not for the faint of heart. Basically you make a SWAG and put it back together and hit the switch ... then do it again when it still isn't right. Carver cubes are extrememly cool! But for me, I'll stick to something that you (meaning a competent tech) can take the top off of and have easy(ish) access. @Bonzoro that's a great set of gear, and a total trip down memory lane. @jeffs see point 2 above for even contemplating that fix - here's hoping it turns out to be really simple to find and fix. Good Luck!!!
  36. 2 points
    I had one of these very briefly. It was sold to me as needing repair but it sounded fine ..... until I turned it up. Protection. I'm usually gung-ho on amp repair, but this sat on the shelf for over a month before I got up the will to take all those screws out. Luckily the schematic was OK, clearly called out the different PS revs, etc. I was able to fix it without further disassembly. Lucky as the next step looks painful ......
  37. 2 points
    Hey Guys, Sorry for being so quiet these last few months , It’s been a Crazy busy time for me through the Fire and floods, and repairing the smoke damage . I had reached out to the group asking about N.A.S Storage and Music streaming network and player some time ago and found that it seemed to be a topic of interest for some, and at the time not a lot of info so far was within the group. I felt that with all the great support and advice I’ve been given from all within “The Carver Site” , This may be a way for me to try a give back some with information what dI’ve found so far with hope that it can be of help to others. Again , I had no idea of how much there would be to learn and research in all those categories, so through all these months I’ve been doing my homework. I’ll do my best to be as accurate and detailed in what I have found. I’ve always been a little , or “ VERY” intimidated in doing a post because of how incredible sharp and knowledgable most of you are when it came to the world of audio. But everyone has always been so supportive, and giving of all there knowledge, and for all that I “ Thank all of you “. So, Here we go. I’ll touch base on: 1) external DAC 2) NAS Storage 3) Music Streaming devices 4) Network music players ( All in one System’s and individually Music players and network streaming devices together, examples , low $$ to High$ $$$) 5) ROON - Operating system for music that is hardware agnostic. One app that brings all of your stored music together with all your music streaming services, including. Tidal and Qobuz , high res music services in one search interface. ( This App will be the one that all will be using for there digital music world - IMOP. ) All new digital music streaming system’s are being developed for Roon, with some also having there own operating system. I can’t cover it all, cables, all the various system, etc.., but with a little help I’m sure in the end we’ll all have a good starting point, if interested in the digital world. N.A.S Storage and Network Music Streaming for HI Def audio I found when I really got into the Digital Audio world , it really wasn’t as complicated as I though it would be. But again as with everything in audio , it can be as simple or as complicated as one wants within there system. I think I’ll go in the above order, Because that’s how I entered it. First I wanted to improve my digital sound and to make it not just as good and warm as my beloved Vynyl world, and favorite albums, But better. Then I heard about storing my CD’s , and digital music in what was know as NAS music storage. After hearing how incredible my digital music was sounding, I wanted to enter the world of a Music Network streaming system , Pandora, Spotify, to Hi Res music services like Tidal and Qobuz , and the muisic streaming player that with some individual systems accompany the streamer so that so I hear it in the System. But What was this thing Called Roon that I found all these new high end Music Streaming / Player system were developed with Roon , the New universal Operating system for music That is hardware Agnostic. Please let me know any of the routes that you may have chosen or thinking of going with for your system. I will be adding to this as I go along, Please bear with me as I pull all my info together on each subject to best I can so as to give you a feel and hopefully route you may like to start. It’s wide open from very affordable systems to the point I always dream of, But to rich for me. When I say this in my own humble option, This is where Music has been on its way and heading in a Directions I feel will open up a New World of Music , With it’s depth in clean Hi Res , warm music and a huge Music library services when one can find and hear pretty much what one would want to hear. It keeps getting better and better. I still love my vynyl , But in my next post I’ll start off with the benefits of adding an external DAC. Below is a picture of where my system is now, I’m just now finalizing and getting my digital music streaming playing device. Pictures to follow when I get it, very soon.
