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Post by cabin dweller » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:15 pm

If we can come up with the matching font I will volunteer to do the graphics work. The font is not Times New Roman, a real close match is Adobe Caslon. I will keep looking, in the mean time I will scan the image and try to clean it up.

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Post by F1nut » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:35 pm

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Here are a couple photos Roland sent me of an amp he repaired. This is the Lightstar Reference. NOT the Lightstar-2
I told ya'll that amp didn't look like anything else inside.
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Post by OBI56 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:43 pm

I never knew that the Lightstars were so rare. No wonder they are so coveted. Guess we'll never see one on eBay for $300 then .....
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Post by Magnaryder » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:16 pm

OBI56 wrote:I never knew that the Lightstars were so rare. No wonder they are so coveted. Guess we'll never see one on eBay for $300 then .....
They're coveted because they sound like music +volume, and nothing else.

And they look so damn good.

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Post by OBI56 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:28 pm

Magnaryder wrote:
OBI56 wrote:I never knew that the Lightstars were so rare. No wonder they are so coveted. Guess we'll never see one on eBay for $300 then .....
They're coveted because they sound like music +volume, and nothing else.

And they look so damn good.

ray
Of course they look and sound like nothing else; the one in your avatar pic makes me week in the knees just looking at it. Must feel like owning a Ferrari. It looks great and performs up to its looks, ulnile a Lamborghini which looks great but is a piece of rolling crap.
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Post by F1nut » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:34 am

Here's another amp that doesn't look like anything else inside, even has a separate power supply.

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Post by OBI56 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:14 am

F1nut wrote:Here's another amp that doesn't look like anything else inside, even has a separate power supply.
What kind of amplifier is that? Never seen anything like it, but I've heard that they are out there.
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Re: Carver logo font

Post by Toy Maker » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:09 am

cabin dweller wrote:If we can come up with the matching font I will volunteer to do the graphics work. The font is not Times New Roman, a real close match is Adobe Caslon. I will keep looking, in the mean time I will scan the image and try to clean it up.
I already did it a couple posts back.... just download the .dxf file.
http://www.carveraudio.com/images/CarverLogo1.dxf

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Post by Phantom602 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:47 am

James not going to post pictures of your newest acquisition?

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Post by Toy Maker » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:35 pm

Took pix. but I keep forgetting my camera at the office... I will get it today

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Post by treitz3 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:49 pm

That's some serious looking gear Jesse. Makes the amp I'm gettin' look cheap. Who's the maker?
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Post by Toy Maker » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:54 pm

as requested....

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Post by Magnaryder » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:32 pm

FUK N EH !!!!!


Now that's serious hardware.

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Post by Phantom602 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:20 pm

Looks Awsome!!!!

I'm glad to see the Lightstar found a good home. Its is so good to see it out of the box. Let me know how it all sounds.

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Post by Toy Maker » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:37 pm

So strange...
all of a sudden I'm starting to feel so superior to the rest of you...





I told Ray this the other night, and I thought it might be interesting for the rest of the crew to hear...

I honestly, never really looked into any of the Lightstar equipment at all... I always thought it was an albatross, the same as the CT-30x... a prototype that wouldn't be worth the scrap weight if anything ever happened to it.
I never paid any attention to anything with the Lightstar name on it. Honestly, I deliberately steered clear of anything I came a cross.
At CarverFest, Ray had his LS rig there, and again, I paid it no attention whatsoever...
After getting back, and listening to Ray's babbling about "Lightstar Lightstar Lightstar" I did a little research, and some reading... and talking to a few people that know WAY more than me, and started to learn just what was behind the Lightstar logo. Wish I had looked into it a little more before.
I have been told, (by 3 people I would NEVER question, OR expect to tell me this) that given the choice, that they would choose a Lightstar product over a Sunfire of equal power. Even the Preamp, They said the Lightstar was preferred over the Sunfire Reference Pre... NEVER would have expected that!!
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