My C-1 got home last night.
I hooked it up along with the newly restored M-400a amp that Rita's also did for me back in mid january. I even kept my promise to myself and did not pluf the 400a in until the C-1 got home. By the time I got everything wired up I hade had enough. I didn't even have the strainght tho get the racks back against the wall. Testing would have to wait until today.
I got up this morning and got the racks back in place but waited until everyone left the house on their regular saturday routines before testing. I just knew I would be cranking beyond what anyone would want to hear. Well, I am here to tell you, Once I fired up the newly restored Carver m-400a and C-1 pre amp, I can remember why I bought them in the first place back in 1981. The sound was simply STUNNING. Now that is one word I never used before but the only way I can describe what I was hearing. The 1st thing I listened to was Rush~Moving Pictures on Vinyl, of course. This is my pristine copy I just got on 180GR remastered Vinyl. There was nothing but silence where there was supposed be and nothing but clean, clear precise, blistering Rush music where there was supposed to be being delivered the only was it should be. By Carver!!!! I was simple STUNED.
It seemed like my LaScalas just woke up from a deep sleep. I just stood there with my jaw reaching my chest. Anyway, I guess you got my point. This was money well spent. My M-400 left today. When that gets home, it will be staying in the box. For Now anyway. I think Monday morning I'll email Ritas and let them know the M-400 is on it's way and also let them know how pleased I am with 2 of the 4 most important piece of gear I own. I still just can not get over how wonderful my stereo sounds now. I don't know if I'll be able to shut the bitch down tonight
Currently In Use
Current Rack; Carver M-4.0t Power Amp, Carver C-4000t Pre Amp,Empire 598III Turntable, Denon DL-103R cart/stylus,Pioneer RT-909 Reel To Reel,Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck,DBX Pro Series 231 Dual Channel 31 band EQ,Pioneer PDR-555RW CD,DBX-3bx,Berwun Research 7000A TNE,DBX-224x DS TypeII NR, Klipsch Lascalas "Loud,Proud,Clean & Mean"