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Offline Burgh Fan

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« on: February 18, 2020, 03:06:01 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just joined the site. I'm becoming an audiofile again. For you Carver fans, I just bought a Carver Cinema Grand *5 amplifier. Have to admit I didn't know much if anything at all about vintage gear. I do know the Carver name. I was originally looking for something with the latest and greatest gear: Emotiva XPA 5/7, Parasound a51+ or Monolith 5/7. I then went on audiogon . I then noticed the Carver amp. Curiosity got the better me and after research upon research and reviews upon reviews, I pulled the trigger at 750.00.. It's a twenty year old amp. I then knew I was probably on borrowed time as far as peak performance. I researched who could troubleshoot such a relic. "Bill Flannery can". So fast forward, I spoke to him and ended up just shipping the unit to him to rebuild whatever he saw fit. I knew after a few seconds of speaking with him, he has integrity and he loves his job, specifically these amps. The amp is expected to get there today.

Gear:3.1
Carver HTA5A
Marantz-7705
Pioneer Elite sp-efs73 floor standers, sp-ec-73 center and 2 sp-ebs72 bookshelves Andrew Jones Speakers-another product I never would have purchased until I listened to them.

Looking forward to mixing it up in here.

Anthony
Anthony

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 03:13:21 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just joined the site. I'm becoming an audiofile again. For you Carver fans, I just bought a Sunfire Cinema Grand *5 amplifier. Have to admit I didn't know much if anything at all about vintage gear. I do know the Carver name. I was originally looking for something with the latest and greatest gear: Emotiva XPA 5/7, Parasound a51+ or Monolith 5/7. I then went on audiogon . I then noticed the Carver amp. Curiosity got the better me and after research upon research and reviews upon reviews, I pulled the trigger at 750.00.. It's a twenty year old amp. I then knew I was probably on borrowed time as far as peak performance. I researched who could troubleshoot such a relic. "Bill Flannery can". So fast forward, I spoke to him and ended up just shipping the unit to him to rebuild whatever he saw fit. I knew after a few seconds of speaking with him, he has integrity and he loves his job, specifically these amps. The amp is expected to get there today.

Gear:3.1
Carver HTA5A
Marantz-7705
Pioneer Elite sp-efs73 floor standers, sp-ec-73 center and 2 sp-ebs72 bookshelves Andrew Jones Speakers-another product I never would have purchased until I listened to them.

Looking forward to mixing it up in here.

Anthony
Anthony

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 05:48:55 PM »
Welcome Anthony!

Offline EmperorNorton

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 07:23:42 AM »
welcome Anthony

where you situated?  I, and a few others here,  am out in the eastern suburbs
(that sounds incorrect?)

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 01:49:25 PM »
Hello,

I'm in Oakmont. Originally from Donora Pa.
Anthony

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 02:57:56 PM »
gdv and I are right down the street in Penn Hills.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 03:01:53 PM »
Welcome, Anthony.  I am in the South Hills.  To what do you like to listen?
Mac stuff, Sony HDR-F1HD AM/FM/HD tuner, Yamaha K-1020 cassette, Denon CDR-W1500 CD recorder, Music Hall MMF-9 w/B&O MMC2, Tandberg 10X

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 04:10:04 PM »
I listen to just about everything except country.
Anthony

Offline scorpio333

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 04:35:28 PM »
Welcome. Grew up in Penn Hills, down south in Bethel Park now.

Offline RocknRoll

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 10:07:41 AM »
Welcome.  I have a couple Carver pieces I love.  C1 and M500t

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 11:34:36 AM »
Welcome to the forum...

Enjoy the ride...  :)
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Re: Newbie
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 07:34:31 PM »
Thanks, glad to be here. Does anyone know much about the sunfire cinema grand...I'm anxious to get it back to see how it sounds.
Anthony