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Paden501

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:20 pm

Hey All

Hey everybody.

I've been lurking here for a while and I figured it's time to say Hi.

I don't have much experience with Carver equipment, but I just picked up a SD/A-450 CD player a few weeks ago, and my father-in law owns an AVR-100.

I spent a little time down at Tom Zurcher's shop today (vintage hifi pgh) and got a remote for the cd player, and he recommended that I speak up on this board.

So hi all!
~Matt
-----------------My System------------------
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C
Center: Polk Audio CS350LS
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 5Bs & Monitor 4As
Sub: KLH Audio KSW8
Pre: Carver CT-17
HTR: Onkyo TX-DS777
CD: Carver SD/A-450
Turntable: Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
L/R Amp: Pioneer SA7700 (1978)
TV: Panasonic Tau PT-47X54
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treitz3

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:27 pm

Re: Hey All

Welcome home. :)
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.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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madmike46

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:10 pm

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Welcome aboard, hope you enjoy the forum you'll find lots of info here and a great bunch of guys here.
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lukewayne

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Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:43 pm

Re: Hey All

welcome, be careful, before long you're going to want an amplifier, and then another, and then ....
Panasonic TH-50PZ800U; Sony BDP-S350
Sony STR-DA5400ES; Carver TFM-35; TFM-55; a500x
Sony Playstation 3; Custom HTPC
Polk Monitor 10B Front; Polk CS350LS Center;
Polk Monitor 5B rears; Velodyne VA1012XII sub
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Paden501

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:33 am

Re: Hey All

lukewayne wrote:welcome, be careful, before long you're going to want an amplifier, and then another, and then ....



Oh trust me, I'm already wanting an amp and I'm looking into a pre-amp in the near future. Put that on top of my speaker fix (3 pairs of Polks in the last 2 months!!) and I'm in trouble.

Thanks for the welcome all.
~Matt
-----------------My System------------------
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C
Center: Polk Audio CS350LS
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 5Bs & Monitor 4As
Sub: KLH Audio KSW8
Pre: Carver CT-17
HTR: Onkyo TX-DS777
CD: Carver SD/A-450
Turntable: Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
L/R Amp: Pioneer SA7700 (1978)
TV: Panasonic Tau PT-47X54
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thuffman03

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:06 am

Re: Hey All

Welcome to the forum.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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TNRabbit

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(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:53 am

Re: Hey All

Welcome to the sickness~
TNRabbit
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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dok

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M-400t CUBE

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Location: PHOENIX

Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:22 am

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WELCOME! To our addiction.
I may not have it all together...But together we have it all!
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beemers417

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:01 am

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Welcome to the forum, Matt. OCCD claims another victim.
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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kingman

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(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs

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Location: Upstate South Carolina

Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:24 pm

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Welcome to the forum! Good luck with the other equipment. =D> 8) =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Paden501

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:59 pm

Re: Hey All

Thanks for the welcomes all.


One of the first things that I've got a question about is I was wondering what everyone's opinion of the CT-17 pre is. I'm saving up money for a pre (I want a model with a remote) and I'm leaning in the direction of the CT-17....buuut I wanted to get some outside opinions on that before I rush into it.


Thanks.
~Matt
-----------------My System------------------
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C
Center: Polk Audio CS350LS
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 5Bs & Monitor 4As
Sub: KLH Audio KSW8
Pre: Carver CT-17
HTR: Onkyo TX-DS777
CD: Carver SD/A-450
Turntable: Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
L/R Amp: Pioneer SA7700 (1978)
TV: Panasonic Tau PT-47X54
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thuffman03

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:12 pm

Re: Hey All

The CT-17 is a very nice preamp. Make sure you get a remote with it though. Not all the functions are available without the remote.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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beemers417

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:18 pm

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I like the CT-7 as well for a remote capable two channel. I run one at home. :-k
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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lukewayne

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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:37 pm

Re: Hey All

Paden501 wrote:
lukewayne wrote:welcome, be careful, before long you're going to want an amplifier, and then another, and then ....



Oh trust me, I'm already wanting an amp and I'm looking into a pre-amp in the near future. Put that on top of my speaker fix (3 pairs of Polks in the last 2 months!!) and I'm in trouble.

Thanks for the welcome all.


lol paden i think we have caught the same bug, all my polks have been acquired since feb this year!
Panasonic TH-50PZ800U; Sony BDP-S350
Sony STR-DA5400ES; Carver TFM-35; TFM-55; a500x
Sony Playstation 3; Custom HTPC
Polk Monitor 10B Front; Polk CS350LS Center;
Polk Monitor 5B rears; Velodyne VA1012XII sub
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icravcarver

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Location: Liverpool, NY

Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:22 pm

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Welcom Paden - and boy are you in trouble, being so close to Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh. It is very easy to get sucked into the OCCD den that Tom has created. I thought I was going to hyperventilate when I went into his shop. (And it wasn't all because of the Carver gear he has amassed.)

Don't get bit too hard! :D
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"
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