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Carver *Pro* PM-175 Stereo 175/250/500 watt Amplifier UGLY -- subwoofer amp?
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May 25, 2012
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US $137.51
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Item location:
Blair, NE, United States


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Audio Inputs: Stereo L/R RCA, TRS/Audio Jack, XLR Number Of Channels: 2
Number of L/R RCA Inputs: 1 Type: Power Amplifier
Audio Outputs: Banana Speaker Jacks, Raw Cable Speaker Jacks Model:


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Key Features
Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
Number Of Channels2

Carver Pro Series PM-175 magnetic field power amp, awesome rugged amp for subwoofers

This is a "souped up" version of Carver's consumer amps from the late 1980s. Compared to the consumer version the pro amps add robust speaker protection, clipping indicator, signal detection and separate left/right volume controls.

It can more than double its rated output when strapped into mono making it an awesome 500 watt subwoofer amp! It's built to a much more rugged standard than the consumer models. Gnarly.

This rugged amp is fully functional but has seen its share of concert gigs. Boy is this thing UGLY!! It's covered with many many scratches and dings and chipped paint. Look at the photos before you bid! This is a workhorse, not a showpiece. Made in the USA.

I have been using this to drive 2 home-built 15" subwoofers and had the amp operating out of sight, so I didn't care about its looks. This is not to say the PM-175 is only for subs. Just for fun I hooked it up to my main speakers and it acquits itself nicely even going up against a Sunfire Symphonic Reference. (Compared to the Sunfire the PM-175 has a somewhat fuller bass in the 70-90 Hz range.)  Unit will be wrapped in plastic film to protect further scratches to finish.

Specs from the Owner's Manual:

  • 175 w/channel 8 ohms
  • 500 watts bridged mono 8 ohms
  • 250 w/channel 4 ohms
  • 300 w/channel 2 ohms
  • Damping 200 at 1kHz
  • Inputs: Balanced to ground, XLR, TRS phone jacks

In addition I will include a set of TRS phone jack-to-RCA adapters if you wish to use this amp with traditional consumer equipment. I will include a printed copy of the owners manual (not original but a reprint). 

From the Owner's Manual:
"The PM-175 represents the latest technology in Carver's patented Magnetic Field Power Supply. This efficient supply coupled with a unique amplifier design provide you with the very best in performance. Because of the specially designed protection systems you can be assured your valuable speakers and amplifier will be protected.

Its lightweight and rugged construction makes it ideal for touring and permanent installations. We are proud of our track record for excellent performance and proven reliability. The high quality standards Carver products provide is the quality that our customers have come to respect.

Bob Carver"

Please see my other eBay listings for:

  • Klipsch K55 midranges for these horns
  • Klipsch K77 tweeters
  • Klipsch Crossovers
  • Carver consumer amps & preamps

If you have any questions please ask before bidding.

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