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  1. 10 points
    Rarely post here. However, this is God’s sunrise this morning in Anderson, Wayne’s home town. Happy Birthday Kingman. You made us proud!
  2. 9 points
    Mark, you're too kind. It's just simple hillbilly hospitality, and what most of us small towners grew up with in the 50s and 60s. I also know that if the roles were reversed, it would have been very similar, with probably some heavy lifting involved moving speakers around.
  3. 8 points
    What I have here is a low-mileage Nikon D800E up for grabs. I got a Nikon D850 for Christmas so this camera is no longer needed (I have 2 other Nikons for specialty shots). What's included: Camera body, 2 x Lenses, 3 new batteries + Charger, strap, etc etc. If you have any questions, please ask...Link to the specs: https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/spec.htm Rules are simple Pick a number between 1 and 100 I will pick a winner at 12 noon New Years Day (Tomorrow) Some pics
  4. 7 points
    Hi everyone, I am new to this site, but not new to Carver, or Audio Mainly I joined cause I had questions about some carver equipment and repair, but I don't see where I can post these. For example I had a tcm-15cb that was working perfectly and one day last month would not output sound but lit up, I pulled the fuse and it was good. I put it back in and it did not light up and still no sound. very strange While waiting for the mod to approve me hoping there was a schematic I found one elsewhere and was able to repair part of the power supply so I get sound, but it still does not light up and the meter needles do not move. I will probably work on it more soon but at least I can listen to music. I also have an hr-772 when I got it there was no sound, now it works but the FM is much louder than the cd/aux/tape/phono inputs (maybe 6db? I have not measured) but I don't know if this is normal. lastly I have some silver 7 transformers and a bunch of tubes I don't know if anyone knows anything about these or where I would post about them Thanks
  5. 7 points
    Everyone enjoy this time of year! Family and friends, good times snd celebration to the special meaning of the season! As always have your favorite beverage and listen to some great tunes with your loved ones! One round of eggnog for everyone at the Carversite! merry Christmas!
  6. 6 points
    Greetings to all, and welcome to my introductory thread! I used to sell Carver back in the 80s, but oddly I don't remember a thing about it, other than I always wanted to have some myself but always got distracted by other stuff like Nakamichi or Sumo. I recently, suddenly, very quickly - and a few other adverbs may apply - acquired a bunch of Carver stuff in seperate* buys. I'm the proud owner of the following: TFM-25 M1.0t PM-900 MXR-130 CT-3 I've tried the first two amps out so far, and had good results with a range of different preamps before settling on a Nak 7A, sourced with a Marantz SACD player and driving various speakers. I'm currently on the TFM-25 but I switch back and forth on random occasions. Either amp certainly plays better than the old Hafler I had in there, which sounded like a box full of mud compared to the Carvers. They're very clear and strong, surprising for amps of that age. I figured the smoke demons would get released as soon as I plugged them in but they've been doing great. The amps, not the smoke demons. The PM-900 is DOA, but I'm eventually going to get around to repairing it after I find out how. I know the circuits inside are quite a bit more involved than the simple Class AB amps I've messed with prior to this. And by "messed with" I mean "tried not to spill my drink inside while I looked at them with the cover off". The other two I haven't messed with yet. I always wanted a "The Receiver" when I was early in the business so I was happy to get the MXR-130. I think it would be great driving a couple of bookshelf speakers for my workshop. The CT-3 I know close to nothing about, except that it's black, its lightweight, and thats about it. If I keep the TFM-25, maybe I'll put them together with some old B&Ws or whatever I happen to have around. Stuff I'd like to get: a few M400t - they remind me of the old NeXT Cube, and I understand they're pretty good amp, coincidentally M1.5t - because you always need more power maybe a C9 Sonic Hologram? Is there a point to that anymore? If anyone has opinions about the gear collection as it sits, or can offer advice on capabilities, trouble spots, mods, please let me know. *intentional mispelling** ** so was that
  7. 6 points
    So far, I'm liking this. The tube buffer has a nice warming effect, and it softens the gain just a bit, barely noticeable. More to come with more listening. I wish I'd had this done when Daddyjt was here. It would have been nice to have another pair of ears on this.
  8. 6 points
    Santa has smiled on me with some Christmas Karma. I'll have a remote soon if I behave. Thank You Santa!!
