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  1. #1
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    Jan 2005

    A Momenent of Silence...

    ...for my trusty old Carver receiver. It was old. It was loud. It served me faithfully for 18 years. Yesterday, it finally said "enough!", unfortunately just before the half of the Pittsburgh game. It looks like a terminal condition, an awful hum coming from the power supply.

    A quick trip to Radio Sh*t to try a fuse had me scrambling to hook the mains back into the AV receiver. The sound is good enough, it just doesn't have the punch it used to have. Not even close. I am in the market for a big old-school power amp, 150 watt range. Something vintage, naturally. Father-in-law has a pristine Adcom 545 that might fit the bill. I might try to pick up an old Carver TFM with the cool analog meters.



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    Color me gone... Resident Loser's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    Nueva Jork

    What about...

    Quote Originally Posted by jocko_nc
    ...Recommendations? jocko
    ...A qualified service center?...Unless there is something wrong with some odd-ball proprietary or otherwise unavailable part, to a good tech an amp is an amp is an amp...most parts have suitable substitutions available even if they don't have an the OEM label.

    Hello, I'm a misanthrope...don't ask me why, just take a good look around.

    "Men would rather believe than know" -Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by Edward O. Wilson

    "The great masses of the people...will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one" -Adolph Hitler

    "We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves" -Goethe

    If you repeat a lie often enough, some will believe it to be the truth...

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    Dec 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by jocko_nc
    ...for my trusty old Carver receiver.
    Repair classics. Replace everything else. I suggest you look into buying a Panny XR receiver.


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    Forum Regular thepogue's Avatar
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    Nov 2003
    Hayes, Va

    I've got an TFM 55 for sale...

    405 wpc...silly huh?'s a peach! I'd swap for a guitar or some other music equipment...a nice pre wit a phone stage...somefinn...or take $$$.

    Peace, Pogue
    • Mark Levinson No. 27
    • Musical Fidelity 308cr
    • Martin Logan Prodigy's
    • Ariel Acoustics 10-T
    • Rega Planet CD
    • CJ Premier 9 DAC
    • Linn LP12 - Basik Plus - Valhalla
    • Benz Micro Cart.
    • Akai GX 747 Reel to Reel
    • Straight Wire Virtuoso Interconnects

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