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Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

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angelod307

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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

angelod307 wrote:
tonionc wrote:Just when I thought I knew what I was going to do.....

Seriously, I am not sure now will have to think about it a bit more. I wonder if there is a Sunfire in North Carolina I can audition before making this move?

Thanks again for all the advice and opinions.



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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:04 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

BillD wrote:That's something I could live with. I personally hate to part with anything, and, at least with Carver (vs. Sunfire) equipment,


Mr. M-500t wrote:I'd get the Sunfire and keep the M-4.0t to get refurbished at a later date. :-k



Old folks hang on to everything. :lol: :lol:

Like me, I bet these two have extra amps not hooked to anything. We hang on because someday we will need them - happens all the time.
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BillD

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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:22 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

You're right about me, OO. I have two busted ones I keep trying to fix. One, every time I get close, something else goes wrong, and I'm back to square one.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

X2.

I have 2 M400t's, both work fine & neither is being used.

Worse I have a perfect C-1 & TX11a in their boxes in the garage.

NO logical reason (except OCCD) not to sell them, but I won't.
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

frankieD wrote:X2.

I have 2 M400t's, both work fine & neither is being used.

Worse I have a perfect C-1 & TX11a in their boxes in the garage.

NO logical reason (except OCCD) not to sell them, but I won't.


Just last week, I was unhappy with just the sound of my bi-amped Polk LSi-7 because they lean more toward the low end that most prefer -> not me. I dug out my 400t and added in a set of Polk VM 20's and my bar came alive. \:D/ \:D/

I need more 400t's -- what a great amp!!!! I need many more.

Two as a mono blocks should pull anything.
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

They are indeed great amps.

I've always said they are the "Rodney Dangerfield" of Carver amps because they "don't get no respect"

I used them bridged to drive my Amazing silvers when my TFM42 was being repaired.

They worked great. At least as good as the TFM42 and maybe my 400 watt Sunfire too !

OO you're a nice nutty guy but there is zero chance that I will send my amps to you (or anyone else).
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

I only keep what I can use right now....yea right!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:38 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

kingman wrote:I only keep what I can use right now....yea right!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


That's not what I've heard about you Mr................................................ :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:40 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Watch out for Frank OO he's a sly dog !

He may seem nice up front, but he's a real .......................................................well ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:46 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Mr. M-500t wrote:Watch out for Frank OO he's a sly dog !

He may [b]seem[/b] nice up front, but he's a real .......................................................well ? :lol: :lol: :lol:



Where did that come from?

I've been very careful not to ruffle your feathers.

Bad enough I got told off by your cohort for giving him rational (how foolish of me) advice.

So Rick, I ask you humbly.....WTF ?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

I dosnt theenk Is neads to splain meself anymur thann iys seems ta ahreedy ! Frank :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Post Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:56 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Have my TFM-75 sitting on a rack since I purchased my 7 channel Sunfire. Does the Sunfire sound better? No, not to my ears. Does it sound worse? No, not to my ears. Because of space requirements, I like the convenience of having 7 channels in one chassis.

With my mains being 96 db's efficient, I can't flush out a difference. I should mention my mains have their own ICE amp for each speaker. Therefore the Sunfire and/or 75 are only driving the mids and upper frequencies. Maybe with the more inefficient Plat 4's, I might be able to hear a difference. Maybe, just maybe, but that is a project for another day.

Still have my first Marantz 2270, Pioneer SX-1250, Dynaco's A-25, Small Advents, EPI 360's and my Dual 1249 with Shure v-15 Type Three. The list goes on which is not really important.

Where does it end? It just doesn't. That is what makes this hobby of ours so much fun for all of us old folks.
Last edited by Don on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:30 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Don wrote:Have my TFM-75 sitting on a rack since I purchased my 7 channel Sunfire. Does the Sunfire sound better? No, not to my ears. Does it sound worse? No, not to my ears. Because of space requirements, I like the convenience of having 7 channels in one chassis.

With my mains being 96 db's efficient, I can't flush out a difference. Maybe with the more inefficient Plat 4's, I might be able to hear a difference. Maybe, just maybe, but that is a project for another day.

Still have my first Marantz 2270, Pioneer SX-1250, Dynaco's A-25, Small Advents, EPI 360's and my Dual 1249 with Shure v-15 Type Three. The list goes on which is not really important.

Where does it end? It just doesn't. That is what makes this hobby of ours so much fun for all of us old folks.

Don...not old...mature!!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:33 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Well said my friend! =D> =D> =D>
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value" Albert Einstein

"Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them". Charlie Reese

"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


"Kindness is a language that the Deaf can hear and the Blind can see." Mark Twain

RIP Bill D.
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Post Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:41 pm

Re: Repair m4.0t or buy a Sunfire?

Yeah, well said.

I'm a little more cynical.

Where does it end....with the dirt nap !

Keep it/sell it, my point is at this stage....do what you like !!!
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