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  1. Anybody else still running a Quad system and collecting Quad vinyl? Quad vinyl is getting harder and harder to collect in VG++ to EX condition at reasonable prices! 😡😡 Probably doesn't help that I'm also a cover snob.
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  2. A 28 year old jazz singer from Chicagoland, who has the vocal control of someone twice her age....
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  3. Yep, I still have the Marantz 4400 Quad Receiver, in its original double box, that I purchased in January 1975 at the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka, Japan when I transferred back to the US. I also have the Marantz SQA-2 Decoder and Marantz RC-4 4-Channel wired remote that I bought with it; both in their original boxes also. And, yes, I still have all of my Quad (SQ and Discrete) LPs that I bought way back then and a JVC Discrete Demodulator.
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  4. There were several versions of quad, the version I had was cd-4! Provided four discrete channels not hybrid like other versions! Found this on the web about cd-4! I wish I would have kept that equipment and quad recordings! CD-4 This is the “odd man out” in the quad world. Extremely ‘fine’ grooves were etched onto the vinyl record to provide frequencies between 35,000 and 50,000 hertz. The CD-4 demodulator sensed these high frequencies then converted them to a range of around 100 to 15,000 hertz. These frequencies were then sent to the amplifier and on to the rear channels.
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  6. Just wanted to introduce myself.......I'm not new to this site, but it's been years. Anyhow, long time Carver fan.....I've owned at one time or another tons of Carver gear. Anyhow, I've got a set of Platinum MkIV's that a friend brought to my place for a Polkfest back in 2008 (I sold him my original ALS's and he in turn sold them to acquire the MkIV's).....and listening to a Telarc disc at high volumes after a few too many adult beverages, a ribbon bit the dust. So, they've been lurking in a closet for, what, 13 years? Anyhow, getting off my duff.....sourced a pair
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  7. A nod to the inspirational Hendrix.
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  8. Hey guys! Thanks! The guy I’m getting the ribbons from told me that the ribbons were rebuilt by a gentleman from South Carolina from the carver site......The guy I’m getting them from got them from a guy who had Ed rebuild them. Anyway, they arrive next week so we will find out what is what. In addition the that rig, I have my other rig which is a VPI Scoutmaster, A Jolida CD player heavily modded by a guy (F1Nut) from the Polk forum, a Musical Fidelity A1008 integrated amp....and I rotate between a pair of Maggie 1.6’s and AR 302’s Cheers, Troy
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  9. Holy Crap Batman! 35-50K? That is starting to sound like a digital thang. Um, why isn't there a batman emoji?
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  10. One of my favorites. JBL was at the right place at the right time.
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  11. Dennis, I remember when Quad equipment was really cheap. To me, it was an obvious choice to buy one for my son when he was in high school. I think that I used it to bi-amp some speakers. It was a Marantz unit, but I forget the model. I can't wrap my head around the grooves of a 4 channel record, let alone the cartridge needed to read all that. Didn't get to own any quad equipment myself. What are you using for speakers in this system?
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  12. My time (ripping, configuring, dealing with IT...), is limited, at this point in life..., and is worth WAY more than the $1000..., (my perspective...) I now use my NAS for storing those things that I created..., or digital items (photos, designs, etc.) that don't exist anywhere else - and of which I am the lone steward. OTOH..., I took the day off yesterday, was literally on the phone with Netgear Tier 3 Support for over 5 hours in ONE call..., only to finally get them to realize that the T.O.L. gaming WiFi router they shipped me 2 weeks ago, was defective..., (somethin
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  13. To your question, let me share some philosophy (mine)..., YMMV At one point, I tried to RIP all my content..., but eventually realized..., I was duplicating, and, well, that's time I will never get back..., time I could use doing something else, productive..., that didn't duplicate what was already out there. I got rid of most of what I had ripped to my NAS. From professional/commercial sources, It's better indexed, and, well, more complete, from any of the better streaming services..., I use TIDAL, there are others. I transitioned over to one of these
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  14. Thats interesting. I've seen those implementations before but never delved into them. How do you remotely control said streamer?
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  15. This topic has me interested as I have a majority of my CDs ripped to a NAS. A Google search shows a few options using a Raspberry PI as an audio streamer. I'm already using a rPI 4b running OpenELEC as video streamer. I assume the concept will be similar.
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  16. I started this journey in the early to mid 1970's with a Marantz 2270 receiver, Dual 1229 turntable, Rectilinear IIIa speakers and a Sony Cassette deck. I also had a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls (before the II, III, and IV) but didn't like them for classical music listening. As time went by, that stuff all got sold or traded and I moved into Audio Research tube equipment, buying some new and some used. The wife didn't like the ARC bi-amped Tympani IIIa Magneplanar "room dividers" , as she called them, with a set of bass panels, so they got traded for a pair of KEF 105 (no suffix, just original
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  17. That is a neat idea @Butcher! I just picked up an AirPort Express/ Extreme (one of those) locally for $15.00. Didn’t need it just bought it because of price. I didn’t think about doing what you do but now I have a new idea.......grin
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  19. Welcome Troy!!! Good to know another Thiel fan. Hope that your repair goes well.
