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  1. Rebecca,

     

     I would be interested in the Carver C-9 unit FOR $100 + SHIPPING if it is still available. LMK, how you would like to be paid. Here is my shipping address:

    GREG PEYTON

    235 N. INGALLS ST.

    POWELL, WYOMING

    82435

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Rebecca,

       

       We are square in my book. Do not worry about refund. I am happy that this worked out for you, and FWIW, I now remember that this is a C-9 unit that I upgraded for Barry years ago. It will be cool to have it here again. It has special meaning, and I can take step back in time when I open the top up and peek inside.

       

       Regards, Greg

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  2. Rebecca,

     

     I would be interested in the Carver C-9 unit FOR $100 + SHIPPING if it is still available. LMK, how you would like to be paid. Here is my shipping address:

    GREG PEYTON

    235 N. INGALLS ST.

    POWELL, WYOMING

    82435

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Rebecca,

       

       I just sent you $135 and believe that it will cover shipping. Size of the box matters in a case like this. Please let me know if it comes to more than that so I can reimburse you.

       

       Thanks, Greg

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  3. Rebecca,

     

     I would be interested in the Carver C-9 unit FOR $100 + SHIPPING if it is still available. LMK, how you would like to be paid. Here is my shipping address:

    GREG PEYTON

    235 N. INGALLS ST.

    POWELL, WYOMING

    82435

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Yes, Rebecca, I just went through the USPS system this morning because UPS wanted $87 dollars for what I was shipping! So then I went to the post office and the price was $63 which was still very high, but I sent it. It was much bigger than the C-9.

       When I send C-9 units out, they cost about $18-24 to ship. I suggest that you try USPS and see if their pricing is better. 

       Let me know the total, and I will be happy to pay per PP as you have given your PP address to me. It will be easy that way. Thanks.

       

       Greg

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  4. Rebecca,

     

     I would be interested in the Carver C-9 unit FOR $100 + SHIPPING if it is still available. LMK, how you would like to be paid. Here is my shipping address:

    GREG PEYTON

    235 N. INGALLS ST.

    POWELL, WYOMING

    82435

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Rebecca,

       

       I know that you are busy with everything and so don't worry too much about everything. FWIW, the unit weighs in at about 3 pounds if that helps you, and likely shipping will not be very much as it isn't a large box.

       

       LMK when you need payment and how much and I will immediately send it per PP.

       

       Regards, Greg

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  5. I was told you are the one to go to about rebuilding C-9's? I recently purchased one and when SH is engaged I get a high pitched noise. when not engaged it's dead silent. I was thinking recapping, new RCAs,,,,,, your thoughts?

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Rebuilding C9 units is what I do. I would be happy to get into this unit for you. The cost would be $100-130 plus shipping. 

       My shipping address is:

       

      GREG PEYTON

      235 N. INGALLS ST.

      POWELL, WYOMING

      82435

       

       Regards, Greg

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  6. I was told you are the one to go to about rebuilding C-9's? I recently purchased one and when SH is engaged I get a high pitched noise. when not engaged it's dead silent. I was thinking recapping, new RCAs,,,,,, your thoughts?

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Scott,

       

       Ok, so what I am 'feeling' here is something to do with one or more integrated circuits. Frankly, I see nothing else capable of such oscillation. It was an outside chance to be sure that a switch might cause an intermittent problem. Are you able to take the cover off and look inside?  Maybe then we could go from there.

       

       Greg

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  7. I was told you are the one to go to about rebuilding C-9's? I recently purchased one and when SH is engaged I get a high pitched noise. when not engaged it's dead silent. I was thinking recapping, new RCAs,,,,,, your thoughts?

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      I caught a moment to give a response. When the unit is not engaged, the in/out of the unit are a straight pass through, there fore you should not get any noise. if it squeals when engaged, it possibly could be the engage switch not making good contact and then it might respond to cleaning. The more likely problem is with one r more of the integrated circuits. If so, changing one or more of them out is advisable. The changing out of all electrolytic capacitors is just the right thing to do with these units since they are 35+ years of age. LMK if you have further questions.

