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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:28 am

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The professional series amps usually lead a HARD life on the road. Do you know what condition the amp is in, internally?

Many folks use them in home environments very successfully. The fans tend to make them noisy for home use. Also, the balanced connections can be problematic, as just using the adapters can introduce some noise/ground issues. Not trying to crap on your choice...just letting you know some of the possible issues.

Their strong suit is driving difficult (low impedance) loads as their output devices are very robust.

As far as setting the output, you need to match where you hit max undistorted volume on the amp at the same point your pre hits its same max. An educated guess can be made if you know the output voltage of the pre & input sensitivity of the amp. otherwise, just play with it until you get a good balance~

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
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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 Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:27 am

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\:D/ Welcome to the forum. \:D/
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:21 pm

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We're running a Pro amp on our subs in the living room... LOTS of headroom !!!!



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Post Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:44 pm

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Jag_97470 wrote: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

First thanks evyerone for the warm welcome. =D> :D

2nd. The amp I bought seems to be in good condition. It was complwtly reconditioned bye the owner who was a certified carver repairman, or so he claims.

3rd. Hell yeah I would love to buy the 4.0T..just let me know where to send the cash..paypal would be a good option for me.

Once again thanks guys for the warm welcome look forward to sharing my impressions with my new amp. I never used a amp before with my receivers so this should be informational/fun for me..... :-k

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