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.