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Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:54 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

The ribbons alone are worth more then that if they work! Grab 'em up, at that price u can flip 'em easy if you don't like them.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

my fingers are crossed...

Awaiting response on the AL III's. [-o<

For that price, It would almost be like 2 for one? \:D/ \:D/
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:14 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

I wouldn't commit to anything on the Amazings until I was able to check them out thoroughly.....
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:16 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

TNRabbit wrote:I wouldn't commit to anything on the Amazings until I was able to check them out thoroughly.....


What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:36 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

cring08 wrote:
What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.

Buzzing from the Ribbons and Miss-placed Magnets also look for tears and re-pairs on the Ribbons! Female Vocals and piano are good testing tools and some good Volume - Just wire up the Ribbon section and forget the low end as you already know the issues there and/or AL III's are easier to re-place with drivers as too the Amazings so go test Ribbons only! Good luck [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Scarabeo wrote:
cring08 wrote:
What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.

Buzzing from the Ribbons and Miss-placed Magnets also look for tears and re-pairs on the Ribbons! Female Vocals and piano are good testing tools and some good Volume - Just wire up the Ribbon section and forget the low end as you already know the issues there and/or AL III's are easier to re-place with drivers as too the Amazings so go test Ribbons only! Good luck [-o< [-o< [-o<


He said he is currently using them(Amazings) with a sub.

I will have a listen when I get there Sat.
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:20 am

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

There are AT LEAST two comprehensive threads on what to look/listen for when auditioning Amazings. I'd link them but on my Droid now & it's difficult to open multiple windows to cross-reference. A search should bring them up.
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:06 am

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Hope it works out Chris!!!!! :)
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Post Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:24 am

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Thanks again guys!

I'm checking out some of the discussions on them.

No response from the AL III ad... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

... it really pours!

I also just saw a pair of (I think) Original Amazings, around 4 or 5 ft tall with the wood cabinets? It was at a new local estate sale company.They are supposed to call me with a price tomorrow. [-o< [-o<

All drivers and ribbons intact. How much should I offer, vs. taking the 120 mile trip(one way) to pick up the Piano black Amazings with blown drivers?

Either way, by Sunday, I will own Carver speakers! \:D/ \:D/
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Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:59 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

4-5 feet tall would be Silver editions.
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:03 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

TNRabbit wrote:4-5 feet tall would be Silver editions.


Thanks! What would be a good price for these? Or how high should I be willing to go vs $350 for the ones 1 1/2 hours away?
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:16 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Chris...your are livin in 'Carver Heaven' down there!!!!!...GET THEM ALL!!!!
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:23 pm

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kingman wrote:Chris...your are livin in 'Carver Heaven' down there!!!!!...GET THEM ALL!!!!


Yeah! 'bout damn time! \:D/ \:D/

As of right now, no call or email back re: the AL III.

I am (supposed to be)getting pricing on the Silver's tomorrow.

If that doesn't go through, headed out of town to pick up the black Amazings!

WISH ME LUCK GENTLEMEN! [-o< [-o<
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:26 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

I live close and have a set of AL-lll's if you would like to have a listen. Aurora IN area
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