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Finally get to play with a TFM-75!!

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mbskeam

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Post Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:15 pm

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

Mbskeam


#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"
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jjptkd

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:31 am

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

I took this amp to Rita, told her to go through the amp and do whatever she felt necessary to ensure it would last a long time. She opened it up, tested everything and said it was very much like new inside and that it wouldn't need service for many years to come. The guy I bought this from said it only had about 20 hours on it total since new. I trust Rita with all things Carver so I didn't push the whole re-cap issue. This amp is really in very nice condition, paint still has a shine to it.

I like the way it sounds but in all fairness I like how most of anything Carver sounds and am really stuck on Sunfire power. I've already got a TGP-IV & 425x5 combo plus an Ultimate Receiver and I'm very happy with both setups. If I had the money to keep treasures laying around this would be one to keep for sure but I just can't swing it right now. :? I've got one guy local who's offered me $2k cash so far, figured I'd give it at least the whole weekend though before letting it go.
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 225x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch KP 250 II (2 Pairs)
Klipsch RSW 15
(2) 18" Klipsch KP 480 Subs
Samson SX3200 (750x2 Sub Amp)
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jjptkd

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:54 pm

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

Just sold to a guy here in Seattle, traded a mint, one owner TFM-55x plus a little cash... :-" :-"
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 225x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch KP 250 II (2 Pairs)
Klipsch RSW 15
(2) 18" Klipsch KP 480 Subs
Samson SX3200 (750x2 Sub Amp)
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mbskeam

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:17 pm

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

any body we know????
Mbskeam


#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
― Aristophanes

The only thing I'll feel......will be the RECOIL
Necronomicon Ex-Mortis....... Klaatu Barada Nikkto
"We should seek the greatest value of our action"
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elgrau

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:47 pm

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

jj wrote: "I honestly think I may keep this one, unless I just don't like the way it sounds...." :lol: :lol:

So fast I never even saw the eBay listing...nor listing here (if any)...But I'm sure another mint 75 will be coming along again soon.... :lol: :lol:
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-705x 5 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: TLM-3600 CDP to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.
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jjptkd

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Post Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:45 pm

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

It didn't best my 425x5 Sunfire, I'll leave it at that for all the die hards, but then again, I prefer my 425x5 over the 625x2 on my klipsch speakers... :-s :-s
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 225x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
Klipsch KP 250 II (2 Pairs)
Klipsch RSW 15
(2) 18" Klipsch KP 480 Subs
Samson SX3200 (750x2 Sub Amp)
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