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  10. 5 points
    I got an Acer CZ0 37.5" Widescreen Monitor Full HD (3840 x 1600)....
  11. 5 points
    This update is a day late because quite honestly I was in a food-coma yesterday... I arrived at Dick’s house around noon, and we loaded up his brisket and his gifts for his family and took a 45 minute drive over to his moms house. We ate (first time I’ve ever had turkey, ham, and brisket on my plate at the same time. It was heaven), then the family (all 20ish of them!) exchanged gifts. It was nice to watch, and even nicer meeting his family - I’ve even got about 1/3 of their names down! As everyone was leaving, eventually it came down to Dick, his brother, and myself. We sat around chatting for close to an hour, and it was probably the most enjoyable time of the day - truly made me sad to leave. All in all, I could not have asked for a more welcoming and enjoyable day - thank you to you and your family, Dick.
  12. 5 points
    Merry Christmas!! I got just what I wanted this year.......my kids home for The 25th.....I'm blessed, hope you are as well.
  13. 4 points
    I will take them! Thank you Charlie!
  14. 3 points
    It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along this update on our friend Kingman. I know that many of you have been concerned and have been praying for Wayne as he has been battling lung cancer. Wayne spent about a week in the hospital before Christmas with pneumonia. He was able to go home shortly before and spent the holiday with family. About a week ago he returned to the hospital and has declined very rapidly. There will be no more treatment. He will most likely spend his last days in a hospice facility. He is past the point of talking on the phone or texting. Tammy, Randi and his sister are splitting time sitting with him. He has moments where he is alert so I will ask Randi to keep an eye on this thread and pass along messages to him if she thinks he is alert enough to understand. I am heart broken to be at the point of sharing this news. Wayne was my first friend on either Carver site and he and Tammy have become family to Randi and me. I know that many of you feel the same way. Please join me in praying that his last days are as peaceful and pain free as possible. Ed
  15. 3 points
    Congratulations Kevin! Thanks Charlie for another great Karma.
  16. 3 points
    Hello all, I’ve finally settled on my system and have decided to keep the M-500t and the M-1.0t amps so I’m going to sell some of my gear. The price of $500 includes shipping in the lower 48. I pack very well so there will not be any surprises. This is a TFM-35 amp that was restored by Greg. It has the typical scratch here and there but presents very nicely. Less than 5 hours of use. I did notice a slight humming but from what I’ve read that can be expected. With the music going of course you can’t hear it. I’ll post some pictures this weekend. The specs listed below are from hifiengine. Power output: 250 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 700W into 8Ω (mono) bridged Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.5% Gain: 29.5 dB Input sensitivity: 1.5V Signal to noise ratio: 100dB Dimensions: 4.5 H x 19 W x 14.5 D
  17. 3 points
    I took the M400a in on a trade, it works fine. It looks like it's unmolested, I didn't take it apart. The Yamaha Deck (TC-511S), which is in excellent condition, has been cleaned and new belts, and new LED meter lights. Asking $250 shipped. PM me if interested.
  18. 3 points
    That Charlie is Another GREAT KARMA!!! As earlier, my Karma gift from you has already been bountiful so not in.
  19. 3 points
    Aurora time lapse (play and loop controls at lower left) pG2gYCSn7FhKyEQSx3ByKUUFLBCJr8TPMLchb77_A_A.mp4
  20. 3 points
    I have the Beatles song in my head ‘when I’m 64’! I am having a great birthday today! Thank you all!
  21. 3 points
    Thanks to all, just got out hospital for 4th time. Finley a good cardiologist got me on the right path for recover. Was in hospital for 7 days. They drained 55 lbs of water off me. Thats 7 gals of water. Feeling much better. Now to get A fib under control.
  22. 3 points
    WELCOME @Butcher! Glad you found us... In lieu of acquiring a M-1.5t you might want to read up on the MKII mod for your M-1.0t.
  23. 3 points
    Welcome Butcher! I like the BillD C1 preamp with the m500tmkii combination. Also, I am fond of the A400x and the TFM-45 amps. Enjoy your Carver journey. -PhilDent
  24. 3 points
    I finally got around to tearing down my kit stereo rack, and reassembling it with custom length shelf spacing tubing and all-thread. The tubing is 2" 316 stainless that's been powder coated piano black. I think it's a nice difference from the satin black that came with the kit. This allowed me to make space for the Greg/Bruce/Dennis Project tube buffer. Here' are the pics: four more pics will come in a few minutes
  25. 3 points
    Neil Young latest album Colorado!
