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TNRabbit wrote:I joined the USAF in 1980 as well, but I had a wife & small child within a couple of years & while I lusted after Carver gear, I was never in a position to afford it until the past couple of years (I've made up for lost time!)...thanks for the story!
Glad you're enjoying them now...definately worth the wait!
SteveFord wrote:Great read, hope you get in a position to build your second system soon.
Thank you very much. If and when it happens, y'all will be the first to know!
lawdog10231 wrote:Welcome aboard! I probably have the exact opposite to your trioded tube sound. I'm driving original Carver Amazings (2 ohms) with two Sunfire 300x2 amps in a vertical biamp which gives me 2400 watts per channel and I'm able to use the high current taps for the ribbons and high voltage taps for the woofers. I can't imagine anything sounding better...
But I have friend who has those real expensive German horn speakers which he drives with a 10 watt triode tube amp and when I heard his system play chamber music I was almost converted.
This is probably the best board on the web. I think you'll be happy here.
Yeah, flea-powered triodes, with the right kind of high-sensitivity loudspeakers (horns or cones) can be quite impressive and very revealing! But so, too was my TFM-35x at 350 watts max driving my Magnepans. I can only imagine what a magnificent sound your high-powered system must make...you must be proud!
Can't knock that Sony cassette deck...I've never heard one in person, but they've always had good reviews from what I remember. I'm sure it's very much an equal to the infamous DRAGON sonically, maybe even far better due to the Dolby S!
Carver Amazings - original and silver, M500t,C-1, C-4000, PM 1.5, M200t
Manley Stingray; Cambridge Audio DacMagic, 640p; Pro-ject Tube Box SE II
McIntosh MC2205, C28
JBL 4430, 4425, 4311B
Rega P5, Benz Micro Wood, Cary/AES AE-3 Preamp
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
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Location: The west's most mid-western town, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
BillD wrote:There was only one thing in Jim's story that confused me. I didn't think the M-500t was available in 1980. As I recall, the C-500 and C-4000 were introduced in late 1979 (I bought that pair January 13, 1980). The M-400 (cube) was introduced in 1980 and later that year the M-500 (sans t). I didn't think the "t" showed up until 1981.
According to my records the M-500t appeard in 85 and was produced till 89, the M-500 was produced from 81 to 85. A lot of the date stuff in the Database may be wrong however, so it is good to get these things straight while we still remember.
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