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  1. The old setup with my Sunfire VTCC..... Next in line for A Nelion Audio Restore Setup with the C-19.....Rockin' All I can say is WOW!!!!..... Excellent Restore Job by Nelion Audio Sounding OSONICE..... Thank You Greg...
    20 points
  2. I did not want to bring this up, but over the last week or so, certain events have forced me to address this. This forum is public access with common sense security measures to prevent spam and other unwanted solicitations. So while guests don't have full access to all topics, anyone with a valid email address and shows some willingness to behave as a mature adult will be approved as a Novice to obtain full access. This forum welcomes all people. This forum accepts that people are different and sometimes those differences clash. This forum accepts points of view and all
    19 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Been a long time for a system update. took me about a year to get to this point. Still not finished. Eventually the system so far 2x carver 1.0t magnet killer option 2 power plants operate the Empire State buildings upfront and the Eiffel towers in the back (stereo) 2x carver cathedral of pain 8 channel power plants powering 7 channels of the atmospheric pressure system 1x carver total fkn madness 75 giga watt power plant powering 2 18” a home down foundation killers in my designed boxes 1x Sony ear synthesizer 3100
    16 points
  7. I've had a couple of suggestions to do a quick update, and I do owe showing off the handiwork of one of our many talented members. Since first getting together my Carver based system, OCCD, and related illnesses, have not eased their grip on my poor addled brain, so more gear keeps following me home. My system now shows off my serious addiction to SH by having 3 different forms of SH to choose from and play around with: (1) The built-in SH (with Gundry mod) in my C1 preamp. (2) A bog-standard C9 unit (my first Carver component, and how I wound up o
    16 points
  8. For Thanksgiving, a kind member here, Walrus Gumboot, sent me his pristine TDR 2400 dual cassette deck free of charge, as a gift, because I don’t have a cassette player, can’t afford one and I have hundreds of my old live gig tapes on audio cassette and no way to listen to them! This has been one of the greatest gifts of my life really- the kindness of a stranger and rediscovering my musical past. Thank you to everyone that helped him find me and especially thanks to him for making my year. Merry Christmas everyone!
    16 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Here’s my system in my Study. It’s a repurposed bedroom, so it’s not the optimal for acoustics, but I’m happy with it. My Carver stack on the left is (From Bottom up): TFM-45 purchased from and rebuilt by Ray, this drives Magnepan LRS speakers TFM-35 purchased from Carter and rebuilt by Greg, this drives JBL LX-55 (10 inch 3 ways) TFM-35 rebuilt by Ray, this drives Altec System 3’s (8 inch, 4 driver, 3 ways) TL-3600 10 disk CD changer TD-1400 Cassette SD/A-490t CD Player C-15v (Note: Greg is rebuilding my C-16 – This will be slotted in - replacing
    15 points
  13. 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
    15 points
  14. Ah, a topic with which I am infinitely familiar... Snobbery is one way your new audio approach can be viewed, but unless the "snob" looks down upon everyone who doesn't achieve the same height I'd rather take that word as the response a limited mind has to stimulus that it can't yet grasp. Pardon me, lads, as I embark on one of my usual lengthy tales. Imagine if you will, you're a teenager, its 1978, and your only exposure to audio is the Kenwood receiver that your family has, along with some file cabinet-sized speakers, and some arcane Garra
    15 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
    14 points
  17. Hello Everyone, I recently retired, have many hobbies, and enjoy electronics in the winter. Over the last couple of months, I restored a few vintage power amplifiers from the 70's. I created an account on this site because I own a Sunfire subwoofer since the late 90's which is still working today, just purchased a dead one, and since I've been able to get it working, I will be doing a full restoration. I figured that it is time for me to share any knowledge or info that may be helpful for others and have just started doing so on other forums. Thanks, Bob
    14 points
  18. It’s been a while and I have made several system changes.
    14 points
  19. Thanks for the addition into the group. My first pieces of Carver equipment came by way of accident. I worked in Woodenville, Washington making custom furniture for a shop called "Regency Oak". Next door was Bob Carver's building. We traded a custom made cabinet to Bob and received a M-0.5 Amplifier and a CT-7 Tuner. I still have both pieces today. About two years ago, I decided to get an audio room together and met Greg and Jenny. So far I've added a pair of AL-III Oak trimmed speakers, a C-11 Preamp with the BillD mod, and two black faced M-500t MKII Amps. Right after getting these items my
    13 points
  20. Looking and sounding as good or better than June 1987. Thanks again Greg. I truly APPRECIATE IT!!!!!!
    13 points
  21. 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.
    12 points
  22. For me, and I may be unique? or maybe not..., It comes down to the same thinking for everything else. The "journey"..., vs. some "destination." Choosing what Music to listen to on the player, radio, 2-channel, or whatever..., has to be good. And, as I get older, it seems it has to be "gooder" (emphatic "more good"), each time. Like wine, food, and other sensory experiences (let your mind wander) I think we search for something more each time/experience. Something to take us to the next "edge" and push the experience envelope to some "next level." And, e
    12 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Lately, I have found myself returning to the same SACDs, DVDAs and FLAC files with increased frequency. Further, with ~9,000 FLAC albums, I’ll surf to new stuff, and it the sound quality doesn’t impress me within the first couple songs, I’m off to other stuff, unlikely to return to that album. My tolerance for poor (or even mediocre) sound quality on recordings is almost non-existent at this point. The peril here, is that some of my favorite music happens to be recorded like shit. For example, when Eddie Van Halen passed a while back, I sat in front of the rig with the intention of a mini Va
    11 points
  31. OK, I'm slow to do this..., but after 7+ years, I suppose I'm getting closer to things settling down... (Not Really - OCCD will never allow it Hah!). Just upgraded my wife's system, today. I exchanged a couple of PM's with Mark @Daddyjt about a pair of NHT's that I came across on CL last week..., and with his guidance, I picked these up. (THanks Mark !) My wife's system was always a bit anemic in the speaker area..., had a pair of fairly new-tech Polk bookshelf speakers, somewhat opportunistic, somewhat because of budget, and somewhat because they were c
    11 points
  32. Thinking a bit more and sharing a bit more on the flat screen mounted above the Mantle...., some thoughts for @PhilDent or anyone. The biggest issue for me was how to get power and other wiring up there with a brick and masonry monolith that the original house did not originally design in. I jumped in, and installed the fixture, over-sized (can handle a 72" at 120lbs. The first two or three times raising and lowering it, is a bit scary..., there's an adjustable spring and gas-shock assist system that makes it very easy - one finger can raise and lower, and stops anywhere along th
    11 points
  33. Took my daughter out to the entrance to Antelope Island (about 1/2 mile from our house) to catch the sunset. I haven’t uploaded my DSLR memory card yet, but I snapped this one with my new iPhone 12. I must say, these new phones take pretty damn good photos...
    11 points
  34. Mark, I don't believe you're a snob in the least. I totally relate to you and rather, I think you've discovered the vast differences in the way source material was recorded and have a system now that very clearly delineates those differences. I, like you, have found my musical tastes have changed quite a lot since I've been enjoying my old restified Carver gear. I find myself listening to classical far more than anything else lately. I have also been going to the Abravanel Hall, downtown, to enjoy the Utah Symphony live. We truly are very fortunate to have the Utah
    11 points
  35. I think the Xbox needs to go and get replaced with a second amp🤔. Ultimately, I need a bigger house lol
    11 points
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. i doe my best to doe som pictures sorry for my English a am not so familiar wit it
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