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Txorexch

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:40 pm

New to the game

Today I ran across a ct29v receiver (won't power on just a glimpse of a flash of light thn off), a Tfm55x amp and pair of AL III Speakers with stand and all wires etc. the amp works so tested it and one of the speakers ribbons has a buzz. Is this worth keeping and trying to use or should I sell it? How expensive to get a tuner repaired. Also what should I do to troubleshoot buzzing ribbon. Thanks.
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Shortcake

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:43 pm

Re: New to the game

Welcome, you came to the right place. I am sure one of the gang will respond, if they aren't too busy at Carverfest.

My opinion, everything worth repair if Carver - but if you chose not to, you can always send my way lol. (I said it first, don't listen to the others if they offer.)

What other gear you got? You know they will ask!
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TNRabbit

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:52 pm

Re: New to the game

CT 29 is not that great of a preamp. Probably not worth the bother. Find yourself a good C-1 or C-11.

TFM 55 is a good, powerful amp, but it will get it's ass kicked by AL-IIIs at reference volume~

For the ribbon:

There are 2 rows of small black PHILIPS screws that run down either side of the felt on the back of the ribbon.

Tighten each screw about 1/8 to 1/4 turn... see if it goes way.

Don't worry about the outer SQUARE DRIVE screws; they hold the ribbon to the wooden face panels.

DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN OR YOU'LL CRACK THE MAGNETS, which would be VERY BAD! Don't be tempted to tighten more than 1/8 turn at first. If still buzzing, go to 1/4 turn. I don't advise going more than 1/2 turn in total unless they are extremely loose.
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Txorexch

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Re: New to the game

What do you mean the amp will get its ass kicked by te speakers at reference volume????
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TNRabbit

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:35 pm

Re: New to the game

I mean that amp doesn't have enough ass to really crank on the AL-III speakers.
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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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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:35 am

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\:D/ Welcome to the forum!!!! \:D/
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Post Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:25 am

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Welcome,
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Post Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:32 am

Re: New to the game

Welcome!!
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TNRabbit

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Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:00 pm

Re: New to the game

SO.....did you get the buzz out of the ribbons?
TNRabbit
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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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