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Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by aldread » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:31 am

Alas, at this time I have not yet acquired any Carver gear, after years of business and family preoccupations I finally purchased a pair of Infinity RS-5bs to run off my old Marantz 1250 integ. amp. After being totally amazed by the sound of this 30 + year old amp and 25 year old speaker combination, I immediately began searching CL and the auction sites to improve my set-up, while also doing general internet research on vintage audio. To me Carver seems to offer the best bang for the buck by far! I'm currently looking at a C-1 preamp and a M-1.5t amp. Would these components make a good combination? It certainly has the power to drive anything I'm likely to come up with. I was excited to find this site it is a great resource for noobs like myself. Thanks for all the help you've already given me.

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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:01 am

WELCOME~

What speakers/configuration would you be driving with that combo amp/preamp? Same Infinity models?
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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by kingman » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:27 am

I'm currently looking at a C-1 preamp and a M-1.5t amp. Would these components make a good combination?
Yep!!! and WELCOME!!!!!
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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by engtaz » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:31 am

Welcome
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Post by thuffman03 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:22 am

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Post by BB3 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:28 am

Welcome To Forum aldread. I'm glad that you decided to join.

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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by aldread » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:54 am

TNRabbit wrote:WELCOME~

What speakers/configuration would you be driving with that combo amp/preamp? Same Infinity models?

At least initially it would be these Infinitys, but as my circumstances allow, maybe a bigger vintage Infinity pair or perhaps Maggies.

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Post by DaveS » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:57 am

I have a pair of Kappa 9s for sale, if your interested and near by.
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Post by aldread » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:44 pm

I would love to get those Kappas! Unfortunately upgrades like that are down the road for me, my wife thinks my present Infinitys are too big! BTW do those Kappa's have the Watkin's woofer? And if so have you had any problems driving it?

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Post by treitz3 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:20 pm

Hello and welcome to the Carver forum. The C-1 and the M1.5t are a great combo but I'm not altogether positive that the M1.5t will properly power the Maggies. The others I believe you'll be fine with.

Dave wouldn't have a problem running any speaker out there with his rig.
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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by Breaking Glass » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:31 pm

Welcome, first rule of thumb, no speaker is ever to big. Speakers smaller than a small door are for your computer, or maybe your answering machine.

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Post by BB3 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:53 pm

Breaking Glass wrote:Welcome, first rule of thumb, no speaker is ever to big. Speakers smaller than a small door are for your computer, or maybe your answering machine.
^^^^^^^
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Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Post by Jag_97470 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Breaking Glass wrote:Welcome, first rule of thumb, no speaker is ever to big. Speakers smaller than a small door are for your computer, or maybe your answering machine.
Now that's funny! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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