I recently found a MXR 150 and a TL 3100 at a local estate sale. All manuals & couple of sales brochures on the entire line. Original owner.
Everything looks pristine & works with no noise. No hiss, pops, or cut outs. All lights are 100%.
They were in a glass enclosed audio cabinet & looked so nice
they had to follow me home.!!
So...time for some Carver Fun.
I remember Carver at TECH HI-FI in Boston years ago & was impressed.
I moved to South Carolina 3 years ago and in the " downsizing" process of the move I sold off most of my audio gear. Thought I be satisfied with a "KLIPSCH THE 1" playing music via blue tooth.
As the kids say....NOT!!!
I sold off a Hafler dh200 & 101 preamp I assembled in 1979 that I used to drive a set of Magnepans. Prior to the Magnepans I had a pair of ESS Amt 1b's. Great party speakers.😊
The Thorens 160 mk II & Grado cartridge and Nakamichi 3 head cassette deck vanished too. As did a couple of Adcom bits and various odd speakers made by Advent & infinity.
I did bring down a old Nikko 35 watt rms receiver & a pair of Axiom m3's that I used in a bedroom. I have a onkyo cd player that sounds good & a AURIS blue tooth reciever that works well.
A year ago the Nikko died , replaced it with a Sansui AU-D7 which is a sweet Amp. The Sansui all of the sudden started blowing Main fuses & was replaced by a Emotiva Ta-100. A not bad little amp & it was " new" and problem free.
I ought to try to fix the Sansui but don't have the skill sets to do so.
A couple months ago I found a pair of Boston Acoustics MR-90 towers. Like new. Had to buy. The Emotiva drove them OK but they sounded "thin".
The Carvers makes these speakers come ALIVE! I like it - my wife likes it (a very good thing). So, I guess I'll play & tweak a bit and keep them.
I probably ought to look at " service" items to keep everything in good shape.
Looks like lots of good info & nice folks on this forum!