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  1. Bobs new site and 'Carver Direct' on-line store is open and running. Processing of purchases and payments are working well. Generally shipping w/n 2 hours on in stock items. https://www.bobcarvercorp.com
    8 points
  2. Folks have been busy gathering manuals. @BobTFM35 and @Will Meyer have both contributed manuals. I've also found a few lurking in dark corners of the server, hidden from view. Here's a list of what's been added. I'll continue looking in the odd folder for more treasures. If you sent me something that's not on this list (an not in documents area), let me know. It may have somehow escaped my dragnet. Carver AV-505 parts and schematics Carver CM-2002 Owners Manual Carver CMV-1185 Owners Manual Carver CT-24 Owners Manual Carver C-15v Schematics Phase Linear 1100 Series Two Equalizer Owners Manual Phase Linear 1100 Series Two Equalizer Service Manual Phase Linear 1200 Series Two Analyzer Owners Manual Phase Linear 1200 Series Two Analyzer Service Manual Phase Linear 1300 Noise Reduction Service Manual Phase Linear 200 Series Two Amplifier Owners Manual Phase Linear 300 Series Two Amplifier Owners Manual Phase Linear 300 Series Two Amplifier Service Manual Phase Linear 3300 Series Two Preamp Owners Manual Phase Linear 3500 Series Two Preamp Service Manual Phase Linear 6000 Series Two Audio Delay Service Manual Phase Linear 700 Series Two Amplifier Owners Manual Phase Linear DRS 900 Amplifier Service Manual Phase Linear P3800 Preamp Service Manual
    6 points
  3. Hey everyone, this holiday season continues, and it's that time for thinking of others. Please keep Barry in your prayers. He hasn't popped in here in a while. But he shared with a couple of us recently that he may be spending Christmas in the hospital. He has attended past Carver Fests in the past, so some of you regulars at that event may be a good lifeline. If you know his phone number, or email address..., you are a connection that I think he would truly value a message or call from. Nothing sucks more than not being able to get out and be with family for the holidays. Thanks in advance for your thoughts for Barry.
    4 points
  4. For all you collectors out there @K6BUK has dug up a preliminary version of the Carver C-4000 preamp Owners manual. Now posted in the manuals. Many thanks to Michael.
    3 points
  5. On the Products page I see the Black Magic 350 Features / Specs button does not link to a page. On the About Us page, Phase Linear section there's a typo: Phase Linear corporation, founded by Bob and Steve Johnston, was created to build and marketing this product. And a couple of typos in the Troubleshooting FAQ. Overall, a clearly readable website.
    3 points
  6. Posted some Lightstar literature. Check out the Lightstar tab in the manuals.
    3 points
  7. Sure, send it out. I'll PM you my email address. Thanks.
    2 points
  8. I noticed in the manual section there is a preliminary manual - Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram Generator Preliminary Owner Manual.PDF. I have the Preliminary Owner Manual for the C-4000 and noticed it wasn't listed. Is it something of interest for the group? Is it something that is a must have for Carver manual collectors? If anyone is interested I could probably upload it although I don't think I have been on the site long enough to have privileges to upload a .pdf.
