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  1. New member but, old Carver customer. I have a M 1.5t Amp that needs some attention. Bought it in Hawai’i at the Army Exchange for $197 ! Still have the sales receipt. I’m in the Tucson, AZ area. Ideas from anyone ? I really wanna listen to my KEF 104/2’s again !
    10 points
  2. As for the preamp itself, it's exactly what I was looking for. It has the dynamics, detail resolution in spades and it doesn't emphasize one portion of the spectrum over another. Soundstage depth and width are really good, it's a top tier piece for sure. The original owner sent it back to c-j for a check up and thought that it sounded too solid state, maybe it just needed some time on it? I had never heard one before so took a gamble after reading everything I could about it and asking if there were any reliability issues. I asked the owner if Keith Richard's guitar came s
    6 points
  3. You asked for it, here's Mr. Happy! On second thought, the big system has undergone a few upgrades recently. It's still based around Magnepan 3.7s and I picked up a pair of passive SVS cylindrical subs which are driven by a Crown Class D amp (everything's good for something) with a Rolls stereo sub crossover unit. That works really well. Turntable is Well Tempered Square motor with an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge, Jolida JD9 phono preamp with JJ ECC83 tubes and the venerable VTL 300 Deluxe monoblocks with SED Winged C 6550s . I hadn't checked the bias in a long time,
    6 points
  4. Good Morning to All, My name is Brent and I live in Arlington, WA. I have been bitten by The Carver Bug the last few years. Carver that I own: 2 - 1.0t's 1 - 1.5t 2 - 200t's Been in the process of recapping all of them. Been reading info here for awhile and your resources are greatly appreciated. Lookimg forward to hanging out here from time to time.
    6 points
  5. My first day of treatment went well, I will have weekly chemo trestments for the test of my life. Doc is installing a port for blood draw, and giving meds! I feel good today! We are doing everything outpatient as Hospital is at capacity!
    6 points
  6. A touching update to this story.
    5 points
  7. I have wonderful news... It's been a little over a week since my 500 has found it's way home. Unpacked, reconnected, and powered up! The power on noise I previously mentioned now sounds much more refined than before. It passed Greg's test, so I'm confident it's completely normal and must be the mag coil being energized. The "new" amp sounds exquisite, much clearer and the music is more defined. My Polk 10Bs seem to love their "new" power provider, and play considerably louder than before. I'm very happy! Thanks again Greg!
    5 points
  8. Not admitted. Home having steak on the grill with a neighbor. Transfusion tomorrow is the latest word.
    5 points
  9. That’s not good news. Prayers and support going out for Barry. He’s such a very nice and kind hearted guy.
    5 points
  10. I never wanted to use my "good" cartridge on records that were not designed for the cartridge..., I.e, modern cartridges since the LP came out, it seems to me, were perfected for 33rpm LP recordings... For me, I found an Orofon Black 78 - i.e., a Modern Cartridge, designed to work well on 78rpm records. It sounds great - to me..., My parents gave me their collection of 78's, which, it turns out, have some very rare original recordings. Opera, Symphony, etc. Names like Caruso..., in all their "original" glory. They don't sound bad..., in fact, quite good
    5 points
  11. Thank you for the birthday wishes everyone! It was a busy working birthday but a good one with Captain Morgan Private Stock to finish the day….
    5 points
  12. I'm in Bozeman, MT for vacation. My kids were doing horseback riding lessons when I snapped this pic. I thought it looked very cinematic.
    5 points
  13. Yes, he was a good guy. RadioEngr (I believe he went by) picked up an Otari reel to reel for me and brought it to a CarverFest and Gary was good enough to bring it home for me to pick up at his house. Speed camera got me on that trip in the old pick up truck. What the hell, it's 6AM on a Sunday, nobody's working in the work zone, who cares how fast I'm going? He also helped me buy a TX-11 for $100 long ago. Lots of good people, both past and present, on this site.
    4 points
  14. The ones I have downloaded and printed, I always print the schematics 11x17 and the instructions 8.5x11 and put them in a white one inch or two inch 3 ring binder. I then print a cover sheet to slip inside the clear liner and label the end.
    4 points
  15. OK. Pay attention this time. I'm not a racist, I'm an a$$hole. I know it may be too subtle for you, but there is a difference. D!ckhead.
    4 points
  16. What a great story. That's the kind news we want to hear!!! I can relate - when my equipment returned from repair a year ago the world became a great place again.😁
    4 points
  17. Well, as you know, there is not a better time to send vinyl through the mail system than the month of July. Records come to your door completely sanitized, maybe even Simonized and ready to hang on the wall. Yup, likely that's what they will be good for folks. Today I heard the freshly cleaned records spun onto my doorstep, screaming as they spun to a stop. "Ah, the MM has arrived." Some were wet with tears and making a frowny face as I took them from their slipcovers. Good 'ole BS&T, side two was first to be spun. By now they are used to it, Right? I have always loved this recording and
    4 points
  18. Goodness no GI blockage. After blood transfusion I am going home!
    4 points
  19. Local DNS server on your network. Blocks tracking and ad servers. Just took this screenshot of mine:
    4 points
  20. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms--Produced by Mark Knopifer and Engineered by Neil Dorfsman A 1985 fantastic LP mint pressing that is an outstanding sonically and exhilarating album when played on a reveling system.
    4 points
  21. Most modems will tell you if they work with Xfinity. If they don't mention Xfinity, I would assume they don't. If you're considering upgrading speed, you'll need to make sure the modem standard is DOCSIS 3.1. DOCSIS 3.0 won't get you up to 1gbs speed. I went with an Arris modem when I bought my own. I made all the network connections, powered it up. When I launched my browser, I was directed to the cable company website, entered some info, and all was good. I've had the modem about a year, zero problems with it.
