Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 05/24/2021 in all areas

  1. Well everybody. I think it is time to brag a little, which I normally don't do because I am not that kind of person but the amp is finally done and a great big thank you to Greg and Jenny. You guys are awesome for allowing me to receive the first upgrade. I don't know much about the history of the amp before @BarryG but I do know that it was his and then @kve777 who then sold it to me. I will keep this amp in the community. I have been camping all weekend after picking it up from @Nahash5150 so I haven't been able to listen to it yet. That will happen tonight. The 4.0 is an amp that I wa
    17 points
  2. Hi Carver-fans! It's amazing to see such a devoted group of followers. I picked up a used M500t off of C/L back in 2015 or so and have been enjoying it since. I have it running a warmed up pair of Polk 10Bs. It is currently fed by an Adcom GFP-565 Pre. I have a C-2 but it will needs a thorough cleaning. Anyway, within the last 30 minutes, my M500t was delivered to Greg for the mkII upgrade! I always felt like the left channel was louder than the right, and upon power up, there has always been this short "bungggg..." sound from the chassis. I felt it was time to ge
    12 points
  3. Greetings all, My first thread here on the Carversite. Very cool site, I've been snooping around it for the past couple of years in preparation for the day when I finally "get around to it" and start working on some Carvers. I do post occasionally over on AK, as I've been working on vintage Marantz/Pioneer/Dynaco type of stuff. But clearly the Carver expertise is concentrated over here, after all this is THE Carversite! I have always admired Bob Carver's designs since I started reading Stereo Review in the late 70's in high school. I am the original owner of a TFM-25 which
    10 points
  4. I'm a new member but longtime audio enthusiast. I used to sell Carver back in the early 80's when I worked at a regional northeast Hi-Fi store called Sounds Great. Does any one remember it?
    10 points
  5. Just joined the community today - a great wealth of info here! I am need of a belt for 490t that has the classic door opening problem. There is a file available on this site found here: Hower when I load the page it states on the right hand side above the file information ' Sorry, you aren't permitted to download this file. ' Are there other requirements other than being a member to be able to download this file? It is not in the manual database (database link points to the above mentioned page. Any help is appreciated!
    10 points
  6. Hello All ... I enter here as I stand on the fence to pursue my lost dream or to give up on what I never accomplished. HiFi!
    9 points
  7. Been into audio for 30 years. Just picked up a pair of Amazing Silvers and learning all I can about them and especially maintenance and repair. I'm not an audiophile nor would I want to be. I just enjoy my experience listening to music.
    9 points
  8. Hi everyone! Hoping to connect and learn from all of you! I am a Bob Carver fan, love the design and audio experience his equipment provides. I am enjoying listening to, as well as refurbishing, the following equipment - Carver C-1 Preamp Carver C-2 Preamp Carver TX-2 Tuner Carver TL-3200 CD Player Carver M1.5T Amp Phase Linear 4000 Preamp Phase Linear 400 Amp Phase Linear 700B Amp Everything is needing service/repair, and I'm hoping to get some guidance from the experts here in the forums. Cheers!
    8 points
  9. new here love the older amps , just saying a quick hello
    8 points
  10. Hi - I just wanted to introduce myself..I'm Chino ..a lifetime Carver enthusiast..I've owned my equipment since I was stationed in Alaska. Purchased my Carver equipment one piece at a time at Pyramid Audio..(The people there were great...)Bought the C1 preamp, M500T amp, DTL cd player and a very if ever used TX11? Tuner..also a short lived Denon DP59L i sold only a few years ago..Can't live without my Dalquist DQM9C's that I've been listening to for 36 years straight everyday along with my C1 that never has been turned off. (except during shipment or an equipment shuffle.) So I can truly attes
    8 points
  11. Sitting in the corner of the basement. Down firing.
    7 points
  12. Happy Father's Day to all you mofos out there.
    6 points
  13. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s on this site. I hope you have a blessed day with your family and they enjoy the time together with you. You are blessed to have family…..
