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?
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.
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.
Good afternoon everyone:
One of my neighbors is in the market for an old school vinyl record player, an amplifier and two decent speakers (I didn't know that people even listened to vinyl anymore, by the way, but fortunately they still do apparently).
His budget is about $5 k max for...
Anyone else here trying it? Free for first week, $20/month after trial. "CD Quality" lossless audio.
Into my 2nd day and in Classical music heaven. Tough to assess the SQ listening to new (to me) music, it's good, but HF seems a tad soft....however, no direct...
I work from home and in my home office I listen to vinyl played on a Kenwood 601 integrated am with KT-50 turntable. Both were bought new along with the 615 tuner. I'm thinking its about time to upgrade and from everything I read Marantz 2230 has a strong following for its warm sound.
Is an HT receiver good for 2-channel music? Does all the riggamaroll for HT mess it up for using it as a good receiver? My Adcom system is dying on me..after 30 years of faithful service. I have a 2011 Denon HT Receiver that saw little use..I think it is the 1911..would it be good for 2-channel...