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compwaco last won the day on November 24 2021

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  1. Have a great Birthday. I hope all is well with you.
  2. Welcome! Now there are two of us from VT. What area are you in? I'm from Middletown Springs.
  3. A Pirate looks at Fifty... Jimmy Buffett autobiography. I am really enjoying it.
  4. This looks like Merle, Glen, Buck and Johnny. Usually my memory is decent for these things but I don't recall them playing together. A couple pairs and a three but not all four.
  5. Welcome to the Carver Site! I have 2 of the C-1's that have been upgraded and I love them. Unfortunately, with health issues I am unable to work on things myself but mine were done by some of the fine techs here on the site. I'm not sure which "kit" you are referring to as there are a fairly large range up upgrades that have evolved over the years and all seem to be placed under the umbrella of "BillD" If you clarify which upgrades you plan on pursuing (remote volume, Gold RCA's, Caps, Op-Amps, etc.) I'm sure one of the techs will be by and able to give you more detailed answers to specific questions. While waiting, you might do well to spend some time reading here as it truly is a mountain of information. Pull up a chair and enjoy yourself!
  6. Looks like Britney Spears (The version with hair...)
  7. This still gets played here at least once a month.
  8. This may sound rather snobbish but it is not intended that way. Just like there are folks who never learned plumbing, auto mechanics, fine wine or the intricacies of any other field, there are many who have never had the opportunity to educate their ears as to what sounds good and what does not. If someone has never heard real live people playing instruments in person, are they able to tell which recorded and then reproduced version of a performance sounds the most accurate or real? If all someone has ever listened to is snippets of sounds that have been stitched together is there a set of "better" sound characteristics to try to achieve as their goal? Is there a time when just plain louder is better without regard for timbre? I suppose I am a sound snob because I do know what sounds real and I do have a strong preference for it. Very little brings more happiness than finding a new CD or LP that is well recorded and a great performance of good material. In a perfect world everything would be like this. Unfortunately, that is not the majority of what I listen too. There is too much other music I like that is just plain lousy recordings. I have CD's of early Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Eartha Kitt recordings. These were mono recordings that only exist now as transfers from 78rpm records. I consider Ella to be the greatest female jazz singer of all time and if this is the only way to listen to these performances then so be it. Another example came up earlier in the thread. The first Van Halen album is very poorly recorded. As much as that can annoy me at times, it is still Eddie Van Halen. I like the material and performance too much to let the poor recording stop me from enjoying it. (This is one of those times when maybe louder is better...)
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