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Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

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jjptkd

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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

I've been flippin' Carver amps again lately and in the last few days have had a M-4.0t, M-1.5t, TFM-35x, TFM-45, TFM-55x and today I just got in an original TFM-55. I was running the TFM-35x just before swapping in the 55 and I was floored by how open and transparent the mids and highs are with this amplifier! I think I may have a new favorite Carver amp! \:D/ \:D/
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:59 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

Could have something to do with how much they've been abused (or not).
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:01 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

jjptkd wrote:I've been flippin' Carver amps again lately and in the last few days have had a M-4.0t, M-1.5t, TFM-35x, TFM-45, TFM-55x and today I just got in an original TFM-55. I was running the TFM-35x just before swapping in the 55 and I was floored by how open and transparent the mids and highs are with this amplifier! I think I may have a new favorite Carver amp! \:D/ \:D/

You will till you try the 75!!! :lol: ...The 55 is a very good amp *5* ...I known...believe me!
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:13 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

To date, I've only actually seen 1 TFM 75 while it was being repaired at Rita's. I have NEVER seen one for sale! ](*,) ](*,) I could only imagine what one would sell for. #-o #-o I've got the Decc-o tubed pre running the 55 now and re-listening to a lot of the songs I've been playing over the last few days and can't believe the difference I'm hearing. It's literally like going from a Sunfire 300x2 to a 600x2 in midrange presentation and upper end detail. :D :D :D
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:15 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

want to play?????
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:47 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

jjptkd wrote:To date, I've only actually seen 1 TFM 75 while it was being repaired at Rita's. I have NEVER seen one for sale! ](*,) ](*,) I could only imagine what one would sell for. #-o #-o I've got the Decc-o tubed pre running the 55 now and re-listening to a lot of the songs I've been playing over the last few days and can't believe the difference I'm hearing. It's literally like going from a Sunfire 300x2 to a 600x2 in midrange presentation and upper end detail. :D :D :D

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Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:51 pm

Re: Is TFM 55 the most Dynamic?

"It's literally like going from a Sunfire 300x2 to a 600x2 in midrange presentation and upper end detail."

I hate you, JJ... :x :lol: ...now I "need" to get a 55 (refurbed preferred... \:D/ ), or a 600x2 and since a 55 is a LOT cheaper... Damn, it NEVER ends.... :lol: :lol:
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