...............I have been rebuilding Carver C-9 units for 5 years now, and love doing it. Those familiar with the Carver Sonic Hologram know how convincing it is for creating a believable soundstage experience. It accomplishes this by using cross cancellation signals, a bit of delay, and some frequency EQ. It adds up to fooling your brain into believing that you are much closer to having musicians right in front of you. This product was made by Carver Corporation in the early 80's, and became their most successful product. I still own one and use it where needed. It responds to the miking techniques used in most recordings. Safe to say here that if you don't agree with the results, then simply return the unit 'unharmed' back to me for a full refund. Now for the fun part. I have replaced every single capacitor in the unit with higher quality, tighter tolerance capacitors. The effect is to produce the best performance possible wit this unit. That is really needed with the power supply capacitors, and output capacitors, since they have an expected life span of 20-30 years before the downhill slide to failure occurs. I also replaced all 5 op amps here and used sockets for easy change of op-amps if the customer wants to try it out. I chose Texas Instrument amps instead of the original XR brand. Why? Because I could, and prefer TI products in general. One of the most effective upgrades was replacing the small power transformer with a beefier model. Better bass, and generally better sound are the result IME. Connections are always important, so I replaced the RCA connections with Manley Brand RCA jacks. The cool added benefit is that you can use any cable with the unit whereas before, only skinny cables would fit the recessed RCA jacks.
Yes, there is more that I have done with the unit, but just ask if you are interested, as I enjoy talking/discussing about this particular product. A power cord, and owners manual are included.
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