got silvers today but!!!!!

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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by Chuck1 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:44 am

The resistor must have got smokin hot at one time for the outer casing to become so brittle and crumble away. I would not drive them without repairing the resistor / and checking other components first.
I was planning on a complete "oil-rubdown" on my silver's this weekend, but the weather here is supposed to be great, so I may not have a chance to get them done. If I do, I will check the crossover network resistor values.

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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by BillD » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:44 am

It looks to me to be a Rev. E crossover, especially if that obscured letter on the iron core inductor is a 3. RR4 and R5 were omitted in Rev E. The presence of R3 would indicate that it has the CT woofers. Also, the values of the 47µF caps (C1 and C2) changed after Rev. E. It's got to be either R1 or R2, and in that R2 is bigger than R1, I'm guessing that it's a 2Ω 75W resistor (and R1 is a 2Ω 10W resistor). That would leave R3 as a 1Ω 50W resistor. The iron core inductor (L1) should be 10mH and the air core inductor (L2) should be 2.5mH. Oh, the yellow cap (C3) should be 22µF 100V. I think that accounts for all the parts.
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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by F1nut » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:29 pm

carver most certainly does make a 2.0t its the pm 2.0t.
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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by mmmadog » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:13 pm

Yes they are the 3 woofer silvers. My next question was going to be are these the original woofers. I will post a pic later. Iam located in the olympia area. I have to have something internally changed on the 2.0t because I was using it bridged. I dont think the 2.0 is anywhere near a 1.5 for one the 2.0 only ways 10lbs has a clip eliminater seperate gains for each channel and a fan. You have to plug it in and wait 2 or 3 minutes before you can turn it on. I have a buddy that if I can get him to set the pipe down long enough is good at fixing electronics. If we can get the right part maybe its an easy fix. Thanks for all the info so far. Very helpful. Will keep you posted...............................Matthew

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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by fstik » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:01 pm

I have a set of Silver crossovers in the newbie for sale section. Shoot me a pm if you are interested.

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Re: got silvers today but!!!!!

Post by mmmadog » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:10 pm

When I listened to these speakers before I bought them they got real loud but not much bass. I just assumed it was the little integrated amp he was using. Iam using a sunfire symphonic pre I just got and now a bgw750c. When you turn it up they use alot more gain from the pre than other setups I have and not much sound. Real flat and seems like somethings holding them back. I email a guy Bob Crities. He is know for the work he does on klipsch speakers and modifies there crossovers. He emailed me right back this mourning and I sent him the picture and the info you guys had givin me. Again he emailed me right back and said no problem fixing these. He said the big resisitor may be hard to find and the large value caps would be very expensive unless we use the electrolytics like the originals. I tell ya just listening at low levels these are going to be killer when done. My car stereo sounds real harsh and grainy after listening to these..................Matthew

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