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  • Re: Dual Rythmik F-25 Direct Servo subs - On the way!

    Got them set up, dialed in and with a one word review? Perfect.

    Bob Carver sat down and listened last night for a while. Just him and I. We listened to some selections including Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole's, "Unforgettable". Hugh Masekela's "Stimela" and Pink Floyd's "DSoTM". At one point, I went out to enjoy a smoke on the deck and next thing I know, Bob cranks the rig up to about 25% louder than I would ever listen to it at. That's freakin' LOUD!.

    I walk back in and when the song was over, I was expecting him to say some negative comments and the words out of his mouth were, "as loud as I had it? There was zero distortion, None" Previously this same day, he detected clipping on a pair of quads at a very low level. (I didn't even detect all)

    They blend seamlessly into the room and to the speakers. It may have taken me two days to optimize the location and settings but once I was satisfied with everything, no matter what you play, be it vinyl or digital, it all sounds as if I do not have subs. Just one full range speaker that is as tight as a gnat's a**. Zero overponderance whatsoever with authority that surpasses even the ugly sub I heard last year.

    So with that said, these are hands down the absolute best and most accurate subs I have ever laid my ears on and are perfectly suited for 2 channel critical listening for even the most discerning audiophile. Yes, even better than the VMPS Larger and Velodyne SMS-1 combo I had many moons ago. Not even a close comparison, honestly.

    I am glad I got dual. I am finding out that many, many songs have lower octaves that are also in stereo. That just makes you hear and notice things that this man never thought existed in recorded music. This makes the illusion of sounds coming from beyond the floor to 10' above the stereo and 14' from outside of both the speakers jaw breakingly wonderful. Simply put? Awesome.

    "Sick" (in a good way) would be another way to describe the reproductive effort my rig offers now. Definitely "World Class".I would personally highly recommend these subs to anyone who truly cares about precision with authority in the lowest of octaves.

  • Re: Hurricane Irma

    Pan left MF....pan left!!!!

    We have a carrot dangling out to the left Irma! Go get it hautch!


  • Re: This place is dead

    The social justice hypocritical warrior has had much to do with it. Unreasonable, hypocritical and has not one clue with what he is doing. Not one. Almost got me to leave after 10 years of being a contributing member here with one of his recent extremely unreasonable requests to a fellow member of this forum. Unreasonable would be an understatement.

    Vanilla was a big hit. Big.

    The severely misguided blaming of the senior members for Polk losing customers was another big hit.

    CS recent downfall (improved lately) to sub par service was another hit after decades of a stellar service dept. reputation.

    The loss of Polk related documents, schematics and the gold mine of information that once used to be easily found was another big hit.

    The fact that the link to the forum is hidden waaaaaay down at the bottom of Polk's main page is another hit.

    Add them all together and what you get is a ghost town.

  • Re: Parasound 2250 v2 or Adcom GFA-555 II Carver TFM-45

    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    The Carver M4.0t is reputed as one of the best sounding amps within the lineup of standard Carver amps and I personally prefer the M4.0t to the TFM-45, even though the TFM-45 was emulated to sound like the famed Silver Seven tube amps. The M4.0t simply sounds better to these ears and presents a well balanced, pleasant to the ears sonic signature. Adcom amps are not what you would consider warm (read bright) and you already stated that you do not prefer the sound of the Parasound amp you have.

    Out of the choices you presented? I would choose the Carver M4.0t.

    With your price range, I would try to find a Musical Fidelity A3cr and call it a day.


    Tom I'd like to know how they are different? It has always been my understanding they are the same inside. 4.0t was a anthracite gray in color and the TFM as well all know was Black. I might be mistaken but I was sure Roland had told me they were internally the same creature. Were they voiced differently?

    Hi pitdogg2. The TFM 5 series were all emulated to sound like the Silver Seven tube amps (15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 75) and Jesse is 100% correct. They may have been made to emulate the tube amps but the differences between the actual Silver Sevens and the TFM 5 series are vast.

    It has always been my understanding that the M4.0t and the TFM-42 with the weird strobe lights in the front were emulated to sound like another amp that escapes me at the moment.

    The M1.0 was emulated to sound like Bob wanted and the M1.0t to emulate the sound of the Conrad Johnson Premier 5 after winning the famous Carver challenge against Stereophile magazine and their "Golden Ears" many moons ago in a hotel room over the course of three or 4 days.

    FWIW, the M1.0t is the least favorite amp of mine (and many other share this observation) unless you are using it to power a sub or something. The linear frequency curve and sonic signature, shall we say, bright. Yes, we will call it bright.

    With that said, my two favorite sonic signatures and overall sound characteristics within the mainstream Carver amps are the M-500t and the M4.0t. My favorite rare Carver amps are the Silver 7's and the Silver 9 tube amps that still get critical acclaim after all these years.


  • Re: The search for the perfect listening chair is over...

    halen wrote: »

    What's your setup today? Specifically, speakers. Thanks.
    Hi Halen. My main speakers are Tyler Acoustic Signature Series Lynbrook edition, 1 piece in Ribbon Mahogany, completely gutted, rebuilt, refinished with custom built external upgraded crossovers, spiked and w/each shelf on a suspension chassis. See below for subs.

    PS - Richard Grey 400Pro Power Supply to -
    CDP - Marantz SA-7S1 Super Audio CDP w/Transparent Reference IC's to Pre -
    Server - Node 2 NAP w/Transparent Gen5 Optical cable to a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 Tube DAC w/ Transparent Reference IC's to Pre-
    TT - Music Hall MMF-5 w/ Goldring 1012Gx cart, "The Clamp", isolation footing, the 25th AE Nitty Gritty DS RCM in Jatoba and smoked cover with the "Shark" and Soniclean steam cleaner to Jolida JD9 MkII tubed phono pre w/ Transparent Reference IC's to Pre -
    PRE - Dodd Audio MLP tubed pre-amplifier with 4ea. Ei 12AX7 Gold Pins, isolation footings w/ custom cord to separate PS and pre. w/ Transparent Reference IC's to -
    AMP - Musical Fidelity A3cr Dual Mono choke regulated SS amplifier w/ Transparent Musicwave Ultra SC's to -
    SPEAKERS - Tyler Acoustics Lynbrook Sig. Series in Ribbon Mahogany, spiked with a custom built and upgraded crossover unit in conjunction to stereo set of Tyler Acoustic custom subs w/Seas 12" woofers, 500w plate amp each, spiked and on Target stands w/ AQ King Cobra 12' IC's coming from the MF AC3r to the subs.

    All but the speaker, subs and crossover units are on an Elite stand (model number unknown) and located in a dedicated room in the former MBR of the house. The only things in the room are two plants at the first reflection points, the stereo, the RCM and stand and CD's located to the left of the listening position. All spare parts, tubes, gear, more CD's and a plethora of LP's are located in the walk in closet.

    Dual or triple 20 amp dedicated lines and 2ea Rythmik F-25 subs being planned as we speak. Also on the hunt for a mint Musical Fidelity 750w amplifier that is not located in Canada (Customs, duty fees, power of attorney, misc BS charges and shipping are WAY too much). Might have to wait a while for this one...

    Forgive me for any mis-prints or wrong information. I am getting old and most of this was all off of memory. Should be correct though. I'll call you if you are available tonight or feel free to call anytime (up to 12:00am)


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