Anyway, I've been a big fan of Carver amps since I was in high school and was looking for an amp with some serious horsepower after melting down a series of Sony and Pioneer receivers. The first one of my collection was a TFM-35x that I bought from Circuit City, remember them? The collection has expanded ever since, and the only component I've regretfully sold was that first TFM-35. Although I used the cash to help purchase an A-760x, so I justified it to myself. I ran the 760 bridged into a pair of cerwin-vega stroker 18" subs (1,600W RMS each) in some home-built fridges, oh i mean boxes. After a few months of some hard mileage, the 760 eventually threw in the towel by melting the solder off its output terminals. I had it repaired at a local shop and I think it has since forgiven me. I've since treated my equipment with a bit more respect...
Here's my current inventory:
- C-19 vacuum tube reference preamp
- CT-28v home theater preamp
- SD/A 390t vacuum tube reference CD changer
- MV-5 CD changer
- TFM-22 amp
- A-760x amp
- Lightstar Reference amp
- Tri-Trix transmission-line 2-way speakers
- (4) Cerwin-Vega L-7 2-way speakers
I can get some pics on here if anybody's interested!