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thuffman03

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:22 am

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Very nice setup.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Jag_97470

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:50 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Very nice! I love the TFM-35! It's interesting that the more research/reading you do how overwhelming your decision process becomes (OCCD). I have read the TFM-35 is one of the best amp's in the TFM line with awesome reviews! OK, I want one, oh wait? The great amp challenge Stereophile put on years ago the M-1.0t kicked major ass! Ok, I want one of those, oh wait? Sunfire! Dam! Downtracking technology and the amp runs cold? WTF? I purchased the Sunfire TGP-III that I just love! OK, I want a Sunfire amp, oh wait? Tubes???? See what I mean? Congratulations on your Carver gear, but this is where it starts! :lol: :lol: :lol: Go to the Carver Fest and you will return home a drooling basket case needing medication! \:D/
Congrats again!!! I bet is sounds Awesome!
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thuffman03

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:52 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

The 35 is a good amp. Though I don't think any of the TFM's are bad. I have two 6cb's that I have no intention of giving up either. I would put their power up against the power of Home Theater AVR's.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Jag_97470

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:03 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

thuffman03 wrote:The 35 is a good amp. Though I don't think any of the TFM's are bad. I have two 6cb's that I have no intention of giving up either. I would put their power up against the power of Home Theater AVR's.


Hey thuffman, looking at your list of gear >

AL III, True Sub Mk II, TFM-55, TFM-25 (2), TFM 15 (2), TFM 6CB (2), C-5, TX-8, SDA-490t, TL-3100, TL-3300

It looks like you are using all separates for Home Theater. I am curious what components you are using for each speaker? I was thinking on going this route, was kicking around having the center and surrounds on a separate circuit where I could turn off and on independently of the main 2-channel. This way I would not have the center/surround amps even on while listing to only 2-channel. I am still considering the Sunfire Cinema Grand/ Just can't decide when there are so many good Carver amps to choose from to run H/T like you have set-up. What is your opinion on this? Thanks
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thuffman03

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:44 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

My HT is powered by three Carver amps. I have my mains, Thiel CS3.5, powered by a TFM 25, my center, Definitive Technology Mythos 7, powered by a bridged TFM 15cb and my rears powered by another TFM 15cb. It does sound very nice. I have not heard an AVR system that can match the sound for the $$$ I have into it.

I have two systems though. One for 2 channel upstairs were I spend most of my time in the summer and the HT downstairs with the fireplace in the winter. My preamp on the HT is an Outlaw 970. It is okay for 2 channel but its above average for HT. I could not pass up the price for the pre. It ended up being $290 shipped new from Outlaw. They had a crazy deal last winter on them.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Jag_97470

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:59 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

thuffman03 wrote:My HT is powered by three Carver amps. I have my mains, Thiel CS3.5, powered by a TFM 25, my center, Definitive Technology Mythos 7, powered by a bridged TFM 15cb and my rears powered by another TFM 15cb. It does sound very nice. I have not heard an AVR system that can match the sound for the $$$ I have into it.

I have two systems though. One for 2 channel upstairs were I spend most of my time in the summer and the HT downstairs with the fireplace in the winter. My preamp on the HT is an Outlaw 970. It is okay for 2 channel but its above average for HT. I could not pass up the price for the pre. It ended up being $290 shipped new from Outlaw. They had a crazy deal last winter on them.


Cool, that is what I am looking for, something like you have set up with low $$$, at least for now. I will be purchasing a "new" LCD for Christmas that will take a bite out of my stereo budget, but this analog TV is driving me nuts! haha. Thanks for the reply!
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icravcarver

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Post Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:06 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Greetings DJTommyK! Nice looking set up you have there. Beemers shop is quite interesting. One can get lost in there with all the great stuff he has. Hope to meet you next time I come down to PGH again for my next business trip! I am trying to hook up with Beemers and Thuffman each time I come down.
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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dok

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:06 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Welcome DJTommyK! Hope you enjoy all the folks here and your new carver stuff.
I may not have it all together...But together we have it all!
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DJTommyK

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:22 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

icravcarver: Yes, let me/us know when you're coming to the area again, and I'll make it a point to be at the shop!

dok: I'm loving the new (to me) Carver setup! I haven't stopped playing music since I got it hooked up!
DJTommyK
The Pittsburgh Penguins - Stanley Cup Champions 2008/2009
CT-24 Preamp / TFM-35 Amp / TL-3200 CD / Marantz TT530 & Realistic Lab 2100 LP / Polk Audio Monitor 7B's
All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
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beemers417

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:56 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

OCCD CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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icravcarver

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Post Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:36 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Beemer you should state it like it is... "Beemers creating another OCCD victim!!"
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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BB3

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Post Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:46 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

icravcarver wrote:Beemer you should state it like it is... "Beemers creating another OCCD victim!!"


Man.....aint that the truth icravvarver. :) Anyways its great to see you joined this great Carver Forum as well DJTommyK.

Hopefully I'll get the chance to run into you at Toms(beemers417)store one day. In the meantime, take care and happy listening.----BILL(BB3)
Carver Gear : C-9, C-16, C-19, 4-TFM55's, 2-TFM35's, 1-TFM25, 2-Silver 7-T's, 490T.

Non Carver Gear : Anthem AVM50V, Anthem Pre2L, Sonic Frontiers SFCD-1, Denon DCD1560, Panasonic DMK23, Sony BDP-S350, Sony PS3, Sony 52" XBR-6, Sony 32" XBR-6, Nintendo Wii

Speakers : Polk Audio : SDA-SRS, SDA-SRS 1.2TL, SDA-CRS+, RTA-15TL, 3- Velodyne F-1500's
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Paden501

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Post Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:47 pm

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Welcome Tommy,

Good to have another guy from Pittsburgh. Nice setup, BTW.
~Matt
-----------------My System------------------
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C
Center: Polk Audio CS350LS
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 5Bs & Monitor 4As
Sub: KLH Audio KSW8
Pre: Carver CT-17
HTR: Onkyo TX-DS777
CD: Carver SD/A-450
Turntable: Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
L/R Amp: Pioneer SA7700 (1978)
TV: Panasonic Tau PT-47X54
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Dr Smoke

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Post Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:30 am

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

Welcome to the forum. I also reside in the Pgh. area.
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beemers417

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Post Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:36 am

Re: Greetings from Pittsburgh

It's about time you posted something Buttnuggett. BTW OCCD meeting this Saturday evening. =D> =D>
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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