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  1. Here is a word of advice from a view inside this niche market. Anyone you deal with in audio who is selling anything or promotes themselves as an industry insider is suspect of being a scam artist. Do a Google search for their name and see how many scams they have ran in the past, and how many times they have been arrested before giving them $1. The longer they have been "in the business" the less you should trust them. The "Audio Mafia" Mark Levinson speaks of is real. Some of these audio scam people must enjoy going to court, judging by the length of their arrest records. I've only been with Bob for 2 years. Coming from aerospace, the level of snakes and deception in audio is like a wild west snake oil convention in comparison. I find it very disturbing. Many of the scam artist are quite old and will likely be spending their last days back in court defending themselves over deceptive business practices yet again. I would not recommend spending one dollar without a google search of arrest records for any audio salesman/owner/manufacturer or whoever you consider dealing with. Honestly, save yourself the headache and search their names and arrest records before buying anything audio related or doing any business at all in audio. It only takes a few seconds and can save you money and frustration. Jim Clark Director of Operation Bob Carver LLC. 815 985 3557
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  2. Good morning everyone. To answer a couple of questions: The coupe was a Plymouth. One of my first cars as a teenager. The Carver gear I listen to is as follows: CT-7 Preamplifier TFM-45 TFM-25 SD/A-450 CD player. TL-3100 CD player TDR-1550 cassette player This is a bi-amped and running a pair of Polk SDA SRS 2.3 speakers. Running flawlessly for almost three decades. A friend stumbled upon this site and sent me your link. Thought I’d look around!
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  3. It has come to our attention that counterfeit Bob Carver amplifiers have been sold. Some counterfeit Black Magic 350s are known to have been sold by former dealers that are not covered by Bob Carver / BC Audio in any way. Those without a sales receipt from Bob Carver/BC Audio and not in our records after FEB 2022 have likely been a scam victim. We only sell direct to the customer. Please be warned that genuine Bob Carver products that carry our warranty and service are only sold directly by Bob Carver Corp. Those offering new products sold independently from our customer direct sales model are fraudulent and have no warranty responsibility from Bob Carver LLC.. Any products purchased since Feb 2022 outside our direct sales model may be a fraud. We have complete records of our product liabilities and register our customers warranty at the time of purchase. We know the quality of the products we sell. We can not be held accountable for frauds sold by former dealers acting fraudulently as agents, they lied to you. Please be aware. If you don't have a receipt from Bob Carver/ BC Audio and not in our records data base, you were likely a victim of the audio scam artist that are so common in this industry today. Some dealers have continued to advertise our products in efforts to bait and switch customers looking for genuine Bob Carver products. More scam artist. Be careful of frauds. High end audio is full of snakes and criminals that deceive people as a way of life. I've met a few. It's truly a wild west of voodoo science and opportunist worse than used car salesmen (My apologies to used car salesmen). Do Google searches and or background checks on people before spending your money. Buy direct from the manufacturer if you can. There are many who are honest, but many who are not.. Hear the products in your home to sort through the deep BS that is prevalent today. Mark Levinson refers to "the Audio Mafia" for good reason. Some of the most smooth talking salesmen are some of the lowest forms of human you will meet. They will stop at nothing to get your money, other than a home trial without a restocking fee. They have no concern for causing harm to Bob Carver or our customers, selling products outside our financial benefit, insurance or warrantee coverage. If you feel you may have been a victim, send a copy of your receipt for verification with our warrantee registration. If you wish to take legal action over an unauthorized dealer sale we will be happy to provide documentation. Beware. Jim Clark Director of Operations Bob Carver LLC jim@bobcarvercorp.com 815 985 3557
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  4. Hello everyone. New to Carver site.
