Carverfest speakers up and running....

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Re: Carverfest speakers up and running....

Post by trav0810 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:07 pm

Martin1970 wrote:Back at home with my DQ-10s in place of the Carverfest Speakers.
(Have to get off my ass and build mine!)

So the DQ-10s are buzzing like hell. Those large Advent woofers can't deal with the 100 Hz crossover point set for the Sonorous speakers. Back to 200 Hz again!

It's still astonishing that those teeny tiny $12 woofers outperform them.
-and play SO MUCH LOUDER.

Kudos once again to James and family for all the hard work and such a great design.
I planned on listening to them for a while, then hooking my Silvers back up. Oddly enough, the CF speakers are still hooked up.

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Re: Carverfest speakers up and running....

Post by Don » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:05 pm

Picked up my Carverfest Prototypes from Martin last Sunday. Martin did his magic during the assembly process. Great job Martin! =D> Thank you very, very much. \:D/

Let me so upfront, take the time, if you have the flexibility, to re-position these over and over until you find the sweet spot. And there is a definite sweet spot with both the room and your seating position. It will pay tremendous dividends in width and depth of sound stage.

This particular setup for me payed huge dividends. This is what I found after several days of re-positioning.

Speakers 12 ft. 5 1/2 inches from seating position, toed in slightly (facing knees approx.) 4 ft. 4 inches from back wall, (inside edge) 3 ft. 1 inch (inside edge) from side walls, separation between speakers 11 ft. 6 inches from inside edge. I went from WTH #-o vs what I heard at Jame's place to WHOOO, there is that magic again that makes these speakers so special. \:D/ \:D/

The cut that I used to dial these in was Erienda, by Kenny Rankin. There are several wood block hits during this tune. If these puppies are not dialed in, the hits will appear behind the left speaker. Once you have these speakers properly positioned and dialed in, the wood block hits will appear completely to your left even with sitting position.

Here is a link on U tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfYSSf-qrFc The wood block starts about 30 seconds into cut and continues off and on throughout cut. This worked out great for me. If it isn't coming from your far left equal to your seating position you are not there yet. Once there, the rewards are worth the effort. 8)

Also crossed over at 100Hz. using 2 subs, with each sub directly behind speaker.
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Re: Carverfest speakers up and running....

Post by MRHP » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:13 pm

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Been having lots fun with my CF speakers. Got them hooked up to the Cherry/260's and they sound fabulous with big vacuum tube power! Big fat holographic sound stage. Probably the widest sound stage Ive had in my room. They dont quite have the detail, finesse and punch of the open baffle project but its awesome to have this good of a sound stage and be able to crank up the volume!

Im running them with a pair of DQ-7 speaker cabinets with DQ-9 woofers(same size...9's have bigger magnets). The subs are 4ohm and I'm powering them with a Lightstar. Subs are running 90Hz and below, CF's 90Hz and up.
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Re: Carverfest speakers up and running....

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:26 pm

Real nice Eric!!! =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: Carverfest speakers up and running....

Post by Don » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:55 am

Looking good Eric. =D> Time for another Jam fest like the one at CF. \:D/ Gary O:) would be looking down at us with that big smile of his.
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"The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Brad Shurett


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