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A friends C2. You know, you really gotta love this shit to spend as much time as I do restoring one of these. The time alone is worth way more than this thing would ever sell for.
 

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If yer talking about a Carver C2, I have built some killer ones and sold them for good money. They are inexpensive Pre's and respond VERY well to upgrades. Very basic.
 

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Kenwood basic C1's and C2's . I have never had much luck finding Carver stuff around this area. If I find one I will sure post about it.
 

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Those Kennies are supposed to be the bomb...
 

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They do sound nice and the C2 has a great phono section. Yep gotta pull each one, dissemble it and clean it and put it back together and solder it all back on the main-board. It is time consuming and fun.
 

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Yep. I am spying a Carver C2 on the bay for 120.00+Shipping says one channel cuts out when the balance control is turned. Are those sealed ? If they cannot be repaired does anyone know if the part is available...Too much to ask ? BTW Lee I like those infinitesimals too...
 

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Didn't those Kenwoods have issues with the balance control?
The C2's did. I only had one that did not. There is a way to fix them but it's a real pain in the ass. I just jump them out. I rarely use the balance control. The C1's never have had any issue with the control.
 

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Yep. I am spying a Carver C2 on the bay for 120.00+Shipping says one channel cuts out when the balance control is turned. Are those sealed ? If they cannot be repaired does anyone know if the part is available...Too much to ask ? BTW Lee I like those infinitesimals too...
They can be cleaned without disassembly (Carver C-2). It is probably dirty and needs the pots cleaned
 

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Gotta pull em to clean em??
absolutely. The pins need to be cleaned and the slider needs to be cleaned and shooting crap in there isn't the answer. Yamaha has a pile of these in their gear, too. Did my C-4 and a commissioned CA-1010.

I'm not afraid of them and with a good soldering iron (temperature controlled) it is not hard. I wonder how easy it would be to use a desoldering iron. Those wafer switches in the Yamahas cause problems, too and need to be taken apart to do it right.
 
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