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chris669
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NC Noob Here

Post by chris669 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:43 pm

Greetings,

Just found this group. Located in Greensboro NC.

My system consists of an M500t I have had for almost 25 years, which seems a lot shorter! Currently rebuilding my 2 channel speakers: Audio Concepts G2 's getting new surrounds and tweeters installed this week. Found great ACI resources on Audi Circle for that.

Using an NAD 1130 Pre Amp until I can find the one I want, and I also so I can listen to my vinyl on another relic, Optonica RP-7505 with Sumiko Black Pearl.

Plans goinng forward: Learn about when and how to Recap the M500t, Research Preamps and CD Players and ecommended interconnects and speaker wires that pair well with Carver, and get this system back up to speed. Occasionally drooling about planar speakers my wife cannot distinguish from the walls...

Good meeting you all, and I look forward to reading some of the trillion posts in here! And plan to ask plenty of dumb questions...Chris

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by Zoot Horn » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:27 pm

welcome aboard--glad to have you joining us.

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by HRDROKN » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:29 am

Cool.... looking forward to future posts!

:)
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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by engtaz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:22 am

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
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by angelod307 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:27 am

hello
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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:33 am

Welcome, Chris!
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:30 am

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

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by Toy Maker » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:22 am

Greetings, and welcome.

I'm glad you will be asking allot of "dumb" questions. That gives me and "OO" the chance to reply with our dumb answers.

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:33 am

\:D/ WELCOME!!
You have come to the right place. Lots of knowledgeable folks here to help you.
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Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
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Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by chris669 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:55 am

I made the mistake of reading the Carver MK II site...and definitely will want to get opinions on doing that upgrade. I figure my gear is at the age where a recap wouuld be needed, do hours of operation also have an impact and not just age of the electrolytics?

Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by kingman » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:35 am

WELCOME FROM THE SOUTHLAND CHRIS!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:19 am

chris669 wrote:I made the mistake of reading the Carver MK II site...and definitely will want to get opinions on doing that upgrade. I figure my gear is at the age where a recap wouuld be needed, do hours of operation also have an impact and not just age of the electrolytics?

Thanks for the warm welcome!
Biggest factors are age & how hard it's been driven (heat).
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by Chauss » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:52 am

Welcome chris669!
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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by chris669 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:43 pm

I'm another Damn Yankee in the Southland, one that got here 10 years ago and won't go back....love NC and the great people here. I have a friend here I call the hifi garbage man. He literally found a massive pair of klipch horns on the curbside. Cabinets needed work but the drivers will still amazing. Me, not so lucky...

As far as the mroot, it was driven pretty hard when it was new, and then has been babied for most of the last 24 years, in mothballs for 10.... Is best bet to perform a visual inspection of the capacitors to look at condition?

Sound is good now driving a pair of small monitors. I will know much better in a few weeks when I break in my rebuilt stereo mains. Hooked it up this week and sampled a variety of vinyl and digital recordings. The turn table is still sounding surprisingly good in the monitors, won't be able to hear the 20-40 hz performanced yet til I get my test disks running on the big guns....wife will be loving that 20 hz test tone...

Looking forward to having some fun!

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Re: NC Noob Here

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:01 pm

If it's been put away for 10 years there's a good chance the caou have dried out. Bring it to CarverFest in Sep...i'm.sure Bob could check it for you~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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