For sale - Carver m500t Mark II

Dennis Miller - one of the premier approved technicians did the Mark II mods to this beautiful amp. The mods are pretty extensive, but I may list them separately when my well-organized schedule allows. Something like 385 watts at 8 ohms.

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Very nice overall condition. Faceplate really nice. A few minor imperfections on top cover. Offering to Polkies first before going to Carver site where these are very desirable. Elegant meters. Low hours since Mark II mods. $549.00 in my pocket plus shipping to CONUS. PayPal F&F or personal check if I know you. 100 posts minimum. Local pickup in central Wisconsin but I go to Madison often and will be in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Comments

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Bought my first M500t new in 1984. Always enjoyed how it sounded.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    That is a great price. I charge $400 for the modification alone, and I’m booked out 4 months.

    Dennis Miller does quality work - most assuredly a top tier tech, and he stands behind his work.

    GLWTS!
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,246
    edited November 5
    I had always wanted one of these. If I did not just have a TFM45 refurbed, I would have jumped on this in a heart beat at that price.

    GLWTS
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,516
    edited November 6
    Well now...
    :)

    How does it sound driving Polks?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,715
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Well now...
    :)

    How does it sound driving Polks?

    SDA is out unless you choose not to use interconnect cable, these invert one channel.
    All other Polks are good to go.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Well now...
    :)

    How does it sound driving Polks?

    SDA is out unless you choose not to use interconnect cable, these invert one channel.
    All other Polks are good to go.

    Still a common ground amp. I ran a Carver M500t with my SDA 2B's for 20+ years. Very nice combo
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,715
    edited November 6
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    audioluvr wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Well now...
    :)

    How does it sound driving Polks?

    SDA is out unless you choose not to use interconnect cable, these invert one channel.
    All other Polks are good to go.

    Still a common ground amp. I ran a Carver M500t with my SDA 2B's for 20+ years. Very nice combo

    All due respect, the Carver M500(t) is most assuredly not a common ground amplifier. That said, you can use it with SDA, as long as you use a dreadnaught.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,334
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    daddyjt wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Well now...
    :)

    How does it sound driving Polks?

    SDA is out unless you choose not to use interconnect cable, these invert one channel.
    All other Polks are good to go.

    Still a common ground amp. I ran a Carver M500t with my SDA 2B's for 20+ years. Very nice combo

    All due respect, the Carver M500(t) is most assuredly not a common ground amplifier. That said, you can use it with SDA, as long as you use a dreadnaught.

    I stand corrected. Now that I remember I was using the AI-1 interconnect cable. Still great sounding amp/speaker combo.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,926
    Congrats!!
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    Someone got a great deal...

    Congrats to the seller and the new owner!
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • cincycat13cincycat13 Posts: 860
    Wahoo. Got payment sent today. I tried to resist, but the blue LED meters wouldn’t let me go. I had an m500 that I enjoyed for years before I had to let it go.

    And I was the opposite of CH46E. I have a TFM-45 that needs refurb that I had not yet got done.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Congratulations
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
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