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About PaulM21

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  1. Congradulations Balok... A Toast "We must drink. This is tranya. I hope you relish it as much as I."
  2. Looking for info on my Phase Linear equip...found this. http://www.vxm.com/21R.69.html
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    A few new favorites taken by a friend. We work nearby. Old Bethlehem Steel plant (Sparrows Point) Baltimore in background.
  4. "The thing you need to think about right now is can you make it to the front door....Well can you, Punk??"
  5. Thanks for the link Daddyit. I started a list and I'll check it twice. HA HA Augie No initials on the bottom. The Maggies are happy living here. They adopted me after bring them back to life. I can tell because they sing to me.
  6. This is a great thread. Sitting here for probably an hour smiling and reminiscing over past stereos and record players and wonderful times. No Pics of my own. It started with a reel to reel. A Christmas gift from my parents, 1960 something I was 10-12 I remember recording from the radio and listening for hours. I wasn't long before I took it apart and was on my way to the TV repair shop up the street for a couple Motorola 4" speakers that I put in cardboard boxes. I still remember where the shop was. Thanks for the memories
  7. I was kind of leaning towards jumping in head first and going with MKII based on the extensive documentation and photo journals. Thanks to Daddyit, Bill D, Nash, and Rich. I’ve devoured all those posts, All Incredible and a huge confidence builder. If I forgot thank anyone, my apologies. First I think I’ll get the amp on the bench and check voltage, align and cal meters as soon I can. Would it hurt to clean the trim pots with deoxit first? After that, order parts when I can. I would like to post my progress in the amps section. Hope to get started soon.
  8. A sincere thanks to all for the warm welcome. I feel at home already. I'm strictly a 2 channel listener. Currently going for classic rock, Dave Mason/Traffic, Jo Jo Gunne, Who, and Stone to name a few. Listen to everything from bluegrass to R&B. I love Hope Sandoval's voice.(Mazzy Star) I picked up the MG1s from craigslist for $50 + cost of the tweeter kit from Magnepan They sound great. Maybe new socks at a later time. Have a Phase linear P-3800 & DRS 400 to power the MG1s. While I really like the way the DRS sounds, I thought it was a bit underpowered. I was originally looking for a PL 400 but found the M500t. (Craigslist of course) Long story-short. It is functional - Very clean inside, seems to be untouched. - Low end tighter and better than the DRS - Mid a little sharper that the DRS- High a bit more understated that the DRS. The M500t looks slightly weak on the right channel meter but my ears tell me it's OK. Low to mid power runs just a tad warm, this seems normal. Full power after about 30 minutes ran hot. I could keep my hand on it but didn't like it. I read these run cool, is that right? I read somewhere the P3800 and the DRS was the last Carver designed Phase Linears, is that true? I do plan to refurb or do the MKII upgrade in the near future. Opinions on which based on my speakers, pre amp? I will probably check voltage and alignment first before I get new parts. I'll have questions. I do have necessary test equipment. My Other Gear: PC with M Audio Delta 192 sound card (Daily Driver)FLAC & Mp3s Kenwood KD-5066, Ortofon F15 MKII (When I need a vinyl fix) Soundcraftsmen AE2420-R Soundcraftsmen RP2212 (well used needs work) Frazier MkV-As Kenwood KR-7400 (well used needs work)
  9. I’ve been hanging around the outside looking in for a few weeks now taking in all the great posts, now drooling over some of the great gear described here. But alas, modest budget ~ modest system. Found this site after picking up a M500t while looking for a PL 400. Now have more questions than answers. Glad to be here. Paul
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