Both the pre and power amplifier had an external pewter finish on the front plate which was pleasant "eye candy".
The C-2 pre-amp performance was about average, not the best at what it does but the sonic results were acceptable. The four square ON-OFF toggle switches provided quite a flimsy feel. Usually left the C-2 in tonal bypass mode as I did not like the sonic signature from them.
I think the M-200t power amplifier was the better half of the combination with enough grunt to drive the Celestion SL6s decently. When place into mono-block mode, the M-200t truly sounds amazing! My major complaint were the el-cheapo clip-in speaker cable connectors. They could have used slightly better speaker connectors. Sigh ... could not afford 2 of these power amplifiers at the time ....
I enclosed the following pix(s) from Googling the internet as I did not have any pix(s) of my units,
|Pix on internet via Googling - front|
|Pix on internet via Googling - rear of the units|
Sold the combination Carver pre and power amplifier in the Wellington area before heading off overseas to take up a MNC job offer in late 2000. Not much of a choice then as the NZ job market was not great at the time ...