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  1. Here’s my system in my Study. It’s a repurposed bedroom, so it’s not the optimal for acoustics, but I’m happy with it. My Carver stack on the left is (From Bottom up): TFM-45 purchased from and rebuilt by Ray, this drives Magnepan LRS speakers TFM-35 purchased from Carter and rebuilt by Greg, this drives JBL LX-55 (10 inch 3 ways) TFM-35 rebuilt by Ray, this drives Altec System 3’s (8 inch, 4 driver, 3 ways) TL-3600 10 disk CD changer TD-1400 Cassette SD/A-490t CD Player C-15v (Note: Greg is rebuilding my C-16 – This will be slotted in - replacing
    11 points
  2. Hello, I've always been interested in stereo equipment and high end audio. I sold mid/high end audio when I was in college during the mid 90s. I've owned lots of gear over the years. Most I only kept for a few years, then got bored and moved onto something else. I've found that for whatever reasons I'm partial to the Bob Carver and Ken Kantor designs. Carver and NHT seem to match really well together, at least to my ears...so that's what I've hung onto over the years. I've owned all this stuff since brand new. All is near mint to mint condition. Still have al
    4 points
  3. Lately, I have found myself returning to the same SACDs, DVDAs and FLAC files with increased frequency. Further, with ~9,000 FLAC albums, I’ll surf to new stuff, and it the sound quality doesn’t impress me within the first couple songs, I’m off to other stuff, unlikely to return to that album. My tolerance for poor (or even mediocre) sound quality on recordings is almost non-existent at this point. The peril here, is that some of my favorite music happens to be recorded like shit. For example, when Eddie Van Halen passed a while back, I sat in front of the rig with the intention of a mini Va
    3 points
  4. Hmm... Looks to me like it may be a Carver Research Lightstar Reference 2.0 amplifier.
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  5. Since we have 52 weeks in a year, let's start off 2021 with a new Carver Site! feature. A different album to listen to and critique for a week. Alphabetically by album title. First week of 2021 will be Steely Dan's 'Aja'. I think we all know it (or of it). Let's dive in and say what we like or don't like about this classic. Starts 01/01/2021. Not now. Lets get some things in order first. Like what will be the other A? Or the first B? I'm reserving the first D to be DSOTM. Just sayin'. I'd really like to have some diversity here, get everyone to listen to an old favorite in a new way or b
    2 points
  6. Mark, I don't believe you're a snob in the least. I totally relate to you and rather, I think you've discovered the vast differences in the way source material was recorded and have a system now that very clearly delineates those differences. I, like you, have found my musical tastes have changed quite a lot since I've been enjoying my old restified Carver gear. I find myself listening to classical far more than anything else lately. I have also been going to the Abravanel Hall, downtown, to enjoy the Utah Symphony live. We truly are very fortunate to have the Utah
    2 points
  7. I think it sorta comes with the territory, especially as we upgrade our systems. It's alright, don't worry about it, but wear it as a badge of honor!
    2 points
  8. I'm looking forward to the brand new release from Roa's Ark. The band consists of Carl Roa (Magic Elf) on guitar, Vic Romaine (Steve Morse, Kansas, Nena, etc.) on drums, and the one and only Dave LaRue (Satriani, Vinnie Moore, Pat Travers, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Albert Lee, Ace Frehley, Vai, etc.) on bass. Judging by this new single, 'Joker's Wild,' Roa's Ark goes straight for the jugular. https://roasark.bandcamp.com/track/jokers-wild
    2 points
  9. I really much appreciate it! Thank you! I'll start a separate thread about the difference between my previous Sunfire 300 and my current Sunfire 300. Cheers from Sweden and may you have a Merry Christmas soon.
    2 points
  10. Love that stack, Will. And those racks..., Very nice.
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  11. Impressive congregation of electronics
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  12. Hello Jerker L, We don't have many Sunfire schematics, and what we do have can be found here: https://thecarversite.com/carvermanuals/ There are 3 tabs at the bottom of the box. The rightmost one is Sunfire. Welcome to C!. We're glad you're here.
    2 points
  13. Got the needles bouncing hard on the Lightstar and crystal clear sound with no ear fatigue at 30mins of listening. Even though I had it really turned up it didn't really sound all that loud. Just clean smooth music.
    2 points
  14. Thanks to Nahash I have sweet sounding phono section in my Sunfire vtcc. After a couple bugs quickly worked out by Greg it sounds just supreme, like no other phono preamp I've ever heard. Dead quiet and low surface noise which I've always experienced with other phono pre's.
