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BrianT

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Post Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:11 pm

Silver & Platinum Difference

Can one of the Carver speaker gods tell me what the difference is
between the Caver Amazing Silver and The Caver Amazing Platinum are.

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BillD

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Post Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:35 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

About a foot. :lol:

Seriously, about a foot and a woofer. The Silvers have 48" ribbons, the plats have 60" ribbons (and 4 woofers, whereas the silvers have 3). Different crossovers, of course, and the plats are bigger (must accommodate the extra ribbon length and the extra woofer). Silvers have the same ribbon that are in the AL-IIIs
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Post Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:26 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

Bigger, badder, larger sound stage. Both are great speakers IMO. Though I have only heard the Plat MK IV's and of course my Al III's.

Can't go wrong with any of them but it does seem most like the Plats over the Silvers though I would love to have either of those to add to my collection.

I think there is a ohm difference though...From what I can recall the ALIII's and the Silvers are 4 ohm and the Plats are 8ohm but I could be wrong. Keep in mind I have had 4 Long Island Iced tea's tonight so that will imapare my thought process.
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:36 am

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

I believe the Silvers were a fairly easy load to drive (@ 8 ohms nominal).
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:30 am

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

TNRabbit wrote:I believe the Silvers were a fairly easy load to drive (@ 8 ohms nominal).

Yes , both the Silvers and Platts are 8 ohms nominal , recommended 60 watts minimum , Silver up to 600 watts , Platts up to 750 watts max.....The amp killers are the ALS,s .....The are 4 ohms at 350 watts minimum up to 1000 watts max....The AL-III,s , well my owners manual says there are rated at 4 ohm,s.....65 watts minimum , and up the 575 watts max....I dont have any info on the AL-III,s +....
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:46 am

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

AL-III PLUS are the same 4 ohm impedance, pots removed from the crossover, and have a slightly lower rated maximum power handling capacity (@ 35 watts less)...
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:47 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

BillD wrote:About a foot. :lol:


OK Bill

Enough of the wise cracks. But thanks for the reply.

Do you know what fair pricing on both models would be in fair condition.

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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:04 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

I would say 500.00 to 800.00.....But that's an open ended question...Fair condition..?...How many owners...?...I payed 1000.00 for mine....Maybe a bit high , but they where from the original owner and never abused and never left Lynwood Washington ( Carver country )....they look and sound brand new...I was willing to pay that price knowing the history of em , plus I wanted them in a bad way....Now with that being said I wouldn't pay that much for em from a stranger on the bay , or someone I didn't know....I waited awhile to get the right ones....Bottom line , do your research , be patient .
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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:03 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

Bottom line, do your research, be patient.


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Post Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:18 pm

Re: Silver & Platinum Difference

stevewithrow got that one right! There will always be that one item, be it Carver, Sunfire that is just not out there at the time. You wait and you wait, and you wait! It will come someday. Like Steve said; research (know what you want) and be patient! If you can't be patient, you might as well go out and buy Boss > ](*,)
Oh and P.S. You might want to start saving some money! Because this is just the start my friend. :?

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