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  1. The restore for the Carver TFM-15 amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00
  2. Welcome to Nelion Audio! Please note that our list of services isn't fully complete. If you have any Carver, Phase Linear, or Sunfire audio gear you'd like repaired, restored, or modified and can't find a listing for it please email Greg at service@nelionaudio.com for information and pricing. Most restores run around $300, LED mods around $40, and optional 5-way binding posts around $40. However, there are exceptions so please contact us if you have any questions. Thanks! ~Jen
  3. The M-0.5t restore includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. More details coming soon! Price: $300 Add new 5-way binding posts for: $40 Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  4. The 1.5t restore includes replacement of all consumable parts (including parts that are known to go bad), reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Most repair shops only do the very minimum to satisfy a 90 day warranty. We perform a full cleaning and restore to satisfy another 30 years of reliable operation! Best value in the business. Featuring professional power supply retrofit boards, signal path upgrades, full cleaning and critical component replacements. Restore Price: $350 Add the optional LED upgrade (color of your choice) for an additional: $40 Gold RCA jacks: $40 Gold 5-way speaker bonding posts: $40 IEC socket: $50 Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  5. The TFM-75 restore includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Price: $600 Add the optional LED upgrade for an additional: $40 Add new 5-way binding posts for: $40 Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  6. The C-2 restore includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. More details coming soon! If you have a C-2 you'd like to have restored before we complete the site, please contact service@nelionaudio.com for details and pricing. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  7. The M200t is a sweet sounding, powerful little amp. The stock specs are impressive for it's weight and size. Properly restored, the amp is quiet, runs relatively cool and delivers impressive transient response to music. The restore for the Carver M-200t power amplifier includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Features: - Long life high grade capacitors in power supply - High grade audio capacitors in signal paths - Standard diode rectifiers upgraded to bridge rectifier mounted on the chassis for better performance. - Replace heat damaged resistors, transistors and switching diodes - Replace mag coil mounting hardware if necessary (the mag coil working loose is a common problem after the rubber grommets rot away from heat cycling) Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $300.00 Add the optional LED mod with your choice of color for an additional: $10.00 Optional 5-way binding posts: $40.00
  8. This service is a full restoration which includes cleaning inside and out, replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, and completion of all service bulletins. Comes with the 3-year Nelion warranty. Cost: $300.00 Add the optional LED upgrade: $40.00 Add new 5-way binding posts: $40.00
  9. The restore for the Carver 7t/9t amp and its kin includes replacement of all consumable parts with high quality audio grade components, replacement of vital thermal isolators on output stage, upgrade of power supply rectifiers, upgraded input wiring to noise rejecting premium microphone cables, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, and cleaning inside and out. The restore includes extensive work involving the power supply and signal path: The high voltage rail capacitance is significantly increased with a low ESR array to greatly improve transient response. Long-life, audio grade Nichicon capacitors are installed for the low voltage rails. The old ceramic and polyester capacitors are removed from the signal path and replaced with modern film type. Critical resistors are replaced and upgraded with high quality metal film. The transfer function is meticulously calibrated to the originally intended response for a smooth, accurate and musical experience. As a result, the amplifier's noise floor and power are much improved, and it's longevity extended for decades. We do not just perform a simple 'recap' like most others. Many techs and DIYers are not aware of the intricate service bulletins and updates which are necessary to make these amps perform at the very best. Flippers on Ebay may offer a good deal, but you're not getting what you really expect. All they do is replace some capacitors and if the unit powers up, they list it. Trust the experts. We know how a Carver should work and sound. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 (per block) Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00
  10. The restore for the Carver Silver 7t amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, replacement of thermal padding on output transistors, replace rectifier diodes, update signal path capacitors to audio grade or polypropylene where appropriate, update wiring were necessary, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 (per block) Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00
  11. The restore for the Carver TFM-42 amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00
  12. The restore for the Carver TFM-45 amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00 IEC socket install: $70.00