  38. 2 points
    I just wanted to add that what ever Music Streaming Device you may choose, expensive or not, It will bring back the excitement of new Music and also the Nostalgic of the older tunes. I love the Music Streaming world and what it has to offer in the endless library of Music, High Def and the Clarity of depth of the music sound. Along with the feeling of being in this “Huge massive open Library with Row’s and Row’s of endless music “ to go through and never being disappointed, Add the Music Software management of your music with “Roon”, I feel like I did as a Kid when I got a new Vinyl Album opening it and seeing all the artwork, then putting the needle down and listening to the new music with such excitement. The added bonuses is the clarity and depth that was never revealed in the the analog world, but also it will give you information on the music and the Artist that wasn’t available on the old vinyl and cassettes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the sound and excitement of opening up a new vinyl album for all the reason described above, But now I listen to vinyl album for just that feeling and sound of the album with it’s occasion “cracks or pops” from the old albums. But , If its clarity and depth, or Hi Res audio files, I go to the Music Streamer. Also with the music streamer come the ease of just listening to whatever your in mood for at the time, and letting it just choose that music your in the mood for and not have to go back to the source like the turntable to either turn over the album, or put on something new. This is all done by the music steamer along with it putting music on that you may forgotten or hearing for the first time. I’ve found such excitement and enjoyment in this new digitial world that when I hear something on the radio, I write it down so I can hear it in more detail at home on the music streamer. I still love putting on a vinyl album on the turntable and listening to it, But for me, If its clarity and depth in the music I want to hear, there’s no comparing to this new sound and world of the digitial Music Streaming and it’s high def library of music to choose from. Below is a quick pick of the Innuous Zen Mk lll and the L.K.S Digitial audio Dac. If there’s any I can be of help with inregards to Music Streaming systems or Roon Software, Just let me know and I’ll do my best to answer or find what you may be looking for.
  39. 2 points
    Hello Butcher, and welcome to thecarversite.com. We're glad you're hear. There is a lot of information here, much technical know how, and a pretty good bunch of folks that are happy to help. That's quite a collection and a great jumping on point. I've owned eight M400ts over the years, bought, sold, gave each of my daughters one, and I still have a couple. They're a fine amp, and the output is surprising given the size. My personal favorites are the M500t and the M1.0t. There are several outstanding techs here that can refresh your amps, guide you through the refresh if you want to DIY, supercharge those amps with mods that will improve them several times over, or guide you through the mods if you want to DIY. We all like pics of all kinds of audio gear, so please consider uploading some pics of your gear once you get permissions. Start a new thread in the Members Systems area and post the pics there. In the meantime, kick your shoes off, turn up the music, and welcome aboard.
  40. 2 points
    Ok, I’ve got the equalizer all packed up and ready to go. The following members are in so far: BarryG 69 Packratt 67 PhilDent 46 Fluidcool 93 Dadvw 42 Bluefan 37 Itchitch 34 Maytag 24 Compwaco 22 Good luck all....Carter
  41. 2 points
    Flyby of Jupiter from aboard Juno; did you catch the dolphin?
  42. 2 points
    I can't claim this one as original, but it seemed to fit, and be worth posting. In a little over a day, for the first time in my life, I will be seeing 20 20 !
  43. 2 points
    My personal opinion is less on the record the better! keeping It clean is best way to preserve it!
  44. 2 points
    If you're near LA you must come by my place for a visit. I'd love to reciprocate the hospitality and get your opinion on my NHT speakers and setup. Happy New Year!
  45. 2 points
    Ice House 'Great Southern Land'
  46. 2 points
    Great Karma-You can get a DBX Mic pretty reasonable. I have one so not in. If memory serves me Bill D had one in his office system. Nice piece of equipment.
  47. 2 points
    Jan 1, 2021 according to the Naval Observatory (and the Farmer's Almanac) Jan 1, 2021.
  48. 2 points
    The first Christmas album from Keb Mo, Moonlight, Mistletoe, & You: "Four-time Grammy Award winner and legendary bluesman, Keb’ Mo’ releases Moonlight, Mistletoe & You, one of the best, if not the best, holiday album I’ve heard, out Oct. 18th via Concord Records." You can read the full review here.
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  50. 1 point
    From Wikipedia: Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power, or the rate at which work is done. [...] The term was adopted in the late 18th century by Scottish engineer James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. Bonus question: How many hp is a Carver M1.0t MkII Opt2 amp? 😉
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