Thanks for the tip. I did remove the cover and check/wiggle all of the wires. I was surprised that it was actually pretty clean inside. Since my electronics background is rather" digital" ie, turn it on and it works good, turn it off and it turns off, also good, that's probably about all I will do at this point.
I think the Ct-29v, and the two TFM 15-cbs are going to be sold for parts or for someone else to resurrect. I am looking at a pair of M-500s, a C-5 and a SDA 450 to replace those units . That should give me a pretty fun Carver stack to play around with. If I need to refurb the M500s down the road, then i think that's a better use of funds. I've been eyeing some Hereseys and Cornwalls locally on CL and I think that would be a cool set up.
The Phase Linears will be sent off for refurb. That would give me a second stereo unit to play around with.
Silver-7t, Thanks for the tip on the Soloist and juice bar. I can covert two existing outlets and add a third. That would give me three different circuits dedicated for amps. It looks like the Soloists are rated for 15 amps, do you think that's enough?
Funny thing about the light bulbs, no I don't change them very frequently, but I was called sparky at a company I used to work for. Within six months both a company car and a company truck I was driving caught fire. I also had an event filled weekend where I lost my house, almost lost my job, got run over by a tractor trailer, was bitten multiple times by both a full sized cayman
and an alligator and caught several rattlesnakes. Oh and there was another weekend where we sank my buddies car at a Grateful Dead concert. Ah, but I digress, I'd give you all the details but that's another story for another day. Never did miss a day of work though, was late and for some reason there was always a crowd at my desk to hear my late excuses.
BTW, when can I check your stereo out?
HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD
2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV
2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's
2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns
2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers
2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin