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Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:57 pm

Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

I bought a PT 1800 about a year ago and NEVER plugged it in... I bought it off eBay for $250, the guy put in the discription that it "comes on, but not tested".... That said, I figured it was broken... ](*,) ](*,)
Today, I got a stick up my Arse and wanted to plug it in and see if it worked at all. First we put it in Dual mono, only the left channel worked... Then we turned it off, put it on stereo mode, turned it back on, and then nothing... Then we tried series mono, and nothing again... Turned off the amp and put it back on stereo mode and jiggled all the wires (just in case) and turned it back on.
IT 'EFFIN WORKED!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
Come to find out, the Right channel XLR chassis mount is loose or something and it was making a bad connection... I plan on getting some new chassis mounted XLR connectors and my father and I are going to fix it!!

Also, Beemer, I still have not put the signed faceplate on..... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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mbskeam

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Post Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:10 pm

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

you sound like me....
why do it now, when you can do it latter..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mbskeam


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AlexSauter

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Post Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:12 pm

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

hahahahaha

It got put off so long because around the same time I bought it my speakers went into the garage for storage so I didn't have anything to test it on.... We had TOO much stuff in the house and had to put some of it away... Lowest guy on the totem poll goes first.... :-({|= :-({|=
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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engtaz

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:49 am

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

Congrats Alex. Now turn it down. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
engtaz


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kingman

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:21 am

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

Lowest guy on the totem poll goes first....
.... :-({|=
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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thuffman03

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:42 am

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

It is about time! LOL! Now get the faceplate put on it.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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AlexSauter

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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

engtaz wrote:Congrats Alex. Now turn it down. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hahaha can you hear it from Tampa Roy?

thuffman03 wrote:It is about time! LOL! Now get the faceplate put on it.


I agree, it is about time... But I am not going to put the faceplate on just yet... We have to design a bracket that will hold it on because the previous owner cut off the mounting holes on the bottom of the amp... We will probably change the XLR connectors, add the faceplate and the new brackets in another year... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
RIP BillD
BillD wrote:Well, some people are glass half empty people and some are glass half full. Being an engineer, I just think the glass is the wrong size.


My system (sitting in the garage):

(Stereo System)
Modified Carver AL III+'s (Pushed into the corners to make room for the ALS speakers)
Modified CarverFest 2011 20w tube amplifier
Carver Pro PT-1800
Sunfire Prototype TGA-2375
Carver TX-2 Tuner (not used)
Logitech Squeezebox (replaced Tuner & dad's CD player)
CARVERaudio Directional RCA interconnects
RCA-Headphone jack for iPod & iPhone
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cperce6685

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Post Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

Hello how are you??
can you help me out with connecting a Carver PT 1800 to a Carver c 19 preamp please?
Thanks!! cperce6685@aol.com
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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:37 am

Re: Finally plugged in my PT 1800 after a YEAR...

cperce6685 wrote:Hello how are you??
can you help me out with connecting a Carver PT 1800 to a Carver c 19 preamp please?
Thanks!! cperce6685@aol.com

The best way is to use something like this, a unbalanced to balanced transformer (Balun).
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