My Carver journey...

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Vinyladdict
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My Carver journey...

Post by Vinyladdict » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:59 pm

My Carver journey started about a year ago when my old Nakamichi receiver which had served me well for over twenty three years, lost the left channel. I went shopping for new audio and discovered that I couldn't afford what I liked and didn't like what I could afford. That's when I stumbled across this site and became enlightened and enthused about Carver equipment.

Two ebay deals, two purchases from the great members of this site, some wonderful and very economical service by Rita's Vintage Audio Repair and I now have two great systems in place and providing great sound.

In the living room: Carver M1.0t, Carver C-1 autographed by Bob (thanks Ray), Oppo DV-980-H, Music Hall mmf5 with Goldring cartridge, Marantz CD player, Nakamichi CR-3A, and a Vintage (like new) pair of Klipsch Forte series I speakers.

In the motorcycle shop: Carver M-500t (serviced by Rita and autographed by Bob), Carver C-2, Carver TX-2, Sirius radio and PC driven internet radio and CD/DVR, driving my old pair of Vandersteen model III speakers.

Both systems sound great, but different. The shop system is turned on at 9:00am and off at 10:00pm six days a week, and never gets fatiguing. Of course there is always room for improvement and more Carver equipment, but for now I am well pleased and thoroughly addicted. OCCD.

I couldn't have gotten this far along without the help and encouragement of this group and I humbly thank you all.

Ride Safe,
Vinyladdict

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BrianT
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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by BrianT » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:28 pm

Vinyladdict wrote:My Carver journey started about a year ago when my old Nakamichi receiver which had served me well for over twenty three years, lost the left channel. I went shopping for new audio and discovered that I couldn't afford what I liked and didn't like what I could afford. That's when I stumbled across this site and became enlightened and enthused about Carver equipment.

Two ebay deals, two purchases from the great members of this site, some wonderful and very economical service by Rita's Vintage Audio Repair and I now have two great systems in place and providing great sound.

In the living room: Carver M1.0t, Carver C-1 autographed by Bob (thanks Ray), Oppo DV-980-H, Music Hall mmf5 with Goldring cartridge, Marantz CD player, Nakamichi CR-3A, and a Vintage (like new) pair of Klipsch Forte series I speakers.

In the motorcycle shop: Carver M-500t (serviced by Rita and autographed by Bob), Carver C-2, Carver TX-2, Sirius radio and PC driven internet radio and CD/DVR, driving my old pair of Vandersteen model III speakers.

Both systems sound great, but different. The shop system is turned on at 9:00am and off at 10:00pm six days a week, and never gets fatiguing. Of course there is always room for improvement and more Carver equipment, but for now I am well pleased and thoroughly addicted. OCCD.

I couldn't have gotten this far along without the help and encouragement of this group and I humbly thank you all.

Ride Safe,
Vinyladdict
Sounds like you did great, Carver bang for the buck, you can not beat it, and for sound no comparison.

Brian
VPI Classic Turntable (black)
Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
Devialet 440PRO Mono Blocks
Audioprana SP/DIF-AES/EBU cable
Auralic Aires G2 Music Server
Audience AU24 USB cable
B&W 803D3 Speakers (black)
Auditorium 23 Speaker Cables
Raysonic CD-168 CDP (silver)
Carver TX11

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kingman
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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by kingman » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:51 pm

Welcome and congratulations on you choice of quality Carver equipment!!!! =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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engtaz
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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by engtaz » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:06 pm

Great gear you have in both systems.
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

Jag_97470
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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by Jag_97470 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:19 pm

Really enjoyed your story! I almost felt like I was there. Don't take this the wrong way, but I think I would be spending a lot of time in the motorcycle shop. :D Both systems do have their strong points > Very nice!

Vinyladdict
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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by Vinyladdict » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:12 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:Really enjoyed your story! I almost felt like I was there. Don't take this the wrong way, but I think I would be spending a lot of time in the motorcycle shop. :D Both systems do have their strong points > Very nice!
Not taken the wrong way at all. I do spend most of my time in the shop, it's how I make my living. Music is important to my productivity.

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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by treitz3 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:16 pm

Vinyladdict wrote:Music is important to my productivity.
Damn, now ain't that the truth!
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Re: My Carver journey...

Post by beemers417 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:10 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Excellent!!!
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...

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