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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
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:10 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Nice passdown from your Dad!
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:29 pm
Location: The west's most mid-western town, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
ShillDog wrote:Hey everybody - I am glad to join your forum as I get to know my newly acquired Carver gear (M-1.0t - C-1). My Dad just passed down his amp and preamp to me - I have been patiently waiting for this day to arrive! I am now attempting to set it all up so I can start listening to vinyl again (I have a lot of old vinyl and new indie/alt rock vinyl I can't wait to listen to!). My Dad also sent me a JVC QL-A5 turntable with a dynavector cartridge - it is a great vintage turntable. Once I get it set up I'll be running it through a pair of brand new BW 685 speakers. I would like to get a small sub for a bit more low end - any suggestions? Outside of listening to music, I live in Northwest Montana (near Glacier National Park), teach high school art and building trades (Vo.ED.)., and have great family with my wife and three kiddos. Peace.
Hey Adam welcome to the forum. I wish everyone had a dad like yours! It is hard starting with a new set-up because you really don't know what will be needed or if you will even like the sound or, you think to yourself > it sounds good but something sure is missing! It is a never ending road I tell ya! Things to consider; If I have the spec's correct on your speakers > 49Hz - 22kHz Hz you will definitely want to pick up a sub. If it is powered on it's own or not is another consideration? The M-1.0t makes a Great sub amp > just something to consider when looking at subs. I would suggest picking up a TFM-35 you can find pretty cheap these days and are a great amp, save the M-1.0t for your sub. Just my 2 cents. It also depends on your budget?? How much do you have to spend? More members will chime in I'm sure. Welcome again, glad you found us!!
Carver C-1 Pre-amp
Carver M-1.0t amplifier
JVC QL-A5 turntable w/ a dynavector KARAT 23R
Sony DVD/CD player DVP-NS400D
Escient E-120 (120 GB) Digital Media Player
B&W 685 Bookshelf speakers
Toshiba REGZA 46RV530U 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV
-Small sub - either with integrated amp or seperate - room size is roughly 20'x24' (I am not a bass freak - I just want to balance out the 685's when listening to Jazz, Rock, etc.) I want to watch movies in 2.1 but this comes second to listening to music.
-Seperate amp - to power sub if it is not integrated - I did like the idea of using a TFM-35 for the speakers and the M-1.0t for the sub but am open to other possibilities.
-something that I could utilize Pandora/last.fm to listen to through my system
-Blu-ray player or a Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player (we do not have cable TV but use Netflix streaming through a Wii)
Bottomline - I am an Ultra rookie at this but would love any opinions. Some additional information would be that I have to work on a tight budget - we are a young family (all kids are under the age of 7) so my wife is going to be the final say on what I purchase. On a brighter note, my wife did comment last night that she really could already tell a difference in the clarity of sound through my new 685's as we listened to Bon Iver on vinyl - that made my night. We were listening to and watching everything before through one of those cheap Panasonic home theater packages - so I would hope she could tell a difference (I did not say that to her but instead said, "Aw, thanks honey:)" ). Anyway - thank you all for chiming in and I look forward to becoming more educated through all of your expertise.
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