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    Default Question about Carver Amp and Polk Lsim705

    Hello.

    I am the proud owner of the Polk Lsim705 but need to get an amp to push them.

    I have a few opportunities to purchase either a Carver TFM-15 or TFM-45.

    TFM-15
    • 100 wpc
    • Able to bi-wire them using the have A and B on them


    TFM-45
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    • NO A and B
    • Will bi-wire with the two channel


    My questions: Is the TFM-15 strong enough to push the Lsims? By bi-wiring with the A and B channel does that equal out to 200wpc? Is the TFM-45 @375wpc too much power for them?

    I'm a noob to amps so please excuse my ignorance and thank you for your help.

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    If I had only those two to choose from,,, TFM 45 hands down.
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    TFM-45. You need lots of power for quick transients in music and movies. That and the 45 is just a good amp overall.

    Also bi-wiring the LSiM's is pointless so dont even worry about that option.
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    I have one and you need one so buy it. Forget you ever heard of that TFM15

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    Also bi-wiring the LSiM's is pointless so dont even worry about that option.
    Why shouldn't I worry about bi-wiring? Should I just jump to bi-amping? Thank you for the response. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chonk View Post
    Why shouldn't I worry about bi-wiring?
    Sorry, bi-wiring the LSiM's is ok (using one set of connectors on the amp end and and 2 sets of connectors on the speaker end)

    Quote Originally Posted by chonk View Post
    Should I just jump to bi-amping? Thank you for the response. :)
    Bi-amping using the TFM-15 on the LSiM's is what I meant to say would be pointless...
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    Thank you for the clarification. Can you let me know your thoughts on using the Onkyo Integra M-504 with the LSiM's?

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    I have a TFM-45. It will easily power any Polk speakers. You will never regret buying it. Mine's even signed by Bob himself!
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    By bi-wiring with the A and B channel does that equal out to 200wpc?
    Nope, still 100wpc.
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