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  1. This play list was put out by the Arizona AV Club today. We aren't under quarantine yet, but a lot of the old farts in Scottsdale are staying home listening to tunes.
  2. Life is good. Surgery went fine. Many thanks for all the expressions of concern. Will be several weeks before I can see properly. I'll resume the karma then. Until then, stay safe. Its getting weird out there.
  3. Sorry folks. karma is on hold. Will fire it up again when the dust clears. Just diagnosed with a torn/detached retina. Urgent/emergency surgery scheduled for tomorrow. Sometimes the hole just gets deeper.
  4. I have a pair of LRS's. They need a sub and some fairly serious power, but sound great. I run them with an M-1.0t mk II. I tried them with the CF275 and there just wasn't much there. Stay over about 200 honest watts/channel and they are great. Especially for the price. Oh, and I use a Sunfire TS EQ sub with them.
  5. Offered up for FREE! I'll even pay shipping to the continental US. Just say you are in. I'll pull names out of a hat sometime Sunday March 15 (the Ides of March!!) I picked this up a few years back as a curiosity. It actually synthesizes sub harmonics of bass notes. So... If you have a 100Hz bass note, this thing will build 50Hz and 25Hz tones and mix them into the music (maybe even 12.5Hz). Amazingly good effects on poor recordings. Amazingly bad on good ones. Fun to play with, but it's time to move it on. I've looked high and low for a manual, but can't find one.
  6. The Unicorns have been rounded up and organized. All Sunfire manuals and schematics are now available on the site. No whining allowed, a better access mechanism is in the pipeline, but at least you can get to them. Many thanks to Dennis Miller, Dominic Zumbini and a very generous fellow named Rolando. Without them, our Unicorns may have been lost or hopelessly scrambled. Where are they you may ask? And before you ask, that's right. You gotta select the Carver Equipment Database to get to the Sunfire Manuals. And at the bottom of the Carver Manuals page is a tab labeled Sunfire. Click that for all the Owners Manuals and Schematics we could find. There is still lots of sales material and spec sheets that will come along some day.
  7. Lived in Sunnyvale for 40 years. Witnessed a LOT of changes. Great city, close to everything. Now in Scottsdale for 2 years. A few observations. - I believe there are two kinds of drivers in California. The polite, careful driver and the dead driver. Natural selection at work. - They are nuts in Scottsdale. Speeding. Cutting you off. Passing on the right. Often in Bentleys, Ferraris, and McLarens. Red lights? Just a suggestion. - Horrific, deadly crashes are weekly occurrences. Speed, left turns and red lights are the root cause. Nobody bothers to enforce the laws. - Everybody moans about the Scottsdale rush hour. More like the rush minute. - Living in CA for so long I became color blind. Honestly didn't notice what color anybody was. Seems strange here with almost no colored faces.
  8. Dennis and I have achieved something of a milestone with the manuals. There are now about 200 Carver manuals available here on the site. They are mostly the same manuals that were available on the old site, but a few have been added or replaced with higher quality scans. Over the coming days we will be posting the new manuals folks have donated over the past few years. There are quite a few. We will also be posting the higher quality scans that have been provided. It remains an ongoing project, so be patient. One we get the tools we need, the Phase Linear and Sunfire material will also be posted. This will include the elusive Sunfire schematics. Many thanks to the members that have worked over the years to collect, organize and maintain this material. It represents an incredible body of knowledge as well as many man hours of work. Enjoy the Manuals.....
  9. Just getting my feet wet on this. Looks like its going to be a somewhat tedious process. We are starting to get rolling, so be patient. Progress will be in fits and starts as we have time available. You are in the unique position of peering in over our shoulders watching things get built. I suspect we will declare success from time to time on various portions, but until then, be assured that work is ongoing and testing will be done. One stinking typo and you get no manual or the wrong manual. Patience. Hold any bug reports until some level of success had been declared. More later.
  10. You have no privacy. Get over it. -- Scott McNealy circa 1996.
  11. The 8 caps in the middle are a bit tall and can contact the bottom cover. They all have clear plastic insulators on them, but those 8 get an extra rubber pad (not tape).
  12. My system has undergone considerable change in the past few months. Speakers, preamp, and amp. The only constant has been the Transporter and the Sunfire sub. Both amps deserve a careful listening session before I come to any conclusions. Informal listening reveals considerable difference between the two, but more time is needed. I'll post a serious comparison in a few weeks. I posted this thread because the BAT has such an overwhelming physical presence, particularly when warmed up. The pictures show this, but not nearly to the degree of actually being in the same room with this beast.
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