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  1. home theater has gotten pretty ridiculous. I have used all the popular well regarded HT preamps and some of the legendary receivers...only I have never run them in HT mode. there are plenty of people that do that also. not me. I cant fathom the need for 24 small speakers scattered all over the place. cant imagine th mess of speakes all over the place. reminds me of a guy I know and his BOSE cubes all over the place trying to have me connect it to his Yamaha 2600... but anyhow....the pre was sold on ebay this morning or last night. that is the last time I attempt to use on . I found the perfect sterep pre for my needs . I have a carver I can use for pre if needed. and yes..now I can buy more carver amps
  2. this is from around 2001 and cost was $4500. it was the high end of the Onkyo line intended to be a music and a HT system in one preamp. It has balanced outs and is in excellent shape with the remote . has motorized face and nice pretty display. it sounds good but I decided to not go into the home theater setups after all when I decided I didnt want speakers all over the place for music. it doesnt have HDMI but I know plenty of people who run video direct to tv not receiver so not always important...more like convenient. Looking to trade for a carver amp. figure all of you junkies have some extra lol...!
  3. work done by a person who is on here ... yes I actually do own one..have owned 2 others and a carver sunfire processor. once you try one you always want another i guess Carver TFM-15 Amplifier Restored. Has been fully torture tested and ready to provide many more years of loyal service. The amplifier was stripped down and cleaned Old dried out thermal paste was removed New silicone thermal pads were added to all heat sink mounted transistors All electrolytic caps replaced Power caps were replaced with 22000uf 63v nippon chemi cons rated at 105c instead of 85c This will ensure the amp lives a much healthier life. The amp draws more then what the 50v caps can provide, with the increased heat they fail. Audio signal caps were replaced with Nichicon muse and finegold and Nichicon in the power regulator board. The lamps were replaced with 3mm square top blue LEDs ran in series with a 7.5k resistor. Which will allow adequate brightness and longevity of the lights. They don’t flicker under load either. Meters recalibrated Idle current dialed in according to specifications Rcas and speaker terminals in good shape didn’t see a need to replace at this time. Cosmetically 9.5/10 Operation 10/10
  4. the yamaha sounds fine on the polks . plenty of bass if I need it. I havnt come close to the limits of it. I think i would melt the voice coils first even though they are rated at 500rms. the yammie does 650 but I havnt pushed it there. sounds just like this carver tfm15 I am testing right now. the yammie is not a class D its some other special class they have and it runs mostly A/B. website explains EEE better than I can. it sounds nothing like a crown drivecore. I just replaced a NAD c160 stereo preamp. when I ran it I wasnt needing my subs for lows. the yammie was plenty full and sounded like vintage sansui. now I am running a Krell multi processor and its clearer and more seperation.. honestly I am fine keeping it. I Just always wanted more carver after I sold my m1.0t ..... the carver meters are cool. the yammie has meters too but different.
  5. Just got this one in before I realized I was going to need more power. I initially bought to run on some surround speakers but I have a whole other monster for that . I need a tfm45 or 55 not the little 15 although it does a really good job on my power hungry Polks . I do not like to run at the limits I like to have headroom. for most people this will work wonders. I havnt run it to the max but at pretty loud levels its neck and neck with my monster Yamaha . the work thats been done is listed below . blue meters look fantastic but in the pics it looks like a white bonfire in a blue bubble. im going to try to take more pics of it later . $255 SHIPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats what i have in it and thats a bargain. Someone else here was kind enough to make me a deal so im going to do the same.
  6. folks I dont need a trade for all your stock...I just need a recapped m1.5t or TFM45/55 .....1 amp for 1 amp......I figured this was the easiest way to get a swap and not have to go into piggy bank and I know some of you folks have extra back up for the backups ... I have pics and videos I can send direct to you. apparently too big for here .
  7. do to the future plans I went ahead and bought the Krell...just to see what its about always wanted one. they are pretty popular so if I dont like it I can sell it fairly surely
  8. its all up in the air. I have multiple amps and speakers I can use but I have been using a 2 channel preamp. I sold it and bought a multi and I just got it and during testing I found it was defective. Im open to see whats out there. music is priority really but I am seeing what you guys have. its not like there is an oversupply of carver stuff that is solid and ready for another decade. if I dont find something I have my eye on a Krell preamp not to far from me. its ht but its pretty nice.
  9. Preamp I just recently bought is faulty....great time to see if anyone has a Carver preamp that has been gone thru....meaning its not going to fail on me next week. no preference other than it has to sound good and be solid. let me know. I have my eye on another option but I am trying to get my carver groove on. already have 1 amp.
  10. I am also interested in a m1.5t I think more than the m1.0t or the m500t. it would be more suited to my polks .
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