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aldread

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:31 am

Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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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TNRabbit

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:01 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

WELCOME~

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

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:27 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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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engtaz

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:31 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Welcome
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thuffman03

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:22 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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BB3

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:28 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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

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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

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aldread

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:54 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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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DaveS

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:57 am

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

I have a pair of Kappa 9s for sale, if your interested and near by.
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aldread

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Post Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:44 pm

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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 Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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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Breaking Glass

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Post Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:31 pm

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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 Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:53 pm

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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.

^^^^^^^
I Like That. :lol: \:D/ I Couldn't Agree More.
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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Jag_97470

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Post Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Re: Greetings Carver Fans!!!

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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