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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. It’s been a while and I have made several system changes.
    14 points
  11. 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
  12. Looking and sounding as good or better than June 1987. Thanks again Greg. I truly APPRECIATE IT!!!!!!
    13 points
  13. The new prince arrived today. (M1.0T) Just waiting for the king to arrive back to the palace from its makeover in Northern MI 😋 So nice to have an amp again
    12 points
  14. Hi. I'm a little crazy man from Sweden, as my father is a musician playing the banjo I have been interested i music all my life. Started my quest for good sound with a 2x2W Philips tube amp. Have gradually climbed the ladder against the sound nirvana. About 8 years ago I stumbled over a nice set of B&W800 series 80. They sounded nice but thin with my Pioneer M73. I upgraded with NAD318, it became better, then I was offered a pair of Carver PM1.5a and 2x450W made a difference but still I felt that they had more to offer. Bridged the Carvers and WOW I was blown away b
    12 points
  15. Anyone make any changes to their workbench or shop? Any new members want to share you hobby area? My bench I built in 2012 was getting a bit rickety and worn. The top was stool height and I grew tired on climbing up and off my stool. So time for a new bench. Adjusted for the lowest setting on my stool I can now rest my feet on the floor. I bought a new full size ESD mat for the top. Plenty of LED lights for these old eyes. This bench should last me. It looks neat now but give me a few month to fill it with clutter.
    12 points
  16. Hello to you all! I was referred here by Paul. After listening to his Carver setup of amps, pre-amps, processors, and most significantly his Amazing Silver's, I was so bowled over with the real life listening experience, I had to purchase a set of pristine ALS Platinum MkIV's in oak that were available for local pickup. The good man that Paul is, he went with me, in HIS Suburban, to inspect, pickup, load, and then setup at my house. What a DUDE! I spent four hours adjusting positioning of speakers and listening couch. When I finally did the right toe-in just right, the
    12 points
  17. Picked up some of Wayne (Kingman)'s gear while visiting at Ed (sea)'s house last weekend. It's an honor to own some of his gear. Phase Linear Dual 500. What a beast! It weighs close to 80lbs and is rated at 505wpc. I was surprised at how nice it sounds, was expecting a bit of a harsh flat tone but no it's quite musical.
    12 points
  18. Thank you SO MUCH CS! Members! The site's funds are in a great place thanks to you all. We will continue to improve the site's resources and features. Thank you thank you thank you!
    12 points
  19. Thought I would post a few pictures of my stuff. The speakers are JBL 250ti. I also have Martin Logan CLS and Kinergetics subs (not shown) that I periodically swap in for the JBLs. Two very different speaker systems. Amps are Sunfire 300x2 and Parasound HCA-3500. Also I have vintage McIntosh amps including MC-275, MC-7270, and MC-2205. And the Sunfire 600x2 which I will try to get serviced. My main equipment rack currently has the Apt Holman pre, a Technics SP-25 turntable with Shure V15vxmr cartridge in an SME Type III tonearm, and a Roksan Xerxes X turntable with van den hul MC-
    12 points
  20. Finally we're making progress again! I extend my hope that Wayne and Dennis can handle the complication. Just FYI - what we're working on now is an interim format until I can splice in some custom code to use the engine's style formatting and searching power. This interim project will allow us to organize all the changes and updates so that when it comes time to building the real manual pages, it'll look nice and clean and have a shit ton of features like pictures, notes, revisions, search options and even feedback comments.
    12 points
  21. Being away from home for months at a time with the new job is certainly far from ideal. However, one of the pluses is that it’s getting me out to parts of the country to meet my “Carver Family” face to face. First, it was Christmas with @Sk1Bum in Missouri, and last night it was pizza, beer, good company and good music with @PhilDent in California. After a wonderful dinner - pizza with the best spicy ground pepperoni I’ve ever had, salad and beer - it was off to the music room. After our listening night at my place, Tim hunted down a pair of NHT 2.5i speakers for himself. I was s
    12 points
  22. I’m finally getting around to posting a picture of my gear. I’ll see if I can add a few more in the future but I’m having trouble sizing it appropriately.
