Greetings from the Cheesehead state

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Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by squidboyw » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:08 pm

Hello. I am new to this forum and would like to introduce myself. I'm a fat little 57 year old white boy who has a serious audio habit. I recently acquired my first piece of Carver gear in many years, a HR-752 receiver. I like to know more about the equipment I own so joined this forum for the company of like minded individuals and for the information I can glean.

I am primarily vinyl based (4000 + LPs as well as piles of 45s, and several hundred 78 rpm disks). My listening covers almost everything except Italian opera and rap (music is like candy - you first got to get rid of the rapper :lol: ).

I have a large primary system and a number of in flux vintage systems, the Carver being part of one of those. An incomplete list of equipment is:

Primary - Krell KRC-HR pre, Krell KPS20i & Krell FPB-700cx amp, Technics SP-10 Mk II based custom Plinth TT with Reed 2A arm and Zu modified Denon DL-103 cart, Revox A-77 (modified) R2R, primarily Purist Audio Design interconnect and speaker cable, and either B&W 808 or Dahlquist DQ-10 speakers. Power is delivered through a 30A dedicated circuit to the amp and 20A circuit for the front-end stuff. Front end stuff plugged into a Furman Power Factor Pro. Power amp runs through a Tice Power Block & Titan combo. The room has treatments to deal with standing waves and various reflections.

Vintage gear
Receivers - Carver HR-752, Pioneer SX-1010(2) SX-880, SX-780, SX-750, Marantz 2240B & 2220, Sansui G-6000, Sony STR-7065,
Kenwood K-2600, NAD 7020e
Intregrateds - Onkyo A-10 & A-7
Separates - Sony TA-2000F pre & TA-3200F(2) power amp, Nikko NT-790 tuner
TT - Dual CS-5000 (for 78s), Thorens TD-160, JVC Ql-L2 linear tracker, and a very old Webster-Chicago 255-2A mono table
Tape - a second Revox A-77, Nakamichi BX-100 & Yamaha K-700 cass.
Speakers - B&W Matrix 1 series II, second set Dahlquist DQ-10, Focus 7.1, DCM TF-400, Celeston Ditton 130, large original Advents, Bozak B-301 Tempo, and Altec model 3s

For those who care, I'm left handed AND I know Latin fish names.

Words of wisdom: ALWAYS wear pants when soldering!

I look forward to contributing to this community.

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by Zoot Horn » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:15 pm

welcome to the forum

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by engtaz » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:42 pm

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

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:52 pm

squidboyw wrote: Words of wisdom: ALWAYS wear pants when soldering (and cooking bacon)!
WELCOME, squid! I fixed it for ya~
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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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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by squidboyw » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:10 pm

Oh Boy!

I usually use the broiler to do my bacon, but as I said in the beginning, I'm here to learn.

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by mbskeam » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:35 pm

hello.....
Words of wisdom: ALWAYS wear pants when soldering!
you too also...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mbskeam

SILVER 7's
Amazing Line Source
2 SVS PB16 SUBS
#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:57 pm

Welcome from Carver country...!!!

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by gdb » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:09 pm

Jeeeez, you must be single or have a very supportive wife ! That's a lot of gear you've got listed. Oh yeah, WELCOME !! :D

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:45 am

From one old fat boy to another, Welcome to the forum. Nice list of equipment you have there, and a very nice introduction! =D> \:D/
I was going to mention frying bacon too, but Gary beat me to it! :lol: Personal experience from many years ago led me to this conclusion! ](*,)
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: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:13 am

Squid, I'm curious what type of plug you use on your 30 amp circuit; got pics?
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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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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by thuffman03 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:28 am

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by kingman » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:28 am

WELCOME!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:25 pm

Howdy Cheese Head !
From a transplanted Troll from across the lake, stuck in Oregon' Screw the Packers ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:47 am

Two posts & disappears. Might be a record~
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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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Re: Greetings from the Cheesehead state

Post by kingman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:13 am

Maybe squidboy don't have anything to say???? :lol: :lol: :lol:
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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