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  1. 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
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  2. 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
  3. A touching update to this story.
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
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  7. 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
  8. 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.😁
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  9. 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
  10. BE'NE MUSIC (Benny Kyler) - Midnite Masala released 2/2021
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  11. Long live the TNrabbit! Miss you Gary! My very first welcome to the carver site was from Gary!
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  12. Hard to watch how debilitating ALS can be. May his system complete his dreams.
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  15. I just went to the first page of this, it was StereoDog who was afraid of Bridget the Midget! Smart man, last I heard she stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife, probably in the ankle. Looking back, I still have that Sonic Frontiers preamp, the hHB BurnIt 830+, that cheapie Oppo 981 that the late TNRabbit turned me onto, the Stax headphones and that SVS sub but with an external amp. I wish I had held onto that tuner, paired with a tube buffer it sounded pretty good.
    2 points
  16. Does anyone know where I can find a M1.5t Schematic that one can read? Even a parts list would be helpful. I have downloaded the service manual from the Carver site as well as buying an original. I went to several sites for manuals and the schematics are poor reproductions at best. I am starting to get frustrated with the Carver brand as this is my first attempt to refresh one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    2 points
  17. Thanks guys for you best wishes, spent some quality time with my daughter at a fancy supper (her b'day same day) and then the next morning they all left me, my wife, daughter and 2 grandkids hopped on a plane from Ottawa to Vancouver for 5 weeks. I'm home alone, what trouble am I going to get into, I hope not too much, but I will enjoy some nice Scotch. Going to miss Carverfest again, due to our border (Can/US) not being fully open, my be by next year it will be. Also my Joint birthday, was a big day for my wife, she retired from work, after 36 years w
    2 points
  18. Barry I am praying my heart out for you and hope that you stay strong and stay with us for a long long time. Always love your posts and your spirit. Your daughter is amazing.
    2 points
  19. My daughter started a fundraiser to the American cancer society on Facebook in my name! https://m.facebook.com/donate/958900924956509/?fundraiser_source=feed Anyone who may be interested!
    2 points
  20. Happy Birthday! May your day be blessed and you enjoy your day!
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  21. My Schiit Modi 3 ($99) will playback files up to and including 24/192. At <$100 a sound product at a sane price. But, if you have the $2500 Yggdrasil is the way to go. I'm a huge fan ray
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  24. Toad The Wet Sprocket Crazy Life
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  25. One man's dream to build the best music system with no holds barred. At the end I wondered, Did he ever get to all that music he collected?
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  26. Congrats on getting through another crazy year! If that's not a reason to celebrate, I don't know what is!
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  27. If you have an original, that is as good as it gets. You could try scanning it in and editing it to make it more legible and repost it on the site for everyone……grin
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  29. Toad The Wet Sprocket Good Intentions (HQ)
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  30. Hmmmm, that makes it about another 3,132,000 revolutions of the turntable since the last such celebration! Congrats!
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  32. I am going to blast this evil sickness back to Georgia! Miss You Charlie Daniels!
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  33. Openings, sometimes, set an anticipatory collective-mind-groove to come...
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  34. Happy Birhday Craig! May you have many more!!!
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  35. 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
    1 point
  36. 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
    1 point
  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.
    1 point
  38. Here's the link to the document that Greg's referring to at The Vinyl Press PRECISION AQUEOUS CLEANING OF: VINYL RECORDS
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  39. If you even skim through this paper, you will find great information for record care. Good to vacuum them, that is true, but also to clean them from the chemicals that were used during pressing, and the build up of debris. I am too stupid to compress the paper to the right size for this forum to accept it, so you will have to go to 'The Vinyl Press' to get it. It is worth every minute of the time you spend even browsing through the paper, I promise. The photos alone are not what you might expect to see. Vinyl playback uses a microscopic medium, forever understated as to the minimum care
    1 point
  40. I buy a bit of vinyl that usually needs a cleaning and start by using a MK1 vacuum wand that connects to my vacuum cleaner. This seems to remove most of the gunk. If the record needs more work I use my DIY fluid (80 percent distilled water/20 percent isopropyl alcohol/1 drop of Dawn) with a microfiber cloth. On stubborn records i use the solution with a Pangea Audio Record Doctor Clean Sweep Record Brush. It is a very fine brush that dislodges anything left. If that doesnt work, you either have a shitty pressing or the record was abused. Something that I have noticed is that after a couple pl
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  41. I am betting that the journey was as good as the destination.
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  42. I would love to hear it.
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  43. For most audio signals, this isn't an issue. But a Moving Coil's output is only 0.3mV, with a peak voltage of about 4mV with music dynamics, with a vast array of capacitances and inductances and impedances already inherent in the cartridge. So any cable capacitance will add to the low pass filter that already exists, and with such small voltages, the high gain stage of the phono preamp will amplify everything coming out of the cartridge/cable filter. As I said, this could be investigated technically, but it's complicated, very complicated. I would hate for listeners to be too worri
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  44. Actually, for a good audio cable it's actually pretty negligible. For a 3-ft long cable, of good quality, you would expect less than 50 pF. However, I don't really know what the recommended loading is for today's phono cartridges, especially moving coil. Back in the day, people rarely used moving coils simply because of their extremely high cost, very delicate nature and the fact that we had plenty of moving magnet cartridges that were outstanding. The selection of cartridges today is dramatically smaller. RIP Shure V15 Type V MR I have two of the above with the stylus
    1 point
  45. This could be investigated technically, but it seems people are more inclined to the assessment of their ear. Properly understood, all the loading really does is adjust the frequency response of the TT output, particularly in the high frequency range above 10kHz. Setting the load resistance too high will cause a spike in high frequencies right before the 20kHz roll off. This will create a shrill sound. Setting too low will cause a gradual roll off at about 8-10kHz, which will sound muddy or muffled. Starting at 100ohms for the Denon means going up to 470ohms will have
    1 point
  46. One last crummy photo of the downstairs Magnepan IIIAs, SVS sub in corner
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