I'm from cold NE Pa. where it might go above freezing tomorrow.
Anyway I have been a carver fan since my first encounter with a pair of amazing speakers being powered by a pair of M500t's.
Fell in love... So that started the downward spiral.
I bought my first M500t in 1990 and then a pair of M4.0t's to run a pair of Infinity's. Shortly there after I had a CT-17 and CT-27 preamp. I then purchased a pair of ALS-III's. I at this time had two systems running. One for music then one for a basic prologic HT.
So space/ wife forced me to consolidate... So I made the biggest mistake of my life and sold the ALS- III's and split the M4.0t's into to systems and sold them all off...
After that I built a single system with 5 - M500t's powering Def. Tech speakers and controlled by a Sunfire theater Grand II.
I love the HT... and the only changes I would make would be to have the M500t's gone over and upgrade to a newer Sunfire.
Still missed the Ribbons though... so fast forward 6 years until now.
The guy who purchased my ribbons aproached me... He said he would never sell. But now he is ready and I bought them back.
Interestingly enough I also got one of my M40t's back and the ct-17 recently too... It's like everything comes full circle.
My wife thinks I'm nuts for missing a pair of speakers all these years... Luckily she understood and was more than happy to recieve the back into the household.
I still have no room for them... But not making that mistake twice!
Sorry for the long first post...