    2 points
  15. Adam Hawley "Escape" released Feb 2020 - It features a star-studded cast of A-List artists including Rick Braun, Najee, Michael Lington, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Ryan, and Kat Hawley. Also, this is Adam’s first independent album...
    2 points
  16. I started a thread in amp repair to continue my TFM-45 project (debacle).🙃
    2 points
  17. Welcome aboard @SRGresham!!! Glad you found us here, and as has already been mentioned previously, it appears you've already encountered OCCD. There's no stopping it now, you're already well on your way into the wonderful world of OCCD!!! I always admired the Phase Linear gear as a youth reading about their awesome power output specs. I also admired Carver gear back in the 80's, but little did I know I would be so captivated as I have been by my repaired, re-capped and refurbished M-1.5t paired with a C-1 I completed the BillD on. Wow! Has it ever been a fabulous, abundant, se
    2 points
  18. I asked a question here a couple of years ago or so that is very similar. Has better gear changed your music tastes? For me, it's a resounding yes, but maybe it wouldn't be if the producers and recording engineers had mastered the originals to a higher standard. Maybe there was too much cocaine and whiskey involved, I dunno. (I'll leave it up to y'all to guess whether I mean them or me ) Fortunately, there are a few well mastered classic rock albums that got the Mobile Fidelity, DCC, Analog Productions, CBS Mastersound, DMP, treatment that I can still enjoy
    1 point
  19. Welcome, Tpoppa! A fellow Ohioan here, although I now reside in Texas. Go Bucks!
    1 point
  20. Following is a list of Sunfire service documents that have been scanned but are not yet in the site database/library. If you have an immediate need for any of them please PM me a list with an email address I can send them to.
    1 point
  21. Impressive stack Will! Love those Carver components with round VU meters.
    1 point
  22. Nice collection of gear Will! You are infected with OCCD! The gear looks nice together, kinda like family........grin
    1 point
  23. Close up of the cart on a Denon "S" tone arm.
    1 point
  24. Running through a Denon DP-62L with a Zu Audio modified MC Denon103 cart
    1 point
  25. Thanks for hanging with this Greg. I will check out my phone. Dont think that anything on it changed but who knows. I believe that i have ruled out user error, something that i am quite capable of😁.
    1 point
  26. Welcome to the land of OCCD! The land flowing with tubes and transistors and capacitors and resistors and even a few LEDs.......😂
    1 point
  27. Hi, I would like to have the schematics for my Sunfire 300x2. I owned 2 of those 5 years ago but had to sell them. Now I got hold of 1 again and notice that it is different internally than my previous one. Some cabling (signal cabling to the converter board, I think) is not present in my latest version and quite a few resistors are not populated on that board. I have also only 4 low voltage cables (wires). There were 6 of them in my previous amp. Were there some big revision during production? Maybe I should start a new thread? Still, I would love
    1 point
  28. Jeremiah Johnson, Unemployed Highly Annoyed was released on October 30, 2020. "...Where Heavens to Betsy featured a variety of songwriting styles and even used a horn section, Unemployed is Johnson and his rhythm section, with additional keyboards courtesy of bassist/producer Paul Niehaus IV, tapping into all of the emotions described in the album title. The songs are punk in their visceral bursts of anger, but pure blues rock in Johnson’s vocals and wild guitar work." You can read the rest of the review here...
    1 point
  29. Thom Rotella is certainly not new, but it's new to me, and I am enjoying this album a great deal. Some tracks remind me of The Rippingtons, and some tracks make me think Pink Floyd meets The Rippingtons, and some of it reminds me of Al Di Meola. The Thom Rotella Band, The Thom Rotella Band was released in 1987. This is very good with Sonic Holography engaged on the main 2 channel rig. https://www.discogs.com/artist/752202-Thom-Rotella
    1 point
  30. I think that I like Curves Ahead and Black Diamond the best.
    1 point
  31. Is this what you are thinking of: Sunfire Downconverter.pdf I also have sunfire-7ch-amp-downconverter-schematic-653-131-00-rev-b.pdf and sunfire-receiver-downconverter-schematics-653-112-00-rev-c2.pdf p.s. When I left click on Sunfire Super Junior schematics it opens the file AND downloads the PDF file to my hard drive.
    1 point
  32. There are no Sunfire sub schematics or service manuals in the site library/database. I do have Sunfire Super Junior schematics that have not been posted yet. Maybe they will be useful.
    1 point
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