Carver Audio C 1000A Dolby Digital DTS Receiver A/V Receivers

4.59/5 (17 Reviews)


Product Description

- Sonic Holography enhances spatial positioning in the stereo mode.
- DSP ""simulated"" surround modes: Theater, Stadium, Hall and Church.
- Five internal power amplifiers, with high current/high voltage design.
- One set of Video record outputs, with audio, S-Video and composite video.
- Phono input for turntables equipped with MM cartridges.
- Pre-Out/Main-in loop for front left and right channels.
- 5.1 channel DB25 input.
- 5.1 channel DB25 output.
- Heavy duty speaker binding posts.
- IEC detachable linecord.
- Treble and Bass tone controls.
- Balance control.
- Rear, center and subwoofer level adjustments from front panel.
- Speaker size adjustable with bass management.
- Front panel display shows all operating levels, settings and adjustments.
- TV on-screen display with multi-level menus.
- FM noise reduction circuitry.
- Direct Station frequency entry.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dick Billows a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Worked 20 years to own a good system, I finally made it...or so I thought.

I asked the Visions Sales Manager to see an excellent (I mean powerful) steeo amplifier that can also handle 5.1 (for movies). The sales Manager showed me the C-1000 and I was hooked. The price was high so I waited for more dust to collect and months later I made my offer of $1000 Can, we settled on $1200 Can. (about $850 US).

I am very pleased with the power and clarity but I am experiencing far too many serious technical problems.

If I did not have any technical problems I would rate this amplifier with 5 huge stars across the board.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Visions



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2002

Bottom Line:   
WOW WOW WOW This thing rocks the house. I've had the entire latest top of the line McIntosh system which was a dream come true at the time (over 20K invested) but I had to get rid of it due to financial reasons. I reseached all my possible options on obtaining something for as cheap as possible that had the same quality and was overwhelming like my McIntosh system. After hundreds of dollars in research through audiophile magazines and travelling to high end home theater studios/stores I found the ultimate answer, the Carver 1000. I was considering the Denon 4802 at the time but was unble to locate one for the 1200.00 I had available to spend on eBay. It must've been fate because I found this Carver 1000 instead and it is mind boggling the way it pushes my loud speakers with such POWER and CLARITY. I've yet to find a person who listens to AC/DC (or anything else) in my house who doesn't feel like they were just standing in front of the stage at the concert. Or when I put on the fast and the furious movie and they tell me that they felt like they were actually in the movie racing and shifting gears as my house walls shook and the couch rumbled and the suround effects made them turn their head to see how close the person racing was next to them. I have had many offers on it but the only way I'll ever get rid of my Carver 1000 is when they pry it from my cold dead fingers. Thanks to Carver for providing an incredible stereo/home theater solution that is amazing. Thanks to the guy on eBay who had to sacrifice this receiver! To all those that have this receive you know what I'm talking about if you have a nice quality set of speakers that can handle the watts. To all of those who don't have this receiver or the speakers to handle the watts, well I'm sorry to hear that. That's my review, and I'm glad to let people know that you dont have to have a fortune to have an amazing home theater or stereo system, you just have to find yourself a Carver 1000. As for the guy who said there weren't enough macro options, you must not have had a manual with yours because I'd have to spend 100K in order to have enough equipment to fulfill al the programmable functions available on this great remote.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   New in box off of eB



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bret a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2002

Bottom Line:   
My speakers are Carver Cinema Series 5.1. They are very power hungry 4ohm speakers. I was powering them with a Marantz SR18-EX and everything was flawless. I listened to a lot of two channel stereo for the first time in years.

I swapped out the 18-EX with C1000A for a cost savings. For the price I paid I am 95% satisfied with the C1000A.

If you are planning on mostly home theater use DD/DTS DVDs you'll be very impressed. The C1000A does almost as good as the Marantz did on the HT applications. A few movies with some subtle background noise I noticed better spacing and more clarity from the Marantz. One thing specifically is as Commodus steps out of the enclosed carriage just after the first battle faint sound of horse galloping is much more clear and rides up to the screen much better with the Marantz.

For two channel stereo I don't even listen anymore. If I didn't have the Marantz in first I'd probably think this sounds great. Friends I invite over are very impressed by sound quality of the system.

The remote that comes with it is very nice. While it may not have 1000 buttons and extensive macroing features it is very light weight and quick to program. Its easy enough to swap between all the devices that my wife has no troubles using it.

Overall for $1000 this unit knocks the socks off the Sony/Denon/Yahama that you can pick up at Good Guys/Etc. With 8ohm speakers this unit may sound as good as the Marantz though I spoke to the people at Carver and they insured me I'd have no trouble driving the 5.1s with the C1000A.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   www.ebay.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a great reciever for lots of reasons. Easy to set up, the manual is very simple and detailed, the on screen menu's are real easy to go through, lots of power for everything you need, excellent clarity in the music and video, and finally it is a sharp looking unit.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $900.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hillhog a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I just sold one of the best home theater amp ever made, the Carver AV-705, and my Carver CT-27V preamp and Technics Dolby Digital/DTS Processor to get this new Carver receiver. I'm so happy with this beauty, it is so powerful and so clean, a typical home run by Carver. Everything is now hooked up, and with a lot less hassle and cables. 200 monster watts minimum into 8 ohms, and I haven't even made it break a sweat yet.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1099.00

Purchased At:   AudioClassics




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