My First Carver

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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:32 am

I came across the Carver receiver as I was keeping an eye out for a different receiver for the tv/movie/fm system in the living room.
I listen to fm more than any other source so I moved it upstairs to the reading room to try for a while. I came across the Altec's so I may build up the Altecs with the AES tube amp by adding a CJ preamp and source in the upstairs reading room. Then the Carver 900 will go back downstairs.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by kingman » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:47 am

Very nice...I really like the Altecs. =D>
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Re: My First Carver

Post by Chauss » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:25 pm

Snoop65 wrote:Sign me up for content too! :D
Ditto! :D
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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:53 pm

I moved the Altecs downstairs to the larger living/dining room powered by a Denon 2.1 receiver and Denon universal player. Surprisingly, it sounds very nice indeed, probably because of the Denon's smooth musical sound, and the larger room allowing the sound to develop fully before reaching the listener. All-in-all a nice enjoyable presentation. A better amp like the warm tubish Plinius or even a NAD would be a nice improvement. Here is a photo of the Altecs in their new residence.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:55 pm

Very nice room, overall.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: My First Carver

Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:20 pm

Nice and clean huh BillD ? I like it ! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: My First Carver

Post by beemers417 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Welcome to the club!
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Re: My First Carver

Post by engtaz » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:36 am

Welcome, very nice setup.
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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
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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:56 pm

A lot has happened to my 2 systems since my last visit many months ago. I have not expanded on the Carver system and have settled on its simplicity. It's tube-like qualities are very nice for FM and occasional CDs. I'd like to get the matching Carver cdp in steel gray from the same era as the Receiver 900. Incidentally, I think the Receiver 900 is their most beautiful looking receiver w/ a sleek wide, deep, and shallow profile, and the gun metal gray is to die for.

My 2 systems are as follows (only one is a Carver system).

I.) Small room listening system
Carver Receiver 900
Yamaha CDX450 (starting to skip)
DIY SEAS Froy 3 speakers design in Paragon Radiant cabinets (acquired when they went out of business in 2000)
Kimber Kable PBJ interconnect and 4TC speaker cable
Target Audio 5 shelf audio rack

II.) 2 channel HT in living room
McIntosh C37 2 channel preamp with parmetric EQ
McIntosh MR77 FM tuner
Denon DVD1930ci universal DVD player
Audio Electronics Superamp 2 tube power amp
Altec Lansing Model 15 loudspeakers
Various cabling by MIT, Kimber, Audioquest, and Dynamic Design
Sanus AV rack
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Welcome to the forum.

Post by treitz3 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:04 pm

Hello, Mike. Tom here. It looks like you have assembled two very nice systems. I just noticed that your location is NC. I'm in Charlotte....well, just South of. Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking?

Please PM me if you choose to keep your location a private matter.
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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:14 pm

Tom, I live in Huntersville. I'm always looking for audiophiles to get together with to audition gear and talk shop.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by treitz3 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:42 pm

Hot Damn! You are the closest member to me to date!!! \:D/ You are just a hop, skip and a jump away....straight up 77 and I'm there. We shall GTG when time allows.
I'm always looking for audiophiles to get together with to audition gear and talk shop

Me too. There's a good audiophile friend of mine that lives about 20 minutes away to the East of you that I'd like you to meet as well. Maybe after the holidays...time is a little crunched right now with the holidays and all. BTW, did you happen to see the thread about me hitting the jackpot? I discovered a new [to me] high end private store down here in the Ballantyne area, if you are interested, we can go check that out as well.

Good times lie ahead. 8)
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.

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Re: My First Carver

Post by Chauss » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:21 pm

Nice gear! =D>
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Re: My First Carver

Post by cring08 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:19 pm

Both setups look great!

=D> =D> =D>
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Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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Re: My First Carver

Post by mjcmt » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:57 pm

Even though it doesn't contain Carver gear, here is what my other 2 channel HT system looks like. I hope it doesn't offend any site restrictions.

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