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If you have Carver repair questions, or can help other users with repairs, this is the place for it
BE VERY VERY VERY CAREFULL IF YOU TRY THIS.
Find comething brass or stailness steel (non-magnetic), like the head of a retractable ballpoint pen (not the pen point)
and very softley touch it to the fromt side of the aluminum traces where you see the bad spot...
If you connect the crack, or (jump the trace) you will hear sound coming from the ribbon right away.
If that is not the problem, you may have to try other places on the ribbon, to see where the break is.
If you are very carefull, you can slide the tool down each trace till you hear the ribbon kick in. Then you will know where the break is.
It is basicly a printed circuit, and if you dump too much power into, you can stress the materials.
(trust me... I've done it 5 or so times)
Once and if you find that is the problem, you might be able to do the quick fix of using a trace pen, http://www.amazon.com/CAIG-CircuitWrite ... B0002BBVQO
then again, you may be looking at rebuilding the ribbon..
That's DaveS's departmeny.
I read the entire postings with mariodawg but my problem appears to be different. I cut the wires to the ribbon (actually they were already spliced because of the replacement which was done before) and directly hooked up the ribbon...no sound..... Just to make sure, I took the wires coming from the crossover and hooked them up to another speaker I had in the room and it worked but when I reconnected them to the ribbon, nothing! Does this mean for sure that there is a problem with the ribbon?? Again, just to make sure I am being clear....I disconnected the ribbon, by passed it by then connecting a length of speaker wire from the cut ends coming from the crossover to another speaker...it worked fine. When I then reconnected the wires from the crossover to the ribbon...no sound at all came out. I really love these speakers and even though I own a pair of Polk SRS SDA 1.0 speakers, I like the sound of the Carvers better....just don't have the funds right now to replace the ribbon again in such a short period of time.....CRAP!!! Got any other suggestions???...could there be something else wrong that is just something simple???
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Or, like Jessie said, it coule be at the ends where you won't see it either.
Wish you were close, I'd do you a quick fix if I could
lightstar1 wrote:Thanks again guys...I appreciate the quick replies. I will take another look at the ends as suggested but if it can't be seen, then....???? Anyway, is there anybody close enough to Mountain Home Arkansas that would like to take a look at the problem....yeah, I was just dreaming and hoping!!! OK...at this point, what would a fair price be for a set of these speakers that look brand new....not one flaw visually but with one ribbon in trouble? I know you guys have a feeling for this so let me know and then I will put them up on this forum for someone here to get a first chance at them.
Sorry I can't help you with trouble shooting your ribbon problem because I've just ventured into the world of Amazing Loudspeakers very recently.
I've picked up a pair of Platinum Amazings from a local seller for $800 as recent as a week ago. The cosmetics is so so with some scratches on the top of the wood and on the sides. I think it's due to moving.
But the drivers looks in mint condition with woofers surround in just like new shape. The ribbons seems to be doing great too.
But the cosmetics is not in the best shape and needs retouching. I guess it won't be too bad because of the black color. I also need to replace the terminal cups on both speakers so I'll be replacing the binding post with a better quality stuff as well.
When I was about to get my Amazings, there was another local seller on trying to sell the Original Amazing for about 800 bucks and I saw he later reduced it to $749. I don't know it was sold or not. The prices are very recent as in about 1 week to 2 weeks ago. And both sellers are in the vicinity of Los Angeles area in Cali.
I hope you can get your amazing playing well again with little efforts.
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