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Carver Home Theater Discussions and Questions
(pair of) SILVER-7 TUBE AMPs
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:10 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina
1) Is what I have considered to be fair, good, or excellent equipment?
2) What are the pros and cons of using these analog units vs contemporary equipment?
3) Not to upset the hard core enthusiast but ... is there a hybrid setup that will allow me to enjoy Dolby through my 705x or does that in effect defeat the purpose?
4) What speakers should I use?
PLEASE give me some specific options to consider. For example:
1) Keep the 705x and repair the analog preamp/tuner (is the repair cost of $250 worth it?)
2) Keep the 705x and buy a better preamp/tuner (for the same cost of repairing the 28v)
2) Invest in XYZ dolby digital tuner
3) Other .......
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If you want a HT, then keep the Carver AV-705. It is a good amp. Go out and buy a new pre amp that supports all the latest and greatest DD and DTS formats.
If you do not use it for HT, then I would look into getting a new 2 channel preamp. There are a lot of 2 channel preamps on the market and it would be determined by what functions you want and how much you have to spend.
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BillD wrote:Amps are mostly analog (well, all of them that make good sound), so your 705 is a keeper. Now that CT-28V is missing quite a bit (like DTS and Dolby Digital) and real LPCM decoding. So, you will be stuck using the anaolog outputs of your sources to this unit. The up side of the CT-28V is that it does have a good tuner. I would look for a used Sunfire TGP (III or above) as a replacement and keep the 28V as an analog preamp/tuner.
I couldn't have said it better BillD.
The Sunfire TGP (III , IV & V) are beyond excellent.
As for the HD Video cabling run it directly to the TV and the audio to the Sunfire. Works great.
The Sunfire excells at 2 channel as well.
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