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  1. My vintage Heathkit system I built around 45 years ago. The power amp is 200W a side, all day long. Still works, and sounds pretty good IMHO. The speakers were unique with a 15" woofer facing the rear. The speakers have a very adjustable crossover. Power Amp AA-1640 Preamp AN-2016 Speakers AS-1348
    10 points
  2. Have had this C-2 for a while and thought that its time for it to have a new home. Decided to put it up for auction with ALL proceeds going to help fund theCareverSite. I will cover shipping to the lower 48 or a $25 credit for shipping to Canada. Been very impressed with how everyone shares knowledge, information and is always willing to help. Not to mention having a little fun along the way. Bought this C-2 with a carver amp in a package deal a while back. Function wise it seems to work fine. It does have a few minor bumps and scrapes. The only other issue is cosmetic, t
    9 points
  3. See, it's not just newbies who smell bad so take heart. Balok recently wrote me to tell me that BluesPower had passed away so I wanted to drop in and offer my condolances. I'm not 100% sure but I think I sold him a Sonic Frontiers preamp that blew up his speakers many years and he was happy to return it to me in exchange for a big box of CDs. I still have that preamp here in constant use, I forgot to tell him the shut down sequence so that surprised both him and his girlfriend with the fireworks... I tried to log in but saw I was Retired so figured I must have gotten
    8 points
  4. I'm going to feel sorry for my amp, vega Frankensteins , AND more importantly...my neighbors tonight...🤣. ...On the roster is a long healty dose of loud "Deadmau5". This stuff taxes the equipment greatly. Lots of low end bass extension and extremely loud generated sounds. Another video will likely follow.😎
    7 points
  5. Hello All, As a guest I was able to read several threads, this sounds like a group that should prove to be interesting to be a part of. So, I guess the first thing I'm supposed to do is tell you about me and why I decided to join. The part about me might take a while, so we'll save that for later. Why I decided to join, may sound familiar, I too have had some Carver equipment for many years. And.... like many others have written, have decided to get it out of storage, bring it back to life and enjoy it again. The second thing that seems popular is to describe what Carver stuff I have
    7 points
  6. The creation of Steely Dan's Aja
    7 points
  7. Hi I'm an old electronics guy that still repairs electronics. Though I'm supposed to be retired my customers won't let it happen. I mostly repair guitar tube amps but thought I'd dabble in vintage stereo equipment since the pandemic has taken much of my business away. Musicians aren't playing much if any these days, so they don't need their gear repaired. I'm looking forward to both contributing here and getting advice.
    7 points
  8. A quick shot of my bench. Quite a bit of Heathkit gear that I built as a teenager. Any questions I'd be happy to answer. I built the bench when I was 17 and still living with my parents. I was working for a lumber wholesaler at the time so cost me less than $50. I had to saw it in half to get it out of my parents basement, and into mine about 35 years ago.
    7 points
  9. This may sound rather snobbish but it is not intended that way. Just like there are folks who never learned plumbing, auto mechanics, fine wine or the intricacies of any other field, there are many who have never had the opportunity to educate their ears as to what sounds good and what does not. If someone has never heard real live people playing instruments in person, are they able to tell which recorded and then reproduced version of a performance sounds the most accurate or real? If all someone has ever listened to is snippets of sounds that have been stitched together is there a set of "
    6 points
  10. As I have made aware to everybody on the site, I went vinyl. Today, I got a used Vincent Phono 8 from Fed-Ex. Good. Couldn't wait to heat how much better it was than the $30 phono pre that I was using until this pre got here. Quite a difference. Um, no hum in the left channel. Hey it counts... Still feel that there is more bass than before vinyl, and I already had enough. So we will see about soon. Only listened to a couple of albums and am waiting on shipping for more to arrive. Yup, different than digital. For me, it all grinds down to what media I am in the mood to hear. Each has it's
    6 points
  11. Hello everyone. Just found this site today. Wish I had found it sooner, as I sent two units off for a "chassis refresh" a week ago. Hopefully I don't read that where I sent them off to was a mistake. Anyway, I purchased most of my Carver components around 1987 while I was single and in the military. Presently I own a C-1 preamp, M-1.5t amp, which drive a pair of Cerwin Vega AT-100's. I also have TX-11a tuner and a DTL-200MK2 CD player. Non-Carver equipment include a Teac X-1000r reel to reel, dbx subharmonic synthesizer, dbx dynamic range controller, dbx single ended noise reduction, an
    6 points
  12. Hello all! I found your site because I wanted to get owner's manuals, and saw lots of great stuff! Very recently I was in a donation-type Thrift Shop, and saw a Carver M-200T amp on the shelf. I was a bit dubious if it would work, since it was so ridiculously cheap, and the outside was a bit battered up, like someone used it for their garage / workshop amp. Original owner was obviously proud of it as they electro-engraved their name and SSN on the case top and back (very shaky job, as you remember back in the day). As you can imagine, I snatched it up immediately, used my disc
    6 points
  13. I can't crank my system right now but tomorrow when I get home from work I'm going to blast it to see how it sounds! I'll see if I can peg the meters on the tfm-75, 2 A,-760X and PT - 2400! Two Carver amazings, two Platinum IV's, two Carver silver series( bi -amped), 4 301's and two Klipsch 400 w subwoofers. 5,960 pure watts of amp power on tap, so far. .Crank it, baby!
