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  1. The Kronos Quartet, Outer Spaceways Incorporated - Kronos Quartet & Friends Meet Sun Ra was released on June 21, 2024. "The whole album succeeds in playing like a transmission from the stars, a deep space echo and chime. It is there right from the off with the title track, an intergalactic shower awash with black holes and comets accompanied by the swooshing swathes of the Kronos Quartet and an intermittent voice announcing missives from the other side of the moon." You can read the rest of the review here...
  2. Hello bigeyesteve, and welcome to thecarversite.com. We're glad you're hear. Once you get to Novice status, please consider uploading some pictures of your gear. We all love pics of all kinds of audio gear!
  3. Black Country Communion, V was released on June 14, 2024. "V is the fifth album from the retro-styled supergroup featuring Bonham, Bonamassa, Hughes and Sherinian. After four albums, we know what to expect: Led Zeppelin mashed with Trapeze. Even after seven years since previous album BCCIV, BCC remember what they’re good at – and what we like. You can read the rest of the review here...
  4. Joanne Shaw Taylor, Heavy Soul was released on June 7, 2024. "From the seven new Taylor originals to her thoughtful covers, Heavy Soul shows Taylor both embracing the styles that she initially found success with and trying new things. At a tight 44 minutes, it’s a crackling album full of energy and passion, a strong offering from Taylor that her fans are likely to love." You can read the rest of the review here... She just keeps getting better!
  5. Charlotte Day Wilson, Cyan Blue was released on May 3, 2024. “Charlotte is one of the most ‘complete’ artists we’ve ever had the honour of working with,” Chester Hansen, a Grammy-winning songwriter and the bassist for BadBadNotGood, told me. “Ever since the first time we all wrote together we knew there was something special going on. She can pull a song pretty much out of thin air.” You can read the rest of the review here...
  6. New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hempsteader was released on April 10, 2024. "The sound for a live recording from 1976 is quite good & gets better as it progresses. It’s especially fine since the performance is always energetic & that comes through. It opens with the classic “Panama Red,” from a group that shared audiences with The Grateful Dead since 1969. The group had several Grateful Dead members who played with them & that’s credibility you couldn’t buy. Their debut album came a few years later & went gold (1971 – peaking at #39) & like The Dead, their live shows were fun & defining." You can read the rest of the review here... While I'm not usually a fan of live recordings (with a few exceptions), this one is a fun listen, and brings back quite a few memories. If you like the Grateful Dead, and if you like country stoner music, you'll like this album. I've been a fan of the New Riders of the Purple Sage since The Adventures of Panama Red, and I still listen to that album occasionally. The album was recorded at the Calderone Concert Hall in Hempstead NY.
  7. Seasick Steve, A Trip a Stumble a Fall Down on Your Knees was released on June 7, 2024. "But it’s his honest, gutsy, intensity that keeps this set, which he considers his best, blazing until the closing slow burn, lovely ballad “Elisabeth,” enriched by Mickey Raphael’s crying harmonica. He sounds like he’s having as much fun concocting this bluesy feast as you will have devouring it." You can read the rest of the review here...
  8. Hawkwind, Stories of Time and Space was released on April 5, 2024. "Whatever epithet you want to put on the band, there’s no denying Hawkwind is the real deal when it comes to National Treasures, British Institution or Trail Blazers. Having been on this journey since 1969 and having had so many members as to need their own Wikipedia page, that they are still a functioning band and have reached the milestone of this, studio album number thirty-six." You can read the rest of the review here... After listening to this, I noticed the time on the clock is wrong. It should read 4:20 instead of 10:10.
  9. Hello Danny, and welcome to thecarversite.com . We're glad you're hear. We don't have a service manual for the A-500X, but the user manual is located here: https://thecarversite.com/manuals/mandir/Carver A-500x owner manual.pdf I have no idea if this will be helpful or not, but we have the schematic for the A-400X here: https://thecarversite.com/manuals/mandir/Carver A-400x schematic.pdf Once you get to Novice status, please consider uploading pics of your gear in the Members Systems area. We all like pics of all kinds of gear.
  10. Welcome cmmonte92! We're glad you're hear. Both of those are popular pieces here, and the Polk SDAs are popular here too. Many will say that's an excellent combination. I have a set of Monitor 10 Series 2, and they sound amazing with Carver amps and pre's. Nelion is an excellent choice for working on your Carver gear. Greg knows those amps, receivers, and pre's inside and out.
  11. Hello John, and welcome to thecarversite.com . We're glad you're hear. Carver M1.5t, a C4000 & bad hearing... So you're the Thunder from Down Under. Anyway, welcome aboard, and I hope you find what you're looking for. Once you get to Novice status, please consider uploading some pics of your gear. We all like pics of all kinds of audio gear.
  12. Anthony Gomes, High Voltage Blues
  13. Hello CARVER 1980, and welcome to thecarversite.com. We're glad you're hear. I've never listened to the Polk RTA 12 speakers, but I've often said that if two tin cans and a string sound good to you, then your thousands of dollars ahead of me. Your amp and receiver are due for service, and there are several techs here that can do just that. @Nahash5150 is also the owner of Nelion Audio, and he does excellent work. If you are skilled enough to do the service yourself, there are many threads documenting others adventures and misadventures. Personally, I'm not sure which end of a soldering iron does what, so I've sent all of my repair/upgrades to Nelion Audio and a couple of other techs here. All have done outstanding jobs with my gear. Once you get to Novice status, you'll be able to upload pics. Please consider this as we all love pics of all kinds of gear. Again, welcome aboard, and we're glad you found us.
  14. Hello ScratchyWax, and welcome to thecarversite.com. We're glad you're hear. The C1 is a great preamp. Congrats on the score.
  15. Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenhour, Harlequin Speaking of big time players, and keeping the theme.
  16. Hi RangerTim, and welcome to thecarversite.com . We're glad you're hear. My first Carver piece was an M400t, and well, that blossomed a bit. We all love pics, so once you get to Novice status, consider uploading some pics in the Members Systems area.
  17. Hello 5xRi340G, and welcome aboard. We're glad you're hear. The TX11's (all of them) are great tuners. Once you get to Novice status, we'd love to see some pics of your gear.
  18. Sam Yahle, Ari Hoenig, Mike Moreno, & Seamus Blake, Jazz Side of the Moon: The Music of Pink Floyd.
  19. Mark Knopfler, One Deep River was released on April 12, 2024. "One Deep River finds Knopfler at the ripe old age of seventy-four, and having not released a new record in six years – the longest gap between albums in quite a while. For the most part, though, this latest effort doesn’t feel like much of a divergence from the singer-songwriter’s norm. It continues his recent slide into more and more mellow musical territory - even vaguely high-energy tracks like the jaunty opener “Two Pairs Of Hands” and the bluesy “Scavengers Yard” are quite chill, while still proving positively energetic compared to the dozing country-rock of “Smart Money” or the utterly subdued “Black Tie Jobs” and “This One’s Not Going To End Well”. You can read the rest of the review here...
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