My Carver C-5 pre-amp (bought in 1992) is dying. When raising/lowering the volume knob, I get loud, annoying crackling sounds. Also, the power switch is broken (remote works ok). I would like to find a replacement but am out of touch as to what is decent (don't want to bother with repairs). Looking for something under $500. Used is an option too if there is a good model out there.
The amp is a Carver TFM-45 with a couple of DT BP-10s and a DT sub. The only source I have is an Oppo-93.
One feature I would like to have (and I'm not sure if it's even available) is to have a switched outlet on the back of the preamp which can handle the amp. The amp switch doesn't work on a remote and the C-5 can't handle the amp on its outlets so I always need to manually switch the amp on and off. Everything else works with my Harmony One remote except for the amp.
I don't think it needs any digital inputs since the analog outputs on the Oppo seem to be working great (love that Oppo).