I don't get it. Why do I see so many SDA and SRS owners with Carver amps? Don't get me wrong I've owned my share: m400, m400t, 1.5t, 4.0t, tfm-35, tfm-55 (borrowed for 8 months). But seriously, I don't get what people see in these. Is it the wattage sticker? their lean, uncontrolled, and sometimes down-right flabby bass? I know Polk SDA's and SRS's arent the definition of transparent speakers, but still, they're transparent enough to let me know these are amps meant for lesser speakers. I get that this is all subjective, but I see the money people are spending on these things and I can't help but think, "you have to be joking." I will say, I've heard the Silver 7's (tubes) and I think they sound great. better than any other tube amp i've heard, including the Marantz 9's (another amp I don't get). Additionally, these comments do not apply to Sunfire kit. Thats like a whole other league above. But anyways, if these amps were selling for 160-200 bones, fine. That seems like a fair second hand price. But when someone is paying $500-$1k for these things... i dont get it. For 500-1k you're in reach of some mighty fine amps.
But this question isn't a passive aggressive attack on Carver, I really want to know. What am I missing here?