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Major carver purchase

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wrstps

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:11 am

Major carver purchase

Well I finally pulled the trigger on some new gear. While on ebay I came across an auction with a TFM 55 and a 490t with a C19 pre amp all in one for 1200.00 I thought this was my chance so I jumped in and won the things. The only thing is two of the pieces (newbe here can't sell in this topic) may be offered up due to the fact I have my eyes on some silver 7ts. From what I have been able to figure out, I think I got a heck of a deal. I hope all turns out well.
Ray
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jjptkd

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:41 am

Re: Major carver purchase

Congrats! that was a great deal! The last TFM-55 that sold on eBay before that one went for $750 but it was mint. The C-19s seem to sell for around $700 as well. Great system as is but if you have a chance at or need for the bigger amps, great but the 55 is no slouch either.
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Klipsch RSW 15
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engtaz

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Congrats. I was hoping a forum member got them.
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kingman

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:39 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Congrats wrstps !!!!!! SUPER buy!!!! You'll be very pleased with all of the components. What speakers you gonna drive???
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Mr. M-500t

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:41 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

You made a great buy. =D> =D> =D> Congratulations. :)
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OconeeOrange

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:44 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Mr. M-500t wrote:You made a great buy. =D> =D> =D> Congratulations. :)


Yea, but you should have called DIBBS -- :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ed and some others here were driving your price up -- #-o
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wrstps

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:47 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

I'll be driving a set of silvers that I just finished with all new drivers. What I wanted in the mix was the C19 I already have a 490t. I will try the tfm55 vs two pm1.5s bridged just to see if there is any difference in sound. Here is a picture of the items being packed.
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jjptkd

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Post Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Those all look very nice! Congrats again! =D> =D>
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Klipsch RSW 15
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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:23 am

Re: Major carver purchase

=D> Congratulations!! You got a heck of a deal!! =D>
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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:16 am

Re: Major carver purchase

Congrats! I was watching that auction. You did very well.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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erniejade1

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Congrats one heck of a setup for the $.
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TFM Carmine

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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 pm

Re: Major carver purchase

Nice stuff can let us know what you like better the 1.5 or the 55, I think Carver all the time #-o
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Post Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:35 pm

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Nice score!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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frenchguy

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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:17 am

Re: Major carver purchase

thought about buying that to resell, could make a few $$ at the price it went for!! happy to see a forum member get it!! :-)
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elgrau

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Post Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:57 am

Re: Major carver purchase

Yeah, French; me too. Only downside (to buying for own use) is that none of these have been refurbed (I assume). My daughter (eBay power seller) practically begged me to keep "bidding them up" (and no OO; I was not "driving the price up"...just trying to buy them like wrstps was! Not sure if "dibbs" appropriate on such a rare combo deal as these tho!). I'd told her we could probably get around $1800-$2000 from selling everything (including the wires) separately. But in this econ, who knows. Plus a lot of re-listing work and "shipping risk" involved to just split ~$500 with her. Might have worked at $1000, but not $1300. Whatever; I too would rather see a new forum member get these great pieces! Congrats!
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-705x 5 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
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