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by Robert R
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: Carverfest 2018 Tube Amp Build Update
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Carverfest 2018 Tube Amp Build Update

Talked to Bob again today. When he answered he was finishing up writing the owner's manual for the tall speakers, and I soon got drafted to check it over. He says things are progressing on the kits, and they already have a good start on the circuit boards. We discussed various aspects of the project...
by Robert R
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: List / Update Your System
Topic: New speakers
Replies: 44
Views: 1330

Re: New speakers

Yes, the EQ. its about a half-hour from my Florida house. Expect it to need some new capacitors anytime soon, if not right away. After running it, shut off all input to it; it should stay 'on' for around 10 minutes, at which point you'll hear a soft staccato sort of pop, telling you it has automatic...
by Robert R
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: List / Update Your System
Topic: New speakers
Replies: 44
Views: 1330

Re: New speakers

The AL-III and the Silver Amazings both used identical, interchangeable 48'' ribbons. Differences in sound can only result from the angle they sit at and crossover variations. I'd certainly keep those Silvers at this point, and get both ribbons rebuilt. Both, for two reasons: the new ribbon material...
by Robert R
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: CarverFest 2018 Cabin Reservations 2.0
Replies: 20
Views: 2733

Re: CarverFest 2018 Cabin Reservations 2.0

Just booked Watershed Cabin Two for the full two weeks; half in advance, balance 30 days before arrival. Greg and Jenny, and SteveK are coming, so we're back to normal, or as normal as Carverites can hope to be.q Chris says he's a bit surprised that quite a few have not been heard from yet. So do wh...
by Robert R
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: List / Update Your System
Topic: New speakers
Replies: 44
Views: 1330

Re: New speakers

AL3 seller says he never ran them with over 30 watts. No wonder he's selling them...

RR
by Robert R
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade for Newbies
Topic: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)

Kev - I suspect that the remote for the HR-722/752 models would work also. They are all the same vintage, and have the functions you need for a Tuner/Preamp. In fact, I suspect that they all have the same exact tuner. But if you don't have one of those in your hoard, I can mail you one for a CT-17 t...
by Robert R
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade for Newbies
Topic: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)

Kevin - I suspect that all the functions of a CT-7 could be duplicated by the remote on the contemporaneous CT-17, which I have a couple of.

RR
by Robert R
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade for Newbies
Topic: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: WANTED: Remote for CT-Seven (CT-7)

Hey, Kevin - Do you have to have an original? I could program a universal type for you,

Robert R
by Robert R
Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 292
Views: 15145

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

James - You are already on my mental list, and Ed (sea) should have your address. When everybody who can't make it checks in (several have PM'd me already) I will post a list of those who hope for 'mule-service'. For those who are unable to arrange that we will figure out a procedure for shipping, t...
by Robert R
Wed May 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 292
Views: 15145

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Brian - You'll need to be clear on the baggage rules and costs of whatever airline you use - they vary a lot. Weight limit for carry-ons is typically 15 lb, and one of these amps will certainly weigh more than that.
The fact that there are two of you should help a lot - one amp each.

RR
by Robert R
Wed May 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: CARVERFEST 2018
Topic: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build
Replies: 292
Views: 15145

Re: 2018 Carverfest Tube Power Amplifier Build

Of the 41 listed by Ed, we need to extract a list of those who are pretty sure they are not able to make it to the Fest, and their town/state or zip-code. So let's hear from you. We can then deal on an individual basis with the question of how to get amps to their new homes. In general, those who li...
by Robert R
Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Way the Hell !! OFF TOPIC !!
Topic: Voting incumbents out
Replies: 3
Views: 154

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: 210

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: 7
Views: 599

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: 176

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.

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