    6 points
  14. Well I think this is where you introduce yourself. First I just want to say thank you for welcoming me to this site. I was turned on to this site by Aceman117. I Live in the Western part of NY in Orchard Park. Also kinda new to the Carver world buy slowly getting there. From what I can see the little bit I've been signed on everyone is pretty down to earth. I'm gonna keep it short and once again thanks for the welcome.
    5 points
  15. 5 points
  16. That’s a bit far back for me, but I’d have to go with The Kingston Trio and their self-titled release.
    5 points
  17. I tried 20.7s in the living room but they were just too big but here's a shot from when I had them. The sound quality was just amazing but I needed another 6' in width and depth so off they went. If you've got the room for them, though, do it. You will have the sound of a live performance at your fingertips. I acutally found myself wondering how much it would cost to expand the house, ha, ha. I probably didn't express myself clearly; when I say a live performance I don't just mean volume. It's close your eyes and it sounds like the performers are actually standing
    5 points
  18. For those that may not know, @SteveFord is an ORIGINAL Carversite member. So don't mess with him...he is your senior.
    5 points
  19. Great video..., thank you for posting. If you are a reader, these two books will fill in a lot of gaps, too. and
    5 points
  20. I'm glad this thread popped back up again. I love finding new music - especially reference material. I sampled the Lydia Ainsworth track "floating dream" that mark linked and I immediately bought 3 of her albums. I've decided that my unemployment money should not only pay for groceries; it should also pay for music (and gun parts). However, I did not buy from Amazon since I was disgusted by their treatment of Parler.
    5 points
  21. Testing a preamp project before putting it into an enclosure
    5 points
  22. Hello from Manitowoc Wisconsin, on the west shore of Lake Michigan. I have wanted a Carver piece for a long, long time. My Pioneer SA-8100 finally gave out it was either spend ????$$$$ to get it repaired or take the opportunity to try something new. I now have a Carver Mxr 150. I loved the sound of my Pioneer, but this Carver is way better. Big Smile!!
    5 points
  23. Diana Ross - Missing You (2:20 to 2:43 to 3:20 She is a goddess. In the fucking pocket man.)
    5 points
  24. Thinking a bit more and sharing a bit more on the flat screen mounted above the Mantle...., some thoughts for @PhilDent or anyone. The biggest issue for me was how to get power and other wiring up there with a brick and masonry monolith that the original house did not originally design in. I jumped in, and installed the fixture, over-sized (can handle a 72" at 120lbs. The first two or three times raising and lowering it, is a bit scary..., there's an adjustable spring and gas-shock assist system that makes it very easy - one finger can raise and lower, and stops anywhere along th
    5 points
  25. I'm kind of interested in exploring this Sonic Holography thing. However, the MXR-150 is a straight forward powerhouse. You know what? Maybe you're right. I'll consider hanging on to both for now.
    4 points
  26. Yes I have played with the wood glue for the fun of it but my current method includes: 1. 5 minutes ultrasound on the kirmus 2. Brush clean with my own formula followed by 5 minute ultrasound 3. Repeat step 2 three times 4. Physical cleaning with microfiber 5. Rinse and vacuum with VPI vacuum 6. Carbon fiber brush 7. Milty zerostat gun 8. Placed in Mofi Master Sleeve 9. Write the date of cleaning on the sleeve 10. Repeat annually or as necessary
    4 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
    4 points
  28. Where DeadMou5 got his inspiration... Windsor/Detroit rave scene.
    4 points
  29. The Doobie Brothers, Live at The Beacon Theater will be on PBS tomorrow, Feb 26 at 9:30 PM CST. It was their first performance there in 25 years. Recorded in November 2018, this show will feature 2 albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain & Me. https://thedoobiebrothers.com/news/298444
    4 points
  30. I like Mark's choice. My dad bought that Kingston Trio album when he was in University. My folks haven't had a turntable for, oh, about 35 years but I have the records and that Kingston Trio record is one of my favourites.
    4 points
  31. Right now I like all the old jazz greats from that era (Miles Davis, Ellington, Blakey, Brubeck, Adderley) but what I remember liking most at the time was my Dad listening to Glenn Miller and my Mom listening to Connie Francis.
    4 points
  32. Here's the upstairs which sounds really good, everything is sized just right. You don't have the ribbons with the 1.7s so you lose some resolution but you can't have everything. The SVS passive sub was listed here under Found Deals many years ago and it came with two little wall mount Magnepans which I hung up but never plugged into anything. Why, who knows. That sub really did the trick.
