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70chevelle
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Post by 70chevelle » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:17 am

Double post. Sorry!

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stereo_dog
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Post by stereo_dog » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:34 am

I'm using an M-500t (lows) & an M-1.0t (highs) bi-amped on my front channels, an M-500t (one channel only) for the center, & (2) M-500's for the four side & rear surround channels. We're you going to bridge the M-500's on the fronts? The M-1.0t can put out as much as 1000 watts, depending on your speaker. The M-500's put out 251 WPC. Is there a reason to have that much power at the center channel?

Please post photos of the Chevelle Malibu, Pontiac man, myself, 1966 Tempest Custom convert. (326, stock), 1971 LeMans Sport convert. (Pontiac 428 under the hood, turbo 350 trans. no posi., maybe next addition). Would really like to see photos.....
(2) Silver Nine t's, TFM-4.0t, (4) M-500t, (2) M-1.0t, AV-705x, C-19, Sunfire TG-III, AL-III

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70chevelle
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Post by 70chevelle » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:02 am

I may have been confused about the power ratings between the 500 & 1.0. My BA T930's can't be bi-amped/wired, so I'm stuck as far as that goes. No reason at all to have that much power going to the center. With these choices, what would you suggest? Just incorporate either the M500 or M1.0T (which one?) to run the front surrounds? This option would surely make the wife happy! Or go with my initial option of getting one amp for 2 channel, and maybe picking up a couple Outlaw monoblocks at a time for the theater??

Oh, and here's a pic!

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:11 am

Sweet ride!

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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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stereo_dog
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Post by stereo_dog » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:21 am

Wow!! That's a nice SS. Thanks for the pics. In my opinion, it's a toss-up between the M-500 & the M-1.0t, I like them both, very well. The M-500 looks cooler with the big meters!!
(2) Silver Nine t's, TFM-4.0t, (4) M-500t, (2) M-1.0t, AV-705x, C-19, Sunfire TG-III, AL-III

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70chevelle
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Post by 70chevelle » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:32 am

SD - that may seal the deal for me. Since I can't decide on one, I may as well buy both!

Is that an Irish Setter or Red???

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This is my German Shorthair with her first grouse a few years back.

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stereo_dog
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Post by stereo_dog » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:38 am

Good thinking, I always feel that more stereo equip. is better! That's a good-looking German Shorthair. Mine is a female Golden Retreiver, she is very red, both her parents were red, also. She's spoiled. I'm looking for another to keep her company.
(2) Silver Nine t's, TFM-4.0t, (4) M-500t, (2) M-1.0t, AV-705x, C-19, Sunfire TG-III, AL-III

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Post by engtaz » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:45 pm

Nice rides.

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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
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maddmaxxx
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Post by maddmaxxx » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:31 am

-welcome mr SS...hehe

-izzat a ruger o/u ?[old boss used to sell rotweiler and peratzi's, o/u's]$$$$

-on x-mas of '77 some punk , ripped off my 'SS' badges and vette rally wheels off my '75el camino[3500 made]

-punks !!![stealing on x-mas], still feel ripped off !!! [-(

-your machine looks neat!!!
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Post by tomstat » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:41 am

Welcome!
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70chevelle
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Post by 70chevelle » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:54 pm

Thanks again for the welcome(s)!!! Madmaxx, no not a Ruger, although I do own one. It is a B. Rizzini. Awesome guns!

Anyway, I'm having OCD about Magnepan speakers right now. Thinking about the MMG's, MMGC, or MMGW's. I've done some research, and it's all pretty good. I like my sub, which I know I'll need (Velodyne DLS3750) My room is 13'6" wide by 15' long. I have 102" diagonal screen. The thought of the MMGW's hanging on the screen wall intrigues me, but I still want quality 2 channel. Since they are 1-way speakers short on the lows and highs, I'd probably be better off with the MMG's. I've read conflicting info on the necessary power to drive these 5 ohm speakers, but with the 2 amps I'm buying I don't think I'll be lacking with 250 and/or 375 wpc.

Any thoughts on the combination between the magnepans and carver amps. Again, I'll be testing between home theater & 2 channel, but was looking for some first hand info. Anyone running MMG's on a Carver amp????

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Post by OBI56 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:43 pm

>>>> Raising hand!!!

I'm actually looking into the MMGs myself; just waiting to gather the money to pay for all the extra fees to get them shipped up here to the frozen north, hopefully by summer. I'll be running mine on an M-400t which should push close to 250W a side into the 5 ohm Maggies. IMO, anything above an honest 100WPC into 4 ohms should be sufficient to push them to pretty high, but not live concert levels. Remember, it the amps capability to drive low impedance loads whti is the factor, not the actual power rating. I've seen a "supposedly" 200 WPC home cinema receiver that crapped its pants at anything above slightly higher than normal listening levels because it could not drive anything lower than an 8 ohm load (I won't say which brand, but it is highly regarded on here). Either of the amps you are looking at should have no problem at all with these.

I've actually heard the MMGs in a living room identical to mine, which is why I'm so smitten by them. He has them partnered wth a Velodyne sub (not sure of the exact model) They sound absolutely fabulous on just about every type of music I've heard through them.

You are correct about the MMGW and MMGC being 1 way speakers, essentially missing the quasi-ribbon tweeter so they are sorely lacking in the extreme highs, but sound great in a HT environment (heard them in a 5.1 system at a local stereo shop that took them in on trade), but not so good for critical music listening. One of our members has a pair of Maggie 1.6s (2 models up from the MMGs) and he seems to be really smitten by them.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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70chevelle
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Post by 70chevelle » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:27 pm

Quick update. This afternoon I officially doubled my Carver inventory! Just received 2 wonderful looking amps, a M500 & a TFM-45. Now I have to test them out, and figure out how I'm going to incorporate them in my system(s). My wife is going to kill me 8-[ Not for buying them, but for all the tinkering I'll be doing in 'her' theater room :-k

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Post by stereo_dog » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:34 pm

Man, have you been bit!!! Have fun with your new toys.
(2) Silver Nine t's, TFM-4.0t, (4) M-500t, (2) M-1.0t, AV-705x, C-19, Sunfire TG-III, AL-III

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Post by Vtwin97 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:44 pm

Damn Dude That is a Sweet Ride!! That one brings back some good ones...back in the day.btw You Will love that 45.
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