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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Re: Carver Amazings Platinum (buyer?)

Welcome mikey-amazing
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:35 pm

Re: Carver Amazings Platinum (buyer?)

The simple answer is Plats.

The easiest way to distinguish them is that they have 3 POTS on the back. One for lows, mids, and highs. They also will have the papercone woofer. The plats are the easiest to push because they require less power. The original amazings are not that efficient and you will need to something powerful to really reach their full potential.

Other guys might chime in here and go much deeper in description. I know just the basics

On a side note, some people have modded their amazings and have double binding posts. One for the ribbons and one for the woofers.
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:11 pm

Re: Carver Amazings Platinum (buyer?)

I think you may be confusing normal Plats with Mk.IVs (which have the three pots and only two binding posts). Regular plats don't have pots and four binding posts. What tells you that they are Plats is the 60" ribbon. THey may be upgraded from Originals if the woofers have flat cones and they have only two binding posts.
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Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:24 pm

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BillD wrote:I think you may be confusing normal Plats with Mk.IVs (which have the three pots and only two binding posts). Regular plats don't have pots and four binding posts. What tells you that they are Plats is the 60" ribbon. THey may be upgraded from Originals if the woofers have flat cones and they have only two binding posts.


Yea I was thinking Mk,IVs in my head as I was writing but obviously failed to put it down #-o .

Think I will just stick with making wisecracks about Jag \:D/
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:11 am

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To answer one of the first questions:

I can't imagine paying $2500 for any Amazings; they sell all the time for between $800 and $1200.
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:34 am

Re: Carver Amazings Platinum (buyer?)

I'd think that pristine Platinums might go for $1500.
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:52 pm

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BillD wrote:I'd think that pristine Platinums might go for $1500.



Not disagreeing with you, Bill; just noting that they DO sell for those prices frequently. Not like you can BEAT them for that price~
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Post Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:25 pm

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Good judgment comes from experience,but experience usually comes from bad judgment.

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Post Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:13 am

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does the hottie in the pic come with the Plats?
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:44 am

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For nearly 3 grand she better.
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:09 pm

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tah800 wrote:For nearly 3 grand she better.


I have "BRAND NEW" woofers - Just got em from Ada yesterday 7/13 being they were a one day delivery to here and I would sell my Platinum's right now for $1250 in near mint looking condition however no chicks come in the Deal and I think $1500 is fair for a good pair! I also have a electronic crossover that comes with them so 300 Hz would be possible as to help take bass off those ribbons from the 150 Hz there at with the original crossover.
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