       

       Greg

       

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  8. I was told you are the one to go to about rebuilding C-9's? I recently purchased one and when SH is engaged I get a high pitched noise. when not engaged it's dead silent. I was thinking recapping, new RCAs,,,,,, your thoughts?

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      I am not available until February 24th. I will contact you then.

       

      Greg

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  9. Well TCS, I'm off for a couple weeks to India.   Hope you all have a terrific 2 weeks ahead!!

  10. Greg,

     

      I expect that you are quite busy at Nelion. Still, I have to ask if you would be interested in working on a Glassware Audio phono pre that has an issue. The trouble has already been narrowed down, but the tech presently working on it has hit a brick wall with Mr. Broskie, the designer of the amp. Mr. Broskie has been really lean on replying to emails, and when he does, the replies are one sentence or so. Not the help needed to troubleshoot his product. This has gone on for months, and I am almost ready to ask for the amp back. But, then what? I have some serious cash invested already. If you have interest, then I could have it shipped to you from Florida, where the amp is sitting right now. Or perhaps you can recommend someone for this repair. 

     

      Thanks, Greg

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      4krow

      Greg,

       

        Thanks for the response. See? THIS is what I don't get from Mr. Broskie. A headshaker, since his products are incredible, his customer support is non-existent. 

       

      Ok, so yes there is a schematic for this unit, and yeas, we have narrowed it down to the first input section of the preamp. Here is the strange thing= Mr. Broskie has apparently cut two traces on this circuit board. I have no idea why. One cut was made whole by means of a jumper, but making a series connection instead of a parallel one. I get it. It was mistake in the board. The other one remains cut (it is also on the other channel just so you know, BUT in a Different location), with nothing having been done to it. 

         I can't speak as to what the present tech thinks about it. I have used him before with yet another Broskie product, with great results. Maybe this case needs a new set of eyes on it.

       

        Greg Will look for some photos/schematics

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  11. If not yet spoken for, I will take the Gundry board.

     

      Greg  Just tell me where and how much to pay.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Greg,

       

        That's pretty much what I thought. Soooo, send two of them along if you would to:

       

       Just let me know the total and how you would like to be payed.

       

        Note: I have a power amp that may need some adjustment. It is a class D design by Pete Millet. I made it from a board that he offered. The channels are not perfectly matched. There are adjustments, but as I have stated so many times, I don't always have the knowledge to accomplish these sort of things myself. Let me know if you are interested.

       

         Greg

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  12. Ok, so I am still trying to identify at times the part numbers for certain components on the 'original' C-9 circuit board. Do you have any info that?

     

      Dennis55 and I are trying hammer out some trouble with an original unit that I modded.

     

      Appreciate any feedback, Greg

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Likewise, I am waiting for Dennis and Rich to respond.

       

        Greg

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  13. Ok, so I am still trying to identify at times the part numbers for certain components on the 'original' C-9 circuit board. Do you have any info that?

     

      Dennis55 and I are trying hammer out some trouble with an original unit that I modded.

     

      Appreciate any feedback, Greg

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Paul,

       

        Let me be clear.

      1) My unit has a 'RichP' mod, BUT mine only includes resistor and capacitor changes made on the board itself.

       2) I considered the Gundry circuit to be separate from the first above.

       

        That is what I understand. Having said this, I am not sure that I am correct. I have PM'd Rich to ask if this is the case, and likely, I won't receive a reply. 

       

       This why I consider that you get in touch with Dennis. It is my belief that Dennis and I discussed this same topic long ago, and at that time, I was to understand that replacing the parts on the circuit board would be fine, even if the Gundry was not put in service. Now it seems that there is a new/different opinion.

       

        Lastly I will state that the trouble with the unit that I sent to Dennis seems to have pronounced midrange, and I wanted him to check out the frequency response per the plot given in the service manual.

       

        Greg

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  14. Ok, so I am still trying to identify at times the part numbers for certain components on the 'original' C-9 circuit board. Do you have any info that?

     

      Dennis55 and I are trying hammer out some trouble with an original unit that I modded.

     

      Appreciate any feedback, Greg

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Paul,

       

       Don't start me on the incredibly stupid things that I have done in electronics. In fact, I am wondering if there aren't mistakes out there that I made that I never hear of. Scary thought.

