Carverfest 2015 speaker build

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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by oldtexasdog » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:37 am

Got mine done and running on the TT sysyem.
M500T MKII running flat out
BillD C1
8" Mirage 300 w sub EQ at 82 hZ

They want more power!!!
They sound fantastic. My hat is off to James and his engineering. Not only is the finished product outstanding but all the parts fit!!
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by kingman » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:20 am

oldtexasdog wrote:Got mine done and running on the TT sysyem.
M500T MKII running flat out
BillD C1
8" Mirage 300 w sub EQ at 82 hZ

They want more power!!!
They sound fantastic. My hat is off to James and his engineering. Not only is the finished product outstanding but all the parts fit!!
GREAT!!!! Post those pics in the up and running thread!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by Don » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:21 pm

No need to repeat the "Worlds first" extensive review of the Carverfest prototypes I did back on page 23, which I believe was in January 2015. :rolleyes: :lol:

However, more importantly, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to thank James and the entire Sauter family for their involvement for making this project happen. I would also like to thank Robert and Bob C. for their involvement which was also key.

This was a massive project which took hundreds of hours, if not thousands to produce a product that we are and will be proud of for a long, long time.

Great job and Thank you all!
=D>

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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by frenchguy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:27 pm

I second that Don!! =D> very well said, our sincere thanks to the entire Sauter family & Robert & of course Bob Carver! =D> That being said, I aint building shit next year!! :lol: next year should just be a vacation for everyone to enjoy & relax! 8)
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by kingman » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:27 pm

Don wrote:No need to repeat the "Worlds first" extensive review of the Carverfest prototypes I did back on page 23, which I believe was in January 2015. :rolleyes: :lol:

However, more importantly, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to thank James and the entire Sauter family for their involvement for making this project happen. I would also like to thank Robert and Bob C. for their involvement which was also key.

This was a massive project which took hundreds of hours, if not thousands to produce a product that we are and will be proud of for a long, long time.

Great job and Thank you all!
=D>

Probably deserves a separate thread.
BRAVO!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by hewlew1 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:23 pm

frenchguy wrote:I second that Don!! =D> very well said, our sincere thanks to the entire Sauter family & Robert & of course Bob Carver! =D> That being said, I aint building shit next year!! :lol: next year should just be a vacation for everyone to enjoy & relax! 8)
I guess Al wont be building the vacuum tube pre with phono stage that I have been suggesting bob design for next year. To bad AL
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by frenchguy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:23 pm

Thats fine Harry, I already have 4 preamps & no turntable as I gave you a B&O TT 2 years ago & I have no need for anymore tube gear! =; :D 8)
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by Robert R » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:31 pm

I have one more speaker kit to build, but I'm going to be a while in getting to it - I arrived home about worn out, though this year my pants still fit, despite hell and carrot cake. I'll need about a week to recover from this 'vacation'. Have to catch up on sleeping and also put this house back together - just in time to start thinking about the move to Florida for the winter.

Anyway, when my third kit is up and running, I will be able to try a trio the little gems in trinaural sound, while comparing them to AL-IIIs, head-to-head. Will report something on it, when it happens.

I'm sure that over the winter James will be moving on with a couple of different model speaker designs he's been mulling over. The center channel project might be next.

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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by Magnaryder » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:25 pm

hewlew1 wrote:
frenchguy wrote:I second that Don!! =D> very well said, our sincere thanks to the entire Sauter family & Robert & of course Bob Carver! =D> That being said, I aint building shit next year!! :lol: next year should just be a vacation for everyone to enjoy & relax! 8)
I guess Al wont be building the vacuum tube pre with phono stage that I have been suggesting bob design for next year. To bad AL
I've been waiting/asking/begging since 2011 for Bob to design a phono stage to go with the CF amplifier. I built my Glass-Wares phono pre this year. Might be nice to take a year off though.

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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by oldtexasdog » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:53 pm

These spealers are th BOMB!!
I have been driving them with a M500t-MKII-a TFM35-MKII, and my trusty M-1.0t MKII-OPT II.
Ran them flat out and no fatigue just clean music! Like I said they want MORE!@!
You do need a good sub!!

The damn things keep asking for MORE!!

The sound is absoultley beautiful-with a sound stage that is way out there. You could swear you are in a live setting!

I think I will leave them on the TT system with the M500t. BillD C1. OMG!!!
SH kicked in on the C1 8' apart and I am hooked-cooked and fried!!
James and crew did an excellent job on fit , finish and design. My Big time thanks!!
I don't have a lot of money these days but this money was well spent!!!
Susan agrees also!
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by dfronk » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:46 am

Unfortunately I couldn't pull the trigger last year ](*,) for the speaker build and would love the opportunity to build a pair of these speakers this year. I was wondering if there is a parts list, diagrams, crossover schematic or kits remaining out there that I could build on my own. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by Don » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:58 am

I would PM James (toymaker) on this forum to discuss.
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by dfronk » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:02 pm

Thanks Don, PM sent.
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by kingman » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:51 am

dfronk wrote:Thanks Don, PM sent.
Any response?
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Re: Carverfest 2015 speaker build

Post by dfronk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:06 pm

No not yet.
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