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Playitloud

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Post Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:47 pm

Amazings on ebay

Look like originals to me. Does this guy know what hes talking about??? Platinums???



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tsupported
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stevewithrow

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Post Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:17 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

They are originals....
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Post Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:44 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

I sent a email to tell him what he had so he could be right! He was glad to get the info!
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:14 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

WOW There already up to 610.00 I got mine about 6 months ago with 2 ADCOM GFA 555 amps for 500.00. I guess that was a steal \:D/
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elgrau

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:56 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

Yes, I'd say so. Amps work I assume?
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
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Playitloud

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:06 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

Yep they work fine. But I ended up powering the AMAZINGS Biamped with a M500t on the woofers and a TFM45 on the ribbons through a Hafler 110 Pre and a Behringer electronic crossover SWEEEEEEET
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elgrau

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:00 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

Not to be critical (as I have no experience with bi-amping), but I guess I never really understood why you "need" 375 w/c to drive tweeters/ribbons* (that take very little power to drive and in fact the "bulk" of power is used for low frequencies = large displacements of "air"). Seems a waste of a 45's "time" to me :lol: .
If I were going to "bi-amp" at 1st blush I'd look for a good tube or "tube-like" amp with lot's of power to drive the low end, and a VERY accurate (perhaps even digital!) relatively low power amp to drive the highs. And feed both with a very nice tube pre-amp.
But if it sounds great (your set-up) that's all that matters! Just seems like a waste of power/"musicality" to me to use a 45 to drive tweeters! Explain yourself! :lol: :lol: Or not; whatever works! =D>

*Maybe that's the "answer": ribbons take gobs more power and "cover" more of frequency band then "tweeters"?
Family room: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
Living room: AudioQuest Black Mamba 8M IC's from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 8" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-705x 5 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: TLM-3600 CDP to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:29 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

Personally, I never considered the ribbons as just "tweeters" since they cover most of the audio spectrum (crossover at 200 Hz or so, right?) And, since they are not that efficient, they need "gobs" of power to make decent sound levels.

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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:36 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

I tried every combo adcom+ carver both ways, adcoms only (not very warm kinda harsh) put the 45 on the woofers 500 on the ribbons listened for a week and liked it. Then for the heck of it swapped them around all I could say the ribbons seemed to come alive with the 45 and the woofers are right at home with the 500 they seem easy to drive. And what fstik said the ribbons are very inefficiant.I am crossing them over at just under 200hz. I think I could give them all even more power and they would like it. Mark
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:42 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

One would hope that when Bob designed all this stuff that he would make sure that his amps would work great with his speakers. I have no doubt that other amps will do just fine but I would go with a Sunfire or a Carver amp to power his ribbon speakers.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:52 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

The 48" ribbon in the AL-III covers 150Hz to 20kHz (and beyond), and is relatively flat throughout the region. It takes a lot of power to cover that spectrum with a single device.
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erniejade1

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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:01 pm

Re: Amazings on ebay

The ribbons especially on the originals are not efficient at all and do take a lot of power to drive them. More so then the woofers.
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:54 am

Re: Amazings on ebay

erniejade1 wrote:The ribbons especially on the originals are not efficient at all and do take a lot of power to drive them. More so then the woofers.


ditto.
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