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  1. I have long been a Hi Fi aficionado living in the Boston area. Starting way back, post college with Harman Kardon components, and a Janszen speaker system with a big woofer and 2 electrostatic tweeters. Stereo, of course. Over time I worked up through a McIntosh amp and preamp-vacuum tube, but kept the old speakers, because they were good. Graduated further to a Bryston 1B preamp and a Bryston 4b amp, and Snell Acoustics Type A speakers. Denon turntable and Denon tuner. Graduated to Carver TX-11 FM tuner. Ultimately phased out of Vinyl, and went to CD's - Rotel RCD-971. Sold turntable and a
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  2. I am from central Mo. back in the late 70’s into the mid 80’s I sold many of the popular name brand audio products. Later, I work at a high end audio retailer in Phoenix, Az. before getting out of the business completely. I have always had multiple systems in my own home. I have had my Carver components for over 20 years. It’s nice to see a site dedicated to the brand. Thank you for letting me join the group.
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  3. Ah, a topic with which I am infinitely familiar... Snobbery is one way your new audio approach can be viewed, but unless the "snob" looks down upon everyone who doesn't achieve the same height I'd rather take that word as the response a limited mind has to stimulus that it can't yet grasp. Pardon me, lads, as I embark on one of my usual lengthy tales. Imagine if you will, you're a teenager, its 1978, and your only exposure to audio is the Kenwood receiver that your family has, along with some file cabinet-sized speakers, and some arcane Garra
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  4. 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
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  5. After some challenges, I have a functional system. The M-200t was randomly going into overload protection ended up being caused by the C1’s outputs were gunked up with excessive rosin. Did a thorough cleaning of all solder joints (alcohol and q-tips). Was thinking about using the wife’s ultra sonic tooth brush but thought better of it 😇 been over a month now with no overload so I’m going to say solved. had the TX-11 for years and it developed a left channel drop out, took it out of storage and found that the output jack board connection had cold solder joints. Re-flowed those and
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  6. New picture this time with listening chair and speakers. Was on FB marketplace Friday night, searched “Polk LSI15” and this set popped up. Seller was asking $250 for the pair. 320 miles latter they are in the house. I guess the MMG’s got retired a bit earlier that I planned on. Always thought Polk and carver was a good match. Need to replace grill cloth other than that, they are 100%
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  7. WELCOME @reedm! Interesting introduction. Good luck getting that TX-11 working again. Plenty of help here on repairs, either ask questions if doing the repair yourself or contact one of our very capable repair techs. Enjoy the site.
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  8. Not sure where to put the information, but I will post it if there is interest. As I mentioned before , I have an original true subwoofer that is still working fine and will restore that one once I am done with the MK2 that I just bought. All that the MK2 needed was a few capacitors in 13v power supply area replaced. One actually detached from one of its leads , I am assuming from the vibration that it is subjected to. Non of mine were glued down. I statically tested all of the semi conductors , then brought her up with dim bulb and variac , then full line power. It can deliver
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  9. Johnny Winter Suzie Q (LIVE at Rockpalast)
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  10. Golden Earring Radar Love (LIVE)
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  13. @Daddyjt Did you happen to listen to the remastered versions? Also, Eddie hated the studio when they first started. He didn't know how to overdub or track his part without the band playing with him. SO I wonder how much of the band's disinterest in doing things 'right' in the studio muddied the outcome. Wasn't till later that he mastered the art of the studio gig.
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  14. If you can find Van Halen II DCC GZS-1129 for a reasonable price, I think you'll find it a much better version. The problem is finding it at a reasonable price. I've seen this sell for $750 sealed on ebay, but it's usually in the $400 ballpark. I don't recall seeing an open copy for sale. Steve Hoffman always does a great job. https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/van-halen-dcc-gzs-1129-is-pretty-super.22318/
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  15. Jethro Tull LIVE In Tampa 1976
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  16. Alice In Chains Down In A Hole (LIVE MTV Unplugged)
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  17. Alice In Chains Nutshell (LIVE MTV Unplugged)
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  20. Yes.You are an audio Snob!!! But aren't we all at some point in time. 🤷‍♂️ I also put a few Van Halen cd's in the player a couple weeks ago. The first and second album and OU812. I felt the same way. But out of the 3 OU812 was the better sounding cd. Maybe if you have more than one system, which a lot of us do, pick a system that the recording sounds best on and maybe it will make it more appealing and you won't feel that way.
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  21. For me, and I may be unique? or maybe not..., It comes down to the same thinking for everything else. The "journey"..., vs. some "destination." Choosing what Music to listen to on the player, radio, 2-channel, or whatever..., has to be good. And, as I get older, it seems it has to be "gooder" (emphatic "more good"), each time. Like wine, food, and other sensory experiences (let your mind wander) I think we search for something more each time/experience. Something to take us to the next "edge" and push the experience envelope to some "next level." And, e
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  22. I have had all of these thoughts. My music purchases have leaned toward sound quality vs. performance for a long time now. And includes a deliberate research effort to determine beforehand how a recording is rated prior to purchase. When i listen to a poor quality recording i feel like i am missing out (unless it is just background music which is seldom). I still get such a thrill out of an excellent sounding recording and dont mind researching them and paying for them. For me it seems more like deep appreciation for good sound vs. snobbery. Lastly, i get turned onto some really good music
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  23. 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
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  24. That's not how it works. The Earth is the platform upon which all else goes above. I get a kick out of you "Science" guys...
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  25. I don't even turn on my trucks radio anymore because it has no comparison to the 2 channel rig at home.
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  26. What a GREAT idea🤔🧯🔥
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  27. Prepping for the third wave...
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