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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Bono. Self-righteous, foul-mouthed, "I'm important and better than you" attitude. Total douche.
    6 points
  5. 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
  6. I apologize in advance to all you Doors fans out there. The biggest axxhole in the music business that I ever met was Ray Manzarek. I did a shoot at his house probably 25 years ago. He was on camera to talk about, of course, Jim Morrison. There was a technical glitch that was my fault which would have caused us to restart the interview and re-do about 10 mins of filming. Instead of being cool about it, he ran upstairs like a petulant child and refused to be interviewed any more. On the other side of the spectrum Taylor Swift has hugged me every time I've seen her (for a total o
    4 points
  7. But you have to admit that "Dirty Laundry" is a very accurate portrayal of the media... 🙂
    4 points
  8. I recall Dahl's demolition night, as it made it on the news far and wide, even where I was. I believe it reflected the growing frustration in the country at all of the more complex forms of music that were being pushed aside in favor of this new flavor of bubblegum. Disco may have been responsible in part for the demise of prog rock, which was a definite loss to the collective musical ear of the western world. It also helped give rise to the Dadaist punk rock movement. I'm on the fence about that, as without punk we'd never have seen the New Wave of the late Seventies. No Blondie,
    4 points
  9. I'm hoping someone can help me out here. 1 of the 4 C1 preamplifier's that I did the billD upgrade on is starting to show an issue after about 6 months of use. My left channel will lose about 50% of its amplification after the unit has been on and running for a little bit. The pots are clean and silent, to get the left channel back to 100% I have to restart the preamplifier with the power switch. I thoroughly checked all the solder and everything looks completely fine, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    4 points
  10. Gee, I thought that was what my Avatar already was? Do keep in mind that much of by babbling is largely tongue-in-cheek, and really just reflects people I've encountered elsewhere than amongst the great folks here! No worries, @PMAT - some folks just occasionally have very strong opinions. They aren't wrong, but I have to keep dealing with this weird state called "reality!" Again, the group, here, are FAR better than the average on The Net. In fact a truly quantum leap beyond the norm out there, which is what makes it fun to be with all of you.
    4 points
  11. Thank you for the great suggestion, swapping the op amps is a great idea. I'm just a hobbyist but I've been soldering every sense I built my 1st crystal radio with my dad 4th of July 1970. That's not to say that I do not have a bad solder connection but swapping the op amps as opposed to re-flowing seems like a better path for success. On another note for those who are interested I've got over 4000 hours on Bob's 275 with a stock tubes. Every thousand hours I will swap in my reference tubes that are new and just broken in, I could not hear the difference when both sets of tubes were new f
    4 points
  12. @Poncho455, Yes, it sure is! It is a 1970 455 Ram Air 4-speed too. Well, it is punched out +.030 or +30 thousandth's. So it's a 463 or so now. I still have it and love it. It was the UltimateGTO.com pic of the week for 03/30/2003 as seen in the following link: http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?pow=yes&pic=/pow/pow0313 Nice! I love the 66 & 69's too. I just sold my 68 goat last spring after owning it since 1981. Glad you found us here.
    4 points
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  14. Sophie Kay, Turbulent Blues was released on November 27, 2020. "Sophie Kay recorded this album over several years. From 2017 to 2020 she laid down on Protools with the precious help of her favorite sound engineer Denis Goltser, songs hidden in the back of a drawer written decades ago (Welcome Sweet Little Angel, a half English and French song lyrics)) years ago (The low down way you do, a feminist song) and more recently songs composed in reaction to the news reported by the media, a news that is always more mortifying. Are we so insignificant to deserve this, could appear as a con
    3 points
  15. Agreed, but there were certain times his nasal warbling was appropriate. For instance, he performed on the soundtrack for that peak-80s movie, Band of the Hand. The opening titles were underwritten by his track Hell Town Man, a great rambling blues wreck that kicked Link Wray up a notch, albeit slightly more polished. And of course who could forget Lay Lady Lay? For decades I'd thought that was Charlie Rich or someone of that crowd. Imagine my surprise on one fateful day, when I heard that track on the radio and stuck around long enough to hear the DJ say, "And that was the great Bob Dylan..."
    3 points
  16. If we must... https://theweek.com/articles/730219/sexual-predators-everyone-still-worships There is far more to the story than any "reputable" rag will print.
    3 points
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  18. Nice posts @Butcher! I think one that needs mentioned is Terry Knight who managed Grand Funk Railroad at one time. He screwed them over royally with what he calls “bad investments” and made off with a lot of their money before they finally found out about it........😔
    3 points
  19. I remember Dahl, growing up. Shock Jock radio..., no value when you have no talent.
    3 points
  20. As always, great post @Butcher . Don Henley is quite high on my list as well....
    3 points
  21. Hello 347Tony, and welcome to thecarversite.com. We're glad you're hear. There is a lot of information here, much technical know how, and a pretty good bunch of folks that are happy to help. Nice list of gear. I have a C-1 in a bedroom system with an M1.0t, and I have M1.0t's in my home theater. I am very happy with them. Once you get to Novice status, you'll be able to upload some pics of your gear. Start a new thread in the Members Systems area. We all like pics of all kinds of audio gear. In the meantime, kick your shoes off, turn up the music, and welcome aboa
    3 points
  22. We are all at different places on the Carver express train. And with all of us with different brands of gear, this hobby is about what sounds good to us, not about obtaining an “audiophile” status due to the gear we have or cabinets that houses them. The great thing to me is all of us here can express our likes and dislikes, experiences, disappointments, and share a love for Carver gear and the technology behind it. And, we can enjoy the sound and light shows from whatever piece we own. To me, that is what the core of this forum is about.......grin
    3 points
  23. If the problem occurs with the signal flow down to just the main line amp, then that is where I would look. If you have the opamps in sockets try swapping them around (if you have more than one) and see if the problem follows the opamps. Having to cycle power makes it look like a problem in an active device which narrows it down to opamps or the JFETs in the muting circuit.
