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Look what else showed up

Post by tinpan » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:15 am

Just in time for me to leave for a meeting...


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\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

But I'll be back...
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by thuffman03 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:40 am

Very cool!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by MRHP » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:00 pm

What is it?!?! Im a fan of low serial numbers btw... \:D/
TFM-75 serial #0001
PT-2400 serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0001
Baby Black Magic serial #0002
Cherry/260wpc Mono Blocks
Lightstar Reference
Sunfire Series II 625x2
Carver 490t
OPPO-103
Lucas Labs CF-14
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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by BrianT » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:12 pm

MRHP wrote:What is it?!?! Im a fan of low serial numbers btw... \:D/
I think thats one of the new Bob Carver 20 watt amps, Tinpan might have traded one of the Carverfest amps in for it.

Robin we all want to know

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Transfiguration Phoenix Cartridge
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Audioprana SP/DIF-AES/EBU cable
Aurender N100H Music Server
Audioquest Diamond USB cable
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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:59 pm

There are some days I hate you Tinpan. Today is one of them. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D :D =D> =D> =D> =D> =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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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by kingman » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:12 pm

Very nice...congrats Tinpan! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by mbskeam » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:24 pm

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There can be only ONE!!!!!!!!!!

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:D
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CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:01 pm

BOING!!!!!! DROOL!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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: Look what else showed up

Post by tinpan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:35 am

There are some days I hate you Tinpan. Today is one of them. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
:D :D :D :D Life is full of ups and downs...boy the ups sure are fun. Thanks Snoop.


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So, here it is all set up. I also took this opportunity to try out a Sonos wireless system. My buddy swears by them and according to him he likes the built in dac better than the Audio Notes dacs I have. It will be curious to see if he proves correct. It sure would save buying an Apple TV, a pre amp and a DAC for each system. I could save $2,700 per system deployed this way.

It also would get rid of the annoying job of resetting my Apple network each time I fire up music and hopefully will eliminate the jitters I experience with the Apple TVs.

The Sonos has a built in wireless card, dac and volume control. I was a little disappointed to learn that I have to upgrade the OS on my mac from Leopard to Snow Leopard in order to use the desktop controller. However, I was able to load my back up music library which is stored on a Synology DS 110j NAS ( Beemer's suggestion) and I am using the Sonos handheld controller to play music and adjust the volume. It worked so easily I also downloaded the Sonos app form my iPhone, iPad
and iPod. Now I have 4 controllers, very cool. I can pick up any of them and play music. One nice feature i like about the Sonos system is that you can add music to a cue. Very nice feature, I don't have to sit there with my iPad picking songs as they finish playing. You can just load up a few songs and kick back.

I also won't have to maintain 3 music servers with 3 music libraries, big time headache.

As to the volume control, my buddy eliminated his preamps and dacs, just using the Sonos for both functions. He is driving a pair of Audio Note Interstage Mono Blocks and I will say his set up is very nice. After a year of ignoring his idea of using the Sonos, we'll see...maybe he was right.

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Here's a close up of this little beauty. I could take some time and take better pictures, but being a little distracted at the moment, those will have to wait.

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The finish on these amps is certainly far better than my pics will capture, for now. I'll do some better ones later....maybe :lol:

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So, currently, thanks to Rabbit, I have the CarverFest 2008 and Carverfest 2011 cds cue'd up. I also have 2 nephews, 1 niece and my sister staying with me and this system is in the same room with a video game set up. For some reason the little ones are complaining they can't hear their video games :lol: :lol: :lol:

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The room is a mess right now, but you can see one Sonos driving the Carver VTA 20 and a pair of Khorns. Boy I am liking this set up so far.

Now I have to find a better amp stand

More later...
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:53 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Beautiful!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:11 am

Looks great Tinpan! Thank you for sharing!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :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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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:41 am

mbskeam wrote:Image

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There can be only ONE!!!!!!!!!!

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:D
You know Mike, I'm putting you on that hate list with Tinpan. :lol: :lol: :lol: Damn that's a good looking amp!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> :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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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by tinpan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:28 pm

I like Mike's systems, if I remember correctly among a number of things he upgraded his tube sockets, which I thought was really nice.

I only have one question though:

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Is this town big enough for two...pardner? :lol:
Tinpan

HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by Snoop65 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:43 pm

Wow!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =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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Re: Look what else showed up

Post by mbskeam » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:33 pm

well,
I'll show you...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

later, more to follow.... :-" :-" :-"
Mbskeam

SILVER 7's
Amazing Line Source
2 SVS PB16 SUBS
#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"

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