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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:24 am

Glad it's working out for you Nate. Hook it up for a test run and give us a review.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat May 05, 2012 11:09 am

So, everything is hooked up and running beautifully. I have a temporary rack set up while I get everything finalized for the new rack to be built. This old kitchen bakers rack works out pretty well though.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Sat May 05, 2012 11:12 am

Lookin GOOD!!!!! How do you like the sound???? :-s
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat May 05, 2012 11:56 am

I haven't been able to play too much with it. I have the tuner hooked up and other than that all I have is a digital signal running to it so far. I had the CT-6 pre hooked up to it before and it was definitely less forgiving with sub-par recordings. I am, hopefully going to be picking up a new Rega RP-1 turntable within the next week or so. Hopefully I can really test out the sonic abilities of this system then. I cannot complain one bit though. Who could with with a complete Lightstar setup. The remote works perfectly, by the way. Thanks again Kingman.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Sat May 05, 2012 12:13 pm

I'm sure you will grow to love it...good luck with the TT!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by Snoop65 » Sat May 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Enjoy!!!!
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: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat May 05, 2012 8:31 pm

A little update for ya. Took my parasound pre and EQ down to my local favorite shop today. They gave me a decent amount for the units in store credit. With that and the store credit I already had I brought home a Rega RP-1 TT today. It is hooked up, albeit with a cheap phono pre, and my vinyl is sounding fantastic. I am currently listening to Kings of Leon double LP 180 gram Come around Sundown.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Wed May 16, 2012 3:20 pm

Built my new rack this past weekend. It's not completely finished yet. I still need to trim some length off the top of the threaded rods. I love the look of it and the amount of space it provides is just what I needed. Got the Bellari VP130 phono pre on loan from the shop. I like the sound so far. Detailed mids with a good lower frequency presence. Any way here's some eye candy for you all. Keep on rockin....
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Wed May 16, 2012 3:28 pm

BIG improvement over the bakers rack Nate!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by elgrau » Wed May 16, 2012 5:26 pm

Sweeet, Nate! Like the threaded rod(?) and nut/washer design. Simple, yet easy and effective! (looks like the "leg" ends just screw on as well?). Just curious: any reason (other than design esthetics, etc.) for the "bolts" to stick up as far as they do on the top shelf? (edit: oops, Ed, read the ENTIRE post! :lol: ). Could recess the top nuts and washers using a router (using a thin nut!) and then plug or fill the "hole"...but that would "un-simplify" the build a bit (and also complicate the "tear-down" of these shelves/EC for moving them). And I really like that aspect (the EC I built is completely held together via gravity and I can diss-assemble it into its component parts in like 5 minutes...so I see the advantage). Just curious... Ed
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat May 19, 2012 12:07 pm

A family portrait. It's good to see them all together again.
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Sat May 19, 2012 12:35 pm

Oh yeah.... =D>
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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Sat May 19, 2012 7:17 pm

Just got an email from THE Bob Carver. He may be able to help me with the chip I need for the second lightstar preamp. This is one of the most awesome things to happen to me!!!!!
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AMP - Carver Lightstar Reference
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Speakers - Definitive Technologies BP-2000

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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by natektronic » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:34 pm

This post has been awfully quiet. Odd for it being about an amp with this much power. Looking back at that bakers rack makes me chuckle. Hope everyone is well. Keep on rockin'.
Primary System:
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AMP - Carver Lightstar Reference
TT - Rega RP-1
Speakers - Definitive Technologies BP-2000

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Re: Lightstar Owner Registration

Post by kingman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:41 pm

natektronic wrote:This post has been awfully quiet. Odd for it being about an amp with this much power. Looking back at that bakers rack makes me chuckle. Hope everyone is well. Keep on rockin'.
Nate..glad to hear from you!!! I'm glad eveything is working for you. PM me...
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