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Receiver 2000 = MXR-180

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Been pretty busy lately, since the fall Florida migration. Lots of house work done down here, and still plenty left – that occupies my mornings.

Finally have my audio systems set up and tuned in, and now turning to some bench work. First job was to mod a PL-1000 – easy, especially since it's my third time. Then had a minor (it turned out) breakdown in one of the A-753x amps – blew a couple more of those crappy flameproof resistors – also easy, as I knew what it was before I even opened it up.

Now it's time to turn to more serious matters.   I brought one of my Receiver 2000s with me, and it badly needs recapping. Got into the load (lode!) of Carver material that James Sauter got from Bob and found something interesting. The receiver model MXR-180 that we hear vaguely referred to (though nobody seems to have one) would seem to be, in fact, the Receiver 2000! It's clearly referred to as such in some (3) service bulletins from summer 1988. Perhaps the original designation derives from the output wattage that was projected in the planning stages, and then Bob hot-rodded it up to 200 w/ch before production release, giving it it's popular name.

There's a lot more to see and learn in all this material that James has, and I hope it will be posted on the Carver Audio site, little by little, as I come to grips with scanning it to the right kind of files, and then getting James to put it up. Want to get my hands on a high-class 11x17 scanner and produce PDF versions. There is an awful lot of stuff, including service bulletins and production changes, etc. plus some of the service manuals not yet on either forum. Some of the material we already have might be presented in more magnified, legible copies, e.g. the model I refer to here, whose on-line schematic is one step above microfilm, and only marginally decipherable.

 
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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif
 
Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 

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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif
 
Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 
 
They aren't scanned yet - no scanner here presently. There's not even a 1.5 folder.  Strange, because all the others seem to be included.  The best that could have been hoped for would be a copy of what is already (fortunately) posted on the forum.  If you want a saner collection, your best hope is to contrive it with printer, scissors, and tape.  I find a paper copy is always best for working anyway- one can pencil little notes on it.
 
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I have never made it public that I possess Bob's original Carver file cabinets due to the amount of animosity and drama the manuals have always caused over the years.
The plan is to set up a Google web based repository / archive center that everyone can access. Right now, I just don't have the time to work on it myself.
 
I've been a busy engineering the new speaker project that is going to be next years "CarverFest Speaker Build"
If anyone's interested, here's a link to the project. Things start to get "interesting" on page 4
http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=166&t=18882
 
Robert is not all that computer savvy, so don't press him for allot of information, as the majority of it will fall back on me in the end anyway. When we get a little time, I will take my 11x17 scanner home and teach Robert how to produce a professional pdf file, and upload it to the new archive. This itself will be some fun family time... you have no idea !
 
Anyway, here is a test document I uploaded to make sure "the public" can access and view these pdf files.
(it has nothing to do with audio)
Open it, and report back if you had any trouble opening it.
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif
 
Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 
 
This guy has really good scans - Analog Alley - I have purchased quite a few service manuals from him and the scans are top-notch. He will also re-scan any section you might need a higher resolution shot of.
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Thanks, but I know what I'm doing when it comes to scanning. For anyone in the graphics business, owning an 11x17 scanner is an impressive feat in itself. Scanners that size are pretty rare, and are usually upwards of $2500.

 

The last manual I scanned and uploaded was the C1000a, which someone from this forum so graciously decided to remove my watermark, and replace it with this sites... Another reason I'm not all that eager to jump on this project.

 

It's easy to tell it was the scan I did... I'm pretty sure it's the only manual anyone ever spent the time to do a text overlay, so portions of the manual can now be copied and pasted right off the pages.

 

http://www.thecarversite.com/manuals/mandir/Carver%20C-1000a%20owner%20manual.pdf

 

 

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The last manual I scanned and uploaded was the C1000a, which someone from this forum so graciously decided to remove my watermark, and replace it with this sites... Another reason I'm not all that eager to jump on this project.

 
The fact that your talking about putting forth the effort on this endeavor says a lot James despite whatever happened in the past, was not present for that but appreciate your willingness to help in any degree. I'm happy everyone is getting along to be honest.
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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif
Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove?
This guy has really good scans - Analog Alley - I have purchased quite a few service manuals from him and the scans are top-notch. He will also re-scan any section you might need a higher resolution shot of.

 

Hell, at $10-15 a manual, it might just be worth the time involved.

 

How long do you thing this would take to scan and publish?

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9798&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9797&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9796&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9795&mode=view

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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif

 

Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 

 

This guy has really good scans - Analog Alley - I have purchased quite a few service manuals from him and the scans are top-notch. He will also re-scan any section you might need a higher resolution shot of.
Hell, at $10-15 a manual, it might just be worth the time involved. How long do you thing this would take to scan and publish? http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9798&mode=view http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9797&mode=view http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9796&mode=view http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9795&mode=view
  I may have contributed a small portion of that....

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Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 
 
This guy has really good scans - Analog Alley - I have purchased quite a few service manuals from him and the scans are top-notch. He will also re-scan any section you might need a higher resolution shot of.
 
I just bought his M-1.5t manual. Same manual, but the high quality of the scans made everything legible. Worth the $14 to me. Thanks! msp_thumbup.gif

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Thank you for your hard work and taking the time to get these scanned! eusa_clap.gif
 
Any chance there's a sane collection of M-1.5t schematics and layouts in that trove? 
 
This guy has really good scans - Analog Alley - I have purchased quite a few service manuals from him and the scans are top-notch. He will also re-scan any section you might need a higher resolution shot of.

 

Hell, at $10-15 a manual, it might just be worth the time involved.

 

How long do you thing this would take to scan and publish?

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9798&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9797&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9796&mode=view

 

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=9795&mode=view

 
Wow - This is a perfect example of how things get confused on the Internet !!
 
I wasn't suggesting that anyone could scan for you, or that your scanning abilities are sub-par. I noticed RobertR said there wasn't any M1.5 documentation in your stash so I quoted fill35U and posted the link to Analog Alley. I have bought several manuals from him and they are very high quality so I figured they would help fill35U.
 
I apologize for the misunderstanding.
 
Brian
 
BTW - Your offer to perform the Herculean task of digitizing and sharing all of that info is very much appreciated. 

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Two more cartons of Carver manuals emerged yesterday. Mostly owner's manuals and engineering change orders. The horizontal stack on the left is all of automobile models. All have to be sorted and filed, but the file drawers are already full. Still, this is the kind of problem one dreams about...

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Haven't had much time to look at anything but the covers of most of this stuff.  Noticed a folder for the ALS Platinum Mark II - not sure if any were produced, though samples were reviewed; those had two controls plus a changeable resistor in a socket for the bass.  Lots of stuff here about CD players, various early models. There are quite a few reprints of Carver component magazine reviews here; also a collection of info on certain non-Carver models - stuff that Bob must have been interested in.
 
When I get to scanning I will start with service manuals that are not on the forums, and then get into the ECO's, one model at a time.  There seem to be an awful lot of those, but often there are a several (or even a dozen) copies of the same thing, so won't know how many until it's done.
 
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Hi Robert, just wanted to compliment you on the pic of your hot wife.

Your not a boob kind of guy by any chance are you?

Take care and thanks for taking on that job of preserving all that documentation.

 To many times I have seen a company go out of business and the tech docs go in the dumpster.

Take care and give your wife a smooch for me!

 

BillWojo

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