You got the right idea, and right amout of money: Quad II! Asking $1600 on audiogon, go snatch her!
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Take it from one who owned Carver's old top-of-the-line amp: If your tfm-35 is anything like the 1.5t, dump the Carver!
You would get more current and umph from an older Onkyo 919 or Denon 5700 receiver than you would from the Carver.
Your VOT speakers are rather large and quite old and may be questionable sonically if compared to many of today's speakers.
Nevertheless, perhaps you should read up on the Odyssey Stratos amps for $1000 new. see odysseyaudio.com.