Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:22 am

Re: Advise please - Carver M500t, 1.5t and Magnepan Speakers

Velly well.
The 1.6s are tremendous speakers and one of the great bargins at the moment are IIIAs. Either one would be a good choice.
As for amps, I'm using an M1.0t Mk. II.002 for the IIIAs, an M500t Mk. II for the 1.6s and an M500 Mk. II for the MMGs.
You can't go wrong with too much power for these speakers.
If you're going to stick with Carver, go with the Mk. II upgrade. A rebuild will be cheaper but you'll miss out on the extra power which the Maggies really need to sing.
Sunfire products are another option.
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's