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Everything posted by Papajoe

  1. Balok- Since the traces on the TFM15 circuit board are only reachable after you remove the board from the chassis. There is no way to activate and test continuity. Plain and simple, does anyone have a list of all the components needed to rebuild a TFM 15? I understand that the speaker relays are hard to find. Has anyone tried to build a replacement board that will takes its place. If not, I know that some of the members really like to be given a challenge. Here's one. Papajoe
  2. I have rebuilt two of these in the past. I can read a schematic; but, that as far as I can go in trouble shooting. I checked the idle currents and reset them. The speaker relay looks like it is working; but, that is only by observing it make and break. I am looking for advice as to the next check points down the signal path. Are there any components that would be immediately suspect? If I remove the board, it probably can facilitate looking at the solder joints on the back and checking each component. All suggestions about the amp will be considered. Thanks, Papajoe
  3. Hi Greg, Long time between conversations. Would it be possible to have a section on the site dedicated to listing the components that are needed for DIY refurbishment of each model? I realize that some models are pretty complex, for a casual rebuild. Longtime members like you, usually have some models, if asked. Maybe everyone can share their lists and put them in a specific section for all to use? Thanks, Papajoe
  4. Andrew John-Thanks for the ask about my sculpture. With everything closed down, I did not venture to the scrap yard. The Covid period was a downer to my creativity. But, I spent much of the time learning G-Code for programming my new CNC MIll. I started learning Autodesk Fusion. Now that the Covid is waning? I am planning to start creating the parts for my daughter's invention. Papajoe
  5. Hi Guys, Long time away doesn't mean I forgot about you guys and Carver. That nasty Covid bug, put a stop to many activities. My wife and I were hunkered down in our home in Salt Lake City. Once the epidemic began, we closed our front gates and 'no one' was allowed in. I would make a food run every 10-12 days and everything I bought was thoroughly sanitized with Lysol spray or any cleaner that said that it killed 99% of bad things before it got inside. Now, to compound the Covid thing, in June a pipe in my basement rec room burst and flooded most of that room. Not only did it ruin the ha
  6. Welcome to the site. If that is your 2 channel system what does your home theater look like? Papajoe
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    Brian D. I read your post and thought to myself 'Compression'. You know, I cannot ever remember hearing that term used in terms of 'vinyl' . It seems to me that the 'term' was first used in regards to digital recordings because of the large size of the sound files and the restraints of the recording 'medium' being used. Papajoe
  8. Sounds like you have put all that behind you. But, I think that you should give your system a name. This way, if someone asks what you do with all your money, you can immediately say that you toil at work every day and spend all your free time and money on ___________. Papajoe
  9. Hi Dr. K, You say that you are always looking for improvements to your system. Well, don't stop there continue to the next level, a Surround Sound . Use your present system for the Front Channels and custom building the rest of the 11.1 Surround Sound to match. Think, many more amps and many more speakers. Each one can be an improvement on the previous one. Sound like fun to me. Papajoe
  10. Dr. K.- It is great to see your fantasy system come to fruition. It has to be shared. Do you charge admission for limited discerning audiences to a concert played on your system? Papajoe
  11. I thought the original plans were for a large bullet proof custom built chassis? From the looks of the final product using the Silver 7 chassis, I think that Bob had a great deal of influence on DR. K's project. Smart move on Bob's part. Nothing like having some extensive R and D work done on someone else's dime. LOL Papajoe.?
  12. Daddyjt- Yes, I live in Salt Lake City. Where are you located? Papajoe
  13. Since I have been way for a while, I was wondering what happened to that custom amp that I believe his name was 'Dr. K' was building? Custom built everything. Curious, papajoe
  14. Cuda- By using the OPPO's 7 channel out to the TGIV's 7 channel ins, I am using the up to date decoders in the Oppo to decode the DVD and streaming audio. There is one problem inherent in doing this, the 7 channel' in' on the TG IV, bypasses its tone control and surround sound capabilities. So, you have to set all the 'surround sound' settings in the Oppo for that input. Had to 'carefully' read the manual to find that out. Now, if I feed a Dolby Digital signal into the TG IV like from the TV, I have to also set-up the TG IV's Surround settings for that input. What has made m
  15. Hi, To all my friends who are still on here. "HELLO" I have been busy creating sculptures and enjoying my retirement. I tried to get on the site a while back; but, I could not get in. The work that you have done on here is amazing. My Kudos to the people who did the work. The 'Carvers' have all been behaving themselves. Now that I have a 4K TV, I have been using them more for theater sound. But, I have returned here also to get some of our members sage advice. I have been using my original Sunfire TG IV as the preamp/processor in my theater. I have it configured so that the recen
  16. fill35U- Thanks, that does it. Papajoe
  17. Why can't I get into the database? It keeps telling me that "it has been reset", try again. Papajoe
  18. Hi Guys, It has been a long time since I visited the site. Too many things going on with my sculpture and life. I purchased a Sony XBR65X-850C, 4K, 3D TV last week. The old one (10 years) just gave up, it started to cut off every few minutes and then cycle on again. Hard to watch TV that way. The new one is amazing. I also upgraded to the Dish Network Hopper and that install included a new HD satellite dish. Because these thin panels have a lack of great sound, I am now using the full theater as my sound source. We streamed 'Interstellar' over VUDU the other night and that soundtrack is really
  19. Welcome. Just keep looking on E-bay until you find a decent price on a 500T and once you have that in your hands, get one of the many members who tweak them, to do his magic. If you are a hands-on type of guy, the members will help you with all the info you will need to upgrade anything Carver. Papajoe
  20. Hi guys, Having spent most of my life working with plastics, let me repeat what I said on another post about warped records/plastic. A record is made by placing a small, heated wafer of plastic on top of the record mold. High pressure is then applied to spread the plastic into the mold, after a controlled time the mold is opened and the record is removed. When plastic is pressed into the mold, it creates stresses internally in the plastic, ie record. As long as the 'record' stays at a reasonable temperature, the stress forces are neutralized. When a record is subjected to higher heat, it all
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