    2 points
  9. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds - Remastered - HDCD - My Rotel HDCD CD Player
    2 points
  10. One member, @zumbini used to have a lot of history in his head..., others like @RobertR, and a few old timers over on the Phoenix Audio forum..., but even then, the threads have disputed facts. Unfortunately, @Zumbin, isn't active here anymore. Others pop in from time to time. My thinking is that unfortunately, at the time of the end of Carver Corp, PCs and computers were just getting started in small/medium businesses, and data was local. ERP applications did not exist, except for very early solutions like "Solomon," from the company named TLB (The Lord's Business) out of Utah. Being located in the northwest, a stone's throw from Microsoft of the day (Carver was in Kirkland, WA was adjacent to Bellevue, WA, and the Microsoft Campus was at the intersection of Bell-Red Road and NE 8th street in Bellevue, WA) it is likely that Carver Corp had a PC or two in the operation for things like generating and tracking operations data - even if it was in a Lotus 1-2-3 or Dbase III local system. No one seems to know where the data went after Carver Corp closed its doors. Perhaps someone acquired an old PC and retained it? But more likely, that corporate asset that sat on the VP of Operations desktop computer, was liquidated and is now long-gone. At one time, Carver Corp was a publicly traded company. I kept all the "stockholder" materials I had from owning, and losing everything, on the stock, back then. Interesting to me, but not very interesting to anyone else. The timing of the end of Carver Corp was before the internet was as popular as it is now, and way before we all started taking "back-ups" (seriously). This is my own speculation, of course, but it is a plausible explanation why data doesn't exist.
    2 points
  11. Greetings: I have been a Carver devotee since the C4000 was released. Well, before that actually, the C4000 was my first piece of Carver equipment and I purchased it from Reed Brothers in Charleston, SC for $960. That was 4/20/1982 and it was shipping to California. I remember waiting anxiously for it and reading and rereading the reviews in Audio and Stereo Review. I kept waiting and it was late! Oh, no! Well, it turned out it was delivered to my neighbors' house and he sat on it for 4 days. Boy, was I pissed! I had Infinity QLS3 speakers at the time and hooked it up as fast as I could. The sound was enchanting! I ran it through the power amp side of my Pioneer SX-1980 (270 watts/channel). The unit came with a stapled "Preliminary Manual" and the official manual arrived in the mail a few months later. The serial number on this unit is 6717C. It started having problems the summer of 1998 and I sent it to Carver Factory Service on 10/2/1998. There were several problems including the mute not working, the delay circuit was broken, another circuit was having problems but I don't remember which right now, and the biggest problem was the RCA jacks were falling apart causing no or intermittent problems. They did an excellent job on it and the bill was $196 which I felt was reasonable for the amount of work they did. My next Carver purchase was major. I bought a TX-11a and two M 1.0t amps. By the way, when I purchase a piece of equipment it is usually a permanent part of my collection. I have added 3 more M 1.0t amps over time and two have developed bad caps. One is on its way back from Nelion Audio (that is what led me to this site) with a full MKII opt 002 plus IEC socket upgrade. I have another one ready to go to him. Eventually all 5 will be upgraded. Four of them are in my home theater system. I have a Yamaha RX-A6A feeding an M 1.0t to biamp a Paradigm Monitor 9 on each side. I have an additional M 1.0t on each side running in mono. One feeds a Miller & Kreisel 12" sub and the other feeds a Paradigm LCR 350 Center Channel speaker. The fifth M 1.0t is connected to the C4000 and the Infinity QSL 3s in my ham shack. My ham shack is actually my average no car garage. I spend a lot of time there not only on the air but building electronics. I am very technical and have all the good test equipment including a Tektronix 100 MHz scope and a Rigol 3015E-TG. A lot of this stuff I picked up for work with ham radio, antennas, and repeaters. I have been heavily into audio and music since my youth and played in the high school band and sang in the choir. After high school I was in some local theater plays/musicals which is where I met my wife, Saralee, more than 50 years ago. In 1968 I built my first kit, a Dynaco PAT-4 preamp shortly followed by a Stereo 120. The Stereo 120 was an early transistor amp and the audio was on the harsh side. I eventually acquired a Dynaco ST-70 which is just a wonderful tube amp. I now have 5 of those and