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Carver M-500

Post by division » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:45 am

How does the Carver M-500 stack up against other amps, including the M-500T, the M-1.0t, the M-1.5t, and the TFM series? I have an oppurtunity to pick one up for cheap and was wondering if it is as recommended as the M-500t.

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Re: Carver M-500

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Re: Carver M-500

Post by OconeeOrange » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:27 pm

division wrote:How does the Carver M-500 stack up against other amps, including the M-500T, the M-1.0t, the M-1.5t, and the TFM series? I have an oppurtunity to pick one up for cheap and was wondering if it is as recommended as the M-500t.

I have no idea as I only have the M400t, AV-505, Av-705, and 600-2.
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by jjptkd » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:41 pm

The m-500 and m-500t are the exact same except the "t" has a power switch. :D
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by kingman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:45 pm

7 years later!!!!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) I wasn't around then...who was?????
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by stereo_buff » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:49 pm

jjptkd wrote:The m-500 and m-500t are the exact same except the "t" has a power switch. :D
Are you sure about that?

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Re: Carver M-500

Post by BillD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:12 pm

You know that's not true. The M-500t has different sensitivity and a feedback loop not contained in the M-500. Also, power supplies are different.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by treitz3 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:30 pm

I can't comment. Never heard the M-500. Heard every damn one of the others [except the TFM-6] but not the M-500 so basically, I can't help the lad. Even 7 years later.
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by Scarabeo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:12 pm

I have had Dozens of M-500t's but never just the M-500 model but I have heard the Power supply's were not the same but again I have never seen or other to commit! Good one to ask Rita and post back here what she says as from face value the power button is all that's added and the t model has a thin hair more power so I am told :-k
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by treitz3 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:17 pm

While Rita may explain the electronics and cosmetic changes, she doesn't ever listen to them. So, to answer the question of how they stack up is not really one for her either.....if you know what I mean. She's strictly about the electronics of Carver gear. She doesn't have the time to actually listen to them.
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by BillD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:57 pm

That's a shame. Every time I refurbish an amp, I listen before and after, and it is amazing what a difference it makes.
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by jjptkd » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:58 am

I've had numerous M-500s & M 500ts and I couldn't hear a difference between them but I never really tried to listen for differences if that makes any sense. :-s
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by jjptkd » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:20 pm

Going on the premise that some here HAVE to be right, some times stupid answers will draw out legitimate ones! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carver M-500

Post by mbskeam » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:55 pm

I have one, or should I say my dad has it. bought but never even heard it....
just a short test listen when I bought it ....
powers on, plays music soft to loud with no noise, I'll take it...paid about 225.00, it was part of a package deal.
how's that for OCCD..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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