  26. 3 points
    Yes, the dude's sweater, 100% lambswool, very comfortable. In my family I've been dubbed the dude since the movie came out. I'm at in-laws right now, but will snap a pic of last year's lithograph (?) I was given by my oldest daughter's fiance; it's a very nice pen and ink of the dude. I've only paired them with my phone so far, and listened to a small selection of mp3 and a few YouTube videos. They are very comfortable, and the sound seems much better than in-ear plugs; I can hear details without having to crank the volume, and the bass is delicious. I don't have much headphone experience though, so I don't know if they measure up
  27. 3 points
    Good grief is right here's to a healthy new year for all. Wayne,Dan get better
  28. 3 points
    Awesome karma Charlie! Thank you for offering it up. I've won a couple of nice karmas this year, so I'll sit this one out. Good luck folks!
  29. 2 points
    Prayers to Wayne and his friends and family.. Wishing Wayne a peaceful passing from here as starts his next journey. Wayne, an example of a great soul who will surly be promoted.. This isn't the end for Wayne, no way.. Enjoy the ride brother!
  30. 2 points
    Thanks for letting us know @sea - that is truly very sad news. All my kindest wishes for him and his family - I only hope he is able to spend his time without too much pain or discomfort.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    Having watched a few videos of people doing teardowns and repairs on Carver Cubes, it's left me with a few thoughts: I admire the Bobfather even more for being able to pack all that electronics into that little space. Wow. Any tech brave enough to venture repairs or updates on one deserves total admiration (or help getting to a shrink). I don't think I could bring myself to ask anyone, here to take on a Cube repair - I like you all way too much! The idea of not being able to test things while it's running because it all has to be "together" is not for the faint of heart. Basically you make a SWAG and put it back together and hit the switch ... then do it again when it still isn't right. Carver cubes are extrememly cool! But for me, I'll stick to something that you (meaning a competent tech) can take the top off of and have easy(ish) access. @Bonzoro that's a great set of gear, and a total trip down memory lane. @jeffs see point 2 above for even contemplating that fix - here's hoping it turns out to be really simple to find and fix. Good Luck!!!
  33. 2 points
    I had one of these very briefly. It was sold to me as needing repair but it sounded fine ..... until I turned it up. Protection. I'm usually gung-ho on amp repair, but this sat on the shelf for over a month before I got up the will to take all those screws out. Luckily the schematic was OK, clearly called out the different PS revs, etc. I was able to fix it without further disassembly. Lucky as the next step looks painful ......
  34. 2 points
    Hey Guys, Sorry for being so quiet these last few months , It’s been a Crazy busy time for me through the Fire and floods, and repairing the smoke damage . I had reached out to the group asking about N.A.S Storage and Music streaming network and player some time ago and found that it seemed to be a topic of interest for some, and at the time not a lot of info so far was within the group. I felt that with all the great support and advice I’ve been given from all within “The Carver Site” , This may be a way for me to try a give back some with information what dI’ve found so far with hope that it can be of help to others. Again , I had no idea of how much there would be to learn and research in all those categories, so through all these months I’ve been doing my homework. I’ll do my best to be as accurate and detailed in what I have found. I’ve always been a little , or “ VERY” intimidated in doing a post because of how incredible sharp and knowledgable most of you are when it came to the world of audio. But everyone has always been so supportive, and giving of all there knowledge, and for all that I “ Thank all of you “. So, Here we go. I’ll touch base on: 1) external DAC 2) NAS Storage 3) Music Streaming devices 4) Network music players ( All in one System’s and individually Music players and network streaming devices together, examples , low $$ to High$ $$$) 5) ROON - Operating system for music that is hardware agnostic. One app that brings all of your stored music together with all your music streaming services, including. Tidal and Qobuz , high res music services in one search interface. ( This App will be the one that all will be using for there digital music world - IMOP. ) All new digital music streaming system’s are being developed for Roon, with some also having there own operating system. I can’t cover it all, cables, all the various system, etc.., but with a little help I’m sure in the end we’ll all have a good starting point, if interested in the digital world. N.A.S Storage and Network Music Streaming for HI Def audio I found when I really got into the Digital Audio world , it really wasn’t as complicated as I though it would be. But again as with everything in audio , it can be as