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Backtothe80s

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Location: Pottstown, PA

Post Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:31 pm

Greetings to All Carver Fans

Good evening. I've been reading this forum in recent months, and wanted to introduce myself. Over the past 6 months, I've sought out and purchased a bunch of audio gear that I wished I could have had in the 80's, hence my login name. Some might call it a mid-life crisis, but the good news is that I'm enjoying it!

My recent purchases include a Carver tfm-55x, a couple of Adcom GFA 555's amps (to go with the Adcom GFA 545 that I actually did purchase in the 80's), an Adcom GTP-600 A/V preamp/processor, a pair of Polk RTA 11ts, and a beautiful pair of Polk SDA SRS 2's. I had purchased a Samsung 50" 1080p about a year and a half ago. I also had some Klipsch KG4's, an old Nakamichi BX2 tape machine (also purchased int he 80's), and a couple of DVD/CD players not worth mentioning. Basically, I decided I had denied myself long enough, but no more.

I've grown to know and trust some of you just from my readings here and on the Polk forum, and I see some of the same names on both sites. My current 2 -channel rig is clearly the GTP-600, TFM-55x, the Polk SDA SRS 2's, and an older Yamaha CD machine. The current project is to add the Polk RTA 11t's as surrounds, driven by one of the GFA 555's, but I may still be shopping for another TFM 55 or 45. That leaves the other GFA 555 to power a center channel, which I have yet to purchase. I'm thinking about modifying a Polk SDS CRS as a center, but haven't decided yet. I'll definitely take suggestions from you fine folks on that issue.

My next small project is to replace the display bulbs on the TFM-55x. I pulled the old ones out last night, and now need to find replacement bulbs. I just got the amp a couple of weeks ago, and have been enjoying the heck out of it since. I'm not sure the neighbors share my enthusiasm, but I'm pretty respectful, and shut down pretty early.

Anway...enough about my mid-life crisis. I hope all of you welcome me, as I may have questions/comments. One thing I will definitely be seeking is a manual for the tfm-55x.
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thuffman03

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Post Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:58 pm

Re: Greetings to All Carver Fans

Welcome to the forum. Nice collection of audio gear!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Jag_97470

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Post Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:21 pm

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Welcome Backtothe80s! It is kind of silent around here, everyone is at the Carver Fest, lucky bastards! I can't wait till it's over with all the stories, pictures and hopefully video. Mid-life crisis huh? Let's see, when I was 49 I went through the same thing wanting a 69-70 Jaguar XKE (hint my name) haha. But I settled for audio gear!!! Best decision I ever made! What does an it manager do? :lol: Just kidding, I repair copiers and work with IT when I can't figure something out. Welcome to the forum, glad you decided to join! \:D/
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stevewithrow

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Location: Great NorthWest.....Carver Country..

Post Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:39 pm

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Welcome from Carver Country , dont feel bad , my friends say im stuck in the 80,s
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falcon377

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

Post Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:43 pm

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Welcome, nice gear.
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kingman

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:09 am

Re: Greetings to All Carver Fans

Welcome to the NEXT century!!!! The bulbs and info on repair for the TFM are in the audio section, 2nd post by megasat16 ! Good luck!!! =D> 8) =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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stereo_buff

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:56 am

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Jag_97470 wrote:Mid-life crisis huh? Let's see, when I was 49 I went through the same thing wanting a 69-70 Jaguar XKE (hint my name) haha. But I settled for audio gear!!! \:D/

Yeah, when I turned 50, after wanting a Corvette since I was old enough to drive, I finally bought one and am lucky enough to be able to have stereo equipment too! Welcome aboard!!
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Uncle Paul

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:46 am

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Hi Backtothe80s , and welcome to the forum!

Great collection of gear! There is a section on this site where you can request manuals. Also, there are posts you should be able to find which will identify the replacement lamps.
Carver CT-27v / CT-28v / TFM-55x / TFM-15cb / TFM-6cb / AV-405 / SD/A360
JBL XPL-200A / XPL-140A / L-46 / 4344 mk2 clones in progress /
Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver / Denon TU-380RD
Panasonic BDP 50 Blu Ray / Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD
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beemers417

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:45 am

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Welcome to the forum. Nice gear.
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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Backtothe80s

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:48 am

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Thanks to all who welcomed me and pointed me in the right direction for the TFM bulbs and manual. I actually found the best price at Parts Express. Now you guys have me thinking about a car!
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stereo_buff

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:31 pm

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Backtothe80s wrote:Thanks to all who welcomed me and pointed me in the right direction for the TFM bulbs and manual. I actually found the best price at Parts Express. Now you guys have me thinking about a car!

After stereo equipment and a car, the only remaining things important in life are broads and booze!
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Jag_97470

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Post Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:21 pm

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Backtothe80s wrote:Thanks to all who welcomed me and pointed me in the right direction for the TFM bulbs and manual. I actually found the best price at Parts Express. Now you guys have me thinking about a car!


Calm down Backtothe80s! Baby steps! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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TNRabbit

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Post Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:16 am

Re: Greetings to All Carver Fans

WELCOME~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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corkdust

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Post Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:57 pm

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Welcome to the Forum! I couldn't afford an XKE either, had to settle for a 65 Mini. But I'm making up for it with Carver gear. Now if I could just find some broads....
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dok

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Post Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:22 pm

Re: Greetings to All Carver Fans

WELCOME! Enjoy the forum and all the great folks.
I may not have it all together...But together we have it all!
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