       Dennis is a bit frustrated with my changing out some of the parts in the C-9 units, saying that it was supposed to be tied to another mod. Am not sure that is true, but it really makes think about all of this modding stuff. As already mentioned, I am a parts changer not a designer or tech. If something doesn't work correctly, I get a dumb look on my face. Sometimes I can rectify the trouble, other times not so lucky.

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  15. Ok, so I am still trying to identify at times the part numbers for certain components on the 'original' C-9 circuit board. Do you have any info that?

     

      Dennis55 and I are trying hammer out some trouble with an original unit that I modded.

     

      Appreciate any feedback, Greg

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Paul,

       

        Yes, the technical stuff is too daunting to me. That's why I pretty much stick being a parts changer and little more. 

       Dennis Miller will have very good knowledge about much of this, and Rich P is the originator of the mod that is possible with the C-9.

       What I am trying to gather about the part layout of the old C-9. It does not correspond with the written manual that applies to the second rendition. Actually, much of the layout is the same so that is good. Dennis is the one helping me make right, a C-9 that has some issues. I am betting you and he can put your heads together for the greater good. I'll follow along, but likely at a distance. 

        Please let me know what I can help with. Greg

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  16. Ok... Tell me more about Onkyo. A miss performing Cd player is no good to me for trouble shooting other equipment.  Anyway, the next will be my third.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Man, I appreciate the info. I will have to wait awhile, but these units are more common than I thought that they would be. Sounds like it is as good as I will ever need in my shop.

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  17. Ok... Tell me more about Onkyo. A miss performing Cd player is no good to me for trouble shooting other equipment.  Anyway, the next will be my third.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      If you run into one of them, would you like to sell it to me? If so, what price works for you?

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  18. I have been reading the CF amp build thread with some outside interest. On one hand, I find it to be a simple build, and I like that. Then there is the pure fact that even simple must be done correctly to avoid serious consequences. That is the parallel that is useful for me. You see, I am attempting to work on a N. Pass design from years ago, that yes, is simple, but unforgiving. Since there is little in the way of information, except for one partial schematic, it is threads, that actually are just that, threads of a bit of usable info here and there. In short, I very much appreciate your input as to keeping the wheat from the chaff on these topics. Accurate knowledge is valuable.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Thanks man. There are some basic measurements that I want to get a handle on. This is the beauty of stereo equipment. Should one channel be operational, you at least have an example to compare to. 

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  19. I have been reading the CF amp build thread with some outside interest. On one hand, I find it to be a simple build, and I like that. Then there is the pure fact that even simple must be done correctly to avoid serious consequences. That is the parallel that is useful for me. You see, I am attempting to work on a N. Pass design from years ago, that yes, is simple, but unforgiving. Since there is little in the way of information, except for one partial schematic, it is threads, that actually are just that, threads of a bit of usable info here and there. In short, I very much appreciate your input as to keeping the wheat from the chaff on these topics. Accurate knowledge is valuable.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      Man, you know bling, it ain't cheap. These came out of a Nakanichi PA-7 power amp, and were fairly new. I got them for $100 +Shipping. A good price, but still a lot of money to me. 

        Just got my variac in today, so I will continue the trouble shooting process soon.

        

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  20. I have been reading the CF amp build thread with some outside interest. On one hand, I find it to be a simple build, and I like that. Then there is the pure fact that even simple must be done correctly to avoid serious consequences. That is the parallel that is useful for me. You see, I am attempting to work on a N. Pass design from years ago, that yes, is simple, but unforgiving. Since there is little in the way of information, except for one partial schematic, it is threads, that actually are just that, threads of a bit of usable info here and there. In short, I very much appreciate your input as to keeping the wheat from the chaff on these topics. Accurate knowledge is valuable.

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      In this case, it is my beloved Forte' Model 3, sporting 200 wpc. It had some issues that I was able to resolve, but still have some trouble in the right channel. I will never stop until it is done.

       

                     Greg

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  21. I see (said the blind man to his deaf wife who walked her crippled children around the yard....) :D

    1. 4krow

      4krow

      I see said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

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