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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by kevin tate, Mar 15, 2004.
Anyone owns a Carver AV 505? If you do, what is your opinion of this amp?
I used to use the av705 and it was a stereophile class a component(before they had AAA). It's a great amp, and I highly reccomend it.
Thanks for the answer Jeff. The 505 is the little brother of the 705 @ 80w x 5 (all channel driven). Presently, I have the Audiosource Amp3 @ 150w/channel driving the front two speakers. I also have the Sherwood receiver rated @ 100w x 5 (but it delivered 54w when all channel are driven according to Sound & Vision testing) driving the center and the surround speakers. The front and center speakers are rated 90dB for efficiency, and the rear speakers are rated @ 89dB. I wanted to get another amp to drive the center speaker, but the wife complained about too many "boxes". Is it a "downgrade" to replace the Amp3 @ 150w x 2 with the Carver 505 @ 80w x 5 for the whole system? I use my system for 50% music & 50% movies.
the carver, when it first came out, went for like $1200..however, back then, you didnt have the high watt multis that you have now...
cant say, as i havent heard your audiosource...but carver is good stuff...