1st time poser here, long time Craver owner with a couple of questions:
Having just discovered the carver audio website, I thought I'd ask:
I have 2 Carver M500t’s and the Carver 1.5t power amp and am thinking of getting another M500t off of ebay shortly to power Magnepan speakers in my yet to be rebuilt media room (house fire last September).
If I may ask; do these amps, which seem to be working fine at present, degrade over time or need service due to their age in order to continue to perform properly?
When I got my first M500t back in ’83 it was used to power a pair of Maggie IIb speakers. I plan on getting new Magnepan speakers (MG12 or MG1.6’s for the main fronts) and want to use the 2 M500t, one each in mono-block mode to power the new Magnepan speakers. The 1.5t to power my surrounds (MGMC1’s) and get a third M500t (or perhaps smeone can make a better suggestions) to power the center channel (Maggie MGCC3). Would you feel this makes sense to drive these very inefficient 4 Ohms speakers?
If you all have any inexpensive mods to suggest in order to maximize the Carver's to work with the Maggie’s, that would also be appreciated.
I plan to use them mostly for movie watching with occasional music (Rock, classical). I do not think I can get the Maggie's to play loud despite the abundant power of the Carver amps.
Thanks in advance for your input, guidance and reply.