    11 points
  23. It’s always nice when you can kill 2 (or 5) birds with one stone. I just ended a 4 month work assignment (with zero days off), and REALLY needed a break. I’ve also been wanting to share some of what I saw during my prior assignment in CA with my family. My daughter has also always wanted to see the ocean. I wanted to see my great friend Tim ( @PhilDent )again, AND there was the issue of picking up a certain pair of NHT 2.9 speakers. So we rented a rig (free points) that would hold the NHTs and luggage, booked a hotel (more free points), and hit the road to CA Friday m
    11 points
  24. I think the Xbox needs to go and get replaced with a second amp🤔. Ultimately, I need a bigger house lol
    11 points
  25. 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
    11 points
  26. I added a bunch of Sales Flyers that we inherited from our late good friend Wayne Kingman. They can be viewed by clicking the Sales Flyers link in the "Downloads" section.
    11 points
  27. I purchased a Carver system in 1987 that am currently still original owner of to power a set of JBL L100t's , and am still totally blown away by sound and performance to this day . I did recently have the speakers re foamed and after listening to a set of Polk Audio's , am in love all over again , there really is no comparison. I have the CT 7 pre amp and TL 3100 cd player. This was close to $5000.00 in the day but the richness and pure power that rocked on was priceless . I met a lot of neighbours with this system ( yes some dressed in blue telling me to turn it down ) but they always sai
    11 points
  28. Hello lads, its your slightly askew uncle Butcher here to talk about wonderful audio bits once more. This is a lengthy post, so perhaps pop the corn and draw a tankard of ale. Today we gather to discuss the new gear that has shown up at Schloss Butcher. Yes, I hear some of you saying "but you just said mere days ago that you were on hiatus until other things stopped costing you money". This is true, yet when one crosses paths with a proper deal, one must make the most of the opportunity. It was with this tenet in mind that I approached a wonderful stack of equipment an
    11 points
  29. Okay, I've finally passed the Novice level, so I can post pics of my system, and do it on the proper forum!!! As I mentioned in my new member intro, this has been a 15++ year long journey in the making (and I am not done by any means)! This is my current setup in the basement of my new house since my divorce! I am running a Sunfire 300x2, C-16, SDA-490T, TX-12 (going upstairs to bedroom since I don't use this system for radio), TD-1770, BSR EQ3000, Realistic APM-500, MSB Link DAC, and Avid Diva II turntable! Some changes are coming - as I said,
    11 points
  30. I would like to begin by saying that I have been a member of groups that gathered for various reasons but I have never felt the kindness and warmth from a group of people that I and my wife have these last few days. It all began with @sea coming to the rescue when our security code wouldn't open our cottage door. He introduced himself and took care of us and got us in our cabin. We went to a cookout that evening and were treated so well and from then on it just got better. I won't list peoples names here because I cant remember everyones names but I will remember the ones that we
    11 points
  31. Greetings! I recently learned about this site while browsing YouTube videos relating to repair/restoration of vintage Carver amplifiers. I myself am a "vintage" electronic engineer and former owner of an audio retail store (August Systems) and an electronic repair shop (Audio-Video Service Center) located in East Central Illinois. During my retail career I was a Carver dealer and authorized service center. Those parts of my career began in the 1970's and extended into the late 1990's. These day's I'm semi-retired but still restoring/repairing vintage audio gear for my f
    11 points
  32. I have been wanting move my hobby more towards DIY. DIY is fun. My speakers are DIY and have been in my system for over a year. I am very pleased with them. The speakers are now complimented by a DIY Amplifier and Pre-amplifier. OVATION NX-AMPLIFIER: A HIGH PERFORMANCE 100 W CLASS AB CURRENT FEEDBACK AMPLIFIER PREAMPLIFIER 2012 - Designed by Douglas Self- Featured in Elektor Magazine in 2012 - Also discussed in detail in his book "Self on Audio". This is a very quiet system at idle. Dead Quiet. Very clean and crisp sonics. I am extremely pleased
    11 points
  33. Major new engine update is available. I'm going to have to do some research and ensure our 3rd party plug-ins will survive (like our live chat). I'll post a notice with date and time of the update, which probably won't take long, but the forum may have a different look and feel afterwards. Please take note of this! Don't complain in the chat - look at this thread for updates and troubleshooting or just ask the staff if something is not working or gets strange.