  13. The restore for the Carver TFM-55(x) amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. The TFM-55x requires the entire PCB board and power supply to be removed from the chassis to work on. So although electronically, the 55 and 55x are the same, the 55x chassis was not designed for service work. The 55x design was done for cosmetics only (as described in the owner's manual) and that is why the cost to restore is higher. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 TFM-55x Cost: $400.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00 IEC socket: $40.00
  14. The restore for the Carver TFM-35 amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Also includes replacing output relays, upgraded pre-drive stages and new high heat dissipation resistors for areas that tend to go bad. Amp is burned in and fully calibrated and tested to specs. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add new 5-way binding posts for: $40.00 Add IEC sock for: $40.00
  15. The restore for the Carver TFM-25 amp includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add 5-way binding posts for: $40.00
  16. The restore for the Carver M-4.0t amp and its kin includes replacement of all consumable parts with high quality audio grade components, replacement of vital thermal isolators on output stage, upgrade of power supply rectifiers, upgraded input wiring to noise rejecting premium microphone cables, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, and cleaning inside and out. The restore includes extensive work involving the power supply and signal path: The high voltage rail capacitance is significantly increased with a low ESR array to greatly improve transient response. Long-life, audio grade Nichicon capacitors are installed for the low voltage rails. The old ceramic and polyester capacitors are removed from the signal path and replaced with modern film type. Critical resistors are replaced and upgraded with high quality metal film. The transfer function is meticulously calibrated to the originally intended response for a smooth, accurate and musical experience. As a result, amplifier's noise floor and power are much improved, and it's longevity extended for decades. We do not just perform a simple 'recap' like most others. Many techs and DIYers are not aware of the intricate service bulletins and updates which are necessary to make these amps perform at the very best. Flippers on Ebay may offer a good deal, but you're not getting what you really expect. All they do is replace some capacitors and if the unit powers up, they list it. Trust the experts. We know how a Carver should work and sound. Complete disassembly of amp: Clean Up: Thermal isolators replaced on the output stage: Power supply upgrades: Finished TFM-42: Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED upgrade with the color of your choosing for: $40.00 Add gold plated 5-way binding posts for: $40.00 Add IEC C-14 socket: $40.00 The 'Audiophile Refurb' with LED upgrade, gold binding post upgrade, IEC socket and premium silicone interconnect wiring: $440.00
  17. The restore for the Carver 1.0t power amplifier includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $350.00 Add the optional LED mod with your choice of color for an additional: $40.00 Optional 5-way binding posts: $40.00
  18. The Carver C-9 restore includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. More details coming soon! If you have a C-9 you'd like to have restored before we complete the site, please contact service@nelionaudio.com for details and pricing. Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty. Cost: $100.00
  19. The Carver C-1 is a sweet and simple unit. Featuring Sonic Holography and basic audio controls, it easily compliments just about any hi-fi system. Bill D was Carver fan (and engineer) that frequented audio forums, especially ‘thecarversite.com’ where he was well known as a generous and knowledgeable supporter of audio gear. The C-1 is a nice pre-amp for phono sources, but he wanted more. In his quest to reduce noise and increase reliability, he modified and restored his C-1 with high grade capacitors, metal film resistors, ultra-low noise high linear op-amps and other quality components to make the C-1 as transparent as possible. He shared his work on the carversite so that others could experience the phenomenal performance of his meticulous and well thought out work. The BillD Carver C-1 mod includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, the BillD mod (which tightens the power side and replaces all signal path resistors, capacitors and op-amps to modern high quality types, lowering the noise floor and greatly increasing its sonic response) cleaning inside and out. The switches and knobs are cleaned and reconditioned, not just smeared with DeOxit. We can also change the color of the power LED - blue, white, gold, green or purple. Special Mods: Remote Volume Control - A new volume potentiometer is installed with driver and sensor. IR Remote is provided. Gundry Filter - A special filter is added to the Sonic Holography circuit to give this feature a very sweet and organic tone. An often requested mod. All the Ebay techs boasting this mod or a mod that is 'better' than the BillD learned how to do it from us! We are the pros, they are hobbyists. If the unit turns on without blowing up, the Ebay guys ship em out. We thoroughly test all the functions with professional equipment so that you can be confident you're getting what you paid for. So go with the us, the experts. Price: $300 Remote volume mod: $150 Gundry Filter: $50 Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  20. The C-1 restore includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, all service bulletins, cleaning inside and out. More details coming soon! If you have a C-1 you'd like to have restored before we complete the site, please contact service@nelionaudio.com for details and pricing. Price: $200.00 Comes with the Nelion Audio 3-year warranty.
