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Post Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:52 pm

Carverfest Cable Raffle

Any opinions about the Douglas audio cables that were raffled off at this years fest?It would be nice if you guys that won have had a chance to audition them would give the rest of us your findings.
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Post Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:03 pm

Re: Carverfest Cable Raffle

Yeah!!! You lucky souls fess up!!!!!
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Post Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:23 pm

Re: Carverfest Cable Raffle

I'm workin on it.....
got most all of my crap back together last night....

pullin wires by your self is a real pain in the ass....
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:52 am

Re: Carverfest Cable Raffle

So......anyone?
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:21 pm

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Silence is deafening.....
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:52 pm

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I'll chime in now. You got my attention.

I started to try the cables out by taking thme out of the plastic bag.

I then cleared both side of my cabinet by taking all the LP's out so I could lay on my back & see the back of my amp & pre.

What I saw taught me this: NO way are those cables going in. there just isn't enough clearance behind the amp for them. They stick out a cpople of inched and that space is just not there.

If/when I redo the HT setup & pull all the gear out I will try them.

So that is where I am .
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Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Re: Carverfest Cable Raffle

what I have heard I like so far


more testing is needed.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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Post Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:52 pm

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I have bought from him a few times. He is A+++.

He knows his wires.
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:49 am

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frankieD wrote:I'll chime in now. You got my attention.

I started to try the cables out by taking thme out of the plastic bag.

I then cleared both side of my cabinet by taking all the LP's out so I could lay on my back & see the back of my amp & pre.

What I saw taught me this: NO way are those cables going in. there just isn't enough clearance behind the amp for them. They stick out a cpople of inched and that space is just not there.

If/when I redo the HT setup & pull all the gear out I will try them.

So that is where I am .


Hey Frankie, Sorry you are having trouble with the length of the connectors. I do have a shorter Vampire Wire RCA, which is made for coax, that will work with analog IC's. I hate the thought you can't use the IC's because of the connector length issue. If you want to have me switch them out, let me know and I'll do it for free. Here is a photo showing the length difference. The connector I'd use is this one: http://www.vampirewire.com/viewitem.php?productid=8 Let me know if you think this would help.
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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:48 pm

Re: Carverfest Cable Raffle

helicopterpilotdoug wrote:
frankieD wrote:I'll chime in now. You got my attention.

I started to try the cables out by taking thme out of the plastic bag.

I then cleared both side of my cabinet by taking all the LP's out so I could lay on my back & see the back of my amp & pre.

What I saw taught me this: NO way are those cables going in. there just isn't enough clearance behind the amp for them. They stick out a cpople of inched and that space is just not there.

If/when I redo the HT setup & pull all the gear out I will try them.

So that is where I am .


Hey Frankie, Sorry you are having trouble with the length of the connectors. I do have a shorter Vampire Wire RCA, which is made for coax, that will work with analog IC's. I hate the thought you can't use the IC's because of the connector length issue. If you want to have me switch them out, let me know and I'll do it for free. Here is a photo showing the length difference. The connector I'd use is this one: http://www.vampirewire.com/viewitem.php?productid=8 Let me know if you think this would help.
Doug


Hey Doug, sorry it took me so long to answer. I somehow missed your response.

I really appreciate your very kind offer but I will pass.

one of these days I have to redo my system & the more things that push my lazy ass to do it....the better ! :lol:
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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:23 pm

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This is hard to say and I'm sure I will get some not so good feedback for it but if you won these cables and have no intention of using them or at least letting Doug know what you think of them in the near future please send them back to Doug to roadshow. He was kind enough to GIVE these away to get some good feedback and possibly sell some to other people. To let them go to waste is not appropriate. You know who you are....
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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:13 pm

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kingman wrote:This is hard to say and I'm sure I will get some not so good feedback for it but if you won these cables and have no intention of using them or at least letting Doug know what you think of them in the near future please send them back to Doug to roadshow. He was kind enough to GIVE these away to get some good feedback and possibly sell some to other people. To let them go to waste is not appropriate. You know who you are....

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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:25 pm

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OK, in case anyone missed this post: viewtopic.php?f=128&t=17657&p=180861#p180861

Cut and Paste: My TFM-75 is at Rolland's for a re-cap. When I get it back, I will insert the cables into that 2 channel system. My HT system is built into the wall and would be a major job to replace cables there. In addition, the cables would be co-mingled with another set in the HT set-up instead of being a stand alone pair in the 2 channel system.

Believe I already thanked Doug in another thread. However, just in case, thank you Doug. Don't want either the King or Frankie after me! ](*,)
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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:42 pm

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Don...I respect that... I know Mike is pulling cables in his home...,Frankie cant't get them to fit, you are awaiting your 75....I know if I gave away $2000 worth of cables , I would at least expect some feedback. All silence does is slgnal that these kind of Karma events should not occur.....Doug is looking to get his business up and running and to ignore that is...well....the nail in the coffin. I personally know I appreciate his generosity and I would expect anyone that has received something for nothing to do the same. Maybe too many beers tongiht but what the heck.
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