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ViperZ

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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:07 pm

ViperZ's Carver stuff

I finally got my Carver gear together for a 2.1 setup:

- Carver TFM-24 amplifier
- Carver C-1 holography preamplifier
- Magneplanar Magnepan MG-II planar speakers
- Velodyne ULD-15 subwoofer
- Dual 1228 TT

I also have Carver CT-28v, which I have no use for at this point... and looking at getting M-400t cube for a new project...

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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:45 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

Rock on Viper! How do you like the sound? Does that combo work out pretty good?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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ViperZ

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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:17 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

To be honest, I still need more time to listen... When we were testing/tuning the TFM-24, we used CT-28v, and those two sounded very nice together.

I know, C-1 has been praised a lot, but I haven't listened to it enough to make a judgment. Also, if/when I'll get a cube, I'll play with C-1/M-400t combination, but right now M-400 is slated for the subwoofer duty. In case if it will sound too get, I may downgrade TFM-24 to the sub :).
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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:18 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

Cool! I like looking at the Carver stuff for sure, but could you post more pictures of the Magneplanar Magnepan MG-II planar speakers
- Velodyne ULD-15 subwoofer
Curious what they look like in your set-up? Thanks
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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:15 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

Jag_97470 wrote:Cool! I like looking at the Carver stuff for sure, but could you post more pictures of the Magneplanar Magnepan MG-II planar speakers
- Velodyne ULD-15 subwoofer
Curious what they look like in your set-up? Thanks


I am currently re-finishing the frames for Maggies (after rebuilding tweeters, replacing crossover capacitors with Solens and installing new socks), that's why I only listened to them with C-1 for a bit.

Here is a pic of ULD-15 in the StudioLab setup:
- rebuilt the box (brand new bottom 3/4" MDF plate, mahogany finish)
- replaced speaker surround
- completely replaced all electrolytic capacitors in the amplifier (power supply and signal path).

ULD-15 is on the left of the StudioLab sub:
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ULD-15 close-up:
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Maggies in their current state (waiting for the warm weather to finish the frames):
I think I'll finish the Maggies frames in mahogany too, to match the Velodyne.

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Ah, Velodyne controller/amp (2nd shelf):
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Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:43 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

It looks like you are in the same situation as me. You need more room for those babies to breathe. ](*,)
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:05 am

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

Thanks ViperZ! Those pictures are Awesome! Looks like your working your way to great sound!!
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:15 am

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

VERY nice, but doesn't your TT skip, just a LITTLE, sitting on that sub?!? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:01 am

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Nice rig for sure. Ask Magnarider if a sub puts out any vibrations with something on top. :D
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:20 am

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skip wrote:Nice rig for sure. Ask Magnaryder if a sub puts out any vibrations with something on top. :D


Are you referring to THIS pic?!? :D

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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 Feb 05, 2009 10:27 am

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

TNRabbit wrote:VERY nice, but doesn't your TT skip, just a LITTLE, sitting on that sub?!? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Nah, it's there just for photos ;). At that time I had StudioLab sub hooked up instead of the Velodyne, so Velo was being used as a stand for the TT. The problem with hooking up the StudioLab sub to TFM-24 (each driver in the sub is separate and is 4 Ohms :lol: ) - you see that 32" LCD sitting on top of the sub? Well, it wanted to jump off a few times...
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:25 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

Great to see your set up...I'm thinking those Maggies could use some additional juice...the 24 is nice, but you can never have enough power for ribbons!
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:37 pm

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Martin Logan's top-end sub, the Depth-i, is so anti-resonant, that you can play performance-level orchestal music through it, and set a nickel on-edge on the top, and it won't move...

http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speaker_i ... pth_i.html

When I heard a dealer say this, I called "shenanigans", and thought it was COMPLETE BS, but then he did it. That thing would rock the house, was tight-musical, and accurate as heck, and that nickel just stood there, on top of the Depth, not even so much as a wobble. Blew my mind...
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:44 pm

Re: ViperZ's Carver stuff

kingman wrote:Great to see your set up...I'm thinking those Maggies could use some additional juice...the 24 is nice, but you can never have enough power for ribbons!


No ribbons in my maggies :) These are model MG-II: both, tweeter and mid are on the same panel.
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:45 pm

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Dreamer wrote:Martin Logan's top-end sub, the Depth-i, is so anti-resonant, that you can play performance-level orchestal music through it, and set a nickel on-edge on the top, and it won't move....


Well, maybe in 20 years I'll be able to afford the one that I can get and rebuild :)
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