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  1. Hello all, I’m an electronics/software engineer and an old Carver fan since the late 70’s early 80’s. I currently own a TFM-42 and a small TFM-15 which I’ve upgraded, serviced and recapped. The TFM-42 is driving a pair of JBL 4425’s in my home Studio and the TFM-15 is currently driving a pair of JBL L65’s and sometimes a pair of JBL L100’s in the living room. I’ve gone through a lot of equipment over the past 40 years but got hung up on the Carver/JBL sound in my environment and my music (rock, blues, metal and so on), which mainly comes out of this era. I’ve also done a lot of restorati
    11 points
  2. Like all of you, I have several Carver components. Not sure what Mr. Carver was up to when, in 1976, I purchased my first set of gear while visiting Japan; a Sansui 8080, Technics turntable and Kenwood 777 speakers. When I discovered the “Carver Receiver” in 1985, I became a proud owner of one. Currently I run two M1.0t(s) bridged mono driving a set of appropriate Kenwood speakers (not the 777s) along with a McIntosh MC402 into a pair of B&W DM 604 speakers, tied together with a NAD preamp, 1400 WPC. I’m not an electrician. What brought me to this site was researching the best way to
    9 points
  3. Just because I haven't been here doesn't mean I have not been finding new Carver bits. No, in fact I've been running hither and thither and snapping up Carver shinys like a certain madcap Italian plumber chases gold coins that inexplicably hover in mid-air. We won't speak of the mushrooms. As if the burgeoning stacks of audio components that threaten the structural integrity of the very floors of Schloss Butcher were not enough, I happened upon a quite equitable deal for an M1.5t recently. In a matter of hours, cash was placed in palm, amplifier placed in boot, amplifier added to
    7 points
  4. Hello, It's a pleasure being here after owning a MXR-130 and Polk Monitor 5's since 1984. Recapped and reflowed it continues to work great. Will replace other items for continued reliability. Obtained 2 more which have various needs, from relays on one, to many failed components on the other. I also have two Yamaha M-50's that have the X-power supply similar to the Carver units. Repaired one, the other is confounding. I look forward to tapping the wealth of knowledge here. Cheers, Lee
    5 points
  5. I never imagined anything like this...
    5 points
  6. Hi, I just got an MXR-130 receiver and I am going through it to bring it back to good operating condition. So far I have found one bad cap and I have a few missing knobs. Anxious to get this baby fired up and playing some music. Glad I found this site to help me along the process and maybe I will be able to offer some useful information as well. I have a lot of vintage audio equipment from the late 1970's, having served in the armed forces and accumulated most of my gear overseas. I have an electrical engineering background, now retired, and I'm not afraid to tackle a new
    4 points
  7. Thats a particular divvy bit of prat that afflicts otherwise brilliant early models of the Stereo Dimensional Array speakers from Polk. An interconnect cable conjoins the two speakers carrying out of phase versions of each amplifier channel to the opposite channel's speaker. That signal is passed to one side of the SDA array, maths and physics happens, and each channel's crosstalk is nullified before it can reach the opposite ear. Quite nifty, actually. Bob Carver, the genius, did it with electronics so you can have a similar effect in most any good system without towers that are near two yard
    3 points
  8. That's Magnum and I. He's trying to hide behind me at the vet's office. The receptionist is telling him "I can see you !!" He's the best dog ever - no disrespect to the other dogs and their owners on this forum.
    3 points
  9. I thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes.... I Just want to say it's a pleasure to belong to such a wonderful and thoughtful community forum. So many great members here willing to help with their knowledge, skills, experiences and advice to those of us needing guidance through our audio journey. I want to Thank everyone and let you know, I can't say enough how grateful I am, for allowing me to be part of what I consider....Family. Take Care and Stay Safe.. ROCK ON!!!!!
    3 points
  10. Greta Van Fleet, The Battle at Garden's Gate is released today, April 16, 2016 "After listening to it repeatedly, I found the standout element of “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” to be the beginning of trying to part ways with the sound that the band’s detractors accused of being too similar to Led Zeppelin. Their newest effort sees Greta Van Fleet looking for its own identity, trying to forge its sound, and showcasing an ambition to continue conquering the hard rock skies. The only problem will be if the enchanted fans who felt for the proposal that reminded too much to Led Zeppelin
    3 points
  11. Proper speakers are the requisite answer. Something Polk, preferably. M-1.5t's can be bright. McIntosh speakers would be best, but hard to find without a second mortgage on said Schloss...
