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Carver TFM series amps work well in a home theater application

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Post by crazygreekangelo » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:54 pm

Power handling differences aside, do all the Carver TFM series amps sound identical? Did Bob use his "transfer function" technique to make these amps sound exactly the same?

I own a TFM-15 and a (broken) TFM-25, and I would like to use them as a basis for a HT system. If I get more amps in the TFM series, would they work well together?
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Post by Magnaryder » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:50 pm

All else being equal, yes. They'll work fine together.

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Post by BillD » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:24 pm

I'd use something else for tight bass, though. If it's 5.1, a good powered sub is fine. If you are bi-amping full range speaks, I'd use a non-t for the bass.
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Post by bikerdude523 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:27 pm

A TFM-75 doesn't have the T mod. \:D/
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TFM not T

Post by frankieD » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:26 am

Biker I thought the tfm meant "Transfer function mode", the difference being the "t" models sounded like someone else's tube amp and the tfm like Bob's tube amp. Is that wrong?

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Re: TFM not T

Post by Mr. M-500t » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:04 am

frankieD wrote:Biker I thought the tfm meant "Transfer function mode", the difference being the "t" models sounded like someone else's tube amp and the tfm like Bob's tube amp. Is that wrong?

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Post by bikerdude523 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:20 pm

That's how I always understood it to, but I was told by a couple of other member that the TFM-75 did not have the T mod internally? I also thought the TFM-75 and the PM-2400 were basically the same.
If that's wrong then someone please correct me, and I apologize for spouting hearsay.
My M-4.0t's have the silver seven transfer function also, and according to my service manual the M-4.0t, TFM-4.0, TFM-42 and the TFM-45 are all the same amp.
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Post by tfm75 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:51 pm

bikerdude523 wrote:That's how I always understood it to, but I was told by a couple of other member that the TFM-75 did not have the T mod internally? I also thought the TFM-75 and the PM-2400 were basically the same.
If that's wrong then someone please correct me, and I apologize for spouting hearsay.
My M-4.0t's have the silver seven transfer function also, and according to my service manual the M-4.0t, TFM-4.0, TFM-42 and the TFM-45 are all the same amp.


In 1995/96 I called Carver Corp about this very subject and was told the TFM-75 was a more neutral voiced amplifier. The Carver rep said there was little if non " T " modding on the TFM-75.

All I can say what the dude told me at the time and don't know if he was correct or not. But I will say the TFM-75 has a voice/sound that is in a class by it's self. My other Carvers come close to it but just not the same.

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-TFM = SILVER 7 TUBED !

Post by maddmaxxx » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:42 pm

-TFM= 'transfer function calibrated to closely replicate the sonically pure characteristics of our ultra-high-end Carver Silver Seven Vacuum Tube Reference Amplifier'
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