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Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by dlwright » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:48 pm

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.

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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by nooshinjohn » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:11 pm

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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by kingman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:38 pm

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

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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by Jag_97470 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:16 am

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by beemers417 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:28 am

Go for a C-4000t!!!
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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by gdb » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:23 am

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by dlwright » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:14 am

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by kingman » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:17 am

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by Jag_97470 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:18 am

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

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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:55 am

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:24 pm

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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Re: Carver C-2 or nothing

Post by gdb » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:34 pm

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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