I realize this is a very late response, but i just recently joined this site and wanted to comment about the Carver TFM-35 for the benefit of any future readers of the thread.
I purchased a TFM-35 back in 1995 i think it was, along with a Carver Ct-17v preamp and it was driving a pair of Bose 601 series III. To the chagrin of the audio "philes" that will scowl after reading that...., this setup sounded exceptionally good. I dont recall what else i had, i know there was a decent Cd player and EQ in the system. Most people who heard it said something like "turn that **** UP".
In 2002 i had everything stolen with the exception of the amp. The day that happened was basically the last time i had heard that amplifier. Fast forward to 2012....for whatever reason, i decide that i am going to build a decent, reasonably priced system...BUILT AROUND THE OLD AMP. It was not working and had been sitting in my garage for a bit more than 10 years. I discovered an outfit that repairs and revitalizes old Carver gear named Hi-Tech Audio in Oregon. After talking to Rolland there, i decide to send it in to be "serviced" at a cost of approximately $400 (includes shipping to and from Michigan). He says its 10 weeks before they will get to it and 12 before you get it back, so in the meantime i buy the following:
Carver C-16 Preamp
Morrow Cables SP-3, MA-3, DIG4
A Second Carver TFM-35
All the above is ready when the amp gets back,
Long story short. I have a friend over for a listen. Put on a few tunes from his favorite band (yello), played at full throttle. "you ruined me for music" he says.
Either my friend doesnt know what sounds good....or he does. That was with ONE amp hooked up.
The Second amp has now returned from service and the speakers have been sold (too revealing of recording) and im waiting for Tekton Lores, with which i intend to blow the house down.
I highly recommend obtaining and then sending any TFM-35 in for service to HI-Tech Audio. They are essentially rebuilding this thing for you for about $400 and it will last another 20 years or more. These amps sound GREAT and have tons of power (250/ch or 700 in mono). If you have decent source components, you will not be disappointed at the Hi-Tech Audio serviced TFM-35.
What this guy says in this video is 100% accurate