Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

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Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by icravcarver » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:37 pm

Okay,

We know I've talked about it earlier in the year, well the time finally came. I just went and picked up my newest OCCD fix. I'm now starting to play with you big boys out there. Below are pictures of my "NEW to ME" - TFM-55!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

I did some cleaning up on the face, and need to do a little more, but sitting in my rack, it's looking pretty okay to me. Internally looked good when I took off cover to blow her out.

Local sale to me, and was able to see it in operation before I bought it. Both meters and meter lights work, and does it crank out. (I haven't had a chance to try it out at home - 'de rats be sleepin' - but rest assured, as soon as I can, I will.)

Even at lower volume though, I notice some difference between my HR-772 and the TFM. Me likey lots!! 8) 8)

Hope the pictures aren't too big for you all!!

Neil
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Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by thuffman03 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:40 pm

Very nice Neil. I just got my 55 back from Rita today and have been listing to it all night. Congrats on the score! =D>

And the OCCD continues. I think I need to do a road trip up to NY to hear you system!
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by DaveS » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:32 pm

We can meet at The Retreat have a few beers and take from there. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by icravcarver » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:40 pm

Name the date! 8) I knew you were in NY, just been very busy to try and hook up. PM me.
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Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by Jag_97470 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:13 pm

Looks very nice! but one question? I have never seen the inside of a 55 and this looks real clean, but do those bigger caps look like they are bulging at the top? What do you guys think?

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by BillD » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:33 pm

I was just gonna ask that. Those 10,000µF 100v caps. The tops look funny.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by engtaz » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:17 am

Nice setup. Congrats
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by icravcarver » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 am

Yeah, the caps are starting to show some age, and a trip off to Rita's will eventually be in order, but I'm going to play them for a while. They guy was the original owner, and it had never seen service. Relatively clean inside. Hey, for what I get around here locally, I'll take it!!! :D
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Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by gdb » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:53 am

Crave, that 55 will make those 1Cs sing like no receiver ever could!! I have a 55 that I bought w/problems and hope to send it to Rita soon. My SRS2s are very similar to the 1Cs, and they sound great with a TFM-35 now, can't wait for the extra headroom the 55 will bring to the party!!! Enjoy \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ PS: Have you upgraded your XOs or tweeters ??

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by beemers417 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:36 am

NICE SCORE!!!
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by kingman » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:03 pm

COOL!!!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by icravcarver » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:09 pm

gdb wrote:Crave, that 55 will make those 1Cs sing like no receiver ever could!! I have a 55 that I bought w/problems and hope to send it to Rita soon. My SRS2s are very similar to the 1Cs, and they sound great with a TFM-35 now, can't wait for the extra headroom the 55 will bring to the party!!! Enjoy \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ PS: Have you upgraded your XOs or tweeters ??

I haven't approached that. Right now, without my wife working yet (hopes to have a new job lined up for coming school year) I have to kind of keep things on the cheapo side. The TFM was a result of a better than expected bonus in from work and selling off some of my extra gear. Once she gets to working full time (which with schools - can take up to a year or more of part time or subbing) I will be able to put some extra $$$ aside for some extras. Right now however the next purchase will have to be a decent preamp to go with the TFM-55 as my buddy is buying my receiver once he can put together the scratch.

Beemers - thanks for the compliment. I thought it was a pretty good deal, knowing that I will eventually will have to send it in for service at some point. Plus it was local, so I could audition it and not have to worry about shipping the behemoth across the country!
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Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:18 pm

MMmmmmmm MORE POWER !!!!

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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by thuffman03 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:34 pm

I am liking my TFM 55 very much. Only had it two days since it came back from Rita but all I have to say is that I am \:D/ right now.

Got to love all the power. I am not up to TNRabbit yet on my AL III's but I am getting there. :lol:
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Re: Recent Upgrade - Whoo Whoo!!

Post by icravcarver » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:30 pm

Patience grasshopper - patience!! I know Beemers said he would have me into ribbons eventually. I've finally heard them - thanks Beemers and thuffman, but, I must ..... resist...... the urge..... so..... strong.... !!!

Just kidding. I love my 1C's, and definitely don't have the room for Amazings (well - if I get rid of the wife and kids :-k :-k ). No seriously, if I were to jump to ribbons, it would probably be the ALS III's or +'s.
OCCD claims another victim!!

Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: TFM-55; C-16; SD/A-490t; TD-1770; BEDROOM: HR-772
Non Carver Gear: MAIN SYSTEM: Dual CS-530 TT w/Ortofon Super OM10; POLK SDA-1C's; Phillips CDR-775 CD Burner; BSR EQ-300; BEDROOM: T.B.A.

"I may be poor, but I am rich in sound!!"

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