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TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by Don » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:14 am

Always wanting to experiment for better sound. Current Scenario: Running a TFM-75 to power Plat's as front mains in my home threatre room. Running Legacy Focus as centers driven by bridged 806X. Want to try Plat's as center channels and Focus as mains to compare difference in sound. 806X which is handling center and surrounds is rated at 8 ohms and 360 watts a channel in bridged 3 channel mode. Really doesn't have the guts to drive Plat's. Concern may cook it also because of the impedance rating of only 8 ohms.

Can I Y connect out of the single pre-amp center to TFM-75 Right and Left inputs and then hook up each Plat to corresponding right and corresponding left channels without any damage to TFM-75 or will this cause a direct short? New territory for me and wanted to get some opinons before experimenting! #-o #-o #-o #-o

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by BillD » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:46 am

You can do pretty much anything you want on the input side. A Y out of your preamp to each channel of the 75 should work fine. I was going to suggest bi-amping with the 806x, but you have Mark IVs which only have one pair of binding posts.
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by Don » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:37 pm

Thanks Bill. Always fun to play with different scenarios and listen to the results. \:D/

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by engtaz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:35 pm

Wow what a combo. 75 and Amazings. Match made in heaven.
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by BillD » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:35 pm

I think that's one of the reasons Bob made the 75
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by Rainman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:31 pm

BillD wrote:You can do pretty much anything you want on the input side. A Y out of your preamp to each channel of the 75 should work fine. I was going to suggest bi-amping with the 806x, but you have Mark IVs which only have one pair of binding posts.
These things are a really good way to split things up as you need to. They are solid so you don't have to worry about what kind of wire is in the splitter like you would buying the ones you find at B. Buy or R. Shack.

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:47 pm

engtaz wrote:Wow what a combo. 75 and Amazings. Match made in heaven.


I am willing to bet the Sunfire 600x2 would be sweeter still \:D/
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm

nooshinjohn wrote:
engtaz wrote:Wow what a combo. 75 and Amazings. Match made in heaven.


I am willing to bet the Sunfire 600x2 would be sweeter still \:D/
You MIGHT be surprised...
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:56 pm

I look forward to hearing LOTS of things at the next CF if I can get there.
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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by Rainman » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:13 am

TNRabbit wrote:
nooshinjohn wrote:
engtaz wrote:Wow what a combo. 75 and Amazings. Match made in heaven.


I am willing to bet the Sunfire 600x2 would be sweeter still \:D/
You MIGHT be surprised...
At CF '09' several of us experienced first hand the surprise you speak of Rabbit. Just ask Tom, Skip, Kingman, and the others who were present when we did an amp swap and hooked up Tom's Tyler Acoustics to our TFM-45! The look on most everyones face was something like this :shock: and that was quickly followed by this =D> =D> =D>

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by kingman » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:04 am

Power corrupts...more power corrupts MO BETTER!!! 8)
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:07 am

kingman wrote:Power corrupts...more power corrupts MO BETTER!!! 8)
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: TFM-75 and Carver Plat. 4

Post by toucanet » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:39 pm

Ok, I'm pissed that I keep reading about all the fun that has been had at the previous Carver Fests. I'm going to put an end to not experiencing the fun first-hand. [-(

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