    6 points
  14. The M1.0 mkII opt002 vs the M4.0t is an epic battle.
    6 points
  15. Here is the first night of my review. I only have 2 pair of speakers to do this review and everyone has their favorite speakers like Cerwin Vega's @kve777. So last night I moved those out and moved in the Polks. Starting off with Greg's ability to make everything look like new. Very clean inside along with a beautiful faceplate, big binding posts, new RCA jacks, and new socket. I told him I wanted all the upgrades accept for the blue LED's. I like the stock LED's better. No turn on thumps or bumps and an overall very quiet amp. I am VERY pleased with everything. I am
    6 points
  16. I use mkII. In the past it was interchangeable between mk2 and mkII. Still waiting on @Rob's review... Nekked pic: I should have taken a before pic but I forgot. I was too obsessed with getting it clean because it was filthy.
    6 points
  17. All, Could you please give Inbounds positive reactions when they post. They need 5 positive reactions to reach Novice. As long as they aren't a spammer or a troll or an advertiser, please help them out. Thank you! ❤️
    6 points
  18. Hello, I'm Jeff, I found this site while searching for a Sunfire sub schematic. I have a small audio repair shop and don't get a lot of Carver stuff in but I did just finish a CM-1090. Looking forward getting to know everyone. Jeff
    6 points
  19. Got the big sub box built, painted and sub installed. It's a little over 15 cubic ft. Right now my 625x2 is monoblocked to the sub. Reeealy deep base.
    5 points
  20. Thanks everyone! Feeling quite chuft from all the warm comments, sounds like I definitely found my people. I’m already feeling more confident with doing some of the work myself just reading through the forums and seeing what others have shared. What a great place! cheers 😊
    5 points
  21. Hey Guys, New topic here...I have many projects going on. I was on Craigslist a few months ago, and saw an ad for this turntable for $25. It was missing the stylus and cartridge, but it looked just peachy! The ad was up for about 39 minutes and I immediately called the guy. I met him, payed him and took the turntable home. Upon research, this is a vintage GEM and Garrard's first direct drive model from what I read. It's also very much sought after. The guy said it worked fine, but again, no cartridge. I took the bottom off to see what this was made of (it obviously has a veneer cherry finish)
    5 points
  22. Kingsport. Yeah pandora's box seems correct based on my research. I used to have a set of Martin Logan Sequel 2 speakers that I ultimately sold while they were still working properly. The E-Stat panels were getting harder to come by and $$$$ which seems to be the case on the Carver ribbons. Everywhere I read said that the ribbons play down to around 100hz but the Carver manual on this page says they play full range and the woofers just fill in below 120hz. That seems crazy. I haven't dug into the crossover yet to see what is there and what is actually going on. These are going to be
    5 points
  23. It is definitely a great sounding amp. I couldn't listen to the whole 500 watts but it doesn't take much of a turn of the volume knob and you can feel the power. SOUND + FEELING = HAPPINESS Awesome amp Greg.
    5 points
  24. What if we said "It's the Best Sounding 500 watts you've ever heard from a 4.0 !!"
    5 points
  25. It tests at 500W/ch into 8 ohms. ... What has happened here on the Carversite!??!!?!?!! I thought it was all about how it sounds, not the specs!
    5 points
  26. 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?
    5 points
  27. Happy Fathers day to all and enjoy your day whatever you do.
    4 points
  28. Here's the link to the document that Greg's referring to at The Vinyl Press PRECISION AQUEOUS CLEANING OF: VINYL RECORDS
    4 points
  29. Also found some nice nickel plated binding posts from parts express
    4 points
  30. Got the ribbons wired up. I found some military grade silver plated copper wire and some NASA space station silver plated copper wire on ebay, so why not. Also found some gold plated connectors.
