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Post by tgunnd39 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:55 pm

Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself.

New to the forum but not to the Hi-Fi hobby. (Does that date me; 'hi-fi'?!)

Have a system that I have cobbled together over the years that includes a TFM55x, TFM6CB, and a pair of AL III+s, among other things.

Have a bid right now on an M500t that I am hoping to win...
Anyway, looking forward to many happy returns!


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Post by kingman » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:45 pm

WELCOME TOM!!!! =D> =D> =D> You'll find all new reasons to buy Carver equipment here!!!! A great group of support people with alot of knowledge!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Post by beemers417 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:49 pm

Welcome to the Forum! =D> =D>
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Post by engtaz » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:50 pm


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
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Post by Jag_97470 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:10 pm

Welcome Tom D, glad you found us. You have some nice stuff there, interested in what other item's you may have :-k We love pictures here, post some pictures of your system. On a side note: The M500t is a great unit, but be aware it is approaching 30 years old! Wow! > Carver M-500t released 1981, 250w x 2, with meters. It is recommended Carver units have refurbishment @ 20 years. There are a couple places to have this done we recommend. Rita's > http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/ that will do a complete rebuild like new and at this location Mr. Carver himself stops by often, and you can request to have him sign your unit > That is Awesome! Another is Rolland in Oregon > http://www.carveraudiorepair.com/serv.html > Both do an excellent job, and you will get your unit back "like new". Your other units, the Carver TFM-55x released 1994, 380w x 2, with meters, and the Carver TFM-6cb released 1992, 65w x 2, slim line are also getting up there. As you can see, components that last over 20 years without service > well, you get the point, that's why we LOVE CARVER! I don't want to scare you, but also check Sunfire! but beware! There are a lot of Sunfire nuts here, me included! :D If your married, you might also want to warn her what might be coming in the future. What do I mean by that? You joined this forum > It's all over for you now. :lol: :lol: If you don't come back, we'll understand 8) Welcome again to the forum, and good luck!

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Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:25 pm

=D> WELCOME TO THE FORUM!! =D> From the sounds of it you will fit in here really well. :)
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Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
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Post by BrianT » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:54 pm

Welcome to the forum, have fun like all of us.

Good luck on the M-500t
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Post by thuffman03 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:47 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Post by Scarabeo » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:05 pm

Tom D - WELCOME to the forum and that is some fine gear you have there.
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Post by Asoundpainter » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:53 am

Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy the club! =D>

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Post by treitz3 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:44 am

Welcome home Tom! You have arrived. This is a great forum with some of the best and most knowledgeable/experienced Carver users out there. Pretty much anything and everything you would ever want to know about Carver are located within this forum.

Have fun and we'll see you around campus.
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Post by TNRabbit » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:16 am


From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

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Carver SD/A-360 CDP
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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)

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Post by tgunnd39 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:20 am

Thanks one and all for the nice welcome!

As for pics, I will as soon as I get around to taking them.
And since I have been involved in this crazy hobby of ours, (hobby? Nah... obsession :) ) since I was 16... and I'm...

Hah, not gonna say, anyway, the wife married me knowing all of this so, she's fine with it. (I hope!).


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