I am in the process of rebuilding them with new, updated boards from Tubes for HiFi, also known as Vacuum Tube Audio. When I finish those rebuilds there is now an update kit for the Stereo 120 which takes the harshness out of the amp. I also have a Dynaco AF-6 AM/FM tuner. That tuner and my TX-11a are pretty idle now. FM is pretty dead in northern California now whereas when I purchased them (1973 for the Dynaco, 1988 for the Carver) the bands were full of rock and jazz. KJAZ in SF was excellent and many rock stations (KZAP and others in Sacramento) were playing great tunes. In fact, the FM scene here is so bad I haven't even tried the tuner in my new Yamaha RX-A6A. In addition to my other Carver gear I have a Sunfire True Subwoofer Signature MKII that I purchased from Paradyme in Sacramento for $1,400 in July 1999. The owner of Paradyme was a friend and gave me a good price. About a year and a half ago a cap went out and it started humming. I didn't have the time right then to service it so I sent it to Bill Flannery in July of 2021. His work is immaculate! He replaced all the caps and a bunch of other parts and it works and sounds great now. I have a good record collection and I have a few turntables. I have an AR XA, AR XB, 2 Bang & Olufsen Beogram 3000, a Sony PS-X7, Sony PS-LX55 II, Pioneer PL-115D, and a bunch of others. I also have a lot of CDs, DVDs, and Bluray discs. My system includes a Sony 400 disc DVD player, 2 Sony 300 disc CD players, a Sony 5 disc DVD changer, a BD player, a few cassette players, an SAE 5000a Impulse Noise Reducer, and tons of other goodies. Like I said, once something comes in the door it rarely goes out unless it is junk or I hate it. So beyond the music - I am a graduate of the University of California and I retired from there (early) as Project Director for the campus computing system 17 years ago. After college I held a variety of other jobs including Training Manager for Snap-On Tools, Network Engineer at MCI Telecom and then Project Manager for smog check programs for 17 states (MCI ran the network for the smog check machines and communications to state DMV agencies). I am now the boy in the bubble. I have incurable lymphoma (blood cancer) and the chemo I was on for several years destroyed my immune system. I now can't make antibodies from vaccines or from exposure to a bug. If I pick up something it is immediately to the hospital. Last year I had an infection in my ankle and I was in the hospital for 2 months and on IV antibiotics for 6 months. If I do go out of the house I always have an N95 on. I don't let cancer slow me down! I go all day every day either working on my hifi equipment, my ham radios, antennas, or listening to music. Oh yeah, I had a heart attack 2 months ago. I was surprised by an email from Greg yesterday saying he had finished the complete upgrade of the first M 1.0t. I read just a few hours before that his wife is in the hospital. His email implied that they have her illness diagnosed so let's all pull for good health for her! Well, I'm sure that is a lot more about me than any of you want to know but sometimes when I start typing my fingers just seem to have a life of their own. It was pretty useful in college! Thanks for reading and sharing all your knowledge on the site! Michael Buck K6BUK
    2 points
  12. Thanks everyone. I'm obviously not doing so well. Please be patient if I don't reply to everything. My head is mush. However - I do need help on the benches. If anyone wants to take a vacation to Michigan I have a spare room. Paid position. Must have experience working on gear. I'm at your mercy...and the mercy of God. Regards, Greg
    2 points
  13. Great questions. Maybe one of the site historian types has found such info? Bob was bought out by the Carver Corp board of directors a few years before their plans, that Bob objected to, failed. I'll ask Bob if he remembers the serial number format. It could be 2700 units apart. At peak production Carver Corp produced 5000 units per mo.
    2 points
  14. As always it's a pleasure to be able to give back to this great community! Bob PS @MRHP hope you still have that great looking PL TT.
    2 points
  15. That very sharp tip of pain during illness reminds us how fragile we are. When one of our brothers hurts, we all feel a little pang inside. Barry has always come off as a gentle soul. Wish that more people (including me) were more like that.
    1 point
  16. Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze (LIVE Olympia Theatre Paris)
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  17. The Doors Waiting For The Sun (Remastered 2020)
    1 point
  18. Ratamahatta - I have all three of those recordings on vinyl. Awesome albums. All of them have varied dynamics, and all sound fantastic! Great recordings. Will put any system to the test.