    4 points
  31. I've downsized most of my equipment for a move. I'll be running the Silvers with an Adcom GFA-5500 and may find a preamp to go with it or I may just use my Chromecast audio as an all in one streamer/pre. I haven't jumped back into vinyl (I'm 45) so it will either be good quality streaming or cds. I'll have to see how the Adcom does. Everything Ive read said that the Carvers need a high current plethora of power. The Adcom did great on my old Logans and never let me down even on those late bourbon driven volume escapades. I also have a small setup with a Denon integrated, Monitor aud
    4 points
  32. That is going to be incredible!!! My mouth is watering from this weekends posts. Something occurred to me as I set out yesterday for Ace Hardware to buy a new charcoal-fired grill, which will soon surely be outlawed or regulated out of existence. With cow farts and meat consumption blamed for much of our carbon emissions, nothing could make me happier than cooking a 32oz “Outlaw Ribeye” on my soon-to-be outlawed charcoal burning climate killer. Keep 'em grillin' guys while we still can!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁
    4 points
  33. Frickin WOW!!!!! When it comes to the style of music and listening that I do @Nahash5150 hit the nail on the head with this power house. And my Cerwin Vega V15E's were handling the amp extremely well. Those Polks cant handle what I was able to put through the CV's . Those CV's and that amp are the PERFECT match. There is no more speaker dilemma and no more amp searching. This MKII upgrade is extremely recommended. If anyone is interested in a TFM55, I have one for sale.
    4 points
  34. @Nahash5150 wow, it’s much cleaner than when I got it! Excellent job! Can’t wait to hear the review! barry
    4 points
  35. The thorough review will be done this weekend. Although I did get a chance to listen to a couple songs last night. ZZ Top and Rush. I have it connected to my CT7 and using my Cerwin Vega V15E’s for now. I will be going back and forth between those CV’s and the Polk’s SDA SRS’s and I also will have the TFM 55 to add a competitive atmosphere. I know those 2 aren’t really comparable but it is the only amp I have that is even close to the 4.0-SS. Although I already know that I can’t go past 2 o’clock with either amp on the CV’s. And that is 3 lights down on the 4.0 so I need more speakers. I
    4 points
  36. I bought that amp off Craigslist, with a ct-seven and Dtl 3200 for $300. It played ok but knew it needed an upgrade when I traded it to Kevin! I know nothing of prior history. Glad to see it upgraded! Iirc that is the amp that needed all service bulletins. I think it had an air capacitor on the power supply board. I was looking it over and saw two little wires sticking up, looked in service manual to find out what it was. barry
    4 points
  37. Thanks Greg. I have a similar post that I just bumped.
    4 points
  38. Once I am allowed I'll post a how-to for changing the 490t tray drive belt when it arrives. It can be done easily without trying to pull the belt under the tray itself since removing the tray is an easy process, you don't even need to remove the transport.
    4 points
  39. 0.046"sq x 2.40" https://kpcomponents.co/products/sbs2-4-belt-scx2-4-square-cut?_pos=1&_sid=d1a786dd8&_ss=r
    4 points
  40. https://www.perfectvinylforever.com Oh sure, Let's up the anty a bit as it were. PVF >>> Perfect Vinyl Forever <<< offers to clean your records using ultra sound cleaning. One frequency for cleaning, and a higher frequency for rinsing. Then a triple filtered drying follows. I will try to insert their web address here, but of course you can Google it. At $5 each for cleaning, I am sending in 16 of my best albums to give it a shot. Read all of what is involved before you wince like I did. They send you a special mailer with their record sleeves, and s
    3 points
  41. We learned last night that they handle way beyond 3 o'clock. The 4.0 was most impressive, a complete powerhouse. As much as it saddens me to say, I think Rob has regained the throne for best sounding amp in the greater Lansing area... slightly 😎
    3 points
  42. Welcome, fellow Tennesseean !! I'm south of you, 30 miles south of Knoxville. Those speakers are well regarded here. Plenty of information and experience to help you on your journey. Once you get them sorted out you may want to experiment with feeding them more power but that Adcom is a nice unit and may prove to be completely adequate. Has your 5500 been refreshed? Big caps replaced? It could probably stand for some soldering iron love.
    3 points
  43. They definitely sound good but like you said, can’t handle that much power. My V15E’s Cerwin Vega’s actually handled up to 3 o’clock on the volume. That was just incredible. Only about 1 o’clock on the Polk’s.
    3 points
  44. The SRS 2 were the half-sized version of the original SRS. Not enough cone area for that much power.
    3 points
  45. Sonos released the replacement for their legacy Sonos Connect product - The Sonos Port It will process HiRez audio using their S2 app. It still glitchy and requires a 2.4Ghz network - this is a pita
    3 points
×
×
  • Create New...