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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

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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!!!
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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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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TNRabbit

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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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