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new carver owner

Post by tonyr2 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:27 am

Hello from Ontario, Canada ! New Carver owner and new to the forum as well . I just bought a tfm 35x amp on the polk audio forums and was wondering what carver pre-amp to use with it. I would prefer one that has a remote. I'm really looking forward to trying this amp out, I've read a lot of good things about it. It will be powering my polk monitor 10 B's.

any suggestions ?

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Re: new carver owner

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:17 am

WELCOME, Tony~

The C-6, 16, 17 & 19 are excellent models & I'm pretty certain all have remote capability.
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Re: new carver owner

Post by tonyr2 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:58 am

ok, I will start searching :)

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Re: new carver owner

Post by thuffman03 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:03 am

Welcome to the fourm.

The C-6, C-16 and C-19 do not have remotes. The C-5, CT-7 and CT-17 are very nice pre's that do have remotes.
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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:36 am

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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
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Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: new carver owner

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:38 am

=D> WELCOME TO THE FORUM! \:D/
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Re: new carver owner

Post by kingman » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:44 am

tonyr2 wrote:Hello from Ontario, Canada ! New Carver owner and new to the forum as well . I just bought a tfm 35x amp on the polk audio forums and was wondering what carver pre-amp to use with it. I would prefer one that has a remote. I'm really looking forward to trying this amp out, I've read a lot of good things about it. It will be powering my polk monitor 10 B's.

any suggestions ?
First of all WELCOME!!!! =D> =D> =D> The 35 is a great amp! I'm sure you will be pleased with its more than ample performance. As for a preamp, I love the C-11 because its' a simple redesign of the C-1 and matches the 35s' appearance. If you want something with a remote, the CT-17 has it plus alot of other features. No matter which way you go, you've started in the right direction with Carver products.
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Re: new carver owner

Post by engtaz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:18 pm

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Re: new carver owner

Post by gdb » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:35 pm

Welcome ! A lot of the pre's with remote controls are combination units which also have an AM/FM tuner. The CT-6 "pre/ceiver" usually sells fairly cheaply on ebay ($100-$150) :)

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Re: new carver owner

Post by beemers417 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:45 pm

I would go for a C-5, which is also dual source/dual zone, or a CT-7. Both are nice and remote capable.
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Re: new carver owner

Post by Jag_97470 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:31 pm

How about a CT-28v? It would also match the TFM35 and is 6-7 years newer than what has been suggested. :-k

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Re: new carver owner

Post by TNRabbit » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:59 pm

Jag_97470 wrote:How about a CT-28v? It would also match the TFM35 and is 6-7 years newer than what has been suggested. :-k


...and made in China....
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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"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: new carver owner

Post by Jag_97470 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:07 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
Jag_97470 wrote:How about a CT-28v? It would also match the TFM35 and is 6-7 years newer than what has been suggested. :-k


...and made in China....
Oh yeah, but still not a bad unit to consider.

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Re: new carver owner

Post by tonyr2 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:31 am

i finally picked up the amp, hooked it up and thought the bass sounded a little thin. But it is warming up now and is sounding better. Listening to led zep. No quarter sounds pretty good. I'm gonna try Supertramp "crime of the century " next. need a carver pre now. I'm just using my JVC HT amp as a pre right now. I'm sure that will make a difference. LOVE the glowing meters! :D

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Re: new carver owner

Post by treitz3 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:20 pm

Welcome to the Carver forum Tony and congratulations on your new amp. I am curious, how do you have the JVC HT pre hooked up to the system? I take it that it has pre-outs?
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