Long time Member Now Retired - Time to Dust off my passion!
I joined this group several years ago to try and bring myself current on the latest Carver Equipment trends. Now that I'm retired, I have plenty of time to devote to my longtime passion - High Quality Audio. Over the years I either purchased or was given various Carver Components dating back to the 70's, 80's and 90's. What I need help with is deciding what keep and what to put on the market for true Carver devotees.
I currently have an "as built" M500-T Amp, (2) TFM-25 Amps, C-1 Preamp, C-4000 Preamp, TL-3300 CD Player, Carver Model Seven Preamp/Tuner, Carver Hologram Generator, A dbx unit whose Model I've forgotten some of which will power a Mint Set of 1979 JBL 4311's.
My question is Which Amps are better/worth keeping and what, if any, upgrades would they need (I like the M500t) but would like your input.
Which Pre-Amp? The C-1 (no upgrades but spotless) Same with the C-4000 and which one would compliment the M500t. As far as a Tuner, which Model Carver Tuner
would play best the with whichever components you think I should keep. I forget the Model Seven which is open for trade or recommendation. My issue is, pretty sure which Amp and Speakers I'm keeping - Nothing is set in stone except the JBL's - Love those things. I purchased most, if not all of this gear at the Camp Butler PX on Okinawa. I was up the hill at Futenma - yeah, I was a Rotor Head.
So, if any of you Gentlemen Carverites wouldn't mind helping out a tired, broken-down, worn-out Retired Old Jarhead, I will be forever in your debt!