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Odysseous

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:16 am

Carver Amazings loose magnets

Hi guys,

I just acquired a set of Carver Amazings, but a few of the magnets are out of place (on top of the ribbon instead of on the sides as they should be). The ribbon plays so I don't think it's damaged. I was planning on taking the screws that hold the ribbon structure to the speaker, remove the ribbon structure, re set the magnets and super glue them in place and put the ribbon back. Is it as simple as that? Or is there something I need to watch out for? Thanks!
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9
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kingman

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:19 am

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

STOP!!!! Before you do ANYTHING talk to DaveS or Toymaker. They can tell you what you need to know. A wrong move could damage the ribbon and make them in need of complete repair.
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Odysseous

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:24 am

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

Hi Kingman, thanks for the warning! =) I was going to experiment with the other ribbon that's definitely torn first. But I do realize I might have to send one or possibly both of them to the Sauters for repair.
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9
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Wardsweb

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:35 pm

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

Hey Odysseous, thanks for the tour today of all those speakers. You're wife should be up for sainthood. Let me see if I get this right:

Carver Amazings in oak
Carver Amazings in piano black
Genesis 350
Martin Logan Prodigy
Magnepan 3.6R
DCM Time Windows
Infinity Kappa 9

I had a great time. I'll give you a call before heading back over next Saturday.
~There are many roads to audio nirvana. While the ultimate goal may be the destination, don't forget to enjoy the ride.~
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Odysseous

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:59 pm

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

Hi Wardsweb,

You forgot the Dahlquist DQ10! (I got the Infinity Kappa 9 last year from an RCA'S member)... By the way, the Genesis are the newer 350SE (15 tweeters instead of 4 and the Bohlender Graebener midrange ribbon instead of the Carver midrange ribbon.)

I look forward to having you at the house soon, I had a great time too, please tell me you had more than one glass of wine, because if you didn't, it means I drank it all myself 'cause that bottle is empty!
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
Carver Amazing Platinum IV, Genesis 350SE, Martin Logan Prodigy, Maggies 3.6R, Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9
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jjptkd

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:08 pm

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

I remember seeing a pair of Silvers at Rita's Vintage Audio a couple of years back that Mr Carver was working on. I noticed a couple of magnets near the top of one of the ribbons were out toward the center and I asked Rita about it. She told me that Bob told her not to bother trying to fix it if the ribbon still worked as she would more then likely ruin the ribbon, tear it etc if she monkeyed with it.
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cring08

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Post Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:02 am

Re: Carver Amazings loose magnets

My amazings have two magnets out of place on one ribbon.

I have not touched them, and they sound great.

( I do plan on having it rebuilt, or buying a replacement.)
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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