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  1. Hello all! I hope you're enjoying the Carversite! and all it has to offer. Since there have been some changes recently, and a few more changes coming, I'd like to address some of these and explain the current 'State of the Site'. The current Administrators are: B-Man - Administrator Sk1bum - Community Administrator Nahash5150 - Tech Staff The current Moderators are: Compwaco - Chief Global Moderator DennisMiller55 - Content Manager Charlie - Global Moderator Kve777 - Global Moderator An Administrator's job is to prot
    33 points
  2. Everyone, I'm not going to claim I understand what is happening around the world, but I'm just going to say that I don't want to see the frustration, rage and knee jerkiness here on our forum. I have always believed that it was beneficial to discuss, and even argue, over challenging issues - whether it's about audio or not. So I have never supported banning political topics, even though political topics rarely ever reach a peaceful ending. My understanding, and hope, was that once things became personal, we could stop it, and everyone would just move on because this is
    24 points
  3. I have asked to be the Manual Database Manager. I have finally figured out how to add back all the manuals. With the help of wrf (Wayne) we will get this important site resource back on the site and available to all. This is a work in progress and you should see manuals added daily. If you need a specific manual that is not listed please send a PM to Wayne or myself and we will add that one right away. Our goal is to get what we have posted as soon as possible. Then we will work on replacing poor copies with new high res copies as they become available. I already have a lar
    23 points
  4. I noticed that my 11 year old daughter was listening to more and more music, so I took a cue from other members here and set her up with a quality sound system. This is a BillD C1 with a TFM-15. The speakers are a couple center channel speakers I had laying around and the source is her tablet.
    23 points
  5. Barry’s audio setup https://imgur.com/a/nfORh I know I’ve been promising photos a while!
    22 points
  6. My current system used in my shop. I like simple. Carver M500t mkII - Black face, white LED meter lamps - Mods by me Carver CT-7 - Acquired from @kve777 OPPO DV980H - An excellent CDP recommended by @Blues Pwr TEAC DS-H01 Dock - Digital docking station for iOS devices Apple iPad 2 - Streaming Apple Music and my large Apple iCloud Music Library - Acquired from @loner_t Pioneer PL-1000A TT Linear Tracking Turntable - The only gear I have left from my early days in the US Navy Record Clamp/Weight - Made by @madmike46 GR Research X-LS Encore DIY Sp
    21 points
  7. While on vacation in Gulf Shores Alabama, I am just over 3 hours from LA and our friend Rocksters house. The drive along the gulf coast was nice. I arrived about 9:30 am.. Bruce is a great guy just like you have came to know on CS.. He first gave me the tour of his house and he has a beautiful home, then we went out to his playpen. The playpen was a 2 story, with cars and an awesome full equipped woodworking shop downstairs. The Porsche was very nice, with a paint job smooth as glass.. Then we went to the 2nd story of the playpen, a very nicely finished area as nice as the nicest homes I hav
    21 points
  8. The old setup with my Sunfire VTCC..... Next in line for A Nelion Audio Restore Setup with the C-19.....Rockin' All I can say is WOW!!!!..... Excellent Restore Job by Nelion Audio Sounding OSONICE..... Thank You Greg...
    20 points
  9. The changeover to the new site is just around the corner. When I last talked with Greg he was very excited about the change and what it will mean and do for all of us. I will let Greg make any timetable announcements. However, our past funds are depleted. So it is time for some fundraising. This changeover will come at a big cost. I don't think Greg should bear this alone. It is our site. I have volunteered to manage the site funding for Greg. Please make donations to thecarversite@gmail.com Thank you.
