WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

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WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Freud » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:31 pm

I would like to purchase the Carver Amazing Silver or Platinum Edition speakers. I made a terrible mistake in selling my Silver Edition speakers several years ago!

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:37 am

Welcome!

Your best bet would be to keep an eye on eBay, but also you can use Tempest search for craigslist nationwide.

Keep in mind, these speakers are getting old & most surrounds have rotted away by now. There are several threads on here about what to look out for when purchasing the Amazings; here's a good one to start you off:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9142&p=92360&hilit ... und#p92360


If you find a pair that have the original woofers, plan on having to replace them due to deteriorated surrounds:

Orevox USA Corp.
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Phone: 626-333-6803.
The SW-1220FL is the OEM replacement for the Originals. The WP-1220 is the OEM replacement for the Plats and Silver's.

You can check for buzzing ribbons with dynamic piano music & intimate female voice recordings. Over time, the glue holding the ribbon to the Kapton backing material can become brittle & release, causing buzzing. This can OFTEN be fixed by gently heating the ribbon with a hair dryer or heat gun (carefully!), but isn't a guaranteed fix. ToyMaker from this forum can rebuild ribbons for you: http://www.carveraudio.com/ribbonrepair.htm

Use this information to negotiate price on any speakers you find.

Good luck!
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:35 am

My best suggestion... grab a set of AL-III's
Same basic speaker, much smaller footprint, and a little better in the real low end, having a ported box for the woofer.
Most of the woofers are still in good condition in the AL-3's

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:04 pm

Toy Maker wrote:My best suggestion... grab a set of AL-III's
Same basic speaker, much smaller footprint, and a little better in the real low end, having a ported box for the woofer.
Most of the woofers are still in good condition in the AL-3's

Additionally, the AL-IIIs image better than the wide Amazings, IMO.
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:15 pm

Toy Maker wrote:My best suggestion... grab a set of AL-III's
Same basic speaker, much smaller footprint, and a little better in the real low end, having a ported box for the woofer.
Most of the woofers are still in good condition in the AL-3's
And they image much better than the others. And...there are several folks here who have modded the crossovers to improve them further

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by frankieD » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:46 pm

I don't want to offend anyone but:

You are all full of shit !!



Silvers Rule

And that goes for imaging too !!!

More bass my ass !

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Don » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:54 pm

frankieD wrote:I don't want to offend anyone but:

You are all full of shit !!



Silvers Rule

And that goes for imaging too !!!

More bass my ass !

Close, but no cigar my friend! Plat 4's :D Just had to throw that in. :rolleyes:
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by WhackJob » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:39 pm

Yeah, my Silvers suck ass.










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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Freud » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted a reply and your suggestions!

I have located a pair of the Amazing Originals that I may be able to purchase for around $600. I am aware of their low efficacy and current needs, but I am tempted to purchase them. They are described as being in very good condition and the seller is within a 2 hr driving time, so I would be able to pick them up. I had Dave rebuild the ribbons on the Silver Editions that I had and wouldn’t hesitate using him again to rebuild the ribbons on the Original, if need be. Would $600 be a fair price for the Amazing Originals? I would be using these as front speakers in a dedicated home theater on each side of a 112 inch screen.

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by jjptkd » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:37 pm

Having owned the AL-III's and the Silvers there really is no question in my mind that the Silvers are very much superior in every respect, can only imagine what the Platinums or Originals could do with the right wattage. :-s Good luck with your search and welcome to the forum!! =D> =D>
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:42 pm

frankieD wrote:I don't want to offend anyone but:

You are all full of shit !!



Silvers Rule

And that goes for imaging too !!!

More bass my ass !
Well as you can see opinions vary. Go listen for yourself and make you decision based on YOUR ears.

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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by hewlew1 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:34 am

I have to agree with Don plats is where its at. I have all 3 originals ,plats and AL3's as far as bottom end the AL3's are dead last. Not much difference between originals and plats just the originals require a shit load of power to make them come to life.
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Don » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:46 pm

hewlew1 wrote:I have to agree with Don plats is where its at. I have all 3 originals ,plats and AL3's as far as bottom end the AL3's are dead last. Not much difference between originals and plats just the originals require a shit load of power to make them come to life.

Dang, where are you keeping all of this audio stuff? :-k :rolleyes: You are as bad as Kingman! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by hewlew1 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:31 pm

Actually I have 2 pair of plats 1 oak,1 black so that's really 4 pair of amazings.
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Re: WTB Silver or Platinum Edition

Post by Don » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:49 pm

hewlew1 wrote:Actually I have 2 pair of plats 1 oak,1 black so that's really 4 pair of amazings.




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