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ptrask

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  1. Thanks. This is the type of information I was looking for! Now I just need to clear off space on my workbench, and I can get started.
  2. Okay - I've opened up the TFM-15CB, and have diagnosed at least one problem with the amp. It is in dire need of recapping. The main caps are bulging, and I'm sure some or all of the smaller caps need replacement also. A few sellers on the bay have complete recap kits for around $35.00 for this amp. My question is: how difficult is it to recap a Carver amp? The recap kits come with complete instructions, and although I'm not an expert, I have decent soldering skills. I've recapped speaker crossovers in the past, but those boards are a lot more basic than the boards in the Carver. What do you al
  3. Thank you. I have been lurking on this site for over a year, and have been a Carver fan ever since I scored an MXR-150 at a yard sale ten years ago (guy wanted $40 for it - "powers up, but no sound". Brought it home and installed a pair of jumpers from the pre out to the main in, and voila - perfectly functioning receiver). It is in like-new condition, with the original wood end-pieces. I had it recapped about three years ago, and it tested out at 190 wpc at that time. Unfortunately, I passed on my vintage audio appreciation to my son, and I don't get to use that receiver any more. I bought th
  4. I have recently purchased separates to replace my Carver 6250 receiver. I bought a CT-3 preamp, and a matching TFM-15CB amplifier. After getting it home, I found that the amplifie has intermittent issues in the right channel (not the preamp, as I tested it using my Nikko Alpha 130 amp). I went looking for an amplifier to replace it with while it was out being serviced, as the shop I use takes two to five months due to how busy they are. I found a gentleman who has a complete Carver system for sale for a very reasonable price. The system consists of a pair of M-200t power amps, a C-2 preamp, an
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