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AlexSauter

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:20 pm

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Welcome to the forum!! Nice set up!!
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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TNRabbit

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:32 pm

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fiero11 wrote:Hi folks,
I'm from TN and new to this site. My system could definately be called vintage since I get it back in the late eighties, but I wouldn't trade it for anything new. It consists of the following:

Denon DP-30LS Direct Drive Turntable
Carver TX-11a Tuner
Carver DTL-200MK2 CD player
Carver C-1 Sonic Holigram Pre-Amplifier
Carver M1.5t Main amplifier -2
Polk Audio SDA CRS+ Loudspeakers
Polk Audio Monitor 10b Loudspeakers


WELCOME! Polk SDAs are the shiznit~

Where in TN? I'm a native of Sparta myself....
TNRabbit
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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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engtaz

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:38 pm

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Welcome Very nice system you have. The CRS's are very good but do need proper setup for the bass to excel.
engtaz


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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fiero11

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:12 pm

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Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm from the Johnson City area of TN, up in the mountains. I hope to twist my wife's arm into getting a pair of Polk SDA Ic speakers I found in the bay, but you know how wives are about such things. at least after 10 years , my system lives again! My man cave is coming along wonderfully now. \:D/
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TNRabbit

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:53 pm

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You're really close to CarverFest! You should slip on over...
TNRabbit
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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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treitz3

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:50 pm

Welcome to the forum.

.....and listen to the most fully modded pair of 1C's ever made.
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.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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fiero11

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Post Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:40 pm

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woohoo!...I got those Polk Audio SDA 1C's for my system. the SDA CRS+ really compliment them. Now I just need to save and get another Carver 1.5t amplifier to help run them with... =D>
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engtaz

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Post Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:17 pm

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congrats on the 1C's. enjoy
engtaz


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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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:01 am

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fiero11 wrote:woohoo!...I got those Polk Audio SDA 1C's for my system. the SDA CRS+ really compliment them. Now I just need to save and get another Carver 1.5t amplifier to help run them with... =D>

=D> NICE!!! =D> I''m sure you will love those 1C's.
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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fiero11

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Post Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:49 am

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I see you plan on upgrading to Polk SRS TL's soon...let me know what you think of the upgrade, I'd love to have a set of 1.2TL's , but they are a little out of my range right now if I can find them.
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:52 pm

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As my equipment is currently spread all over my house I've decided to upload a picture of my System as it was in 1986 in Naples Italy it consisted of the following equipment:
Carver C-2 Preamp (I still have this)
Carver M500t Amp (I still have this)
Polk SDA2’s Speakers (I still have these)
Technics Sl-1210MK2 (I still have this)
Sansui SE-99 EQ (I still have this but don’t really use it anymore I just like the Meters)
Pioneer 20in Video Monitor (I have this but its in storage)
Pioneer TV Tuner and Video switchbox (I no longer own this)
Pioneer Cassette tape player (I have this but its in storage and it’s broken)
Pioneer CD player (a friend broke it and I ended up with his Sony CD player that I still own)
Pioneer AM/FM tuner (replaced soon after this photo was taken by the Carver tuner that I still own)
Pioneer LD player (Destroyed in shipment and replaced by the Pioneer HLD-X9)
JVC and AKAI VCR’s (Destroyed in shipment and replaced several times)

My roommate at the time had a similar System which we connected together using out second tape inputs to share sources so if a neighbor got to obnoxious with their stereo we could fire up both systems and quickly put an end to that or just get full sound all across the room (which is what we usually did) as the room had a couple wall lockers dividing it in half. Ill post my current system when I get it all fixed and back together.
Attachments
Stereo System Naples Italy 19860001.jpg
Main System Setup:
Pre: Carver C2 | Amp: Carver M-500t|Equilizer: Sansui SE99|Speakers: Polk SDA2’s
Source: Tuner: Carver TX-2| Phono: Technics SL-1210 MkII with a Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II| DirecTV DVR | Pioneer HLD-X9 Laserdisc player | Samsung DVD/VHS player

Second System Setup:
Receiver: Yamaha RXV867| Fronts: Klipsch F-30's |Sub: Klipsch SW-112
Source: Radio |Internet/Network | Sony CDP-70 CD player
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Scarabeo

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Post Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:41 am

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Nice!!! Both systems list above this post are sweet =D>

I am down to a Tube Amp a Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, Carver 390t CD Player and a pair of AL III's with no Ribbons at this time but am using my Ribbon Door speakers with my Sunfire True sub 12 inch 2700 watt's...oh & IPhone/iPod too! :D
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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mhm2526

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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:55 pm

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Brand new to the site, but I'll be visiting often! My Carver stuff:

C-4000 and M1.5 both bought new in about 1982/3;

Tx-11A;

Tx-2; and

Pair of Amazing Platinums bought new in about 1988.

The C-4000 has a couple of scratchy pots, but otherwise the system still sounds great. The Tx-2 is used with another system.

Glad to be here!

Mike
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OconeeOrange

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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:01 pm

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mhm2526 wrote:.
The C-4000 has a couple of scratchy pots, but otherwise the system still sounds great. The Tx-2 is used with another system.

Glad to be here!

Mike


Welcome Mike
Every try this? http://www.amazon.com/DeOxit-Cleaning-Solution-Spray-spray/dp/B0002BBV4G
It can often work wonders with problems like yours.

Do you in SC ?

OO
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mhm2526

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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:44 pm

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Hi, Oconeeorange. Thanks for the info. I tried a similar product from Radio Shack and it did do some good. My volume control was horrible and it cleaned it up pretty well, but I still have to mess around with the time delay knob in order to get that pot right. I suspect I will have to bite the bullet one day soon and either have it worked on or find another.

Yep, I live in Lexington. Since your handle is not Oconeegarnet I guess you're a Gator or a Tiger fan?

BTW, do you know of a shop in SC that you trust with your equipment?

Mike
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