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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
    30 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 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. I will donate $100 on your behalf Rodney. It's really good to see you back...
    18 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
    17 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Connor, born Oct 2 (Was due Nov 2). John
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  22. 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
    16 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Please welcome @compwaco to the moderator team. We all look forward to working with Ken to keep our community safe and fun.
    15 points
  33. 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
  34. It’s been a while and I have made several system changes.
    14 points
  35. As a few of you know, my new (and hopefully temporary) job requires A LOT of travel. As luck would have it, my current assignment had me leave home on Dec 18th for 4 months, and with a work radius of about 400 miles - Kansas City MO to Littlerock AR, and Oklahoma City to Osage Beach (Lake Ozark). I was (am) not thrilled with the concept of being away from the family for the holidays, but as the old saying goes, “ya gotta do what ya gotta do”. The one bright spot spot in all of this, is that Dick (Sk1bum) resides within this area. While I relish the opportunity to meet ANY membe
    14 points
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. I had the pleasure of stopping in to visit with Jim and his wife on Friday. My wife and I had a wonderful time with them as we had lunch, listen to the big Carver tube amps and explored Jim's Workshop. The hospitality offered to us was second to none. We had a great lunch with the Clark's and an even better time socializing. Jim is running the new Bob Carver Crimson 350s to push a pair of Carver Amazing Platinum speakers. And they certainly do a fantastic job. I have heard the Carver Platinum's with a variety of amplifiers. 7t's. TFM-75. Sunfire 600x2. I can't say that any of the other a
    14 points
  39. 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
  40. With the holidays approaching I wish all peace and tranquility especially after a historic bitter election that caused so much division. To remember we are all brothers to a greater cause and being in this life.
    14 points
  41. No, he didn't die... But had just been remembering how helpful he was around here with his knowledge for gear. And thought of him as a very cool mentor and friend. If by chance your reading this Steve just wanted you to know you and your sense of humor are missed. Including your avatar...
    14 points
  42. Brotherhood.Carver brotherhood. The very best of what we can be. The Carversite. A little history. I used to be very involved here. Then I jumped in on an issue unto which I was not fully informed. I willingly got removed. Shit happens. I can be my own worst enemy. Fast forward: I was allowed to come back. All was good! More shit happened. I mentioned OFFLINE to somebody that things were less than optimal in my tiny corner of the universe. I sold my prized preamp to keep the bills in check. Then a couple members jumped in with astonishing speed to correct that hardship: GeneC
    14 points
  43. Looking and sounding as good or better than June 1987. Thanks again Greg. I truly APPRECIATE IT!!!!!!
    13 points
  44. The holidays afforded me some time to assemble my home office system. I had searched for a clean TX-2 faceplate for quite a while.... when I finally found one it ended up in 'storage' along with a C-1 (BillD by Kev - LED by me...) The tuner is essential to my daily listening of NPR Classical Denver (which surprisingly has zero political talk.) I did elect to have my CF275 assembled by wrf. ( I weighed the satisfaction of self assembly with my desire for perfect assembly )
    13 points
  45. Well, last weekend, I finally acquired the holy grail of EPI..., the rare and coveted M1000 towers. @elgrau has built a pair of these - they are that rare to find one pair of the 500 pairs that were made. Dimensions: 18x18x73 inches, 180lbs each. Originally, they cost $2000 a pair, back in the 70's. There are 4 10" drivers and 4 soft-dome oil-filled tweeters - paired on each side. I picked these up from a fellow EPI fan, who restored the original drivers and tweeters and rewired internally and rebuilt the crossovers. I'll do some cosmetic work, but considering their age, they have surviv
    13 points
  46. You will notice there is now a feed for the most recent Featured Topics. These are topics of special interest from various categories chosen by the moderators. Enjoy!
    13 points
  47. To all the good people on our forum - Greg and I have been working to get everyone's medals assigned. As of 11:15 AM ET today (9/16/2018) I believe I have finished going through the original site list. If you feel I have missed one you had previously, please send me a PM so I can look into it. Please be patient because we all have day jobs too. ? Thanks for your patience. Brian
    13 points
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