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Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« on: January 04, 2010, 05:47:21 PM »
OK, since most of the threads I read on here revolve around Carver equipment and I have a question about a M-1.0t amplifier. How well can it handle driving complex speaker loads? I am a big B&W fan and that is the load I would use it for. I have a chance to buy the amp, a Carver preamp (model unknown at this time) and a TL 3200 cd player for $600. I think it is a little expensive but any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 06:00:46 PM »
The price is good, The M1.0t is easily worth 250to 275.  The amp can deliver 200 wrms @8. Power at clipping 350 [email protected], [email protected] I believe it to be a powerful performer.
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 06:23:31 PM »
OK, since most of the threads I read on here revolve around Carver equipment and I have a question about a M-1.0t amplifier. How well can it handle driving complex speaker loads? I am a big B&W fan and that is the load I would use it for. I have a chance to buy the amp, a Carver preamp (model unknown at this time) and a TL 3200 cd player for $600. I think it is a little expensive but any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

If the preamp is a C-4000(t) or a C-16. Good deal.
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 06:27:30 PM »
Is the TL 3200 CD player a keeper?

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 06:29:41 PM »
It is a decent 16 bit player.
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 06:40:51 PM »
Price really depends on the pre amp. Player is not that expensive. Let us know what you're getting.
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 06:51:16 PM »
The Pre is the deal maker or breaker.  The M1.0t should handle you B&W's.  Best thing to do is to try it and see.  Ever amp and speaker combo will sound different.
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 10:12:17 PM »
Here is a 1.0t to watch on ebay. It ends soon. This is actually the pre Obama normal price range for these.  :o

http://cgi.ebay.com/Carver-M-1-0t-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ330390641386QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage_Electronics_R2?hash=item4cecd11aea
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 10:59:54 PM »
Wow that one is very pretty!
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 10:30:49 AM »
Sounds like a nice deal, depending on what pre you're getting with it.  Let us know what you think of the M1.0T.  I've always kind-of wanted one of those.

good luck.

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 05:52:15 PM »
I am sad to say that I cancelled the deal without ever finding out what preamp is in the mix. Seems to me that an amp worth $250 or $300 and a CD player worth $50 or $75 doesn't justify paying the extra $225 or $300 for a preamp I don't need. The seller will be out of town for the next week or so. I will find out what preamp he has asap as a follow-up. The preamp is loaned to another person presently and that's why the model number is a mystery. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 05:24:24 PM »
To close the loop on this topic, the preamp is a Carver C-2.

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 05:48:13 PM »
He won't deal on what you want???  :o  2 out of 3 ain't bad?????????  ???
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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 06:29:04 PM »
He won't deal on what you want???  :o  2 out of 3 ain't bad?????????  ???

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Re: Carver Equipment Question (M-1.0t)
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 09:48:36 PM »
He wants to sell all three pieces together. I am only looking for an amp.