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  20. Hi Troy. It's good to have you back. We have a member here that might be able to repair your damaged ribbons. @sea . You might send him a pm.
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  22. Welcome Bill Fisher!!!! Nice to have you with us. Great place you found here. Lots of great information and most of all... fun. Fantastic group of guys - always interesting, willing to help and fun to hang with.
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  23. Welcome to the Carver site. A very enjoyable place to be!
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  24. I must bring this thread back from the nether, for I have progress to report. I was mucking about on the Drop forum and found a thread very similar to this one. One participant had achieved some success by re-purposing an old Apple router as a music source for his stereo. I happen to have several boxes of cast-off computer bits, and I found a pair of old Airport Wifi routers in there. I took the newer of the pair, which is called the Express, or Extreme, or Exuberant, or whatever marketing superlative they used. The important part is that it is an 802.11alphabet router
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  26. Welcome to the site! I dare say not many folks would trade a TFM55 for much, but the Sunfire is probably one of the few things that can be worth such a trade. I can't offer to help much with any Sunfire questions, but there are folks, here, who very likely can, so ask away. In the mean time, join in the fun, and remember to enjoy the music.
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  27. Hello NullPointerException, 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. It's an eventful journey that brought you here, and we know Jim Clark here. @Ar9Jim He's been a member for some time. The developers of the 10 Octave preamps are also members here. @fxbill and @iamjohngalt Once you get to Novice status, please consider uploading some pics of your gear in the Members Systems area. We all like pics of all kinds of audio gear. In the
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  28. Welcome @Bill Fisher. Glad you found us!
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  29. I find this fun (as in the way they pull it together at a Guitar Center signing... fan-crowd predictably following the "shiny object"), and good..., and, yes, Steve Vai is 60, (53 in the video...)
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  31. Possibly, quite possibly, the best cover ever, ever, Ever! yep, a bold statement!
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  32. Thanks for the reply, David. I really wouldn't be interested in Roon. I'm not comfortable with either subscription software or with stuff that sits behind the firewall and opens ports/sends info to who-knows-where, and its all a lot more complicated/expensive than I need. I have a bunch of wifi speakers to play around with for that and the list is growing. Sonos, HEOS, and now B&W has Formation, Foundation, Inflammation, whatever it's called. None of it works perfectly or even hits most popular standards, so thats all just casual listening and TV sound. What I real
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  33. 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 o
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  34. I’ve always loved the sound from the Oppo’s CD players, and the Oppo 103/105 players sound good and can work with your Carver audio gear. Oppo uses the ES DAC chips and that’s one of the reason why I purchased the L.K.S. Digital audio dh-004 Dac for apx $1,425.00 which uses 2 of the ES3808 pro dac chips in mono combined to give stereo and used my Oppo 95 as a transport and loved the combo for the sound they both produced. I did a lot of research into the Music Streaming Devices out there, and again with the audio world , with quality of the sound and what they offer in abilities and dollars t
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  35. Phone support is largely the bane of mankind. The support worker claiming through their thick accent that they're speaking to you from Omaha and asking you about the weather, strict adherence to flow-chart remedies, and when they encounter something outside their limited flow chart there's the inevitable "I will have to check with my supervisor I will return please wait" followed by interminable hold music on a 30 second loop. When I was a lad the sound was kindly referred to as "lift music", meaning Muzak versions of popular songs expired at least 15 years ago. No bends in the notes, nothing
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  36. Thats certainly one way to do it. Quite a hefty investment though. If I were to spend that much on music management for my home I'd have just bought a Mac Mini. It would have become a full-fledged server then, and one could plug the DAC of choice into it, should one be so inclined. For my own uses, I stay away from streaming music from the outside world. I've read some truly terrifying things about the information being compiled on paid customers of such services. And of course I like to own my music. Its not much trouble for me to rip and add the appropriate art, and at under $50
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  37. I had a few moments after that last post to think to myself, "Oi, what about that other system upstairs? Y'know, that one system as opposed to all the other systems? Don't you want music streams going that a way?" I had one router left, a truly ancient one that looks to all the world like a laptop power adapter, so I decided to repurpose that thingie. Plug it into the wall outlet next to my desk computer, find it with the setup utility, name it, try to update it a couple of times but its so old the firmware is rather soft and moldy so no updates, but it tests out ok. So I pull it o
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