CARVER C9 UPGRADEDC9 SONIC HOLOGRAMCARVER C9 UPGRADED C9 SONIC HOLOGRAM Red DRAGONNOTE: MY FEEDBACK IS 147, ALL POSITIVE! AUDIOGON HAS MADE A MISTAKE ON MY ACCOUNT, AND IS WORKING TO CORRECT THIS ERROR! I HAVE BOUGHT/SOLD HERE FOR TEN YEARS! This is a special unit with numer...275.00

CARVER C9 UPGRADED C9 SONIC HOLOGRAM Red DRAGON [Expired]


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NOTE: MY FEEDBACK IS 147, ALL POSITIVE! AUDIOGON HAS MADE A MISTAKE ON MY ACCOUNT, AND IS WORKING TO CORRECT THIS ERROR! I HAVE BOUGHT/SOLD HERE FOR TEN YEARS! This is a special unit with numerous upgrades/enhancements. There are more photos, but the Audiogon system limits the total size of files to 3MB for all six pictures! So, if you would like additional photos, I would be happy to email them to you. Read carefully the list of upgrades: 1) ALL ELECTROLYTIC CAPS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY NICHICON 'FINE GOLD' OR 'MUSE' CAPS WHICH ARE MUCH HIGHER QUALITY CAP REPLACING OLD 'STANDARD' 25 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL CAPS. 10 IN ALL ARE REPLACED INCLUDING THE OUTPUT CAPS. THE REPLACEMENT OUTPUT CAPS ARE NOW BIPOLAR WHICH IS WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED IN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN. THE NEW BIPOLAR CAPS ARE ALSO BYPASSED WITH MYLAR CAPS. THIS REPRESENTS THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT IN THE UPGRADE. 2) ALL SHAMEFULLY INADEQUATE STEEL RCA CONNECTORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH MUCH HIGHER QUALITY MACHINED, CHASSIS MOUNT JACKS. NOTE: SOME INTERCONNECTS WILL FIT TOO TIGHTLY. I USE NORDOST 'BLUE HEAVEN' IC'S AND THEY WORK FINE. 3) A FERRITE SLEEVE WAS INSTALLED ON THE AC LINE TO REDUCE RFI NOISE. 4) THE HARD RUBBER FEET WERE REPLACED WITH SORBOTHANE FOR MUCH IMPROVED ISOLATION. 5) THE CIRCUIT BOARD IS DAMPED WITH SORBOTHANE RINGS HELPING TO ISOLATE VIBRATION FROM THE POWER TRANSFORMER. ALSO BLU-TACK IS USED ON THE POWER SUPPLY CAPS TO REDUCE VIBRATION. NOT STOPPING THERE, A SHEET OF METAL BACKED DAMPENING SHEET WAS USED ON THE INSIDE OF THE TOP COVER. WITHOUT IT, THE COVER RINGS LIKE A BELL! FINALLY, IN SPECIFIC LOCATIONS, PUTTY IS USED TO COMPLETE THE DAMPENING PROCESS. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THIS EXTENSIVE DAMPENING ACTUALLY PERMITS THE UNIT TO DAMPEN ANOTHER AUDIO UNIT IF IT PLACED ON TOP OF IT. 6) THE ORIGINAL LINE CORD WAS REPLACED WITH A CLOTH COVERED RED CORD HENCE THE 'RED DRAGON' NAME FOR THE UPGRADED UNIT. THE CONVENIENCE OUTLET ON THE BACK WAS REPLACED WITH A SWITCH. FINALLY THE ORIGINAL AC PLUG WAS REPLACED WITH A MUCH BETTER SOLID BRASS PLUG. 7) TO TRY AND MAKE THE UNIT MORE PRESENTABLE, $6-32 BRASS BOLTS REPLACE THE CHEAP SHEET METAL STYLE SCREWS. ALSO, THE TOP COVER HAS A COAT OF CLEAR LAQUER. IN THE END, THE UNIT IS NOT BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE INTENT IS FOCUSED ON THE SOUND, NOT THE LOOKS. 9) A REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL MANUAL IS INCLUDING INSIDE DECENT FOLDER. AS ALWAYS, I AM THERE AFTER THE SALE FOR HELP IN ANY WAY WITH THIS UNIT. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THESE UNITS ARE THE SECOND CIRCUIT DESIGN OF THE C-9, AND NOT THE VERY FIRST. I FEEL THAT THEY ARE BETTER SOUNDING. THE FIRST GENERATION UNITS ARE RECOGNISED BY THE RACK MOUNT EARS ON THE CASE OF THE UNIT. BTW, MY FEEDBACK RATING HERE IS 147, ALL POSITIVE, NOT 0% !!!! I HAVE LISTED ITEMS FOR 10 YEARS NOW WITHOUT A SINGLE COMPLAINT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. LATE ADDITION: IT OCCURS TO ME THAT SOME OF WHAT I SEE IN THE TWEEKS SECTION AS WELL AS OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS SITE, SHOULD HAVE A LABEL OF 'PLACEBO' ON THEM. IT IS ONLY AS GOOD AS YOU BELIEVE IT IS. THAT CERTAINLY IS NOT THE CASE HERE. I MUST STATE HOWEVER, THAT THERE ARE THOSE RECORDINGS THAT BENEFIT FROM THE SONIC HOLOGRAM EFFECT MORE THAN OTHERS. LISTENING TO PINK FLOYD RECORDINGS HAS A DRAMATIC EFFECT COMPARED TO A SOLO PIANO RECORDING, TYPICALLY SPEAKING. THE FRUIT OF THIS DEVICE DEPENDS ON THE RECORDING STYLE OR MICROPHONE POSITIONING TO BEGIN WITH. FLATLY SPEAKING MOST RECORDINGS DO HAVE A PLEASANT OUTCOME AFTER THE CORRECTING EFFECT OF THE CARVER UNIT.
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