    20 points
  10. The 2014 Carversite Reference Disc project has been a total blast to put together! I want to thank all the members that suggested tracks for this project. In my opinion, what makes this disc set special is two fold: First, it's a collection of what all of YOU personally use for your own reference tracks, not just what one person thinks up as an arbitrary "best tracks" list. Second, you all gave a brief narrative of what you listen for in these tracks, and I think that information has a lot of value. I would like to extend a special thank you to Rodney (weitrhino) for giving me a Li
    20 points
  11. System: Goldmund Studio TT/Goldmund T3 Tone Arm/Koetsu Rosewood Cartridge/Nagra PL-P Preamp/Sequerra Model 1 Tuner/Nakamichi 682ZX/Carver Silver Seven Tube amps/Genesis Model II Speakers
    19 points
  12. I did not want to bring this up, but over the last week or so, certain events have forced me to address this. This forum is public access with common sense security measures to prevent spam and other unwanted solicitations. So while guests don't have full access to all topics, anyone with a valid email address and shows some willingness to behave as a mature adult will be approved as a Novice to obtain full access. This forum welcomes all people. This forum accepts that people are different and sometimes those differences clash. This forum accepts points of view and all
    19 points
  13. Folks, we're going to an all new forum engine. We will be trimming down topics to get rid of all the 'stuff' that is not essential for the migration. This may effect your post count, so please don't be alarmed. All topics will be locked after the trimming. We will eventually have only two categories to post in during the migration period: Way Offscale and this one, Members. This will simply anything that needs to be carried over after the old database is converted to a new format. When this happens, please keep DIY and other keepsake topics to a bare minimum. This is a huge undertaking a
    19 points
  14. Okay, so I didn't complete the update yesterday because this new update is going to break some of our customizations. It's much more extensive than the norm, so I have to do some research, backup some files, updates some applications first, then do the engine update. Some useful new features and changes are a part of it, so I'll list these later. I'm going to work on the appearance things first, so if stuff gets weird, that is why. If you have any trouble or get errors, please let me know.
    18 points
  15. It’s what is behind the doors rearranged this morning. Analog and signal processing on the left side, amps in the middle, Digital on the right. Bottom row is whole house system.......grin. Bottom picture is what it looks like closed up.
    18 points
  16. All, Some of you may have heard that I quit my job recently. It's true. I had to move on from that horrible place. It was more than just a 'shitty job', the company is in big trouble, and poor management is the reason. Anyway, I am doing repair work full time now. We are starting a business and going full tilt into audio and media. I will have more time to make this site even better, and offer more and more features and resources. It's going to be awesome! So my bench is open for work. I work on everything Carver and Sunfire. Don't waste time to get in the q
    18 points
  17. I will donate $100 on your behalf Rodney. It's really good to see you back...
    18 points
  18. A former Carver employee (Mark Cerasuolo) posted this 76 page Carver sales guide book on Facebook. It contains a company profile, technology descriptions, value comparisons, and the product line and pricing. It should help to fill in some product dates and prices that are missing from the database. Carver Guide Book for 1996
    18 points
  19. 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
  20. System Consist of Carver M-1.5t amp, Carver CT-6 preamp, Pioneer GR777 EQ, Sony Blue Ray DVD using USB input. Custom Marble enclosure Sub (to minimize box resonance) Franken Mission M31 for mid and high.
    17 points
  21. It is that time again. The last fundraiser we ran was January 2018. We still have a few bucks in the pot but not enough to cover upcoming expenses. I know it is not the best time to ask for help. This is not an urgent need. Just planning for the upcoming expenses. Great if you can help now. If not then we understand. Donations are not required or expected. Donations can be made anytime. Please make donations to our PayPal account: thecarversite@gmail.com (please add in the PayPal comments "Site Donation") If you want to make a donation by some othe
    17 points
  22. I would like to give Extraordinary Honorable Mention To DennisMiller for going above and beyond with helping me and repairing my broken M-500t. Dennis is a phenomenal tech, extremely knowledgeable, and a very kind person. I don't think I ever met such an outstanding and benevolent person. Dennis is a real champion. Thanks to all the support on the CarverSite. Since I am not a electronics expert, I am very grateful for all the fine people I can go to here on the CarverSite. I would like to give a donation to the site in the name of DennisMiller. Can someone please tell me o
    17 points
  23. No More Booting Please.... Hey CS members. Just want to say I'm amazed at the amount of Carver knowledge on site.Tons of help/advice given to members.I appreciate you allowing me to become a part of such a great site. Little about me.... Purchased my first Carver system in 1991. Consisting of 2 TFM-42's,C-11, SD/A 450, TX-10 and TDR-2400..All sounding amazing through a pair of Polk SRS 1.2TL's..Over the past 12yrs or so the OCCD symptoms kicked in. also the proud owner of a pair of Silver 9T's, M 200t,1 TFM-15, 2 TFM- 25'S, 1 TFM -45 (looking for another), C-11( BILLD), C-1 stock, C-3,C-17
