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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Welcome davewc. I'd throw in the towel on the CDP. Can't go wrong with the 35 though ! O:)

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Post by davewc » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:51 pm

Guy's, I good have sworn I posted a reply sometime between 4:00 and 5:00. Is there something wrong here? I don't believe I good have accidently posted it
somewhere else. Is there some place I can look to see what all I have posted? Well what ever the case is. Thanks to all of you who have acknowleged my post. I have
been thinking of purchasing a new amp and was wondering if anyone has had any expeirence with the Parasound Halo amps? Or what would you all consider for $2000-2500 range
2 channel amp with about 250-300 watts? Or would it be better to just take my TFM-35X amp in for a slight overall or refreshing. If so what if any should I have done to the amp to
bring it back to close to new? I know what the THX is but is it better than say the TFM-35 AMP? I'm not really into tube amps, just solid state class A/B. Thanks again!

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:00 pm

I'll start it off and just say.....................................SUNFIRE. :lol:

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Post by OconeeOrange » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:02 pm

davewc wrote:Guy's, I good have sworn I posted a reply sometime between 4:00 and 5:00. Is there something wrong here? I don't believe I good have accidently posted it
somewhere else. Is there some place I can look to see what all I have posted? Well what ever the case is. Thanks to all of you who have acknowleged my post. I have
been thinking of purchasing a new amp and was wondering if anyone has had any expeirence with the Parasound Halo amps? Or what would you all consider for $2000-2500 range
2 channel amp with about 250-300 watts? Or would it be better to just take my TFM-35X amp in for a slight overall or refreshing. If so what if any should I have done to the amp to
bring it back to close to new? I know what the THX is but is it better than say the TFM-35 AMP? I'm not really into tube amps, just solid state class A/B. Thanks again!

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Post by ekog » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:36 am

WELCOME!!!
Main System Setup:
Pre: Carver C2 | Amp: Carver M-500t|Equilizer: Sansui SE99|Speakers: Polk SDA2’s
Source: Tuner: Carver TX-2| Phono: Technics SL-1210 MkII with a Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II| DirecTV DVR | Pioneer HLD-X9 Laserdisc player | Samsung DVD/VHS player

Second System Setup:
Receiver: Yamaha RXV867| Fronts: Klipsch F-30's |Sub: Klipsch SW-112
Source: Radio |Internet/Network | Sony CDP-70 CD player

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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:28 am

davewc wrote:Guy's, I good have sworn I posted a reply sometime between 4:00 and 5:00. Is there something wrong here? I don't believe I good have accidently posted it
somewhere else. Is there some place I can look to see what all I have posted? Well what ever the case is. Thanks to all of you who have acknowleged my post. I have
been thinking of purchasing a new amp and was wondering if anyone has had any expeirence with the Parasound Halo amps? Or what would you all consider for $2000-2500 range
2 channel amp with about 250-300 watts? Or would it be better to just take my TFM-35X amp in for a slight overall or refreshing. If so what if any should I have done to the amp to
bring it back to close to new? I know what the THX is but is it better than say the TFM-35 AMP? I'm not really into tube amps, just solid state class A/B. Thanks again!
This is page two of the thread you started; your first post was at the top of page one....

Also, what speakers are you driving & how is your system set up?
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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)

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Post by treitz3 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:51 am

Hello Dave and welcome to the Carver forum. The THX is just a certification that loses the tube-like sound you get with the TFM-35 you have. If you explain to us what you equipment have and what it is you are looking for, there are plenty of folks here with experience to help you along your audio journey.
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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:44 am

treitz3 wrote:Hello Dave and welcome to the Carver forum. The THX is just a certification that loses the tube-like sound you get with the TFM-35 you have. If you explain to us what you equipment have and what it is you are looking for, there are plenty of folks here with experience to help you along your audio journey.
Correction; all the THX cert does is make it conform to the THX standard of 100 watt output in 8 ohms with a 1 volt input.
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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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Post by davewc » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:02 am

My system consist of.

Rotel RSP-1066 Processor.
Rotal RCD -1072 CD.
Carver TFM-35X AMP.
Anthem MCA-50 5 channel amp.
Paradigm Studio 100's speakers.
Paradigm DSP 3400 subwoofer.
Paradigm 370 center channel speaker.
Music Hall M5 turntable.
Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A Converter.
Ci Audio VHP1 Headphone amp with Grado SR 325 headphones for quiet listening!
Bmw LM1 rear channel speakers.
Gado PH1 phono amp.
Pioneer CT-707 old school Reel to Reel.
And out in my grage my system consist of old school Pioneer equipment. SA-7500 int. amp with TX-9500 Tuner which is awesome by the way ran into a pair of
BMW DM-602's bookshelf speakers.

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Post by thuffman03 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:11 am

Welcome to the forum.
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:44 am

You could buy 3 Sunfire 2-channel amps for the price range you're talking about & never have to purchase anything else~
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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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Post by davewc » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:38 pm

Really, are the Sunfire amps that good? Never thought about that before! I am pretty sure they don't make them amps any more so how could I possibly
by them other than on Ebay? I guess I will have to keep my eye open for them from now on. Thanks!

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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:09 pm

Sunfire still makes amps, but they are all manufactured in China now. What's wrong with used? My entire system was all used~

It just requires some patience & searching on Audiogon (preferred) & eBay (not so preferred)..... or HERE (most preferred~).
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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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Post by frankieD » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:17 pm

davewc wrote:Really, are the Sunfire amps that good? Never thought about that before! I am pretty sure they don't make them amps any more so how could I possibly
by them other than on Ebay? I guess I will have to keep my eye open for them from now on. Thanks!

They're actually better than "that good". They are the last amp you will need to buy.

There was a 400 x 7 on ebay for a bin of $1750.00.

I'd grab that if it's still there.

Seriously, I can't say enough how these amps are a box of cool power.

My 5400 is a made in China amp but so far (4 years) I've has no problems of any kind.

Good Luck & welcome.

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Post by OconeeOrange » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:55 pm

frankieD wrote:.
There was a 400 x 7 on ebay for a bin of $1750.00.

I'd grab that if it's still there.

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That one lasted about 2 hours. :lol: :lol:
I see the 300x2 I posted on this thread yesterday has gone BIN for $800.

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