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Offline paden501

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Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:35:00 PM »
Hey all.

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment.  We're furnishing my stereo room and the entertainment center we picked out won't properly fit my Carver CT-17 and SD/A-450.  The width of both those pieces is 19" and I only have 18.125" in the cabinets.  So I'm wondering if the metal piece that the handles bolt to is removable.  I know that I can just remove the handles themselves, but I need to also remove the metal trim that they bolt to in order to make it fit.

Is that possible?  If not, I fear there may be some carver equipment on the market here soon.   :'(
~Matt
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Amp: Carver TFM-24
CD: Jolida JD100a
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Turntable:Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 10:39:14 PM »
Sell the rack, NOT the Carver gear....

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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 10:57:04 PM »
The rack ears on both of those cannot be removed.

I am with falcon377, sell the racks and keep the Carver.  Another option you can give them to me.  I will go out and buy a rack that they will fit in ;D

But if you must sell the gear check with OCCD.  I know he has some Adcom items that I think will fit.  He has preamps and cd players.  All are very nice and are just about as good as the Carver IMO.

http://vintagehifipgh.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=45_48&products_id=167
http://vintagehifipgh.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=143

Call Tom and have him double check to see the width of these.  I am sure he can do a trade in on your Carver.
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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 11:07:36 PM »
SCREW THAT RACK!!!  However, there are other preamps you can use. CT-  26v 27v  28v  29v.  The only CD without rack handles is the DTL-50 and the SD/A-360 handles can be removed. The 360 will give you the same sound as your 450.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2009, 11:11:20 PM by OCCD »
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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 01:26:17 PM »
Hey all.

I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment.  We're furnishing my stereo room and the entertainment center we picked out won't properly fit my Carver CT-17 and SD/A-450.  The width of both those pieces is 19" and I only have 18.125" in the cabinets.  So I'm wondering if the metal piece that the handles bolt to is removable.  I know that I can just remove the handles themselves, but I need to also remove the metal trim that they bolt to in order to make it fit.

Is that possible?  If not, I fear there may be some carver equipment on the market here soon.   :'(

Don't Do It Matt. :'(-----Get A Different Rack. hehehehe-------BILL
Carver Gear : C-9, C-16, C-19, 4-TFM 55's, 2-TFM 35's, 1-TFM 25, 2- Silver 7T's, 490T

Non Carver Gear : Anthem AVM50V, Anthem PRE2L, Sonic Frontiers SFCD-1, Denon DCD1560, Sony PS3 & BDP-350, Nin.Wii
 
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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 01:35:08 PM »
Thanks for the options Tom.

I'll have to stop in and figure out what I want to do one of these days.  I have some time to think about it. 

Does the SDA-360 also have the coax output?  I've been kicking around the option of buying an outboard DAC one of these days and I don't want to lose that option if possible.

BTW here's the AV rack we're looking at.

~Matt
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Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C w/ Modified xovers
Amp: Carver TFM-24
CD: Jolida JD100a
HTR/Pre: B&K Reference 20
Turntable:Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 4As

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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 09:45:06 PM »
SD/A-360 has a optical out.
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Re: Are the handle attachments removable on Carver gear?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 09:54:19 PM »
Sweet.

Up for an even trade?  My 450 for your 360?

~Matt
--- My System ---
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C w/ Modified xovers
Amp: Carver TFM-24
CD: Jolida JD100a
HTR/Pre: B&K Reference 20
Turntable:Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 4As