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jjptkd

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:24 pm

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Welcome! Rita's Vintage Audio is a great repair shop that is owned by Bob Carver. You should be able to run an I-Pod through your stereo if you have a docking station or a 3.5mm to rca cable, just plug the 3.5mm plug into the headphone jack. Speakers, there's a lot of options out there, size, budget, your room, taste, total output, are you using a sub and a whole bunch of other factors come in to play. I like the Sunfire ribbons, Carver AL-3s and bunch of Klipsch models personally, I'm sure others will chime in. Good luck and have fun building your system!

http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/index.html
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
Klipsch KW-120 (2)
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OconeeOrange

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:51 pm

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WELCOME
(jaz, queenman, and scarebo eat your hearts out)

Too many questions at one time.
Building a great system takes time. You are in the right place.
Hell maybe you already have incredible stuff. Many who stumble into here do.

I personally know nothing, but guys here do.

Get to know them by posting.
Maybe you have some good items to build on - post what you have.

and yea

WELCOME

+1 (now see guys that is how you do it and not be a post whore)
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Scarabeo

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:57 pm

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Rits'a repair is a good source for repair of Carver Equipment! Speaker wise Carver AL III's for the money is a great way to go - Sunfire CRM-2's or CRS-3's are real good to but if you have the space and can fine a pair Carver Platinums are the Best way to go!!!

Welcome and stick around there are tons of others that will be in soon with Excellent ideas and I am just a Ribbon speaker lover :D
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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jjptkd

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:16 pm

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Ribbons are great, but Klipsch horns are a force to be reckoned with!!! :D :D
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
Klipsch KW-120 (2)
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Scarabeo

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:22 pm

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jjptkd wrote:Ribbons are great, but Klipsch horns are a force to be reckoned with!!! :D :D

it would take Viagra tho to make me Horny. :lol: I am not a Fan of Horns! I would never Bull fight either :? If you mess with Horns you always take it in the end,,,literally OUCH!!!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:28 pm

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Scarabeo wrote:Rits'a repair is a good source for repair of Carver Equipment! Speaker wise Carver AL III's for the money is a great way to go - Sunfire CRM-2's or CRS-3's are real good to but if you have the space and can fine a pair Carver Platinums are the Best way to go!!!

Welcome and stick around there are tons of others that will be in soon with Excellent ideas and I am just a Ribbon speaker lover :D


jjptkd wrote:Ribbons are great, but Klipsch horns are a force to be reckoned with!!! :D :D



See how much fun it is here?
Those guys should have to put up an avatar wearing a skirt.

Hang in there, post your system and the pros will step up.
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Scarabeo

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Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:36 pm

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OconeeOrange wrote:
See how much fun it is here?

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BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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jjptkd

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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:12 am

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OconeeOrange wrote:I personally know nothing, but guys here do.


8)
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
Klipsch KW-120 (2)
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Snoop65

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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:57 am

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What kind of budget are you working with? It'll make things easier to point you in the right direction.
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:59 am

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Oh sorry! Welcome to the forum!!! 8)
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:45 am

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Welcome Tim. +1 the Rita comment: if you plan on them as being the "heart" of your new system, them ship them off to Rita's and have them both tuned up and that hum fixed. Then go ePray shopping for some good used speakers (or Craig's list local 'cause good speakers are hard to ship!). Then get a good source and/or yes, just use iPod as temporary source until you can get what you really want/need! And if you REALLY want to "jazz" up your "new" system try and get Rich at the "other" Carver site to do a "mkII" upgrade to the m1.0t (in lui of a Rita tuneup). But alas, I think he may have closed the "que" on doing these upgrades (google 'mkII Carver upgrade' to find this site).
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-705x 5 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: TLM-3600 CDP to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.
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OconeeOrange

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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:51 am

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There you go, a few of us idiots post and then a real guy steps up to help

That is a real WELCOME -- \:D/
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OconeeOrange

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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:55 am

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I meant snoopy, but while I was posting that Ed put up ---

At any rate, pm these guys if you actually want better audio.

Just kidding of course about the others before them.

Will you ever post here again - most don't.
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Scarabeo

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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:00 am

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elgrau wrote:Welcome Tim. +1 the Rita comment: if you plan on them as being the "heart" of your new system, them ship them off to Rita's and have them both tuned up and that hum fixed. Then go ePray shopping for some good used speakers (or Craig's list local 'cause good speakers are hard to ship!). Then get a good source and/or yes, just use iPod as temporary source until you can get what you really want/need! And if you REALLY want to "jazz" up your "new" system try and get Rich at the "other" Carver site to do a "mkII" upgrade to the m1.0t (in lui of a Rita tuneup). But alas, I think he may have closed the "que" on doing these upgrades (google 'mkII Carver upgrade' to find this site).


Plus 1 on MK II up-grade and checking out Rollands! Agreed with elgrau post fully! The first thing I would do once you find speakers is find a good Tube CD Player like a Carver 390t or 490t or even a Jolida tube CD Player! This is the Biggest up-grade for the money :)
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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Post Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:39 am

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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
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