i'm kinda new to the audiophile thing but have been in love with Carver since a kid. i am on a tight budget these days [unemployed :-& ] but have some money put aside to purchase either an M500 or M500t amp, both of which are always available on eBay. what are the primary differences between the two?
i want the amp to drive a pair of factory upgraded/renovated Dahlquist DQ-10s currently attached to my Pioneer Elite vsx-47tx. the 47tx amp section is fine for movies but i want the Carver to power the DQ10s through the pre-amp of the 47tx when listening to music; then i only use my DQ10s and set the 47tx on Direct - bypassing the 47tx's maze of electronics.
any advice would be much appreciated as would any leads on an excellent condition, "bargain-priced" unit.
thanks in advance!