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Post Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:45 am

Carver M-500

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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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:54 pm

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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:27 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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.
Maybe someone will help after a few hundred more view this.

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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:41 pm

Re: Carver M-500

The m-500 and m-500t are the exact same except the "t" has a power switch. :D
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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:45 pm

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7 years later!!!!!! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) I wasn't around then...who was?????
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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:49 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:12 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:30 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:12 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:17 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Re: Carver M-500

That's a shame. Every time I refurbish an amp, I listen before and after, and it is amazing what a difference it makes.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:58 am

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:20 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:55 pm

Re: Carver M-500

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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