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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by beemers417 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:34 pm

THEY MUST GO TO THE FEST!
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:33 pm

I will say this about these speakers: when it says 100 watts minimum it's not kiding. Sounds bad if you feed it anything less. The sound from these speakers is very good but weird. 4 - upward firing tweeters (they stick out the front and back of the speaker.), 1 - forward firing soft dome tweeter, 1 - 4" mid forward firing, 1 - 4" mid firing backwards, and 2 - forward firing 8" woofers. The sound is omni present. This is a open baffle speaker design. The sub is the size of an end table with 2 - 12" woffers ported. You put your ear to the speaker to listen for each devices sound and it can be difficult to distinguish. Back firing mids will probably need new foam. Not you normal style of foam thou. It is rippled.
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by gdb » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:18 pm

Taz, this place shows the rippled surounds on their diagram, maybe they could get you squared away with those drivers. Good Luck !! :)


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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:23 pm

If anyone know what brand of mid is on the Andromeda please let me know. The speaker shops are confuse at what type of surround material is being used. Most quote foam. It looks like a lamented cloth to me but these speakers are old.

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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by TNRabbit » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Lamented cloth; would that be made from the Shroud of Turin?!?



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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:29 pm

That how you feel when the prices start coming in to fix them. :lol:
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by Eddie » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:37 pm

I didn't look but did you post any pics yet Ray!
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:21 pm

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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by DaveS » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:53 pm

Not too long ago (last month) I was talking to Bob and he told me someone dropped a pair of those off at Rita`s for overhaul. I`m not sure if was the mids or the tweeters that they couldnot find, but he did say that they put a set of the little ribbons in to replace them and all was well in CarverLand again. He told me they were a very good replacement considering the speakers they needed were no longer available.

Try giving them a call and ask to talk to Bob, I`m sure he will be happy to help you out anyway he can, and will be able to tell you of any resistors or other dodads that you might have to add.
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:08 pm

Peerless K040MRF is what they are. Here is what looks like one in another speaker.
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:03 pm

Here a perspective pic:
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These are not mine but they will gice you a better idea of their appearance.
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by frankieD » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:13 pm

Roy, those look really nice.

I hope we get to see/hear them at the fest.

This may be the best bargain you ever get.

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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by engtaz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Mine look like this cat scratch fever.
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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by Magnaryder » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:29 pm

engtaz wrote:Mine look like this cat scratch fever.
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they're screaming for a Lightstar Roy!!!!

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Re: Phase Linear Andromeda Bob Carver Speakers & Subwoofer

Post by stereo_buff » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:25 pm

The pair of Andromeda I once had also had the lighter colored grille cloths like yours, Roy, not the dark ones as were shown in the earlier picture. Have you found an MCM (Motion Control Module) yet?

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