  21. We proudly present the official M1.0t mkII opt002 upgrade! This mod gives your 1.0t a much higher power rating, more headroom, less commutation distortion, better current sourcing and performance into low impedance loads, and tighter bass and transient control. This mod includes replacement of all consumable parts, reflow of questionable solder, the thump fix, all service bulletins, new 5-way binding posts, cleaning inside and out. Amp is burnt-in and thoroughly tested against factory specs, and upgraded specs. This mod has been performed by Richard Pecoraro and Greg Garska of carvermk2.com for years (since 2008) and has proven to be one of the most powerful, musical, and reliable Carver amps around. Do not trust Ebay copycat 'techs' - we are the only authorized techs that perform this sophisticated upgrade and stand behind it. For all of the work and improvements done, this is by far one of the best deals in the industry. Includes a 3-year warranty and lifetime waiver of bench fees. Power into 8 ohms: Stock: 200 watts MKII OP002: 460 watts Clipping into 8 ohms: Stock: 350 watts MKII OP002: 500 watts Dynamic into 8 ohms: Stock: 550 watts MKII OP002: 700 watts Features: All new electrolytic capacitors replaced and upgraded, including new High Voltage, Long Life power supply capacitors All pre-driver stage transistors replaced and upgraded All rectifiers replaced and upgraded All Main switching Diodes replaced 'Trouble' resistors replaced and upgraded where needed Output transistor parallel doubled for high current handling (opt002 only) High current output commutators installed (opt002 only) Bias Pivot upgrade On/Off Thump Fix circuits installed Solder joints reflowed and inspected. Premium Quality 7% silver solder used on output stage 5-way gold speaker binding posts Unit cleaned inside and out All needed repairs are included* Cost: $450.00 + shipping Add the optional LED upgrade with your choice of color for an additional: $40.00 Add an IEC (C14) socket for an additional: $40 Contact Service (no obligation) (*Unusual damage such as cracked circuit boards, burns, excessive corrosion and other extremes are not covered. If you are not sure of the extent of the damage, please send pictures for evaluation. Cosmetic damage is also not part of 'repairs'. We clean and polish the units as best we can, but we do not restore paint, correct scratches, remove stains or reform dents. Please see Restoral Services for more information on cosmetics.)
  22. This mod gives your 1.0t a much higher power rating, more headroom, less commutation distortion, better current sourcing and performance into low impedance loads, and tighter bass and transient control. It includes replacement of all consumable parts, performing all service bulletins, reflow of questionable solder, the thump-fix, new 5-way binding posts, as well as cleaning inside and out. It comes with a 3-year warranty and lifetime waiver of bench fees. Specs: Power into 8 ohms: Stock: 200 watts MKII: 400 watts Clipping into 8 ohms: Stock: 350 watts MKII: 450 watts Dynamic into 8 ohms: Stock: 550 watts MKII: 670 watts Cost: $450 Add the optional LED mod (your choice of color) for an additional: $40.00
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    Toronto Audio Fest

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    2019 Toronto Audio Fest at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. Official Toronto Audio Fest site
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    AXPONA 2019

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    AXPONA Audio Expo in Schaumburg, IL. Official AXPONA site
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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! May you're 2019 be wonderful and adventurous for you and yours!