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  1. That was exactly the advice my tax law professor gave us. Good records work like a charm when you use a good accountant.
  2. Travis: I stand corrected. I found the Klipschtape insert announcing the organ recital which was hard to find. However, the best part is I have on cut from it on a CD! Alas no button even though it was the first item I put in the cart. No big deal; I'll get one later. Please save your postage. Thanks again. Mike
  3. This is an interesting post from a Carver owners on Audiogon: "i just had my amp in for a check (some tube noise and transformer hum) at wyred 4 sound - w4s is the exclusive contract manufacturer for these crimson amps had a friendly chat with their senior tech who worked on my amp - i know the w4s guys reasonably well, like them, have several pieces of their gear (digital, power supply, class d amps), w4s is a good company, well designed well built, good sounding high value gear, good reputation, and straight shooters in my book i was told that based on their bench experience, the crimson amp can make 75w driving one channel... (didn’t ask for frequency range spec, sorry), can’t in both channels though (’more like 60 thru both channels’), but this isn’t due to the output transformers as limiting factor, but rather, the power transformer, which can’t quite deliver the juice for 75 wpc asked how such a small light tube amp makes that kind of power, was told that the reason is the kt120’s are pretty strong, plus ’the neat feedback circuit employed from the output, holds the distortion in check, other guys don’t do this, we were kinda surprised it can do that through those small output transformers...’ " https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/peeking-inside-a-carver-crimson-275-tube-amplifier?lastpage=true&page=3#2314379
  4. Agreed and perhaps our salvation as the best marketplace to allow upgrades. I am still a wee bit concerned; corporate gave us a playground and told us to play nice, but that sometimes doesn't happen and on occasion, gets personal & ugly. If I was retained by corporate to assess risk & potential liability, my first advice to them would be the shut the entire forum down. My second option would be to eliminate the lounge completely substituting a strict music section instead and to clean up the garage sale. Then I would implement active moderation to cull out repeat offenders of the terms of service. At that point, corporate accounting see my bill, ask "WTF?" perform a risk benefit analysis and i think you know the outcome of that. What we must ry to avoid is pushing them to a position where they hire an a** like me to do that. Just my opinion, which with 99 cents, gets you a large coffee at McDonald's.
  5. When you suggested changing to the correct size transformer for the claimed output, will the Crimson power supply as designed handle that improvement? Would they be able to have the proper taps? BTW, did you review the schematic for the specs of the transformers specified in Bob's design?
  6. I never read or heard why; it was just gone when I began looking for a "new to me" network card. But RandyH may be on to something. The cessation occurred about the same time PS ended its retail relationships and took sales direct.. It would not be unreasonable if one was creating a direct sale model to remove both the current retail side and the [corparately sponsored] pre-owned marketplace. Why would you want to sponsor something that potentially cuts into your retail sales? That's why I was there: to save a few bucks off retail. And that potentiality worries me here if corporate takes a close look at the forum garage sale (not to mention some of the other postings...). Humor me, but if the garage sale took just one retail sale of a pair of LSII away by someone buying used on the forum instead AND I was paying the freight for the hosting and bandwidth of that forum which facilitated that sale, I might be asking: why? Corporate needs to support (and needs the support of) Heritage retailers. The loss of that one sale may not be significant to B&H or Cory, but would be a big hit for New England Hi-Fi. Just saying.
  7. I'd favor the guidelines Crankysoldermeister posted from the Hinderer page. The Garage Sale is for sales & WTB. The are multiple other places on the forum we can post our thoughts, opinions and preferences (within the TOS) other than on the Garage Sale. BTW, PS Audio did away with the marketplace section in their forum last year. I'd hate to lose this avenue because Corporate carefully reviewed the postings.
  8. I think we need to keep in mind several of our forum mates now find themselves in a very uncomfortable position & empathy for them is the order of the day. But on the silver-lining side, we have the speakers to mate with this amp and make it sound as was intended.
  9. At the end of the day, I have yet to see anyone on any forum say the amp does not sound fantastic. While it's tough to see what may have happened, isn't that why we do what we do in our spare time? Reach for fantastic sound? Bob should be congratulated on that, but I suspect someone will have to pay the piper for how it was marketed.
  10. Oh my; not good. A Crimson owner on Audiogon removed his transformer covers and they are 15w Edcors. https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/peeking-inside-a-carver-crimson-275-tube-amplifier?page=3 Wow.
  11. I wish I had said this: "If an audio company is able to violate some fundamental law of physics, chemistry, magnetics, etc., these are the kinds of discoveries that win you Nobel prizes and millions of dollars. A transformer lamination alloy that would allow for significantly higher flux density than what we have now would be worth a lot of money. This kind of tech tends to trickle down into audio rather than the other way around." https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/carver-crimson-275-measurements.29271/page-13
  12. That's the real issue; you love the synergy in your system and had someone said nothing about the specs, but to just listen to the sound (like we all should be doing), you'd be happy. I shudder to think of the equipment I've knowingly purchased and not kept because it ultimately didn't work out or overpaid for but decided to keep it.
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