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Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:57 am

Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

I've wanted to play with one of these amps ever since I heard of their existence and now I finally landed one, should be here next week!! \:D/ \:D/ I've already established the fact that my speakers don't need even half that much power but I can't wait to touch it, feel it and caress it anyway. :D :D It should be interesting to compare it to my Sunfire 425x5 though and see if my opinion is that of the rest of the TFM line. It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a purchase, can't get here soon enough... 8) 8) 8)
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:02 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

So you got that steal eh Jesse!!! Congrats!!! Woulda like to have had that myself. Contact me before you sell.....
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

Yep... :-" :-" :-" My plan is to take this right into Rita's for a go through and have Mr. Carver sign the top and face then play with it for a bit, make sure it gets broken in properly. :D :D :D
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:52 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

Congratulations! What is your opinion of the rest of the TFM line?
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:08 pm

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Nice! Steal? An eBay purchase?

Will be nice to hear from you how you think it compares to everything else, etc.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

jjptkd wrote:I've wanted to play with one of these amps ever since I heard of their existence and now I finally landed one, should be here next week!! \:D/ \:D/ I've already established the fact that my speakers don't need even half that much power but I can't wait to touch it, feel it and caress it anyway. :D :D It should be interesting to compare it to my Sunfire 425x5 though and see if my opinion is that of the rest of the TFM line. It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a purchase, can't get here soon enough... 8) 8) 8)

$999.00 ??????????????

You didn't steal it, you.......I don't know what you did, but it was worse than stealing!

How many seconds was it listed before you grabbed it?

Congrats =D>
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:07 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

rah wrote:How many seconds was it listed before you grabbed it?



This one was pure luck, I actually worked all day, came home n took a shower then went to the computer and there it was just staring at me.... 8-[ 8-[ 8-[ :D
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:09 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

jjptkd wrote:
rah wrote:How many seconds was it listed before you grabbed it?



This one was pure luck, I actually worked all day, came home n took a shower then went to the computer and there it was just staring at me.... 8-[ 8-[ 8-[ :D

Things hard-ons are made of!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:50 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

Snoop65 wrote:What is your opinion of the rest of the TFM line?



I like the TFM line and each amp seems to have its own sound but one thing they all seem to have in common is a "rolled off" high end, especially when compared point blank with the Sunfires. Not sure if this is a result of trying to mimic the "tube" sound? :-k
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Samson SX3200 (750x2 Sub Amp)
(2) 18" Klipsch KP 480 Subs
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:01 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

jjptkd wrote:
Snoop65 wrote:What is your opinion of the rest of the TFM line?



I like the TFM line and each amp seems to have its own sound but one thing they all seem to have in common is a "rolled off" high end, especially when compared point blank with the Sunfires. Not sure if this is a result of trying to mimic the "tube" sound? :-k

Could be. They do have warmth that makes you think tubes.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

see there's deals like that and i missed it for sure this time. congrats, maybe next one right..
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:02 am

rah wrote:$999.00 ??????????????


Please excuse my French. Holy Shit! =D> Man, that's a score of a lifetime!!! Congrat's my man, congrat's!

Wow.
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:35 am

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

I certainly got a great deal for sure but by the time you add shipping ($125) plus service fees @ Rita's I'll be into this amp close to $1500. Then when (if) I decide to sell this beast it will cost me another $150 in Paypal and shipping fees. So, just to break even on this amp I'd have to get $1650. I have a suspicion though that with it being as nice as it is, having been just serviced and signed by the man, it might sell for a little more then that... who knows though, I may just keep this one. After all, if ever there were a "collectible" Carver amplifier, I'd have to say that this and the original Lightstar are neck n neck for the top spot. :D 8) 8)
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:22 am

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

kingman wrote: Contact me before you sell.....



Heck,

You already have a buyer waiting in the wings with the most serious case of OCCD any of us has ever seen. =P~ :lol: I just couldn't resist. :)
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Post Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:41 pm

Re: Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

Don wrote:
kingman wrote: Contact me before you sell.....



Heck,

You already have a buyer waiting in the wings with the most serious case of OCCD any of us has ever seen. =P~ :lol: I just couldn't resist. :)



two for that matter don. king has more than he needs now i say.
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