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Newbie here

Post by merle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:41 am

Hello everyone,

my name's nico, and I live in switzerland. I recently purchased a PM600 in a second hand shop.
I did'nt fired it up for now as I'd like to check it.
This is the first time I own a Carver product, and I'm delighted. Very sturdy built, impressive PCB quality.

My audio rig consists of

sources :
J.-F. Le tallec + SME III + stanton 881S
NAD 502 + squeezebox + DEQ 2496 + Wadia X32
Technics ST 9038 tuner
SL 1650 MkII, mint condition, arm as NEW, found in the trash...
Tascam MSR-16S
Revox B77

Amp :
Krell KRC-2
Yamaha MX-50
Carver PM600
Home build phono pre

Speakers :
Altec-Lansing 9862
Cabasse Sloop M3
Cabasse Sloop M4
Cabasse Petrel M1 (currently being refurbished)

just a little picture :


the phono pre


Thank you for the site !

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Re: Newbie here

Post by merle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:43 am

Pictures were taken when I first moved in my new appartment. The rig is better installed now.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:48 am

WELCOME, nico~

IMPRESSIVE system you have; I've never seen those model Altec speakers. They are HUGE!
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Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
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Re: Newbie here

Post by kingman » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:57 am

In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Newbie here

Post by merle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:34 am

Hi TNRabbit, Kingman,

They are huge...had to hire professionals to get them home.

I didn't find many info about the 9862. They (green baffle) seem to be a limited export loudspeaker for Japan. One of the few remaning has been sold in France in 95 or 96.
God knows how they ended up in a swiss studio...Made in 82.
MIT T3 on terminals.

I guess they'll be happy with the Carver. Never had one, but I know and respect Bob and his intergrity towards audio. So, I'm pretty confident on the result. Maybe another incurable collector (on his way) write on the book.

Cabasse are pretty efficient speakers made to be played at REAL level. Which can be a pain for neighbours when you invite Dillinger Escape Plan for an impromptu in the livingroom. But... what a slap ! They need power to give everything, though.

here's a picture of a Sloop M3


Similar design but active and controlled Petrel


I need to check the PM600.
Looks like it has been cared for, but there's an audible hum coming from it when powered up.

I'll investigate, thanks to the shared info found on this website.

PS : I broke my wrist recently and need surgery...typed this bloody diatribe with one finger. \:D/ There can be some delays on my posts.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by merle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:39 am

note the heretical "stand" (er...) below M3. :-"

Pictures were taken when I first unpacked everything in my new appartment.
Audio Rig installed correctly now, sir.

yes, Sir...


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Re: Newbie here

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:47 am

Welcome to the forum Nico \:D/
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

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Re: Newbie here

Post by thuffman03 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:54 am

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Jag_97470 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:14 am

Welcome to the forum nico, nice set-up you have, love the speakers.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by engtaz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:43 am


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
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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Re: Newbie here

Post by peck555 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:20 pm

Welcome, my what big speakers you have. :D

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