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    My copy of the Carver Reference Disc 2014 that Daddyjt put together for the members here. I was a new member at the time and asked if I could have a copy and he gladly sent me one. It's a 2 disc compilation that the members helped put together and Daddyjt made all the copies, art work and than preceded to mail out to the members. What a ton of work! Anyway, I hadn't listened to it in a while and it is an amazing collection of music of all different types. It's nice to step outside of my normal? listening habits and be reminded of some of the great artist out there. Through this forum I have been introduced to a number of artist I would have other wise over looked. Anyway, I want to put a big Thank You out there to Daddyjt for his unselfish work and time he devoted to this project. BillWojo
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    Remember the "Sound-burger"?
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    I have it ripped to my hard drive if anyone needs the reference disks! BarryG
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    Original thread about the disc set here : 2014 Reference CD Set 3 or 4 pages in is a link to download the set, hosted on Carveraudio.com
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    Then how about this? It's so *cute*!: Or more mainstream:
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    Hipster dreck. What's the point of the counterweight? The tonearm is spring-loaded against the record. I imagine the counterweight helps stabilize it in that axis. But more importantly, the counterweight balances the tonearm as it leans over towards the center of the record, preventing undue pressure on the inner wall of the groove. Maybe this thing really is high-tech? After all, it probably works best in one of these:
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    That looks so cool, Phil-- but I wonder about the sound quality after reading the specs. Still--it looks so cool! Gramovox Floating Turntable ...and below is the one built by Mitsubishi:
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    "The overall collection is fantastic. Gorecki just makes me cry a lot, so I stay away from it. " That was one of my submissions, L_t. Near finalizing the project, I asked Daddyjt to omit the track; to me it was part of the entire, sidelong emotional soundscape–one long elegiac composition, in three movements, an entire CD–as well as sonicscape–from very quiet to deep and full string sonority. Out of context of the whole piece, I thought it did not best fit a reference disc. I demurred but DaddyJT graciously deflected my doubts. Like you, it does make me wistful.
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    Mark or Dom or somebody here knows the link to download it.
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    By the way for anyone pulling out there copy, side two, last track is a series of frequency sweeps, make sure you turn down the volume for this, the high frequency's at high volume might damage your tweets! It actually let me hear the bumps and valleys in the frequency response curve of my Altec horns. Pretty cool. BillWojo
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    Great to see you building a mini HT system R2U! Pics please! Try calling this number to get 880 owner's manual: http://www.audioclassics.com/detail?detail=RECEIVER-OM&nav=brand Enjoy the journey!
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    Counting down the top 15 jokes of Fringe 2016: 15. "Elton John hates ordering Chinese food. Soya seems to be the hardest word." -- Phil Nicol 14. "I'll tell you what's unnatural in the eyes of God. Contact lenses." -- Zoe Lyons 13. "Back in the day, Instagram just meant a really efficient drug dealer." -- Arthur Smith 12. "I spotted a marmite van on the motorway. It was heading yeastbound." -- Roger Swift 11. "Hillary Clinton has shown that any woman can be President, as long as your husband did it first." -- Michelle Wolf 10. "Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy, I hear you ask." -- Jordan Brookes 9. "Don't you hate it when people assume you're rich because you sound posh and went to private school and have loads of money?" -- Annie McGrath 8. "Why is Henry's wife covered in tooth marks? Because he's Tudor." -- Adele Cliff 7. "I often confuse Americans and Canadians. By using long words." -- Gary Delaney 6. "Brexit is a terrible name, sounds like cereal you eat when you are constipated." -- Tiff Stevenson 5. "I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so wasn't much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer... came second." -- Will Duggan 4. "Apparently 1 in 3 Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed which is mad because those places are really well lit." -- Mark Smith 3. "I've been happily married for four years -- out of a total of 10." -- Mark Watson 2. "Why is it old people say "there's no place like home", yet when you put them in one..." -- Stuart Mitchell 1. "My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He's a man after my own heart." -- Masai Graham
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    This album opened up the world of blues to me. It's DVD Audio, and the high resolution stereo mix (96/24) is where it's at. Crystal clear, stunning transitions, and impact that actually scares me a little bit (seriously). My favorite tracks are "Marry You", and "Heart Beats Like A Hammer".
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    Saturday afternoon was spent removing all the drivers and crossovers from the Thiel CS 3.6. We found exactly what WRF had described, as expected. Resistors frying capacitors. We also discovered that the dealer had lied that he had replaced both tweeters and midranges. Thiel had refurbished one tweeter and two midranges which means that the dealer had paired an original tweeter with a refurbished one. Dealer- strike #1 to start. It was easy to see that because one tweeter looked brand new while the other one had the expected small marks from the repair work. Don't get me wrong, it still looked well refurbished. We are shipping the tweeters, midranges and crossovers to Thiel service. It will be interesting to see what they say. Hope that you guys don't get bored with all this description. But, this is a continuing story that we don't often hear about. Papajoe.
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    Dennis' empirical findings demonstrate many things Paying attention to gain structure pays off handily (head-wise also ) Trying to reduce current noise reveals that its nature, like parallel resistance, follows the reciprocal sum of reciprocals ( 1/Rtot = Σ 1/Rn ) One won't get a good payout with the shotgun approach (replace 75 resistors for a 2 dB improvement, or be smart and get > 10 dB)
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    I am still working with Jim to determine why his C-1 (BillD) is noisy compared to his stock C-1 and C-4000. I bounced this off of the other techs. Wayne (wrf) suggested it might have to do with the C-1's proximity to his M-1 amp. Wayne experienced the same noise when his C-1 sat directly on top of the amp. He eliminated the noise by separating to two by one shelf space. Talking with Jim he said his C-1 was right on top of the amp. When he gets his C-1 back this week he will separate them and get back to us. I hope this solve his problem. One step at a time.
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    The bulletin in the manual mentions lowering the "noise floor".
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