Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

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Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by rbarry » Wed May 18, 2011 11:07 am

Through the many moves I made I have lost my remote to the CT-17 While not critical it would be nice to have. Where can I purchase one?

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by kingman » Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

PM Beemers on this forum. He owns Vintage Hi-Fi of Pittsburgh.
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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by thuffman03 » Wed May 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Welcome to the forum!

beemers417 is the guy to talk to. http://www.vintagehifishop.com
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed May 18, 2011 2:38 pm

I use the CT-17 with my TV. It gets little air time around here because all want the tubes.
I like mine. It can do 5.1 and a lot more. You really can't set it up with out the remote though.

If Beemer can't help, I have a site on a computer in the house that did have some. I'll PM you when I am back inside.

Anybody needing a good pre - here is one on ebay right now - http://cgi.ebay.com/CARVER-CT-17-/30055 ... 45fa3a8f70
That is not a bad price as it does phono, and Bob's holygraphy too.

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by kingman » Wed May 18, 2011 4:07 pm

That is not a bad price as it does phono, and Bob's holygraphy too.
...I think the price is way high considering the CT-17 is a complicated animal at best and getting on in years, it will probably need repair soon and practically no one will work on it. I have 1, sold 1 and the only reason I keep the one I have is OCCD!!!! Get you a decent C-1 or C-11. Less problamatic and easier to fix if it goes bad. Several on ebay as we speak, 1 practically new in the box for $225!
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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed May 18, 2011 4:54 pm

KingMan -
I have a CT-6 also -
Is that crap too ??

I guess the 17 is complicated if you can't read.
Otherwise, many hook up things are built in.
The remote makes the thing sing out as to speaker adjustment just like the new high end stuff.

If I can work it, any normal audio nut can.

I bet it makes your Lightstar Pre look like a Flintstone thing. :lol:

I would never call a guy with your credentials out like this, but I know the new guy from Texas will post back and take my back.

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by Toy Maker » Wed May 18, 2011 5:10 pm

If Tom can't help, give Rolland a call. He has Carver remotes for sale too

Carver Audio Repair Center
Hi-Tech Audio Ltd.
2125 SW 19th St.
Gresham Oregon 97080
503-618-7605 Fax 503-674-8593
http://www.carveraudiorepair.com

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by kingman » Wed May 18, 2011 7:30 pm

I have a CT-6 also -
Is that crap too ??
...I run one in my deck system. No Carver is crap except the Chinese models....
I guess the 17 is complicated if you can't read
...I assure you I can read and the CT-17 is a BITCH to repair...refer back to many posts on the forum from people with these. Great pre's if they work...
If I can work it, any normal audio nut can
...WORKING the pre is simple...WORKING ON the pre is not...
I bet it makes your Lightstar Pre look like a Flintstone thing.
the Lightstar pre is a straight line pre with no adjustments other than volumn and balance. It was built for the neutrality...
I would never call a guy with your credentials out like this
...I would expect no less from a good bud like you Bill!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed May 18, 2011 7:38 pm

Kingman is hard to put one over on.

Here is a substitute remote for your poor ass Ct-17.

http://tv.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/r ... ARVER_CT17

I just went out and threw mine on the fire pit. ](*,)

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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by kingman » Wed May 18, 2011 8:16 pm

I just went out and threw mine on the fire pit.
... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by rbarry » Tue May 31, 2011 10:56 am

Love the lively discussion and good options. I have been pleased with Carvers CT-17, TFM-25, and Polk LS-90s. Great crisp loud music with a punch - is that the slew rate? I have plenty of equipment in my house and hate to throw things away - especially electronics. I think buying a replacement for $40 is a good option me. That will solve the issue of walking 10 feet to hit the mute button when a phone call comes in.


Oh yeah, the TFM-25 and SD/A-360 have issues :( , more on that later.


By the way, I do have a Lexicon pre-amp looking for a trash can.
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Re: Looking to buy a remote for my CT-17

Post by TNRabbit » Tue May 31, 2011 11:00 am

Post your issues with the SD/A-360 in a separate thread; I've fixed many issues with mine--nothing was too difficult~
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