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Post Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

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kingman wrote:Hey Tom...what's the chance of asking the cabins to install a 30 amp dedicated cuircuit in one of the cabins or maybe 2 so we could really find out the limits of the "Super" amps? :-s

Better yet...why don't we gather up the wire and sufficient breakers and do it ourselves? We could run a so called drop cord of wire with a plug in attached directly from the breaker box.... that way it's temporary... :shock:


I have about 100' of spare 10 gauge 4-wire. That shit is EXPENSIVE! I think I can scrounge a 30-amp breaker, too.

Excellent!!! I say we chip in and make this happen!!! Gary...I'm gonna hold you to coming this year!!! You will be in charge of wiring the circuit!!! \:D/
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:50 am

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

We need to know what type of breaker panel they have to get the correct breaker. Cutler-Hammer?
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:05 am

Think like Bob.

Tap straight off of the transformer.

Be like Bob. :D
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:36 am

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treitz3 wrote:Think like Bob.

Tap straight off of the transformer.

Be like Bob. :D


Sorry, not exposing myself to thousands of volts for no good reason~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:25 am

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TNRabbit wrote:
treitz3 wrote:Think like Bob.

Tap straight off of the transformer.

Be like Bob. :D


Sorry, not exposing myself to thousands of volts for no good reason~

You are sooo right!!!! Tom...will you call the cabins to see what kind of boxs they run????? I don't know why this hasn't been thought of earlier!!!!! :?
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:00 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

I once attached a pair of 2-gauge jumper cables to the mains & hooked a pigtail to the other end.....I don't recommend it & will certainly never do that again~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Buncha wussies! I work beside those transformers every day! I was only kidding, though. :) I'm sure Duke Power wouldn't like us "stealing" power from them, which is exactly what will happen if we tap straight off the transformers. You can always tap after the meter but that's the same thing as using the breaker.

As far as asking the cabins what type of circuit breaker they use? I'm not so sure that would be a good idea. If all we need is one of two types of breakers, I would buy both of them and return the unused one after Carverfest.....or just get the one we need while we are up there.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:59 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

What ever you guys do be careful messing with electricity. I don't want you to end up like this guy!
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:40 pm

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OUCH!!! :shock:
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:39 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:Exposing myself for no good reason~


Gary I fixed it. Lol hehehe
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Post Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:08 pm

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ther's always a good reason to expose ones self..... :D
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

So what happened to the Lightstar Angelo? Did you ever hear back from the guy?

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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:03 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

As an alternative to buying breakers, why not just either tie into a dryer recep or get a plug of the same type as the dryer's and make an "extension cord". You could also "re-task" an existing high amp breaker in the panel temporarily. :-" Edit just make sure to keep voltages the same, split the "legs" for 230v circuits.
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Post Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:04 pm

Re: Carver Lightstar Reference - 4 sale

TNRabbit wrote:
Snoop65 wrote:The Lightstar is over built and dual mono. It's also a awesome sounding. I have never heard the Sunfires but I have been told that they don't sound as good as the Lightstar.


I'll bet you $100 you can't tell the difference in a blind test.

Bet you I could just going off of memory. [4 years old at this point] :wink:
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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