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  1. I've had a couple of suggestions to do a quick update, and I do owe showing off the handiwork of one of our many talented members. Since first getting together my Carver based system, OCCD, and related illnesses, have not eased their grip on my poor addled brain, so more gear keeps following me home. My system now shows off my serious addiction to SH by having 3 different forms of SH to choose from and play around with: (1) The built-in SH (with Gundry mod) in my C1 preamp. (2) A bog-standard C9 unit (my first Carver component, and how I wound up o
    16 points
  2. For Thanksgiving, a kind member here, Walrus Gumboot, sent me his pristine TDR 2400 dual cassette deck free of charge, as a gift, because I don’t have a cassette player, can’t afford one and I have hundreds of my old live gig tapes on audio cassette and no way to listen to them! This has been one of the greatest gifts of my life really- the kindness of a stranger and rediscovering my musical past. Thank you to everyone that helped him find me and especially thanks to him for making my year. Merry Christmas everyone!
    16 points
  3. Hello Everyone, I recently retired, have many hobbies, and enjoy electronics in the winter. Over the last couple of months, I restored a few vintage power amplifiers from the 70's. I created an account on this site because I own a Sunfire subwoofer since the late 90's which is still working today, just purchased a dead one, and since I've been able to get it working, I will be doing a full restoration. I figured that it is time for me to share any knowledge or info that may be helpful for others and have just started doing so on other forums. Thanks, Bob
    14 points
  4. 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
    12 points
  5. 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
    12 points
  6. 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
    11 points
  7. 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
    11 points
  8. Hello everyone, as stated I am a new member, thought I would say hi. I have an active setup running two carvers and a sansui au-919. I use a carver a753x for both woofers and a single subwoofer, I use a tfm-45 for midrange and the sansui for highs. I also have a carver m1.5t ( I would like to get upgraded) and a carver pm-950. Thanks for letting me in!
    10 points
  9. 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
    10 points
  10. Took my daughter out to the entrance to Antelope Island (about 1/2 mile from our house) to catch the sunset. I haven’t uploaded my DSLR memory card yet, but I snapped this one with my new iPhone 12. I must say, these new phones take pretty damn good photos...
    10 points
  11. Hi! New to the site, happy It exists. Hope to acquire some knowledge of the Carver brand here. I currently own a CT 7 Pre-amp two 1.0.s and a set of ALS Plats. I previously owned a C1 Pre amp and a 1.5t driving a set of ADS L 1090s. Tk you for the add.
    9 points
  12. 🧨 ✨ 🎆🎇 🎄 ✨ 🎄✨ 🍹🍸 HAPPY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!🥂
    9 points
  13. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
    9 points
  14. Christmas Eve ! Dinner was had. Dishes are done. The family turned in early. Sitting on the couch - just me and my tree. Merry Christmas All
    9 points
  15. Have a Safe and Covid Free joyful Christmas all
    9 points
  16. Merry Christmas everyone! And may you all have a very Happy New Year too!!!
    9 points
  17. Tonight marks the night..., Merry Christmas.
    9 points
  18. 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
    9 points
  19. 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
    9 points
  20. 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
    9 points
  21. Merry Christmas, Carver fans!
    8 points
  22. Merry Christmas everyone! May your holidays be blessed and we remember the reason for the season!
    8 points
  23. 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.
    8 points
  24. I built a stereo cabinet into my wall when I finished my basement, complete with a panel for easy access to the back.
    8 points
  25. Thank you all! I had a wonderful family get together. We all met at moms retirement community, only 2 can visit inside at a time due to COVID, so we met the whole group at the outside pavilion. In the wind, Mike had trouble lighting the 65 candles, so I did not have any candles to extinguish! it was my favorite cake, spice cake with butter icing! Afterwards brothers went to my brother Bills and we had pizza! it was a fine day! I feel 2021 is going to look much better than 2020! barry
    7 points
  26. I hope you all have a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021. Be careful out there tonight. In the famous words of Ed McMahon, it's amateur drinkers night. If you're going to get your buzz on, have a designated driver, or even better, stay put until morning.
    7 points
  27. That is so awesome! When the members here do these things, I am reminded of why we love this place. Enjoy.
    7 points
  28. Happy Birthday Jesus. And a Merry Christmas to all. Emanuel. God is with us. My first Carver family Christmas.
    7 points
  29. 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
    7 points
  30. If everything goes right - the Album will be accessible on the 'Now Playing' application for that week. Previous weeks will still be accessible by going to the 'Archive' folder in the player application. So everyone will be able to listen to the album of the week live, right here on the site.