simple or as complicated as one wants within there system. I think I’ll go in the above order, Because that’s how I entered it. First I wanted to improve my digital sound and to make it not just as good and warm as my beloved Vynyl world, and favorite albums, But better. Then I heard about storing my CD’s , and digital music in what was know as NAS music storage. After hearing how incredible my digital music was sounding, I wanted to enter the world of a Music Network streaming system , Pandora, Spotify, to Hi Res music services like Tidal and Qobuz , and the muisic streaming player that with some individual systems accompany the streamer so that so I hear it in the System. But What was this thing Called Roon that I found all these new high end Music Streaming / Player system were developed with Roon , the New universal Operating system for music That is hardware Agnostic. Please let me know any of the routes that you may have chosen or thinking of going with for your system. I will be adding to this as I go along, Please bear with me as I pull all my info together on each subject to best I can so as to give you a feel and hopefully route you may like to start. It’s wide open from very affordable systems to the point I always dream of, But to rich for me. When I say this in my own humble option, This is where Music has been on its way and heading in a Directions I feel will open up a New World of Music , With it’s depth in clean Hi Res , warm music and a huge Music library services when one can find and hear pretty much what one would want to hear. It keeps getting better and better. I still love my vynyl , But in my next post I’ll start off with the benefits of adding an external DAC. Below is a picture of where my system is now, I’m just now finalizing and getting my digital music streaming playing device. Pictures to follow when I get it, very soon.
  35. 2 points
    I just wanted to add that what ever Music Streaming Device you may choose, expensive or not, It will bring back the excitement of new Music and also the Nostalgic of the older tunes. I love the Music Streaming world and what it has to offer in the endless library of Music, High Def and the Clarity of depth of the music sound. Along with the feeling of being in this “Huge massive open Library with Row’s and Row’s of endless music “ to go through and never being disappointed, Add the Music Software management of your music with “Roon”, I feel like I did as a Kid when I got a new Vinyl Album opening it and seeing all the artwork, then putting the needle down and listening to the new music with such excitement. The added bonuses is the clarity and depth that was never revealed in the the analog world, but also it will give you information on the music and the Artist that wasn’t available on the old vinyl and cassettes. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the sound and excitement of opening up a new vinyl album for all the reason described above, But now I listen to vinyl album for just that feeling and sound of the album with it’s occasion “cracks or pops” from the old albums. But , If its clarity and depth, or Hi Res audio files, I go to the Music Streamer. Also with the music streamer come the ease of just listening to whatever your in mood for at the time, and letting it just choose that music your in the mood for and not have to go back to the source like the turntable to either turn over the album, or put on something new. This is all done by the music steamer along with it putting music on that you may forgotten or hearing for the first time. I’ve found such excitement and enjoyment in this new digitial world that when I hear something on the radio, I write it down so I can hear it in more detail at home on the music streamer. I still love putting on a vinyl album on the turntable and listening to it, But for me, If its clarity and depth in the music I want to hear, there’s no comparing to this new sound and world of the digitial Music Streaming and it’s high def library of music to choose from. Below is a quick pick of the Innuous Zen Mk lll and the L.K.S Digitial audio Dac. If there’s any I can be of help with inregards to Music Streaming systems or Roon Software, Just let me know and I’ll do my best to answer or find what you may be looking for.
  36. 2 points
    Hello Butcher, 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. That's quite a collection and a great jumping on point. I've owned eight M400ts over the years, bought, sold, gave each of my daughters one, and I still have a couple. They're a fine amp, and the output is surprising given the size. My personal favorites are the M500t and the M1.0t. There are several outstanding techs here that can refresh your amps, guide you through the refresh if you want to DIY, supercharge those amps with mods that will improve them several times over, or guide you through the mods if you want to DIY. We all like pics of all kinds of audio gear, so please consider uploading some pics of your gear once you get permissions. Start a new thread in the Members Systems area and post the pics there. In the meantime, kick your shoes off, turn up the music, and welcome aboard.