    17 points
  24. I came across this last night, seems there's been no mention of it here? From THE LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY AUDIOPHILE SOCIETY , reposted here for posterity as there's good autobiographical info. Note at the bottom that the actual award presentation will occur on December 4, 2016, in Los Angeles. ****************************************************************** For Immediate Release March 1, 2016 LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY AUDIO SOCIETY HONORS Bob Carver, Bob Carver Corporation Bob Carver is the winner of the Founder's Award from the Los Angeles and Orange Count
    17 points
  25. Connor, born Oct 2 (Was due Nov 2). John
    17 points
  26. Been a long time for a system update. took me about a year to get to this point. Still not finished. Eventually the system so far 2x carver 1.0t magnet killer option 2 power plants operate the Empire State buildings upfront and the Eiffel towers in the back (stereo) 2x carver cathedral of pain 8 channel power plants powering 7 channels of the atmospheric pressure system 1x carver total fkn madness 75 giga watt power plant powering 2 18” a home down foundation killers in my designed boxes 1x Sony ear synthesizer 3100
    16 points
  27. 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
  28. For Thanksgiving, a kind member here, Walrus Gumboot, sent me his pristine TDR 2400 dual cassette deck free of charge, as a gift, because I don’t have a cassette player, can’t afford one and I have hundreds of my old live gig tapes on audio cassette and no way to listen to them! This has been one of the greatest gifts of my life really- the kindness of a stranger and rediscovering my musical past. Thank you to everyone that helped him find me and especially thanks to him for making my year. Merry Christmas everyone!
    16 points
  29. Not particularly exciting anymore; my ears have the quality of cubic zirconia while my mind is still a diamond! The cabinet is a re-purposed Barzilay which had pull-out drawers on the sides which I converted to doors so I could put equipment into the cabinet. Originally there was a well for a turntable under the top which hinges at the back and the equipment was vertical inside. On the right is an Onkyo TX-NR 809 which powers the center, surround and rear surrounds. In the middle section, which does not open from the front, is a Moscode 300 which was modified by someone in Ca. according to
    16 points
  30. So I've been putting this little tiny house space together for a couple of months now and finally gotten a few tape decks connected this week. I have a LOT of cassette decks for sure... Luv 'em Collect them Service them Soon I will be getting several CD players into service in another rack. There's just so little time after working and doing house and yard chores.
    16 points
  31. Added two more Silver 7t's to the system. WRF did these several years ago, traded them to BillWojo for his Plats. He was't using them so we worked out a trade. Running Tekton Pendragons with the outer amps, Infinity Kappa Perfect 10.1 subs with the inners. Power reserve is soooo deep! Bass is effortless.
    16 points
  32. I’m going to assume that most of you have encountered this before (but no, I don’t have data to back that up, lol) - the un-split pistachio. Daunting as it may seem, the un-split pistachio is far from uncrackable. While there are any number of ways to crack it, it’s really not worth the effort at the end of the day. Over the past 30 days of reflection, I’ve come to the conclusion that arguing with people on the internet is similar to the un-split pistachio - the time and effort spent cracking the nut (winning the argument) just aren’t worth it. Let’s be honest - even when you win
    16 points
  33. 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
    15 points
  34. After some challenges, I have a functional system. The M-200t was randomly going into overload protection ended up being caused by the C1’s outputs were gunked up with excessive rosin. Did a thorough cleaning of all solder joints (alcohol and q-tips). Was thinking about using the wife’s ultra sonic tooth brush but thought better of it 😇 been over a month now with no overload so I’m going to say solved. had the TX-11 for years and it developed a left channel drop out, took it out of storage and found that the output jack board connection had cold solder joints. Re-flowed those and
    15 points
  35. Ah, a topic with which I am infinitely familiar... Snobbery is one way your new audio approach can be viewed, but unless the "snob" looks down upon everyone who doesn't achieve the same height I'd rather take that word as the response a limited mind has to stimulus that it can't yet grasp. Pardon me, lads, as I embark on one of my usual lengthy tales. Imagine if you will, you're a teenager, its 1978, and your only exposure to audio is the Kenwood receiver that your family has, along with some file cabinet-sized speakers, and some arcane Garra
    15 points
  36. Thank you for accepting my application! I have been meaning to come here for several months now, as I was sent here by another member to read-up on the Carver C1, and a modification called the Bill D. Early last winter, I was selling a subwoofer on the local classifieds. I received a call within a few hours from a guy saying he was interested, but was about 45 minutes away, and couldn’t make it out for 2 days (Toole is about 1/2 hour from Salt Lake). I agreed to hold it for him, and he came out as promised 2 days later. When he got here, I had the sub hooked up to demonstrate,
    15 points
  37. Marks enabling me to buy more gear has had positive effects on my daughter's system. I gave her my old Elacs. They are inefficient so I thought she needed another TFM-15 to drive them properly.
