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  1. I don’t think so yet. It’s working flawlessly at the moment and I just got done reworking the power board on my M1.5t so enjoying everything for now. I have a C4000 that’s been collecting dust for a few years that I would like to get going to play with and for a back up if I need to work on my current preamp.
  2. New eBay faceplate install was very simple as previously mentioned
  3. Yes. I have a cheap 1990’s Sony stereo in my shop that I was using to initially test it and it made that thing sound amazing. I’m finishing up a M1.5t and plan to use that with the C9 to drive my Bose 901s.
  4. It had the top and I have that sticker in an envelope that was in the user/owners manual. I just took the top off to see the secret stuff inside. That’s why I called it naked. That’s for everyone’s info. The location in Germany answered that mystery of where it came from too.
  5. Thank you Greg. Appreciate all the points. Make this a fun hobby learning about this equipment plus the listening pleasure. I saw this faceplate Kit on eBay. Just wondering if anyone has purchased one of these remanufactured faceplates. I like the handles and it would match my Phase Linear stuff better. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carver-C-9-Faceplate-BLACK-with-Handles-Spacers-Hardware-/143482755386?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
  6. Yeah your right. the SN is 6454. I just got done recapping a M1.5t so i might wait just a bit on recapping this since I couldn't get it to crackle snap & pop . I'll have to do some reading up on this thing.
  7. Found this Carver C9 at an estate sale today in Denton on their last day of the sale with everything was 75% off. Found the set up manual & sales broacher in a pile of manuals. I figured for parts it was worth ten bucks just because it looked cool. Testing it today in my garage it made my cheap old stereo, sound like one of those small Bose wave CD players. It sure is heavily built! Took pics of the inside & thought I'd share with any beginner like me.
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    Clean M1.5t

    I love this amp. Before I put the cover back on I ordered the small caps for the power board and a few resistors that are running about 170-190 degrees. Maybe that’s normal but just in case. Other than that, it’s a nice addition.
  9. RBQ

    Clean M1.5t

    I personally think so. I'm using this amp to drive boss901's, & i tried it before & after. My wife even said the boss sound cleaner. I also have my PL400II is driving klipsch Heresy & an SAE2200 for my CV VS120 speakers. I like everything together. Plus it heats my attic.
  10. RBQ

    Clean M1.5t

    Added some new caps to my amp. Still works
  11. I hit every garage or estate sale I run across. You never know what might be left over. My dad bought a 51 Ford for a buck one time at a garage sale. All my junk is from garage/estate sales.
  12. RBQ

    Clean M1.5t

    Did a quick bulb test and everything looked ok. Had it playing using an old iPhone as a preamp and cheap test speakers most of the day yesterday. Checking just only temperatures it seams fine. Might hook it up to better/larger speakers this weekend for a test drive. Hate to do to much to it since it doesn’t have a scratch on it.
  13. My Uncle asked me if I wanted this??? I have the box, warranty card & manual. I opened it up to clean it but it looks new.
  14. Found in Denver at a garage sale for $10 bucks. Luckily, since I fly a lot & have a 70lb bag allowance as it weighed in over 55lbs. After finding the Phoenix Audio forum, I began rebuilding it. I've since collected a few more Phase Linear pieces such as the 1400 EQ, 3300 II Preamp & just because it also looked cool a 5100 Tuner. I have been playing around with Sansui stuff and now have some real fun. Now I'm trying out some Carver stuff with a very clean M1.5t & C4000.
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