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Looking one over for pure two channel listening.

Opinions? Any information would be great!!!!

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-Bill M
 

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If you believe, like me, that more power is a good thing even at moderate listening volumes then you can't go wrong with this amp. I have 400 watts per channel driving stacked double Large Advents. The sound is incredible compared to a years ago setup of a single pair of Large Advents driven by a 30 Watt per channel HK receiver.

I see one of these amps just sold on Ebay for $365.

What speakers will you be driving with it and what preamp/processor will be driving it?
 

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Pre amp will be a Carver C1 and it will drive my old pair of Kef 104/2.

Going old school!!!!

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I'm always amazed when I read how 100wpc is always enough because it will produce 105 dB with such and such speakers at such and such a distance in such and such a room. Peaks and transients, the stuff that makes music sound "real", are never considered in these discussions.

Now I don't know what kind of power your potential Carver has, but my Carver M-1.5t runs at 350wpc. I'm not even going to bother to write about what a difference it has made over a couple of 110 watt channels in a decent Sony receiver. At any volume level. With any music. With any movie. More than likely with any speaker.

Power is.

Think cars. There is no substitute.

All the best.

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I have read a number of favorable and a few un-favorable reviews of the Carver TFM amplifiers. Most of the arguments against the equipment have to do with overly generous power specifications and a some reliability issues with their larger units.

However by my own personel experience, I think you will be very pleased with the performance of the Carver amp. I have owned a Carver TFM-35 for 4 years and I am extremely happy with this amp. This unit has played several roles in my system, and has always delivered plenty of clean undistorted sound to my speakers.
 

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Looking one over for pure two channel listening.

Opinions? Any information would be great!!!!

Thanks in advance.

-Bill M
I'm using a Carver tfm-42 as my main power supply along with a Carverct-17 tuner/ pre amp and they are the best bang for the buck I ever spent.
But be careful and make sure your speakers are fused.lol
 
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