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Carver C-2 or nothing

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dlwright

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Post Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:48 pm

Carver C-2 or nothing

Guys, I'm an avid Carver fan and was devastated when our winter home got burglarised and my beloved M-500t and C-2 units were stolen. The social planning committee (wife) suggested that I should just replace them with something else and move on. I just can't . I managed to get my hands on a 500t unit, now looking for a C-2 preamp. Could use some help from my fellow Carverites.

Danny
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Post Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:11 pm

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93
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kingman

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Post Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:38 pm

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Jag_97470

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Post Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:16 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

hummmm :-k Stay around here long enough and sooner or later you will be looking at Sunfire, a link just in case you want to look > :lol: http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... d-iii-pre-
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Post Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:28 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Go for a C-4000t!!!
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gdb

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Post Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:23 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Here is a C-1 pre for not too much $$ :)

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... C-1-Preamp
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dlwright

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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:14 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Thanks for the quick posts guys, I've got quite few options now. Found a few C-2 units on eBay as well. One was really cheap, but the Seller was honest enought to say the following:
"The only problem I ever had with it was that the volume knob was scratchy. One can hear the audible scratch through the speakers. I understand there is a fix for it but I don't know what it entails."
Is anyone aware of the problem described above and a possible fix?
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kingman

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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:17 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

dlwright wrote:Thanks for the quick posts guys, I've got quite few options now. Found a few C-2 units on eBay as well. One was really cheap, but the Seller was honest enought to say the following:
"The only problem I ever had with it was that the volume knob was scratchy. One can hear the audible scratch through the speakers. I understand there is a fix for it but I don't know what it entails."
Is anyone aware of the problem described above and a possible fix?

That's the one I mentioned...think DeOxit!...probably the problem. :-s
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Jag_97470

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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:18 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

You can pick it up at Radio Shack > http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... d=2104746#

Great stuff!
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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:55 am

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

DO NOT get it from Radio Shack! PRICEY as hell.

Order from www. sweetwater.com, they have the regular for cleaning & GOLD for preserving the contacts/lube.

@ $14 per can, which is at least half what they charge online at caig.com & WAY less than those tiny vials they sell at Radio Shack.
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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:24 pm

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Here is the link to Parts express who has the deoxit line
http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/se ... ter=deoxit

CAIG DeoxIT D5S-6 Spray 5 oz. on sale for $9.75
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=341-200

CAIG DeoxIT FaderLube F5S-H6 Spray 5 oz. $10.40
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=341-250

CAIG DeoxIT GOLD G5S-6 Spray 5 oz. $20.46
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=341-225
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gdb

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Post Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:34 pm

Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Parts express is currently having a 25% off sale on Caig products. I don't know if that meats or beats anybody else's prices or not, just sayin' :)


OOPS, too slow ! :lol:

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