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can old amps power new equipment????

by portfarms / January 27, 2008 5:30 AM PST

i have a carver model TFM-45 that powers my to side speakers and a carver 3/4 channel power amp model AV-634 that powers my center and back speakers and also have a carver preamp model TM-17. i was thinking about getting new speakers and replacing my preamp becouse it is lacking all the new plugs that are out now. but can i still use my carver power to drive the new stuff and do they even have preamps out there that will match up to my carver amps.

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yes you can use old amps to power equipment
by rexscates / January 27, 2008 6:44 AM PST

hook it up to the tape input and that type of line level inputs.
the record input on your carver amp is not for modern equipment.


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Yes..... Carver Amps will work... So will the CT-17
by CarlTheTruthSlapHappy / March 22, 2011 4:50 AM PDT

I have the exact setup that you have. (minus the 3/4 channel amp). What I do is use my CT-17 to run my "main" two speakers. This is what I would use for listining to music. Since the CT-17 is a dual pre-amp, I use the remote to run a source to my 5.1. I don't get the benefits of the fiber optic or the "true" 5.1 but if It isn't a big deal like I thought it would be. Now, I went thru and calibrated everything while watching a movie in 5.1. Now, when I watch TV, all amps/speakers turn up and down with one volume. Plus, I don't care what anyone says, you loose something with 5.1. There is a range around 500HZ that just isn't there...... No sound wall..... Maybe i'm just an old burnout??

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