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Everything posted by BrianD

  1. Thanks for your work on this guys. Without these manuals, keeping our old carver gear running would be difficult. Looking for a manual is what originally led me to the carver site.
  2. Wow, nice karma. I have trouble reading my anthracite unit, so would love to have on of these. In with 84 (my last golf score).
  3. Wow - thanks guys for the good wishes.
  4. If you still want one, I think I have one in storage. Let me know.
  5. Sad. I always really liked the little soliloquy he gives at the end of Blade Runner. I guess it was time to die...
  6. While you can certainly add some regulators, it won’t help with the problem you will have if you change all of the opamps. The problem will be that the transformer will not be adequate for the new load requirements, it will get really hot, and if left as is I expect it will fail. When it does, hope that nothing catches fire?
  7. As some others told me before I did a similar mod to my C-11, if you change all of the opamps and use anything good, it will need more current and you will need to upgrade the power supply. I ended up doing so on mine, and it worked great but was more work than I originally planned.
  8. Wow, so generous! Not in, I have one.
  9. I had uploaded some files in a thread about the mods I did to my C-11. I went to look something up for another active thread, and the links don’t work to the files. I am guessing this was due to the website change awhile back. Can these links be fixed?
  10. That is a really interesting way to visualize how these waveforms combine. I’ve never seen anything like that before, thanks. Another thing to be aware of in digital o’scope FFTs is the relationship between the sample rate and the frequency range. I’ve seen people make that mistake a few times.
  11. I would be interested if it is in good cosmetic shape. I will rebuild anyways, so performance problems are not an issue.
  12. Good luck with your group, but I’m sorry, I refuse to give Mark Z all of my personal information for his gain.
  13. Thanks for the karma salve, very generous, but not in.
  14. Very nice, thanks. I have it on CD, but would like to have an LP. In with #42.
  15. BrianD


    I have an opinion about why vinyl is sometimes preferred that I rarely see mentioned in these articles. I haven’t made any measurements so I could be wrong, but here is what I think. I beleive that much of the difference is in how it was mixed, and how much dynamic range compression is used. It is strange that a CD quality digital recording has the capacity for much more dynamic rangethan an LP, but it is rarely used. If you are listening to any vintage vinyl, there was some compression just to get it to fit within the constraints of the media, but usually that was about it. But the CD era was also the start of the loudness wars, and in the digital download era it is even worse. Almost any popular music made in this century is really compressed and loud. But when it is mixed for an LP, I think that the engineer knows that it won’t just be played over an iPhone speaker and cuts down the compression. Then to someone who cares about sound quality, it sounds better. But in the end, I agree with what has already been said. No matter what it is, enjoy the music.
  16. Thanks for the great karma. I have taken my M400a out of service, and will put it to good use on that project.
  17. Great karma, very generous. Not in, I have one already (using it right now)
  18. Hi Dennis, thanks for your generosity. I could use that, so please count me in.
  19. Nice karma, thanks for your generosity, but I have two good and one crappy bench meter so count me out.
  20. Welcome to the forum. If you need manuals or schematics and don’t find them in the database, Zumbini is your man. He has helped me out before and seems to have almost everything Carver.
  21. Since I have a classic grey (not sure what the color is called) C-4000 and a black face C-11, I was thinking that a silver face C-1 should be added. But recognizing the addiction known as OCCD, I hesitated. You snooze, you lose!
  22. Especially for my fellow Californians - How do you know there is a vegan at your party? Don’t worry, they will tell you.
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