This may be a silly question but I'm fairly new to this. A friend of mine recently gave me a mint condition Carver M-500t amp. He said that it was 15-20 years old (he purchased it new-he even has the original box and untouched owners manual) and hasn't been used much-not used at all for at least the last 6 or 7 years. I was told by another friend of mine that does home theater installs (he also used to work in the repair department) to defintiely not use it. He said the thing is a ticking time bomb. My current gear is an Onkyo 807 powering Paradigm Studio 20 v5 fronts, cc-590, adp-590 rears, and Def Tech Pro Sub 1000 sub. From a power standpoint I don't think I need an amp but thought that since I got it for free, why not use it and take some of the load off of the receiver. I trust my friend and usually go with what he says but I feel the need this time to ask around and see what opinions others have. Thanks!
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9/19/10 at 4:53pm