    3 points
  24. I did try disabling everything to no avail. The op amps and brown dog adapter look good but I'll reflow the solder just to make sure. It's just so strange that the only way to get the channel back is to turn the preamp off and back on again. When I get to the bottom of it I will let you guys know in case somebody else has an issue like this. I will say that I checked almost every single parts values before installing them. I know that may seem crazy and a waste of time but I don't have the equipment or experience to track down a questionable part after the fact.
    3 points
  25. Did you do the opamps/brown dog adapters? If so, check your soldering there.
    3 points
  26. This isn't new but I just love the beat; if you haven't heard Boney James, this cut is for you. Boney James - You don't have to go home...
    3 points
  27. Winter Lights: Old Year Waning, New Year Waxing.
    3 points
  28. Nick Cave, Idiot Prayer was released on November 5, 2020. "Intimate, one-time-only concert film, shot at London’s empty Alexandra Palace, showed new depth to the Bad Seeds leader’s repertoire. For decades, Nick Cave has flanked himself at concerts with at least half a dozen members of his band, the Bad Seeds. Dressed in black leisure suits with widely flayed collars, like a gang of 1970s accountants out on the town, they always appeared to have his back — not just by filling his dusky songs with violin and vibraphones, but also emotionally, as he sang about failed roman
    3 points
  29. The Sokratis Votskos Quartet, Sketching the Unknown was released on November 14, 2019. "Much of Sokratis Votskos’s music has been defined by his desire to use it as a means of exploring his own past and his own heritage while intertwining it with contemporary styles and compositions seeking to carve his own new path as a result." You can read the rest of the review here...
    2 points
  30. "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." ~ Hunter S. Thompson
    2 points
  31. Oh god, DISCO. It took me years to forget that word. What an embarrassment. And then there came RAP(e). I remember asking my father what his definition of good music was. "Music that is well written and well performed." 'Nuff said.
    2 points
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  33. Welcome-Looking forward to your post-meanwhile kick back and enjoy the ride.
    2 points
  34. Greetings @347 Tony ! Welcome aboard!!
    2 points
  35. Hello, I am trying to figure out how to post and answer and participate in discussion. Can I talk in real time to people? It seems that most of the post are older and not in chronological order. I'm having trouble knowing if someone has answered my post. Where do I add a response or respond to a question posted on the forum? Also, where do I list my current equipment the way I see on other members posts? Thanks for you help. Bill T
    2 points
  36. Welcome Pops!. Yes, tracking an intermittent problem is a tough go. A nice solid problem is so much easier - no matter what the subject. I can't help much on the actual electronics, but here are some things that ,ay help narrow things down. Does the problem happen on headphones, or just main outs? Does it happen with sh on or off. What about with the tone in defeat vs on? Is it on all inputs? Try to divide and conquer. These can help the tech's here guide you. Can you swap op-amps with another of your C1's? I totally understa
    2 points
  37. Intermittent failures can be very hard to pin down. The first step is to try an isolate the problem by simplifying the signal path. Disable the sub sonic filter, tone controls, and Sonic Holography. If the problem vanishes, add one back in. If it reappears, you have a better idea of where to look.
    2 points
  38. Happy Birthday Barry and may you have many more!!!
    2 points
  39. Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees has released a collection of country duets with a plethora of huge names. The album is quite good, and if you get the “target exclusive” version, you’ll get two bonus tracks:-) https://www.target.com/p/barry-gibb-greenfields-the-gibb-brothers-songbook-vol-1-target-exclusive-cd/-/A-81880913
    2 points
  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. G!! Have a good one Barry...
    2 points
  41. Happy Birthday Barry! Have a great day , Hope you have many more and continue to Rock on Brother....
    2 points
  42. Happy Birthday Barry.....
    2 points
  43. Happy Birthday Barry..., Time to break out tunes, and crank it up..., Treat yourself to something new..., like those LRS's you want ! Today it might be safe to pick them up. 😉
    2 points
  44. Happy Birthday Barry! I hope you have a great day!
    2 points
  45. Thanks Brian - yes, they do have a narrow (albeit deep) footprint, hence a high WAF (If that is a consideration). The bass response out of the single sealed 10" drivers is mind boggling. Granted, the abundance of power from the Silver 9t amps certainly helps, but seriously - They easily best the Infinitys (2 x 12") and even the Legacys (3 x 12") in bass response. As for the rest of the room decor, I had zero input - and quite honestly, I didn't care! I mean hell, I have a theater room (Which I DID decorate to MY standards) AND a 2ch listening area, and all is cost me
    2 points
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