    4 points
  33. I posted risque photos? I recall there was a best looking woman thread years ago but then it just kind of wound up being The Drunken Women Of Wal-Mart before it was finally killed off for just being too stupid for words. That was around the same time they had guess this component's guts and Kevin always won because he found some program to cheat with. Let me poke around this site some and see what's here. Just for the fun of it, here's probably my final guitar purchase (maybe), a 2008 Gibson ES-345. No, the house isn't sloping, I just can't manage to ever take a straig
    4 points
  34. I was running my 1.0 and 4.0 hooked up to a CT7. Max volume is @ 5 o'clock and I wasn't touching the max headroom. Loud and crystal clear. So why? Why cant I have full control of both amps and hit max headroom at say, 3 o'clock? When I run 1 amp I can max it out with no problem.
    4 points
  35. Welcome Hal! I just joined this site on Feb 3 and also have a C-1 and M1.5t in need of a refresh. I’ll keep an eye on how it goes for you while I continue to absorb as much as I can from the wealth of knowledge on this site.
    4 points
  36. Hooking up two properly functioning amplifiers should not create the issue that you present. The output of the Ct7 does have a resistor divider (1K/100K) followed by 2 series 470 ohm resistors - then on to the output. The 100K is insignificant, but even including it the calculation produces roughly the following results (I rounded the 470 ohms to 500 for simplicity): One amplifier with 47K input impedance you will get 94.9% of the signal to the amp: -0.45dB Two amplifiers with 47K input impedance you will get 91.2% of the signal to each amp: -0.8dB
    4 points
  37. The CT-Seven is running out of OP-AMP driving power. It uses a uPC4570HA-1 opamp for output(IC752). After it are R761/762(1KΩ) and R763/764(100kΩ) as voltage dividers. Theoretically, reducing the value of R761/762 and increasing the value of R763/764 should increase output, BUT! This may allow IC752 to drive at too high a current level.
    4 points
  38. Submariner here and happy to join the site - this is my first topic. I used that "handle" as I was driving a submarine in the late 70's out of Groton, CT when I became acquainted with and had never heard anything so crisp/realistic/nice as the Carver M-400 coupled a C-4000 powering Dahlquist DQ-10's. Sonic holography was simply astounding. Of course, neither of the Carver units nor the DQ-10's fit aboard my boat, but they did make my BOQ room rock. Later I got an M-500 when I decided to expand with a Dahlquist DQ-1W base cube and powered the cube with the M-400. I've found over the
    4 points
  39. Hello, thanks for adding me to the forum. A little background as why I asked to join the group, last fall I was at a local estate auction. There was a storage shed with some stereo equipment in it and most of it was carver (14 pieces). I am not interested in it and would like to sell the whole lot to someone that would appreciate it. I have no knowledge on how to test it for condition. Was hoping someone close to Montana would be as that is where I’m located. If this not permitted please delete. Thanks in advance, Tater
    4 points
  40. Hi! I’ve been a Carver fan sign my high school days when I would go to the local stereo store and dream about getting a Carver amp and preamp. Fast forward to 10 years ago when I needed amps for my home theater system and picked up 2 TFM-25 and a TFM-15. Now, I’m turning more toward more music application and wondering what I should pick up and should I get them recapped / modded. Btw I also acquired a C1 along the way. Look forward to learning more.
    4 points
  41. Recently added a 2000 to my setup. Gotta say I love the sonic hologram, the sound is amazing especially when paired with the 1.0. Huge thank you to my enabler @Rob for finding this near perfect condition unit and bringing it back to life
    3 points
  42. Welcome @ChestnutFalcon1201, glad you found us... As your journey with OCCD continues..., no doubt you will end up picking up a Carver C-9 Sonic Holography unit..., That will solve any issues for a system that doesn't have it "native"... Or, worse, you'll find that you prefer the external loop SH circuit better than the on-board internal SH circuit..., Golden ears say they can tell the difference. 😉 But bottom line is, you can have your cake, and eat it too, with a C-9. (BTW, folks here really work hard to be excellent "enablers"
    3 points
  43. 3 points
  44. Nelion Audio is the modifier I would recommend. Others are available too.
    3 points
  45. My son actually bought this one the other day, and I must say there’s some great new “reference material on the SECOND disc (make sure it’s the 2-cd edition here https://www.amazon.com/Tea-Tillerman-2-CD-Deluxe/dp/B08HRTYL9Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=cat+stevens&qid=1613331082&sprefix=cat+ste&sr=8-3 ) The main album is ok, but the second disc contains some pure MAGIC - specifically the “Studio Demo” tracks (tracks 1,2,6,7). These sound just like being in a studio - the clarity is stunning, and the sound stage is to die for. There are also some very neat other tidbits on
    3 points
  46. 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
    3 points
  47. Welcome to the site. I noticed a lot of Heathkit on your bench, when I did photo equipment repair, I had def a lot of self built Heathkit test gear! I think you will fit in well in this corner of cyberspace! As always turn it up, grab a beverage, kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy the tunes! barry
    3 points
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