    7 points
  31. Bono. Self-righteous, foul-mouthed, "I'm important and better than you" attitude. Total douche.
    6 points
  32. At the top of my list is Kanye West. He has consistently behaved badly for the last decade. His interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech was a total embarrassment. (Anyone who can make someone as obnoxious as Swift look like a victim must truly be an over the top asshole)
    6 points
  33. For out first week of 2021, I picked one of my fav's. Aja is a go to for testing systems. Give it a listen, but think about it technically, the mixing, engineering, how does information on the left and right channels differ? Things like that. One of my favorite things about this album is the use of negative space. Those little delays where there are no notes, but has big impact on the track. Post your impressions! Let us know how you are listening, too. Vinyl? CD? SACD? Streaming? 8-Track? Side one 1."Black Cow"5:10 2."Aja"7:57 3."Deacon Blues"7:33
    6 points
  34. Aja is one of my all-time favorite album and have been listening to its seven-odd tracks at least once week since '78 when I first heard it on my brod-in-law's system. Still have my vinyl, regular cd, and a remastered cd. I can't imagine how the sound could be improved any further given its already excellent sound but if prices of ultra-hi def versions become more affordable, I won't hesitate to go for one. It has become to me like The Beatles' Rubber Soul where I already could hear in my mind the first notes of the next track. You folks know what I mean. Steve Gadd's short
    6 points
  35. Hi Everyone I recently bought some Carver gear to rotate... I just bought a C1 pre amp and m 1.5t to rotate with my NAD 1600 pre amp and ADCOM GFA 555ii...I'd like to hear any advice/suggestions, impressions on these components, thank you!
    6 points
  36. Happy New Year everyone!! This knob is always a part of the celebration!!
    6 points
  37. Hello all. My Carver journey started many years ago with the purchase of my first Carver component. A MXR130 receiver purchased new used to drive my Infinity RS4b's. Who would have thought that would have turned into my current Carver equipment. To include: -TFM 45 -TFM 35 (2) -TFM 15CB -CT-6 -AL-III Plus -Infinity Kappa 7.1 (Replaced the RS4b) All components are in good working order and currently in use. It however is time for me to start to refurbish some of my equipment. Or, possibly replace with some of Bob's new tube amps. So, happy to be here amo
    6 points
  38. Welcome aboard @Enrique Jackson!!! Glad you found us here at TCS! I have an M-1.5t in my system now and love it! It sounded very harsh and grainy though when I first started using it some 15 years or so ago now. The dual caps in my unit failed on the right channel taking out several output transistors and I had just repaired and re-capped my unit a year or two before I joined this site. You can see my write-up in the link below: I was perusing many results from my google searches concerning this amplifier being grainy/harsh and found many posts to this
    6 points
  39. Pardon my French, but that 7'n rocks! Merry Christmas Ln310, and thank you Walrus Gumboot for helping send 2020 out on a high note, low note, and all notes in between.
    6 points
  40. Howdy all, Well, what brought me here you might ask? So, last Friday afternoon I dragged my Wife, Daughter, and Morkie to Raleigh for a little road trip to pick up a TFM-35 for a reasonable price. Ad said "fully serviced and questionable components replaced". I have been looking for a Carver amp to power my other recent project, Polk 2.3's (They are in rehab right now, but will be singing better than new when I get my crossover parts). Back to the Carver...when I arrived back home, like any level headed tinkerer, I opened her up in excitement to view the " fully serviced" handywo
    6 points
  41. Hello from Ottawa,Canada Not sure why I did not join this forum a long time ago....I have been a long time Carver owner over the years.....I have owned Cubes,TX11A,C1,M1.5t, 4 M500t,CT29V etc etc.... I still own Amazing Platinum and ALIII plus speakers. Many years ago I sent the Platinums for repair and upgrade to the Canadian Distributor and it was a complete disaster (another story)....I wrote an email to the then CEO of Carver (John World) and explained the situation and that I owned over $12,000 worth of Carver Gear and how unhappy I was with the Distributor. Within 24 hrs, his
    6 points
  42. bump ... This was incredibly generous and I don't think that it got enough views before falling off the front page ......
    5 points
  43. Merry Christmas folks. I hope that all of you are as blessed as I've been. Happy, Healthy, prosperous New Year to you all as well!
    5 points
  44. Queens Gambit Susan and I have been watching this series . It's only one season long but it's good. https://youtu.be/CDrieqwSdgI
    5 points
  45. 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.
    5 points
  46. 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!
    5 points
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