    1 point
  19. Nice, clean website. I can appreciate that. Not a bunch of repeating flashy things on the screen. Now I noticed that the meter on the front of the Black Magic 25 is said to have 4 functions, but I only saw three listed. The preamp is one that would be an easy choice for me. I look close to see how many outputs and there are two regular ones and one tape out. That is such an important aspect to this design. I was also very glad to see a phono section. The heatsinks were of particular interest visually. Copper is a favorite of mine along with brass for making accents on equipment. The way it is positioned is how I imagine all heatsinks should be.
    1 point
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  21. One to be on the lookout for is a tfm15 service manual with legible schematics
    1 point
  22. Does any here know of a reference for Carver amp production history information? I have several Carver components for which 'd love to know the genesis.... ie when/where were they produced. For example, my two m1.5t's have serial numbers 2840 and 5517. Is there a reference that can tell me when/where those amps were originally built? Are the serial numbers sequential, such that my two amps were built about 2700 units apart? How many m1.5t's were built, ever? I don't know why I really want to know all this info..... I guess having vintage gear drives me to want to know the exact vintage, and how rare the components are.... Thanks, all.
    1 point
  23. The Doors Take It As It Comes
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  25. "Acolytes all of the late Paul Motian, Bro, who made his ECM debut on the drummer's Garden of Eden (ECM, 2006) and Lovano, who goes back nearly four decades with Motian's many creative iterations, lead Once Around A Room through a meditative investigation of the collective soul. The common voice we all speak in if only we'd bother to listen to one another. It is a needed affirmation not only to the memory and vitality of Motian but also to our need for one on one communication." Read more
    1 point
  26. Bob Carver: 1 6,566,960 High back-EMF high pressure subwoofer having small volume cabinet low frequency cutoff and pressure resistant surround 2 6,418,231 High back EMF, high pressure subwoofer having small volume cabinet, low frequency cutoff and pressure resistant surround 3 6,373,335 Integrated audio amplifier 4 6,166,605 Integrated audio amplifier 5 6,130,954 High back-emf, high pressure subwoofer having small volume cabinet, low frequency cutoff and pressure resistant surround 6 6,104,248 Audio amplifier with tracking power supply utilizing inductive power converters 7 5,937,074 High back emf, high pressure subwoofer having small volume cabinet, low frequency cutoff and pressure resistant surround 8 5,748,753 High power audio subwoofer 9 5,204,904 Apparatus for receiving and processing frequency modulated electromagnetic signals 10 4,916,538 Apparatus and methods for enhancing a video display 11 4,815,141 Apparatus and methods for removing unwanted components from a communications signal 12 4,808,946 Lightweight, high power audio amplifier and power supply 13 4,803,733 Loudspeaker diaphragm mounting system and method 14 4,603,429 Dimensional sound recording and apparatus and method for producing the same 15 4,586,002 Audio amplifying apparatus and method 16 4,484,150 High efficiency, light weight audio amplifier and power supply 17 4,457,012 FM Stereo apparatus and method 18 4,445,095 Audio amplifier 19 4,415,768 Tuning apparatus and method 20 4,309,570 Dimensional sound recording and apparatus and method for producing the same 21 4,218,660 Audio amplifier and method of operating the same 22 4,218,585 Dimensional sound producing apparatus and method 23 3,989,897 Method and apparatus for reducing noise content in audio signals Carver Corp: 1 5,748,759 Loud speaker structure 2 5,606,289 Audio frequency power amplifiers with actively damped filter 3 5,543,753 Audio frequency power amplifiers with actively damped filter 4 5,396,194 Audio frequency power amplifiers 5 5,204,904 Apparatus for receiving and processing frequency modulated electromagnetic signals 6 4,916,538 Apparatus and methods for enhancing a video display 7 4,815,141 Apparatus and methods for removing unwanted components from a communications signal
    1 point
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