Gary wrote: "Also, IT'S A FUCKING AUDIO FORUM. GET A LIFE FOR FUCK'S SAKE." and Magna.. wrote:
"Does any of this really matter?
I'm with Wabbit, fuck it!
Who's going to CarverFest and hang with TheBobFather, play the tunes too loud and sit in front of Mikey's fire?
Fuck everything else
True it is just an audio forum, but it's also pretty much all that stands between a lot of us having all of our old Carver/Sunfire gear turn (back) into pumpkins. Some of this gear we bought with it having "issues" but knowing that SOMEONE on one of the two forums would help us "make it all better" (and even the option of sending it out for repairs would be very daunting without the community here (and there) to point us to the right places to have this work done (and these places would probably dry up and blow away without Carver community sites to promote and inform numerous folks about the benefits of repairing these vintage amps to begin with). I shudder to think where I would be audio wise (and quality wise) if I had not stumbled upon this site ~8 years ago...still stuck in "kindergarten" with the very fine but far from ideal MXR-150 receiver (or even worse: some "modern", overpriced, crappy little ~100 w/c Sony POS and completely unaware that MUCH better stuff at MUCH better prices exist via vintage Carver/Sunfire amps).
We NEED this forum to preserve these great amps and to introduce others to the world of truly great sound. Alone, most of us just can't do it (or would never have known that these vintage amps even still existed or just how easy and affordable they can be). If you are very wealthy (and love music) you can BUY your way to great sound. Everyone else; not so much. Ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to music reproduction. So yes; this is just a fucking forum, but one that has brought a lot of pleasure and bliss into our life's that otherwise we would have missed out on. To me, that's a very special thing!
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.