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  1. Hello Everyone - I just recently retired and am in the process of getting back to my favorite hobby - audio gear restoration! I have a few Carver units of my own that i plan to rebuild, and while searching for information came across this site. Looks like there are more vintage audio people out there than i thought! So for now - just signed up and posted to say hello and hope to participate in the future. 3P I
    11 points
  2. Hello, I just finished a month long project of building a White Oak Phase Linear 400. During that time I picked up a stock Carver C-1 as I didn't own a preamp, neither my Dynaco ST-70 or DIY WE91-inspired 300B amp needed one (IMO). While the C-1 is a fine preamp I think mine is overdue for upgrades/recap and I'll be doing the BillD mods in the near future. My other audio perversions include cassette/8-track/reel to reel, idler drive turntables, Gray 108/206 type tonearms, tubes, and big Altecs. Non audio fetishes include garden tractors/small engines/mowers/minibikes, old TVs and radios, Ham radio, reloading, and general automotive mechanic-ing.
    9 points
  3. Have to say thanks to Rob for helping me get a great setup
    9 points
  4. I've been a fan of Tori Amos since the release of Little Earthquakes in the early 90's. I always felt she brought her own flavor to musical creativity, often breaking the mold, and other times shattering it completely. What I did not realize until recently, is just how well recorded her music is. So here I was, in the midst of a Tori Amos "rediscovery" period, when I come across a youtube video by Rick Beato on Tori, and he's raving about a Tori Amos EP that I never even knew existed. Turns out, this 5-song EP has three (3) covers that she did around the time of Little Earthquakes release, and they are SPECTACULAR. She did her own versions of Angie (Rolling Stones), Thank You (Led Zepplin) and Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana). In the youtube video, Rick says this EP is not available anywhere, but i found it on Amazon for $17 brand new...? Anyway, I highly reccomend this EP, even if it is a bit pricy for 5 songs. Not only is it recorded quite well, the material is superb. The cover of Smells like Teen Spirit is worth the price alone. Not to start a fight, but I think her version blows the original away - it is SO DARK... I've linked the youtube video and amazon link below. Tori Amos - Crucify - Music (amazon.com)
    7 points
  5. Nice setup! I have a m200t face ring in the "For Sale Gallery". This system is screaming for the plate ........ and I'm not just sayin that because I'm selling........ someone chime in if they disagree .......
    7 points
  6. Just joined and was approved. The message I received stated that I need to post on the welcome page and receive 4 or more replies before I can post. There are no links on the text area of the welcome page. Can someone point me the right direction? I have three Carver components that need help, or I may just need to find them a new home. Please point me in the right direction.
    6 points
  7. Here is my intro... I am a retired long time audio enthusiast with around 50 years of experience in audio. I worked for the last 35 years in marketing and technical documentation for an audio manufacturer dominant in the TV broadcast, motion picture and installed sound markets. I have a C-1 preamp, M1.5t power amp and TX-11 FM tuner that I not longer need. The preamp and power amp need some repair. Post here or PM me at opusstuf@gmail.com for more details.
    6 points
  8. "By electrifying his double reed instrument and incorporating elements of bebop, fusion, Indian, ambient and rock-fueled grunge, the Bay Area bassoonist pushes the envelope on what his notoriously unwieldy instrument can do..." Link (released in 2008)
    5 points
  9. Pictures? Yeah here's the Rek O Kut, its been in various states of unfinished for more than a decade And the '42 Philco. 42-380 chassis in a 42-390 cabinet. The new faceplate will be here in a few days...
    4 points
  10. There is no emoji that states clearly enough that I ABSOLUTELY F-ing LOVE THIS!
    4 points
  11. Joe Satriani, The Elephants of Mars was released on April 8, 2022. "The Elephants of Mars is Satriani’s 19th studio effort to date and definitively reinforces why he has remained perhaps the most popular instrumental rock/shred guitarist out there since the 1980s. His music has always been as much about songwriting as it was high-velocity guitar slinging and Satch has continued to refine that internal balance with each new release. He’s so good at it now that he can hold back at will to create moods and emotions that mesmerize listeners before clobbering them with his prodigious chops that are always just below the surface. He sees the big picture of his music better than anyone in his genre and that, friends and neighbors, is why he rules." You can read the rest of the review here...
