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by Robert R
Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Way the Hell !! OFF TOPIC !!
Topic: Voting incumbents out
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Voting incumbents out

Be careful what you wish for... Voting out ALL incumbents would seem to me to be an oversimplified, happy-time, thought-free answer to a complex problem. It won't work. The way to clean up the system is to take the corporate money out of it, and to have neutral redistricting. None of that democratiz...
by Robert R
Sat May 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Misc. Discussions
Topic: Today's aquisition
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Today's aquisition

Gear was so much better looking before the late 1980s, when everything had to be plain black.

I count 16 tubes, btw. Did you miss the AM IFs?

RR
by Robert R
Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: Make your reservation for CF18
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Make your reservation for CF18

Talked to Chris today. Despite the fact that I didn't rent last year, he says I'm still eligible for the return customer discount. But even with that, the price is up around $100 over that of two years ago. Can't really complain - what hasn't gone up? As soon as my roommates assure me that they are ...
by Robert R
Tue May 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Crazy News Of The Day
Topic: Shure Statement Regarding the Discontinuation of Phono Products
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Shure Statement Regarding the Discontinuation of Phono Products

Seems particularly ironic that this is announced today, when in the day's news cycle there is a story about the surprising resurgence of sales of vinyl LPs.
by Robert R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

According to Ed (sea), we have everyone (almost) paid up - a couple are at the "check's in the mail" stage. But it looks like 64 amps are on order. That being the case, there will be a few extras for those who asked to get one way back when, before the rules were finalized. I will be contacting thos...
by Robert R
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

In two weeks it might all be sorted out, after the deadline. But until then, when we know for certain who's really in or out, I can't make any progress on the contingency list.

RR
by Robert R
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

On the question of amp testing – Originally, it was to be Greg, plus Mark L. and Dennis M. But now those latter two seem to be not coming, so anyone qualified and bringing the basic equipment needed should PM me, on either forum. Please mention the dates you will attend and what cabin you're staying...
by Robert R
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Latest corrections to the list: Remove Dennis Miller (2). Add Eddie Mackievicz (1).
by Robert R
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: Moving stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Moving stuff

Skip - You must mean 100 mf, not pf, right?

RobertR
by Robert R
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Carver Home (Audio)
Topic: Moving stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Moving stuff

Hey, Skip. So good to see you back posting. I met you and those plats in 2008, Cabin 11. You were replacing one of those same caps then, I swear. Strongly recommend you replace same cap in each channel. The other channel's cap has been through the same use and aging as the bad one. Or would you repl...
by Robert R
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

The original price was to be $575 with KT-88s, but Bob decided to do what most everybody wanted and upgrade to KT-120s - you get one-third more power, and they sound just as good. He hasn't nailed the exact price difference yet. My guess of $650 was deliberately a bit on the high side of what I expe...
by Robert R
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

B-Man wrote "Wow - 62 amps if I counted correctly... Talk about a bunch of weight !!!" Well. one of us isn't counting correctly - I get 66, every time. And it gets worse - there are three more that I neglected to list for Ed (sea). Radioengineer2 got omitted, and he's in for two. And Dnspy007 is sh...
by Robert R
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

There will be a fixed number of kits, and we want them all to get homes. But when they're gone, that's it – no more. The following list is correct, as best I can make it, at this moment. There are a few extra kits, and several forum guys whose claim to buy an amp was pretty weak are on a 'contingenc...
by Robert R
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Updated buyers list coming very soon. It will include kve777 and everybody else I know of who is supposed to get a kit, or two if they wish. There will be some kits left over, and most of those will go to new attendees who have already spoken of their plans to attend . Then, as they last, any furthe...
by Robert R
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 266
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

OTD - I'm sure Ed has something effective in mind. But first I have to provide him with a final list of buyers. Working on that right now.
Actually the list won't be absolutely final for a while, but it'll be close. Anybody on it will stay there, unless they want out.
RR

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