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  5. ...felt like that one night I had, back in college..., followed by preventative penicillin. Yet, people are seduced by them. LOL... I've met some audio con men that make you want to shower and scrub with an SOS pad. Could make a short list of those who harmed the hobby or took it so low, that others could attack it unfairly with ease. Audio is the best hobby on earth, imho.. Know who you are dealing with. Google search them before giving up your money. Buyer beware and you will have more enjoyment and few disappointments.
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  6. Hi all! I’ve been an audiophile for 40 yrs now. I bought my 6200 receiver when i was 15. Saved all my snow shovelling money to get ut at my local HiFi shop in downtown Toronto. Been a collector ever since. Great to be here. Thanks! Justin
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  7. Welcome to the Carver Site!
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  8. Jim has a point, and a very good one. Check out Audio Karma, and do a search on "fraud"..., and you might come up with a number of the "usual suspects." Seriously, I did. Then, do the google search on their name, and see precisely what Jim is talking about. A very sad state when you consider all the names of note and notoriety, and ultimately, "infamy." When one goes to AXPONA, and sees these characters, walking around - pompous - and with an entourage of followers taken in by their con game..., one has to shake their head at the corruption. I've actually had to turn around and walk away from more than one of these guys, at an audio event where they keep getting invited to "speak" like they are worthy. ...felt like that one night I had, back in college..., followed by preventative penicillin. Yet, people are seduced by them.
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  9. So, after using my my Denon Av 483 home theater system since I purchased it new in 2003 I decided it was time for an upgrade, which I did. Since this Denon has served me well for many many years, I thought "why not build a dedicated home hi fi setup around it??" which led me down the path of researching what components to choose. Talk about a rabbit hole! My first purchase was a set of Wharfdale Modus one.six speakers and a Carver TFM 35x amp (which was never used, brand new in the original box!). After researching the Carver, I am kind of fascinated at the man and the equipment. I am here to learn more and hopefully get some advice and knowledge!
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  10. Went to my local music store and came away with a haul of some great Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, and Jimmy Smith cds and a nice Gerry Mulligan Cd.
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  11. Hi, My dad bought some Carver stuff back when I was about 10 years old and now I have some of it in my living room as a 43 year old. I am currently utilizing the HR772 and 90% of the time it is working great. Occasionally though, it will turn off a few seconds after powering up. I have it powering some Hafler Model 400 towers. I also have a Hafler DH 500 but it is giving me some trouble too. Dad used the HR772 to run some JBL L36s for a while, then the Hafler Model 400s. He borrowed a couple of my Kenwood L-07ms for a bit and then we found a DH 500 for him. When using the DH 500, he used the HR 772 as his preamp. This was my intention when I inherited them, but the DH 500 needs some work. In the meantime I have been using the HR772. Now it is giving me some trouble. I am mechanical engineer by trade and am comfortable with tools and can brush up a bit to read some electrical schematics, but make no claims to be an electronics expert. I have a Dim Bulb Tester that I built a while back, but haven't plugged it into the Carver yet. I have a soldering iron as well. I also am open to recommendations on shops if that seems like a better route. I live in Atlantic Beach FL (basically Jacksonville). Thanks in advance for any direction. Grace and peace, Ben
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  12. @Atomic Trent Welcome to the Carver Site Forum!! As you will find out their will be challenges in mixing old and new components with your AVR. For the most part older components should fit in fine. Its when you get much newer components, they might not have the ability to plug into the Denon. I have faced these challenges several times. Does the Denon have Pre outs to incorporate external amplifiers and not use the internal amps? Nice purchase on the TFM-35x, great find. As you already know, 35x is a THX certified amp. Don't know what internal modifications were necessary to obtain this rating. I have the normal 35. It has volume controls on the front. For the most part I have not used them after running my home theater setup. I have two 35s in mono mode and use them for left and right front. All the other speakers are using 15s in mono mode. Good luck on your journey in setting up your system! And as @Sk1Bum said "We'll be glad to help you spend your money. 👍"
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  13. I'm told this device might help tighten up the bottom end, too.
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