    4 points
  22. Honolulu Audio was selling the M 1.5t for $999, The Army Exchange had it New for $650 and no sales tax. I bought it at the Army Exchange after having been mis-labelled on price and put on the “discount shelf” for $197.. ! Full warranty and all .. I’ve had it since that day in 1988.
    4 points
  23. I’ve been searching for a ladder dac, I recently found a mass drop Airist DAC for $300. It is often compared to the denafrips Aires, been searching for a used Aires when I found the airist! I am happy so far! Barry
    4 points
  24. Just landed these last week. Exceptional condition but need some attention.
    4 points
  25. I was actually glad to see he was still with us and still able to enjoy his music - at least for a little while longer. ALS is a truly horrific disease - I lost a friend from work to it a couple of years ago. Probably one of the nicest fellow I'd met here. Best wishes, to you Ken - enjoy the music for as long as you can!
    3 points
  26. I had my first treatment today, chemo went well! I feel better than expected! Knock on wood! Rock on! barry
    3 points
  27. Hi all, I’m from western Washington & have owned a Carver for over 25 years. I bought my first Carver when I was a student at WSU. I’ve always been an audio enthusiast and, in fact, when I was 6 years old, I tore apart a transistor radio just to see how it worked. I pursued a career in radio/television production and became an audio engineer, but I am now a mom and work in education. I still like to play load, excellent sounding music in all areas of my house and built an amazing sounding movie room. It helps having an electrician for a husband. I look forward to talking shop with
    3 points
  28. Hello all, just finally figured out how to post pics. I won't overwhelm yet, thought I would start with one. Thanks for sharing all your priceless knowledge.
    3 points
  29. This is the way. I pulled several runs of CAT5 and CAT6 to every room in my house and the detached garage. If it has an ethernet jack, it's on ethernet. Thermostat and phone are the only things on wifi. While we're on the subject, everyone should be running a pihole on their network.
    3 points
  30. As mentioned already, I have a similar setup of separate devices, Cable Modem --> Ethernet/WiFi Router --> Ethernet Switch --> End Device. For the past 15+ years that I've been on Comcast/Xfinity, I've owned the cable modem that was used. Initially this was a Motorola SB5100, which was replaced with an Arris SB6141 (DOCSIS 3.0) at least 5yrs ago which is sufficient for the 120Mbps down/6Mbps up connection I get. (There's some business arrangement between Arris and Motorola where one owns the other so I tend to consider them the same company.) This is wired v
    3 points
  31. Prayers for Barry and his family
    3 points
  32. I am not sure who Barry is personally, but I can certainly send him some much needed prayers!!! 🙏
    3 points
  33. Prayers for you and your family in your time of need….. Hang in there brother….
    3 points
  34. Prayers said for wisdom and guidance for the doctors as they treat Barry and peace, comfort, strength for him and his family!
    3 points
  35. Welcome Greg, My name is Brent, I just joined and live in Arlington. I myself just recapped my 1.5t, I bought the capacitor kits from Les at Circuits and Concepts thru ebay, He was very helpful and his instructions are excellent. Take Care Brent
    3 points
  36. I have had 5 different DAC's and my ears are very pleased with my Denafrips Ares II.
    3 points
  37. I use the Dragonfly red also to stream Amazon HD (24 Bit) audio. No, I can't tell the difference between 16 & 24 bit but I enjoy being able to listen to anything I want without using a CD, LP or tape. However, streaming from an iPhone, the signal output is extremely weak (most noticeable during attempts to record) and the levels are not adequate, in my opinion. So I'm shopping for a "audio only" DAC receiver which sends a signal comparable to that of a CD player.
    3 points
  38. As Kevin suggested, please start a topic about your experience and we'll go from there. It encourages more participation anyway!
    3 points
  39. Some things can be generic - replace all of the electrolytics for example. After that it starts getting more complicated. Do you have the gear to measure performance? Most of the electronic parts will last indefinitely - but there may be something degraded that is technically working but not delivering it's full capability - which might be measured as distortion, noise, etc. with the right equipment. Parts availability and substitutions change so frequently that a list is only accurate on the day it is created.
    3 points
  40. Not a bad idea, if it was so easy. Carver made running changes to many models and therefore most lists are not going to be accurate, plus current parts availability makes changes in part numbers almost constant. Refurb parts lists therefore need to be unit specific in real time. Might I suggest that if one has, say an M-4.0t amp, that they want to refurb, start a post on that amp, list all the things they think they should replace with current part numbers and values. The community can then help with suggestions on sourcing hard to get parts. Rarely will you find all-in-one shopping for 30 yea
    3 points
  41. Here's a link to the current Ortofon 2M 78 True Mono cartridge. Ortofon 2M 78 true mono cartridge
    3 points
  42. I am far, FAR from blaming you Ray! These things are a hella of a learning curve for me. You did a a SUPERB job of packaging of all three components. As such I can’t feature how they could have suffered any shipping damage. I was planning on switching/swapping speakers to determine if it’s my speakers & NOT the preamp. And using headphones. Each to test treble adjustment. Thanks for the 8khz switch tip. My unfamiliarity w/all these new-to-me hi-end components is where the problem is. Not your services Ray. I have a lotta learning & testing ahead of me. I’m
    3 points
  43. I serviced both units. the c-19 belonged to another member of the site who sent it in for servicing. the preamplifier passed tests on the test equipment then was put into an audio system and monitored for a day. the day of shipping it was tested that morning again before it left. unfortunately I dont have crystal ball to see what happened to the unit between the time it left and the time it arrived. obviously something is amiss in the unit and needs to be looked at unfortunately. Parts labor and return shipping cost are all included in your 3 year warranty. S
    3 points
  44. pushing the ‘42 in the shed system.
    3 points
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