    11 points
  34. Hello, I am new to the carver world and actually just starting to get into home audio. Originally, I had a Yamaha receiver with a klipsch surround sound system which I thought sounded pretty darn good until a friend showed me his setup; consisting of a mxr150 with a pair of carver m200t amps running to some CV 15in pa's. I was completely blown away by how crisp, clear, and accurate it sounded. Needless to say, I now have my own mxr150 and a set of d-5s for now and my klipsch system sits in the garage. I am definitely interested in learning more about carver equipment and expanding my invent
    11 points
  35. i doe my best to doe som pictures sorry for my English a am not so familiar wit it
    11 points
  36. After over a year of shipping amps to Greg (https://nelionaudio.com/) to be restored, this is what I have so far. All amps are either black or have had after-market black faceplates installed. The crown of the setup is the 2 x M1.0t MKII OPT002 amps. Next project is determining how I want to wire everything since I'm going to Bi-Amp all the speakers and it's going to be a nightmare. More pics are in the Featured Systems... Edit: If the pics are bit fuzzy, I just discoverd I have the focus assist set wrong...
    11 points
  37. Rarely post here. However, this is God’s sunrise this morning in Anderson, Wayne’s home town. Happy Birthday Kingman. You made us proud!
    11 points
  38. 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
    10 points
  39. Hi there, corkdust here, I belonged to the other Carver site and recognize some of the names on here. Main system is a C-4000, an Oppo DV980H, a Tx-11 tuner, running through two M-1.5 t's into a pair of Infinity Column II's. In the spare bedroom is a Tl-3200, a C-1 going through a PT-2400 into Amazings. Dvd watching is an 895 running a pair of CV AT 15's. Other carver stuff in the garage. Good to back!
    10 points
  40. Here are some more pics of the modded Amazing Platinum's that I picked up. I have them hooked up to a stock C-11 and a stock M-1.0t with a Marantz CD 5004
    10 points
  41. I currently use a phase linear drs-900 powering some Infinite Slope model Two’s. I also use a Carver C-4000 in my basement system.
    10 points
  42. Going to be working my way through my old neglected audio equipment and getting them back in the living room where they belong. I'll be posting the Carver repairs in their own threads. Equip as it stands now (pics below). I'm the original owner of all of it, anxious to bring it all back up to snuff. 2 of my 100ish old Bakelite radios ( I snuck them back into the house when no one was looking, sssshh, don't tell anyone). Carver m1.5t in need of some work it seems. Sound comes out, but very quiet and even quieter on the right than the left. Technics SL-QL1 - q
    10 points
  43. Rega Planar 3 turntable New York Audio Labs Minuet Pre-amp - Completely modified into a pure-tube circuit ALPS Black Beauty volume pot Dynaco ST70 amplifier Energy Connoisseur 2 speakers JPS speaker cable Kimber Interconnects Atlantis shot-filled speaker stands Lots of vinyl Frigidaire Cooling Device (Beer filled) I have had most of this gear for a long, long, long time. Newest piece: Carver M500... in progress
    10 points
  44. Here is an older setup with the open baffles. Need to pull this back out and play with it again. I mainly used the baby blacks on these which put approx 3 to 5 watts through each speaker. Incredible detail.
    10 points
  45. Just joined after discovering this site! Looks like an amazing group of fellow Carver/audio enthusiasts with a wealth of knowledge. I've learned alot already just browsing the forums here. With quite a bit more time on my hands than previous to Covid, I'm beginning to work through restoring some of my too long dormant audio equipment, I bought new in the early 80's. Much to my wifes' consternation, as I get them all up and working again, they're slowly migrating back into the living spaces of our home. Just finished refreshing my old Technics SL-QL1 turntable and getti gan e
    10 points
  46. My first interaction with Bob Carver was through an auction site listing for one of his prototype-design vacuum tube amps for sale. At first I couldn't believe that it was really him, sending some of his novel (and historic!) audio creations off into the wild before the rest of mankind could even buy it off the shelf. But it was indeed true, it was the man. It seemed bold and exciting, traits that I would soon learn Bob has in great supply. The auction was accompanied by one of the best question and answer pages and DEEP-DIVES into the very nature of sound, psycho-acoustics and how distortion
    10 points
  47. Bruce (Rockster2U) had built a few custom cabinets for my gear noted in this post: Custom Cabinets He built a few extra units which he has offered on eBay - someone should really acquire them! The TX-2 was much deeper than the C-1 and he sent me a third cabinet to accommodate the tuner. I recently refreshed a CT Seven and thought what the hell:
    10 points
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