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What to do with this equipment?

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MizzouKX

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:30 am

What to do with this equipment?

Hey ..... I'm new, but not really new. I was registered here in the past but due to computer changes and such had misplaced my login id and even my member name. But I'm back with a sad situation.

May 1st was a not-so-good day for me. A LARGE bolt of lighting decided to bounce around my back yard and in its wake left a lot of electronic destruction. Satellite receivers, phones, TV's, audio stuff and my three Carver components.

Carver CD changer SDA-390T
Carver Amplifier TFM-35
Carver Pre-Amp - Tuner CT-3

My local Stereo-Store evaluated the three components
CD Changer - line level output damaged
Tuner - weak output signal
Amp - voltage surge through line level inputs and damaged the input pre-amp and main amp circuits (I could smell that tell-tale electrical burned odor in the amp just after the lightning strike)

These were not detailed in-depth analyses but only to the point that they could justify to the insurance company that the damage was due to a lightning strike.

I'm now enjoying a new Panasonic 55" TCP55VT30 TV, new phones and computer. I'm replacing the Carver items with Marantz separates which should be here this weekend.

So ..... enough background info. What should I do with the Carver items? After a $2500 deductible I'm not in the mood to spend a lot of money to repair the Carver items which I'm not even sure it's possible to do ..... realistically.

Is there a market for blown up Carver stuff? Do I get what I can for it off eBay? Or do I take it to the dumpster at work?

Any input would be appreciated. I just can't bring myself to throw this stuff away.
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jjptkd

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:38 am

Re: What to do with this equipment?

First off, Welcome!! You'd be surprised what people are willing to pay for "dead" gear on ebay, especially if you have remotes, manuals etc. and the cosmetics are good. I'd say put them up for auction, especially the amp and CD player. Marantz? Should have gone with Sunfire!!! ](*,) Just kidding but not really! Good luck.
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engtaz

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:42 am

Re: What to do with this equipment?

Welcome
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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TNRabbit

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:13 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

WELCOME BACK~

I agree you should just put them on ebay in not working condition & see what you can pull.

The 390 CDP is a pretty rare bird. I'm guessing that could pull a few $$$....
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kingman

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:50 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

Send to me for value analysis and I will send check for ascertained worth.... O:)
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

Welcome back to the forum. Sorry to hear about your equipment.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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OconeeOrange

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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:09 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

kingman wrote:Send to me for value analysis and I will send check for ascertained worth.... O:)


Lightning strikes twice -- :rolleyes:
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

sorry to hear the loss. now just for fun, if you were willing to give or sell super, super cheap, the 35 might have a small snowballs chance of coming back to life as i have almost every componet that it uses. it might be fun to see if it just goes up in smoke, or if it would live again.
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:47 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

I'd estimate you might get ~$200 for all three on ePrey.... Just as "for parts" they worth that. Most of that $200 would come from the 390 (IMO).
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

"CD Changer - line level output damaged"

What does that mean? :?
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MizzouKX

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Post Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:26 pm

Re: What to do with this equipment?

Thanks for all the responses. I have to make another trip Saturday to the store for some more "stuff". I might get them to give me a rough repair estimate on the Carver items and then make my final decision. I just really hate to part with this stuff but I might have to bite the bullet and go the ebay route.
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Post Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:39 pm

Ouch!

First off, I am sorry to hear about Mother Nature treating you like this. Same thing happened to me a while back, it's not fun. That said, if you don't mind me asking, what repair shop did you take it to and where are they located?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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