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Major carver purchase

Post by wrstps » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:11 am

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.
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by jjptkd » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:41 am

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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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by engtaz » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Congrats. I was hoping a forum member got them.
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by kingman » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:39 pm

Congrats wrstps !!!!!! SUPER buy!!!! You'll be very pleased with all of the components. What speakers you gonna drive???
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:41 pm

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

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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by OconeeOrange » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:44 pm

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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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by wrstps » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:47 pm

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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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by jjptkd » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Those all look very nice! Congrats again! =D> =D>
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:23 am

=D> Congratulations!! You got a heck of a deal!! =D>
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by thuffman03 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:16 am

Congrats! I was watching that auction. You did very well.
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by erniejade1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Congrats one heck of a setup for the $.

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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by TFM Carmine » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 pm

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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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by beemers417 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:35 pm

Nice score!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by frenchguy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:17 am

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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Re: Major carver purchase

Post by elgrau » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:57 am

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!
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