    3 points
  12. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Assembeld-Remote-volume-board-HIFI-preamp-motor-ALPS-100K-potentiometer/322102761959?hash=item4afed219e7:g:L9YAAOSw2x1XMI-f
    3 points
  13. Butcher that is some funny stuff. Sk1Bum good on you bubba for the info.
    3 points
  14. https://www.ecmrecords.com/shop/1603290520/uneasy-vijay-iyer-linda-may-han-oh-tyshawn-sorey
    3 points
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  16. That's owned by a member here. @helicopter pilot doug
    3 points
  17. I use 10GA stranded that I found at the local electronics liquidator; 4 x 100ft rolls for about $12 a roll...
    3 points
  18. I waltz my fatass down to the local Walmart go to car audio pretty blue 14 gauge wire 50ft spool for 12.97 which puts us at the 25-30 cent mark sometimes it’s on sale for 9.99 which drops it under 25cents a foot cheers it’s copper wire and not cca
    3 points
  19. I use 14 gauge speaker wire from Lowe’s, comes in various lengths on rolls.
    3 points
  20. I bought a 50' spool, but I was bi-amping my main system and I had a bedroom system (now in the boardroom of my office). Four 8' runs and two 6' runs add up quicly.
    3 points
  21. Welcome to the site. I also have the 42 that I am using at the moment. This is a great site and the people are helpful and fun. Sit back and enjoy.
    3 points
  22. Welcome! Glad you found us! What upgrades have you made to the TFM-42? That is in my favorite family of amps! I, too am a tube amp tinkerer, more HiFi than guitar. What's your favorite output tube?
    3 points
  23. I thought this was a favorite PICTURE thread. It’s turned into a another jokes forum. Let’s stick with pictures. Yeah yeah I’m a stick in the mud.It’s turned into a another jokes forum. Let’s stick with pictures. Yeah yeah I’m a stick in the mud.
    3 points
  24. Thanks all of you for your hospitality! I feel right at home. I’ll post photos of my gear when I can.
    2 points
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  26. Here's a tune from Melody Gardot's new album; Sunsets in Blue-- and my go-to album to demo my new Jazzman MkIII speakers:
    2 points
  27. Just wondering what people are using. I live on a small budget so I have been using 18 gauge 4 conductor twisted pair sprinkler wire of all things Read about it on Crutchfield.com some time ago and it works great if your on a budget at about 27 cents a foot
    2 points
  28. Welcome ! You're going to fit right in. Love those JBL's, BTW. Can't wait to see pictures of you rig. Big thing here - photos!
    2 points
  29. I'll have to stay with the 30 cent a foot option for now LoL
    2 points
  30. I'm using monoprice 12ga speaker wire, with nylon covers, wirepants, shrink tube and bananas. Fun project.
    2 points
  31. That's plenty good for a 6250 into 6 feet of cable.
    2 points
  32. Are you jacking with us? How long are your speaker cables?
    2 points
  33. Thanks to all for the warm welcome, pretty active site here, looking forward to the interaction. Well I did a total tear-down of the amp, recapped it, redid the wiring, replaced the speaker terminals and RCA jacks with higher quality ones, replace the mains filter with a better one and implemented diverse revisions mentioned in the service manual. There’s really no such thing as a favorite tube for me in the realm of guitar-amps, since the tonal colorations that come with various tube-types is the toolbox for creating the sound/tone one needs for the job at hand (rock, metal, blues
    2 points
  34. Welcome Solarfire. What guitars do you play?
    2 points
  35. WELCOME to the carversite.com forum @Solarfire! Carver and JBL are a good match... I'm using a Carver 4000t, Carverfest 275 tube amp and JBL L88s! Sounds good to me... Enjoy your stay with us!
    2 points
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  37. Welcome Frank if we can recruit a couple more retired EE's we might be able to turn this ship around.... Lots of great folks here tp help you along your journey. If you can't find what your looking for please ask, its probably here, and there are many who know where to look . Welcome to the TCS club, jump right in the waters fine !!!
    2 points
  38. Welcome @Imafed. I was a bit worried about your handle..., as there may be a few illicit-leaning activities and threads ... LoL. Momentarily thought we'd been infiltrated by a mole..., JUST KIDDING 😉 Love the handle. Now you need a suitable G-man style avatar to go with it ! Frank, really glad you found us. Ex military service, and your background..., you will fit right in. REALLY Glad you found us. A bit more activity and you'll be able to upload pictures. We'd love to see what you are working on, and how it comes together in your system.
    2 points
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