Snap into a Slim Jim!!
Thanks all for the recommendations. My original push for joining this site is that I could not find anything on the highly recommended mods I had seen referenced on the interwebs. Can anyone steer me to the pdf's?
My CD player does not track at all, don't know if a belt/lube job will fix that. As for what I drive with the TFM - originally it was a pair of Infinity's. The problem was when I wasn't paying close attention during gatherings, friends would turn it up and pop the EMIT tweeters. This turned out to be an expensive habit. I replaced them with a set of Bose AM-5's since I was in grad school (read: broke) and I got them from a friend who worked at Bose. Hold your Bose hate please, I worked there later in research and I get there is a strong hate for the brand among the audiophilia. These were the first of the satellite speaker design and blew my friends away. Worked well in the small apartments I lived in. The AM-5s are now my computer speakers (with random amps) and are still cranking.
Cut to now, as I mentioned the Carver stack will power a set of Vandersteen 1Ci's and perhaps my set of Norh 7 speakers.
On a side note, I also picked up a used Integra DTR-7.8 AV Receiver which I plan on using in a new HT setup. If anybody knows anything about this receiver I would love to hear.