    15 points
  38. My 2 channel system has been upgraded yet again by a pair of Silver 7t's I bought a couple of years ago and traded restoration of them by Dennis Miller. (He got a great CT-Seven out of the deal!) These things sound fantastic! Listening to Tool's Fear Inoculum right now. Dynamic range is amazing. Detail is to die for. One problem, where am I going to put the turntable, now? Guess I'll have to put the Oppo on a shelf. System is: iPad into Gramofon WiFi streamer, Oppo BDP-105D, TX-11b(recapped by me), 4000t (Bonzoro modded), Silver 7t's(Dennis Miller restored), Tekt
    15 points
  39. my complete system with photos of my "re-bulbed" M500T and my recently restored Thorens TD-165 Turntable with custom plinth and upgraded TP16 MK I tonearm
    15 points
  40. Okay, I feel it is necessary to open a discussion about how we handle 'situations' here. This is from me to you. I didn't even discuss this with the mods because I want them to get upset with me for 10 seconds, then we can talk about why I do the things I do without them knowing, and I will just say, probably the same reason you do things without telling me. When arguments or fighting break out, everyone is affected by it. Even if they choose not to read about it, they most likely hear about it. These situations often cost the mods, and me, a lot of time and ene
    15 points
  41. Please welcome @compwaco to the moderator team. We all look forward to working with Ken to keep our community safe and fun.
    15 points
  42. Something a little different than "What are you listening to" for those of us into jazz. Not reissues, but newly released albums. Please introduce the artist/group and a little info about the album. A link to an album cover is cool, videos are not necessary. I'll go first Latest discovery: Thicker than Water by Brian Bromberg. Brian is an accomplished bass player both electric & acoustic. The album was released in July of 2018
    14 points
  43. Was thinking today, not usually a good thing, but...... We've all been to many, many other free sites and have been bombarded with ad's and pop-ups right? I think we all owe @Nahash and all the other admins and staff a big Thank You for all their hard work and providing an ad and pop-up free TCS website. Thanks for all you guys do and the hours spent working behind the scenes making TCS possible !!! THANK YOU !!!
    14 points
  44. Top to bottom live wire power conditioner Tascam CD-200 Emotiva UMC-200 Carver AV-405 Carver M-0.5t Denon DP-300f turntable polk LSI-15 mains Mirage nansats for surrounds changed the picture, close up of the rack mounted gear and an overall picture of the entertainment console. I made the console with the idea of left and right 19” rack mounts (I play guitar and was going to make the left side into a guitar rack, never got past the idea stage on that one). Center channel speaker spot was made for the Polk center channel speaker. The rest of
    14 points
  45. We're officially in our new house now as of a couple months ago...finally. I had the upstairs finished out which is about 15.5'x 36' so I have good space. Since weather was kind of crappy and muggy yesterday, my wife and I worked upstairs some today. I decided to put the Belle clones on the 15' wide "short wall" and I feel they sound better this way. I ran them on the VTA ST-70 for a little while but it's just too damn warm this time of year. I hooked up my fully rebuilt Carver M-200t (thanks @dennismiller55 ) which, honestly, sounds a little better on the Belles. Obviously its 4x the power
    14 points
  46. I went and saw this yesterday, and it was fabulous. It was courageously honest in its portrayal of the life of Freddy and his struggles, but it was done in a very considerate and respectful manner. It had some incredibly humorous moments, and some very touching moments. The portrayal of the Live-Aide concert was pure goose-bump material. Great cast too. I cannot recommend this film highly enough. If you are even a passing Queen fan, go see it.
    14 points
  47. Hey everyone - thanks for the congrats !! This place is quite special to me. I am a member of a few other forums. They too have members that interact often, schedule events together, etc. - just like here. However, I have noticed that this place has a twist I don't see nearly as often on the other sites. That twist is the ready acceptance of new members into "the click". We all have experienced it - you're new to the site, you see all the banter between members, often addressing each other by name, referencing get togethers, events, etc. You probably posted a question and almost ce
    14 points
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