My First Carver

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My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:12 am

I'm a little late entering into the Carver arena. I've seen their products, read mixed reviews, and really new little about the brand, as other brands interested me more at the time. I went with a friend to look at a pair of used speakers and the owner pulled out an '85 Carver Receiver 900 to test them. I liked what I heard and bought the receiver for $80 with original box and manual.

I listen to FM more than cds, so the excellent tuner section and warm sound is perfect for me. I'm enjoying the 900 receiver in our spare room driving my DIY 'SEAS Froy mkIII' speakers. This 100 wpc receiver seems to have no trouble driving these 4 ohm speakers even though the owners manual gives no rating for a 4 ohm load. I hope it will provided many years of listening pleasure w/o issue.

Now I wouldn't mind adding an iPod or the matching DTL-50 cdp as they seem cheap enough.

Mike

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Re: My First Carver

Post by kingman » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:35 am

Glad you are enjoying the Carver!!! Happy listening!! \:D/
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:40 pm

I have no plans on updating this receiver other than maybe the matching cdp manufactured at the same time to complete the package. I like the small size of this receiver, it has plenty of power, and really great FM. I'm quite satisfied and its much less hassle than my tube based separate component system that I've begun to sell off.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by kingman » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:45 pm

my tube based separate component system
...May I ask what tube based system you have???
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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:48 pm

All that is left is my Audio Electronics Super Amp MkII EL34 tube power amp. But I did just pick up some Altec Lansing Model 15s which are crying out for tubes. I ran the preamp out from the receiver to the tube power amp to push the Altecs. Bigger and 3d soundstage, but the SS preamp seems to be limiting it, so I may put the Carver elsewhere and look for a tube preamp w/ phono. That being said I do love the sound of the Receiver 900 on its own.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:02 pm

I love the old Altecs ! You'll get there. Thats the fun of this hobby.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:00 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:I love the old Altecs ! You'll get there. Thats the fun of this hobby.
Nice looking system, Love the tube set too...

Mr.M500t what do you mean by "GET THERE"??? It never ends - EVER! Audio is a abyss - Like Bobs new amps and now some ALS speakers - ------ - - - - -THEN talk of a tube pre (FUCK) Apple iPhone's got nothing on this hobbie... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't worry, No one ever gets there and if they do its only temporary :x I have been there Hundreds of times now,,, :(
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:10 pm

Scarabeo wrote:
Mr. M-500t wrote:I love the old Altecs ! You'll get there. Thats the fun of this hobby.
Nice looking system, Love the tube set too...

Mr.M500t what do you mean by "GET THERE"??? It never ends - EVER! Audio is a abyss - Like Bobs new amps and now some ALS speakers - ------ - - - - -THEN talk of a tube pre (FUCK) Apple iPhone's got nothing on this hobbie... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't worry, No one ever gets there and if they do its only temporary :x I have been there Hundreds of times now,,, :(
You'll never be happy with what you've got ! :rolleyes:

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:37 pm

Mr. M-500t wrote:
You'll never be happy with what you've got ! :rolleyes:
OK, That was a good comeback I must say! It is in the end "BEST" to be happy with where you are in your hobbie. O:)
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:38 pm

Checkmate ! 8)

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Re: My First Carver

Post by OconeeOrange » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:17 pm

Me and the new guy are content.
Neither of us will ever need/want to upgrade or hear a different sound.

You two are pathetic. ](*,)

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:27 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:"I'm far too lazy to make any kind of meaningful post, So I will just go ahead and post my 2523rd "SWEET" post here."
sweet

See, We are all in the same boat!!!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:39 pm

Nice set up. Thanks for sharing!!!!!
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:08 pm

OconeeOrange wrote:Me and the new guy are content.
Neither of us will ever need/want to upgrade or hear a different sound.

You two are pathetic. ](*,)
Sweet

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:16 pm

Sign me up for content too! :D
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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