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robert0507

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:52 pm

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Hello all. Im about to buy a carver pm 1.5 amp to run my rti a9 speakers. I was wondering is there anything I need to be concerned about using a pro amp on home speakers? These speakers are rated 90db eff. and can handle 500 watts peak. Any advice/info will be gladly accepted.
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:54 pm

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Check to see if it has RCA's or just XLR's like most of the pro amps.

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robert0507

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:15 pm

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it has xla inputs. im going to have to buy a pair. im going to use the onkyo 3007 as a preamp . How should i set gain on the carver amp?
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:23 pm

Re: Newbie here

Check your preamp book for output spec. Do you have the PM amp manual?
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:01 pm

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Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:07 pm

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thuffman03 wrote:Welcome to the forum!



Sorry...that, too!
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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)

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robert0507

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:18 pm

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thanks for the welcomes....i dont have the pm manual. my pre is an onkyo 3007 with rca outs. just ordered some rca to xla cables from monoprice. i was also considering the 1.5mt and tfm 45. I already bought the pm 1.5 but could always selllllllllllllllll if you guys think the 1.5 mt is better \:D/
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:15 pm

Re: Newbie here

Welcome to the forum! You can't go wrong using almost ANY Carver amp! =D>
As far as which is better- those more knowledgeable than me will have to answer that....I am a Sunfire guy- 8)
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:21 pm

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robert0507 wrote:thanks for the welcomes....i dont have the pm manual. my pre is an onkyo 3007 with rca outs. just ordered some rca to xla cables from monoprice. i was also considering the 1.5mt and tfm 45. I already bought the pm 1.5 but could always selllllllllllllllll if you guys think the 1.5 mt is better \:D/

Welcome!!!! =D> =D> =D> ...A few guys use the pro amps in home situations. I have a PM 1.5 I used for awhile and if you can get the fan quiet enough, it works great. I sprayed mine down with a little WD-40 on the bearings and shaft and had no problems. A lot of good things to be said for the M-1.5t also. Enjoy the hobby at whatever level you wish! Use your good judgement and seek the knowledge of all before you.P.S....The amp should ROCK those Polks!!!!
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Newbie here

=D> =D> \:D/ WELCOME!!! \:D/ =D> =D> I've never owned any of the PM amplifiers but the M-1.5t is one of my all time favorites, the TFM-42/45 is a very close second. Keep in mind though that most Carver amplifiers are in need of reconditioning to sound and work like new, atleast for any real length of time, as some are approaching 30 years of age. I ran Carver amps for years but have since switched over to Sunfire and I couldn't be happier. Good luck!
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:43 pm

Re: Newbie here

Howdy.
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:14 pm

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Welcome to the forum! I wonder if Brock still has his 4.0t for sell? That would be Kick Ass! Maybe PM him. Here is a link to his post > http://www.carveraudio.com/index.php/forum
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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:19 pm

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What the hell is going on? I checked my link and it is all screwed up and now everything is all cut off on the right side, here try this copy and paste.

I decided to part with my M4.0t.

I'm the only owner. Some scuff marks on top nothing major. A small nic on top edge. Otherwise a pretty clean unit. Has not had anything done to it. All stock parts. I have never had a problem with it.

Will try and post pics later.

$400 and you pay shipping

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Post Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:26 pm

Re: Newbie here

I have some pro stuff.
As a general rule it is tougher made than home stuff.

The down side is that some of it uses 1/4 plugs. There is no real reason to get into all that interconnect change over if you have a choice.

Still, I have some nice PreSonus stuff. I have some Rane, but it uses balanced - =D>
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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:13 am

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Welcome
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