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avguytx last won the day on August 12 2019

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  1. Thank you guys...I appreciate it! Yep...made it another lap around the sun!
  2. This past weekend, I finally replaced 8 of the capacitors that Bob (Carver) had told me to replace in my HRS-12 subwoofer that had a constant buzz to it no matter what the volume level. It fixed about 90% or more of the buzz and made listening to my Belle clones much more tolerable. I love the dynamic sound of the Belle/La Scala models but their lack of low end kind of takes the enjoyment away so it's finally nice to have some LF extension now. A horn loaded sub would be much better, and I will build one some day, as the efficiency and sound matches better than a small sealed sub. Thanks for the comments, everyone.
  3. Just to make it a little more clear, the initial work on this amp was done by me back in Feb/March of 2013 which included Greg's early initial "Gold list" of updates/upgrades including the larger PS caps and many others. I also updated the RCA jacks and the speaker connections. Once done, the amp had some buzzing which I couldn't track down without proper equipment so the amp sat idle until August 2014 when I shipped it to Dennis and made sure he knew that there was absolutely no rush on it. After he went through it and made some tweaks and adjustments, it worked like a champ. Just wanted to clarify.
  4. I will do my best to get some tonight when I get home. Was going to try and get them last night but my 7th graders homework was a little overbearing for him. lol
  5. With the help of Greg and then Dennis a few years back, this amp has been through the updates/upgrades with new caps and resistors plus updated RCA jacks and new speaker connections similar to what's on the M-1.0t MkII. I have been running it on my Klipsch Belle clones and, as of recent, on my Infinity Quantum 3's and sounds fantastic on either. I don't know if it's any "more" power than stock but it's rated at 120 wpc and runs with authority. I'm only selling this because of an upcoming purchase of a new Onkyo M-5000R amplifier that will go into the rig using the Onkyo P-3000R preamp I already have. (The other rig is the Carver C-1 & M-1.0t) I will get some pictures up soon as I ran out of time yesterday trying to get everything accomplished. The amp is in great shape with no gouges or mars on the front panel and the case is in really good shape, too. SOLD OBO and Buyer to pay actual shipping. PayPal F/F is always good, of course. I know how to pack amplifiers, and stereo gear in general, and it will be done right. I have a Fedex account and still get reasonable rates but I can ship with whatever carrier you prefer. CONUS only. I may be listing a working, and signed by Bob Carver, DTL-200 for sale soon, too. Also have a questionable "iffy" working SD/A-360 changer but I need to check it out more first. Pictures to come and please let me know if any questions. Thanks!
  6. Oh, I agree fully.We use some Ruckus AP bridges to send internet to some of our buildings so they can have internet and it comes off of our system versus having to pay one of the crap local SP's to do it. Those work great and do exactly what we need them to do. I'm about 2 miles from one of our buildings and I swear, if there weren't trees and a couple of hills in the way, I'd be trying to add a pair of those on for service and just set my house up on a separate VLAN. ha
  7. I do have a leather recliner in there but I guess I forgot to get a good pic of that. I dont like having a seat for one as there's nowhere for my buddy to sit when he comes over, at some point, to listen. Or for my wife to sit, for that matter. Going to find a love seat or couch at some point to rectify that which will be easier to move than the recliner...especially with carpet sliders. Speaking of, I need those for speakers, too. I appreciate the compliments. I'm enjoying the space, finally, when I'm able to get up there.
  8. We're officially in our new house now as of a couple months ago...finally. I had the upstairs finished out which is about 15.5'x 36' so I have good space. Since weather was kind of crappy and muggy yesterday, my wife and I worked upstairs some today. I decided to put the Belle clones on the 15' wide "short wall" and I feel they sound better this way. I ran them on the VTA ST-70 for a little while but it's just too damn warm this time of year. I hooked up my fully rebuilt Carver M-200t (thanks @dennismiller55 ) which, honestly, sounds a little better on the Belles. Obviously its 4x the power, too, so it's coasting along pretty good. Then, today, I got my Infinity Quantum 3's back after them being stored (and lightly used) at my best friends house the last 10 years. Man, I forgot just how damn good those Watkins woofers sound. Also hung up the album frames I made 12+ years ago back in Texas and hung my guitars and guitar picks I've collected through the years. I still have another system in the same room to the left of my chair with the Onkyo P-3000R preamp and my M-1.0t MkII Opt 002 that runs various speakers I including Cerwin Vega VS-150's, Celestion Ditton 44 Series II's, JBL L1's, and a couple other small speakers. I can move my chair around and listen to either setup. Obviously, I've got some extra gear sitting idle. Lol.
  9. I'm in that same boat with our new house we moved into back in late May. There's a house 762 feet from me that has cable internet, up to 100mb, or dsl but for us to get it, they would have to trench about 2000 feet through everyone's front yard, run under the street, and then to my house. Cost wise, out of the question. It sucks as I'm the network administrator for the city and we have 500mb fiber for our use and all we're really able to do is use our "unlimited" data from cell phones. There's 1500 feet of cat6 ran through the house, that my wife and I ran, and at least one connection in every room plus 2 access points wired back to a wall mounted 16U rack in our master closet. So, I'm wired and ready not I'm not going to pay for satellite internet...I'd rather have nothing. Maybe 5G Fixed Wireless from AT&T will be ready here in the next year...at least that's what an engineer told me. He had me send him the plat for the neighborhood (1 acre lots or so) and said if just a few more houses would be built, he could run it to the powers that be to drop fiber in the neighborhood. Wishful thinking but still hopeful. I feel your pain.
  10. Love me some crawfish and it's that time of year for it, too. We boiled 60 pounds of them Saturday afternoon even with all the storms and rain going on in central AR. My wife isn't a huge fan of them and kept asking about poop chutes and I tried to convince her they were purged and showed her the container they were in when being done. She did some herself...others I had to do for her. It was complete with potatoes, corn on cob, sausage, celery, and spices. And beer of course.
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