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Post Mon May 28, 2012 7:26 pm

Carver M & TFM Series amps

Since this board has lots of folks that are constantly looking at Carver gear on eBay I wanted to get some knowledge on what the going rate seems to be on a couple amp's. I am looking to possibly acquire a 2 channel amp to drive my LSi 15's but I want to make sure I don't overbid on something.

I am specifically looking for kinda a ballpark cost for the following amps, and any hidden costs that tend to pop up with any of the particular amps:

M1.0t
M1.5t
TFM-35
A-400x
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Post Mon May 28, 2012 7:34 pm

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1.0t $300ish...TFM 35...$360ish...A400x...$260ish...no experience or have never had the other. BTW these are ballpark prices from my experience. I've seen them all go alot higher but that is what I'd expect to pay.
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Post Mon May 28, 2012 8:32 pm

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1.5 $350
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Post Mon May 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Re: Carver M & TFM Series amps

Thanks guys! Anything know to be wrong with any of thee particular amps? I ask because I didn't know about the bias shift issue on the 4.0ts and want to make sure I know what I might be getting into.

Looking like the a-400x and 1.0t are what I would be looking at as my budget would be 250.
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Post Mon May 28, 2012 9:13 pm

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As with any vintage amp, you need to know if the amp has been serviced or if there are any issues with it. Chances are, an M1.0 WILL need servicing if it hasn't already been.
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Post Mon May 28, 2012 11:03 pm

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I just watched a TFM-35 go for $550 plus $59 shipping. I thought that was a little high. Kind of been want a 35 for the video game home theater area. Right now is mostly video games and I have the 600x2 on it. A little overkill I must say.
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Post Tue May 29, 2012 6:23 am

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TNRabbit wrote:As with any vintage amp, you need to know if the amp has been serviced or if there are any issues with it. Chances are, an M1.0 WILL need servicing if it hasn't already been.


So if it was a TFM or the A-400x I might not need to worry as much due to the fact they are newer amps correct?

MRHP wrote:I just watched a TFM-35 go for $550 plus $59 shipping. I thought that was a little high. Kind of been want a 35 for the video game home theater area. Right now is mostly video games and I have the 600x2 on it. A little overkill I must say.


Ouch, yeah thats waaayyyy outside my budget lol.....
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I believe the other site has a nice little summary of sale prices for all the Carver stuff: high, low, average selling prices...
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:14 am

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elgrau wrote:I believe the other site has a nice little summary of sale prices for all the Carver stuff: high, low, average selling prices...


Anyone point me to where it is there, that place is very hard to navigate...
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:21 am

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EndersShadow wrote:
elgrau wrote:I believe the other site has a nice little summary of sale prices for all the Carver stuff: high, low, average selling prices...


Anyone point me to where it is there, that place is very hard to navigate...


Here: http://www.thecarversite.com/yetanother ... sts&m=1115
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Carver M & TFM Series amps

TNRabbit wrote:
EndersShadow wrote:
elgrau wrote:I believe the other site has a nice little summary of sale prices for all the Carver stuff: high, low, average selling prices...


Anyone point me to where it is there, that place is very hard to navigate...


Here: http://www.thecarversite.com/yetanother ... sts&m=1115



They must not like me cause I dont have access to that part :-({|= :-({|=
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:05 am

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A'gon bluebook:

Carver A-400x : Used Prices New $685.00 $380.00 High $330.00 Last $260.00 Low Used $320.00 Jan 00 04 Carver A-400x released 1995, 200w x 2, thx

Carver A-500x : Used Prices New $1000.00 $650.00 High $300.00 Last $300.00 Low Used $450.00 Jan 00 Jul 09 Carver A-500x released 1997, 250w x 2, thx

Carver M-1.0t : Used Prices New $630.00 $500 High $250.00 Last $190.00 Low Used $320.00 Feb 02 last 60 of 118 recorded sales Jul 10 Carver M-1.0t released 1986, 200w x 2

Carver M-1.5t : Used Prices New $900.00 $550.00 High $330.00 Last $260.00 Low Used $410.00 Apr 01 last 60 of 77 recorded sales Jun 09
Carver M-1.5t released 1982, 350w x 2

Carver TFM-35 : Used Prices New $700.00 $510.00 High $310.00 Last $300.00 Low Used $400.00
Feb 01 last 60 of 78 recorded sales Sep 10
Carver TFM-35 released 1992, 250w x 2, with meters, 30 lbs
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:35 am

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Thanks for that ^. Lets me know just what I needed :smile:
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Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:25 pm

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If that deal falls through let me know, I have a 400x that's just been sitting around not being used I'd let go for $200 shipped. No rack handles and minor signs of wear but it works good and sounds great. PM me with your email address if you want pictures and or if you're interested. I was just going to keep this around for back up but sounds like you need it more then me.
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