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Kurt last won the day on August 16

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About Kurt

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    1W Resistor
  • Birthday 08/19/1965

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    Charlotte, NC
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    Kurt Schieding
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    Operational Effectiveness Consultant for Financial Services Industry

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  1. I'm listening to the sounds of 1984.... on the medium I had at that time. That's right- cassette tape. Believe it or not, it doesn't sound too bad. Even without the Dolby Noise Reduction turned on, lol.
  2. I made the rack myself. It's basically a nice birch plywood, with 2' long nickel plated 1/2 inch threaded rods and some hardware to match. I got the idea from someone else on this site @Daddyjt The rack was not difficult to make. Hardest part was putting a nice finish on the wood and doing the edge trim so that the plywood layers didn't show. I like that the shelves can be adjusted for height by moving the hex nuts up and down the threaded rod.
  3. That Blue LED on my C1 preamp is an indicator of why I'm having a good Saturday night.......... I've got my gear back from Nelion and I'm currently sipping a beer and taking the upgraded C1 and M1.5t for a test drive. I got the Bill D mods on the C1 and the MKII upgrade to M1.5t. The units look and sound fantastic. You can definitely hear the difference (and feel it.... the extra punch in the amp is evident). Very happy I had the work done. And, I got to meet Greg when I picked them up. My trip to Michigan also netted me another m1.5t to add to my stack. (not yet upgraded, but working ok
  4. Thanks, thats a great tip!
  5. So, a friend of mine knows that I "like old records" and gave me some old 10" 78 RPM Shellac records he came by. I'm not real keen on the music (1940's stuff......Dinah Shore, lol). But, I do want to try out the records, just because. My Technics turntable has been modified to have a 78 RPM setting. But, I don't know about the cartridge/stylus situation... I have an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. Does anyone know if that's ok to play on the old shellac records? Will it damage the cartridge or record at all?
  6. " ......So now I'm prayin' for the end of time to hurry up and arrive......."
  7. Sorry if this has been asked before... couldn't find any info. Does any know of a reference or information regarding historical production information for the various Carver components? For example, I'm wondering how many C1 Preamps were made, during what years, and at what locations? Really just curious about how rare certain components are relative to others and some of the history of when certain models were made. I'm an old auto engineer so that kind of history and those kinds of numbers really interest me- similar to when and where certain vintage cars were produced. Thank
  8. 10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe on CD
  9. I am not superstitious.....but, I am a little "stitious"....
  10. Oh, that's a good idea....I hadn't thought about that... thanks.
  11. So, I love my vintage audio gear. But, I have to admit, I probably use mostly digital, streaming, music sources for listening (more often than my records, CD's, or tapes). Right now, I have a relatively inexpensive bluetooth adapter routing the music into my preamp from my iphone. I see all kinds of discussions about DAC's, and there are some fairly expensive high end music streamers out there, supposedly with fantastic DAC's. Here's my newbie question for you all: How much better is the sound coming through those high end streaming music devices? Do I need to be worried about having th
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