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Hello from Portugal

Post by rogerneiva » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:17 pm

Hi, my name is Roger and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. Well, during weekends as during the week I live in Madrid, Spain. It’s 1 hour flight.

Well, I have 2 systems.

In my office I have: Audiolab 8000 as a preamplifier, Vincent 331 as a power, Denon 3930, CEC 3300, Samsung LCD, Nakamichi ZX-7, Behringer DEQ2496, Thorens TD147 with a Rotel RIAA equalizer, valve home built headphone amplifier, Sennheiser HD650 and Martin Logan Sequel II.

In the living room I have: Audiolab 8000S, Audiolab 8000P, Denon 2910, Nakamichi 680ZX, Epson 1000 and Sonus Faber Concerto.

I play the keyboards and I build miniature train layouts. You can see all this here: http://marklinescalaz.blogspot.com/
Thorens TD-147, Denon 3930, Nakamichi 680ZX, Behringer DEQ2496, Kenwood KTF-3010, Audiolab 8000S, Vincent 331, Sonus Faber Central Home, Martin Logan Sequel II, Rotel RQ-970BX

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by thuffman03 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by BrianT » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:05 pm

Welcome to the forum
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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by kingman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:36 pm

WELCOME ROGER!!!! =D> =D> =D> What interest do you have in Bob Carver audio???
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by engtaz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:33 pm

Welcome, sweet setups you have.
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by beemers417 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:06 pm

Welcome to the club! You need to try some carver gear.
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by rogerneiva » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:05 am

"What interest do you have in Bob Carver audio???"
Well, Carver has always been a want-to-have in my imaginary but the offer here in Portugal is inexistent.

By pure chance I found a CT-Seven on ebay for a very nice price and I bought it. I have it in my house in Madrid connected to an old Onkyo integrated amplifier which sounds correct but nothing else. On top of that I am using the speakers are from a Koss Digital Delay I had and these are not good (remember when there were no receivers with 1.000 sound modes – cinema, home, bar, rock house, jazz, etc ?). Bottom line, I cannot asses the quality until I take the pre with me to Lisbon, compare it with my Audiolab and decide which one I will keep. I am looking for the Holy Grail on a (very) tight budget but, aren’t we all ?
Thorens TD-147, Denon 3930, Nakamichi 680ZX, Behringer DEQ2496, Kenwood KTF-3010, Audiolab 8000S, Vincent 331, Sonus Faber Central Home, Martin Logan Sequel II, Rotel RQ-970BX

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by OconeeOrange » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:06 pm

rogerneiva wrote:
"What interest do you have in Bob Carver audio???"
Well, Carver has always been a want-to-have in my imaginary but the offer here in Portugal is inexistent.

By pure chance I found a CT-Seven on ebay for a very nice price and I bought it. I have it in my house in Madrid connected to an old Onkyo integrated amplifier which sounds correct but nothing else. On top of that I am using the speakers are from a Koss Digital Delay I had and these are not good (remember when there were no receivers with 1.000 sound modes – cinema, home, bar, rock house, jazz, etc ?). Bottom line, I cannot asses the quality until I take the pre with me to Lisbon, compare it with my Audiolab and decide which one I will keep. I am looking for the Holy Grail on a (very) tight budget but, aren’t we all ?

You sound like a fun guy.

Glad to meet you.
\:D/

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by rogerneiva » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:05 am

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Here is a photo of the system in my office.
Thorens TD-147, Denon 3930, Nakamichi 680ZX, Behringer DEQ2496, Kenwood KTF-3010, Audiolab 8000S, Vincent 331, Sonus Faber Central Home, Martin Logan Sequel II, Rotel RQ-970BX

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by Zoot Horn » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:12 am

Welcome aboard

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by treitz3 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:19 am

Hello and welcome to the Carver forum from a rather cold but sunny North Carolina!
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by kingman » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:34 am

Here is a photo of the system in my office.
Man if I had that in my work office, I can guarantee no work would get done!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Very nice!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Hello from Portugal

Post by rogerneiva » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:30 pm

Man if I had that in my work office, I can guarantee no work would get done!!!
It's home office, not work office. I wish.
Thorens TD-147, Denon 3930, Nakamichi 680ZX, Behringer DEQ2496, Kenwood KTF-3010, Audiolab 8000S, Vincent 331, Sonus Faber Central Home, Martin Logan Sequel II, Rotel RQ-970BX

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