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kdv157

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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Carver is it

I have been a believer since reading about Bob's genius in the late 70's, and my M-400 purchase in 1981(I think). I soon traded up for an M-500, because I was trying to run four relatively inefficient speakers during frequent "stereo wars" in my college dorm. My musical interest covers nearly the entire spectrum--i just like music. Classic hard rock is number 1 (The Who, AC/DC, BTO, Ozzy) I also like Petra, Green Day, occasional Bowling For Soup, some country, and easy jazz. I spent six years in the back of my high school orchestra, scratching away on my self-beat-up violin, so that might explain why occasionally a big symphonic number can really get me going. Well, under-employment and marriage had left me with nothing but lower level electronics, with that workhorse of an amp providing the base, until a few weeks ago. I ran into a guy who revealed that he had a "Corvair" stereo that didn't work in his basement. I figgered a non-working Carver in the hand, is worth a thousand in the bush, so I took it home, and soon learned that the only thing that didn't work was one of the meter lights! I took my newly, freely, acquired Carver CM-1090 integrated amp to the local shop, and paid $15 to have both lamps replaced. Now I am bound & determined to assemble two Carver systems with these two amps as the cores.
Now, if you're still reading after all that, I am looking for advice on acquiring a remote for my 1090, that will at least control the power & volume. If I get a Carver PRH-2, what are the options to program it to do at least those tasks? I would be willing to mail a PRH-2 to anybody with a 1090 remote (or one that can control a 1090), if they were willing to teach it the commands (and send it back to me). I'd be willing to talk about a fee.
Also, is the TX-12 a "matching" tuner for the 1090? Thanks so much.

-Kurt
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: Carver is it

Congratulations on your new acquisition & WELCOME~
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:40 pm

Re: Carver is it

Classic hard rock is number 1 (The Who, AC/DC, BTO, Ozz
My kinda guy!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> ...As for the remote, contact Beemers who has an audio shop, Vintage Hi-Fi of Pittsburgh Audio. He may be able to scratch you up one. As for the TX-12...I got one and love the look with the meter. I think it would look great with that integrated amp.
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:55 pm

Re: Carver is it

Welcome to the forum.

Beemers417 might have a remote for that. www.vintagehifishop.com

The TX-12 is a very good tuner. Only one better that I know of is the TX-10B. I have a TX-8 and like it a lot.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:02 pm

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Welcome
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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
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Post Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:05 pm

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Welcome -
Most of the music I play comes out of a computer.
The mouse is all the remote one could every need
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thuffman03

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:24 pm

Re: Carver is it

thuffman03 wrote:Welcome to the forum.

Beemers417 might have a remote for that. http://www.vintagehifishop.com

The TX-12 is a very good tuner. Only one better that I know of is the TX-10B. I have a TX-8 and like it a lot.


I see I have a typo. I said TX-10b. ](*,) Should have typed in TX-11B. Sorry!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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kdv157

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Post Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:49 pm

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I eventually figured out that it must be a typo, based on your other references to the TX-11B. Vintage is selling me a remote--I'm pumped! And they're going to keep their eyes open for a TX-12 for me. Tom at Vintage tells me that the TX-12 is the tuner that matches the CM-1090, and the remote controls it.
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:15 am

Re: Carver is it

Congrats On Getting The "Hook Up" From Tom, kdv157. =D>

He(Tom) Never Lets me Down Either. \:D/

Take Care And Happy Listening kdv157.--------BILL(BB3)
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