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Uncle Paul

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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:38 pm

AV-705x

I'm picking up a TFM-55x next weekend when I return home from a business trip. I've done some homework, and know that they are a well designed modular 120W x 5 amplifier, much nicer than my current AV-405. The seller also has a pair of AV-705x. I was wondering how good these are and what they might be worth. Seller is asking $500 each. Cosmetically, they are prefect.
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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: AV-705x

I'm confused, you said in the first line a TFM-55x which is a 380 WPC 2-channel amplifier. Did you mean to say AV-705x there?

Anyway, an A-705x is 125 WPC 5-channel amp. Low price has been $380, with an average selling price of $490, so $500 is OK if they are prefect.
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Uncle Paul

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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:19 pm

Re: AV-705x

Sorry for the confusion. I'm picking up the TFM-55x, and the seller also has two AV-705x for sale. Sorta forgot to type that in my first post.
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OconeeOrange

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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:53 pm

Re: AV-705x

My set up is 5 channel stereo out doors. I run a channel to each of my front and rear speakers, and one to the center speaker directly over my head. You need a preamp to control it all, and of course a good sub.
I like mine so much I have a 705 nearly new in the original box stored in case this one goes down and needs to hit the shop.
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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:28 pm

Re: AV-705x

Uncle Paul wrote:I'm picking up a TFM-55x next weekend when I return home from a business trip. I've done some homework, and know that they are a well designed modular 120W x 5 amplifier, much nicer than my current AV-405. The seller also has a pair of AV-705x. I was wondering how good these are and what they might be worth. Seller is asking $500 each. Cosmetically, they are prefect.


I would havet to disagree with your statement on the 405 being out classed by the 705. The AV 405 is a very good HT amp. 100 watts into left and right, 110 into center and 50 into the rears. Yes the 705 is 120 into all channels and has powersteering but I don't think in most HT applications that you will hear that much of a difference.
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Mr. M-500t

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Post Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:22 pm

Re: AV-705x

Well now, that would depend on the size of ones theater and the type of speakers their driving wouldn't it ?
Not to mention the personnel preference factor in volume levels !
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OconeeOrange

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Post Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:06 pm

Re: AV-705x

I thought the 405's put out equal to each channel.
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Post Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:14 pm

Re: AV-705x

OconeeOrange wrote:I thought the 405's put out equal to each channel.


The 505 and up all have equal output with power steering.

The AV 405 was the only one that did not follow that. 100w Left/Right, 110w Center and 50w rear.

http://www.audioreview.com/mfr/carver-a ... 83crx.aspx

It is a formidable amp.
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Post Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:20 pm

Re: AV-705x

The 405 is also a very well built amp. I have never blown one up yet. As for the 705's I have two nice 705's at the shop. I was using four channels of one to to run Snell Model B's for a while. It did a very nice job.
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