  37. 2 points
    Ok, I’ve got the equalizer all packed up and ready to go. The following members are in so far: BarryG 69 Packratt 67 PhilDent 46 Fluidcool 93 Dadvw 42 Bluefan 37 Itchitch 34 Maytag 24 Compwaco 22 Good luck all....Carter
  38. 2 points
    Flyby of Jupiter from aboard Juno; did you catch the dolphin?
  39. 2 points
    I can't claim this one as original, but it seemed to fit, and be worth posting. In a little over a day, for the first time in my life, I will be seeing 20 20 !
  40. 2 points
    My personal opinion is less on the record the better! keeping It clean is best way to preserve it!
  41. 2 points
    If you're near LA you must come by my place for a visit. I'd love to reciprocate the hospitality and get your opinion on my NHT speakers and setup. Happy New Year!
  42. 2 points
    Ice House 'Great Southern Land'
  43. 2 points
    Great Karma-You can get a DBX Mic pretty reasonable. I have one so not in. If memory serves me Bill D had one in his office system. Nice piece of equipment.
  44. 2 points
    Jan 1, 2021 according to the Naval Observatory (and the Farmer's Almanac) Jan 1, 2021.
  45. 2 points
    The first Christmas album from Keb Mo, Moonlight, Mistletoe, & You: "Four-time Grammy Award winner and legendary bluesman, Keb’ Mo’ releases Moonlight, Mistletoe & You, one of the best, if not the best, holiday album I’ve heard, out Oct. 18th via Concord Records." You can read the full review here.
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  47. 2 points
    As an update, the devices came in today, and at $5,400 (after a sizable discount through my insurance) sticker shock was tough. It becomes much more acceptable when you realize all that you have been missing in the world, and actually took me back about 10 years to the time that I had completely normal hearing. Hell, I can even hear the high pitched clicking of the keys as I type this. Now the next step is to observe how this impacts my audio decisions. As I mentioned before, I will be building small set of folded bass horns and make different interchangeable baffles for different drivers to be auditioned. 8" Mark Audio, Audio Nirvana, and even the less expensive Silver Flute drivers will be horse raced one after another. Fortunately, I have the ear of the designer at hand for needed advice, as well as the new hearing devices to make things the best that I can do. I will start another thread for the build.
  48. 2 points
  49. 1 point
    So the wifey and I remodeled our house a while back, and after years of living in it, experience revealed some decisions we would have made differently had we had the foresight. The master bedroom was too big and a waste of space. The home theater room, which we dubbed the music room, was way too small. By the time we loaded in the upright piano, bass amp, drum kit, and 5.1 HT setup, there was almost nowhere to sit. The confined space was suitable for a single person, or my wife and small children, but it was cramped and uncomfortable for more than that. So thankfully wifey and I simultaneously concluded that it would be best to switch rooms. This was not quite so simple though. We had to wall off a door way to the master bathroom. I also added HDMI cables, Coax, Network, and electrical to make the new install as clean as possible. I also had to cut a hole through another wall so that we could access the master bathroom from the old music room (now the master bedroom) Below is a picture of me in progress of demoing the wall to create the new doorway. My wife was willing to give up a sink in the master bathroom for this project. So as you can see, where I had to cut through the wall, I had water supply lines, a drain line, a vent, and electrical to deal with. So here is a "before" shot of the system in the old space. The components lived on a rack in the closet. And below is my temp setup with new music room paint color. I still need to cut the carpet and replace the baseboard where the old doorway was. And the console holding up the components is an old IKEA bookcase on its side until I build the one wifey wants. I have two M500TMKII's (DaddyJT and DennisMiller) running the fronts in power steering mode and the stock A-400x on the right running the two center channel speakers. Today I made a mockup of the face frame out of cardboard to get an idea of how the console table will fit in the space. Center Channel speakers will sit on the top of the table directly under the TV. This design is a copy of a console table that wifey saw at a furniture store. I messed with the dimensions so that the lower left and upper right open spaces can accommodate 4 M500t's each. (I'm hoping to catch up to Loner T's M500T count one day ?). I'm considering incorporating fans in the design, but I think I will leave them out for now and retrofit if heat becomes an issue. -PhilDent
  50. 1 point
    The 8 caps in the middle are a bit tall and can contact the bottom cover. They all have clear plastic insulators on them, but those 8 get an extra rubber pad (not tape).
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