    4 points
  12. Envy Of None - this is a new project including Alex Lifeson (of Rush) as a member. If you are looking for a Rush album, this is not it. If you are looking for something fantastic in the Rock / Prog-ish realm, it's fantastic. I'd heard one sample song before getting the album, and was somewhat uncertain about it. It turns out that was by FAR the weakest piece on the album. This one is going to live in my CD player and car for the next while. Easily the best new music I've come across in quite a while. BTW, if anyone thinks Alex is no longer on his game, you'd be extremely wrong. Amazing musicianship from all members of the group, and incredible sound - very well, and properly produced - just watch out for your subs!!!
    4 points
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  14. Semblant, Vermilion Eclipse was released on April 15, 2022. "There’s a thin line in metal music when using clean and gruff vocals. This seems to be particularly important in bands who employ female singers with male musicians who add the growls. It doesn’t always work and can overpower and distract from the overall delivery. Thankfully, this isn’t the case for Brazilian outfit SEMBLANT, whose album “Vermilion Eclipse” is their second release for Frontiers Music srl. It’s their fourth album overall for a band who have been together for over 15 years." You can read the rest of the review here... While I'm usually not a goth metal fan, Mizuho Lin has the voice of an angel. Her voice reminds me of Pat Benatar. She also has a youtube channel where she sings a variety of music including Disney movie tracks and a Jon Bon Jovi cover. https://www.youtube.com/c/MizuhoLin
    3 points
  15. Great vocals on this one And this is just awesome
    3 points
  16. I think I was 14 or 15 Technics SA-303 receiver Pioneer CT-F650 cassette deck Realistic Optimus 25 Speakers Technics SL-D303 turntable w/Shure M97HE-AH cartridge
    3 points
  17. Thanks for the thread - I love to reminisce back to a simpler time. My first "system" consisted of this Magnovox transistor radio with earphone jack with this tube extension speaker: My upgrade was this Lloyds portable (8 D Cells) 8 Track player:
    3 points
  18. A "boombox" made by Sharp. Similar to this one
    3 points
  19. Ive missed this thread! Here's a funky one for you guys...cant believe Im just finding this band.
    3 points
  20. I don't think Ive ever heard a recording by Katie Melua that didn't sound great. Nice to have artists that care about audio quality.
    2 points
  21. Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian experimental jazz band....
    2 points
  22. We were fortunate to see Pat Martino at Blues Alley (it is down an alley) in the Georgetown district of District of Columbia. A remarkable musician, two times over. If one were to witness Rodin, Michelangelo, da Vinci , Michelangelo or Botticelli, etc., spinning out images before ones eyes, that would be close to his artistry. Coming to appreciate (belatedly) dawns all of a sudden & then more so, gradually, later.
    2 points
  23. Oh great, ANOTHER greedy narcissist is gonna save me. I sure hope he runs for prez too. The fact that fake news Reported the sale of this totally private company Proves beyond reasonable doubt that it is indeed a private company and not the work of some cointelpro. No one could ever trample the free speech rights of an American automaker. Well except for that one time 95 years ago lol
    2 points
  24. ELP Tarkus (Full Album HD)
    2 points
  25. Solved that one, years ago. Seat AND lid DOWN!!! Not doing so leads to something called a "wet cat event!" 🙀 That is to be avoided at all costs!" Far FAR FARRR worse than a wet pussy event! 😾 Trust me on that!!! Just trust me - I'm an expert! 😹
    2 points
  26. Its not new but its really good. Thom Rotella Band. 1987 digital recording. Recorded live, direct to a 2 track digital recorder as described. DMP label. Says 'recorded with discrete class A electronics.' Producer Tom Jung. Smooth, extremely detailed.
    2 points
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