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    Default My Christmas amp

    I finally added an amp to my rig! Its a Carver AV-505 that my friends bought me for Christmas. I couldn't be happier, I hooked it up to my center and mains and it sounds fantastic. There was a big upgrade in clarity and volume, especially in the mids. My RTiA5's sounded good before, but they really woke up when the Carver was driving them. Its rated at 80 x 5, which is only 5 wpc more than my AVR, but the difference is dramatic. I hit 120 clear db's at the listening position during the "Comfortably Numb" solo, and there was more power available. Can't say enough about Carver. Will post pics and further reviews soon.
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    RTiA5 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - PSW650 - Pioneer Elite SC-55 - Carver AV-505 - Sony 46" 120Hz - Monster HP 2400 - Xbox 360 - Playstation 3
    2 Channel
    Polk RTA 15TL - Harman Kardon HK3485 - HK DVD48 - Signal Cable IC's and speaker cables

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    I got myself a carver Christmas amp myself :) I also couldn't be happier! Congrats!
    2 Channel/HT:
    Sony SS-M9 P's (ES version)
    Sony SS-M1CN Center Channel
    Polk RT800 Surround Speakers
    Odyssey Stratos Dual Mono Amplifiers
    TAD 150 Signature Tube Preamp
    Harman Kardon HK354
    Sony SACD Player

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    Congrats!

    I also got myself a Christmas amp... Aragon 8008 MkII. Man I love it. It rocks my LSi-15's.
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    ModWright SWL 9.0SE Signature Preamp | Aragon 8008 Mk II Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    Squeezebox Touch |Rega DAC
    | Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-717 Tuner (Joseph Chow Mods)

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    What did you say? I see your lips moving but I can't hear what your saying...

    That's some serious Volume there. congrats...

    :D.......................ENJOY.................... .:D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?...GOT SUNFIRE? ...GOT Maggies?

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    I have a quick question about my new amp. Can you bridge any of the channels together for more power? I'm not that familiar with dedicated power amps that don't go in cars. I would like to bridge two channels to each of my mains and use the last one for the center. Thanks

    Dominic
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    RTiA5 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - PSW650 - Pioneer Elite SC-55 - Carver AV-505 - Sony 46" 120Hz - Monster HP 2400 - Xbox 360 - Playstation 3
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    Polk RTA 15TL - Harman Kardon HK3485 - HK DVD48 - Signal Cable IC's and speaker cables

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    nice

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    Congrats man I am looking forward to diving into the amp world really soon.
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

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    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900

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    Nice amp. I have heard them and like them very much!
    Sunfire TGP, Sunfire Cinema Grand, Sunfire 300~2 (2), Sunfire True Sub (2),Carver ALS Platinum, Carver AL III, TFM-55, C-19, C-9, TX-8, SDA-490t, SDA-390t

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    Quote Originally Posted by domflane View Post
    I finally added an amp to my rig! Its a Carver AV-505 that my friends bought me for Christmas. I couldn't be happier, I hooked it up to my center and mains and it sounds fantastic. There was a big upgrade in clarity and volume, especially in the mids. My RTiA5's sounded good before, but they really woke up when the Carver was driving them. Its rated at 80 x 5, which is only 5 wpc more than my AVR, but the difference is dramatic. I hit 120 clear db's at the listening position during the "Comfortably Numb" solo, and there was more power available. Can't say enough about Carver. Will post pics and further reviews soon.
    Atta boy. ;)

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    Congrats!
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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