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Location: The west's most mid-western town, Scottsdale, Arizona
There is a difference between hearing and listening...
Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
Carver: C-4000 & C-1 preamps, PSC-60 preamp/tuner, TX-11a tuner, M-400 (2), C-500, M-500, M-500t, M-500t Mk.II, A-500x, AL-III loudspeakers (2 pr.)
Sunfire:Theater Grand III processor, Ultimate Receiver, Cinema Grand Signature 400 ~ seven, True Subwoofer Mk. II, D-10 Subwoofer
Here is a link to some info on these crossovers:
Anybody interested may want to see if they can hunt one down in the used market. Currently, the Carver ribbons and woofers are good, not great, in my opinion. This is compared to what is available TODAY. Back when they were first introduced, they were the speakers to beat for their price. However, other loudspeaker companies who make much more refined and robust versions, but they are obscenely expensive.
There is now doubt that to get the best from a "Carver" style loudspeaker you must do the following:
1. Separate baffles (or enclosures) for the ribbons and the woofers
2. External active DSP crossover
3. A large enough room to let them really get down and boogie
This gives you infinite ability to fine tune the speakers to your personal tastes - different preamps, amps, toe in, tilt, etc.
Just my 2 cents...
A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
In a recent press conference, President Obama remarked, "If I had a city, it would look just like Detroit."
Almost ALL speakers have internal "passive" equalization in them. By removing the crossovers all together, you have also "de-tuned" them.
I know, because I did the same thing myself. And it took Bob Carver about 5 hours to re-tune them using a 31 band EQ.
There are notch filters for the ribbons around 6000-7000 Hz, and some other stuff going on in there.
The clearview crossover DOES compensate for the EQ. It is a 2-way crossover AND an active EQ to re-tune the drivers.
I have one, and I am using it, but it's on its way to Tom pretty soon.
Here's Bob tweakin' away !!! As you can see the EQ on top, is anything but flat.
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
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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