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Uncle Paul

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:44 pm

Howdy all

Just wanted to say hi to everybody and give my appreciation for all the hard to find info here about Bob and his creations.
Carver CT-27v / CT-28v / TFM-55x / TFM-15cb / TFM-6cb / AV-405 / SD/A360
JBL XPL-200A / XPL-140A / L-46 / 4344 mk2 clones in progress /
Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver / Denon TU-380RD
Panasonic BDP 50 Blu Ray / Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD
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kingman

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Location: Upstate South Carolina

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:56 pm

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WELL HELL!!!!!! You hit the jackpot Uncle Paul!!! A big southern WELCOME!!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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Zoot Horn

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Location: 4th Tower of Inverness

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:09 pm

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Welcome to the machine Uncle Paul,,any relation to Uncle Albert?
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madmike46

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Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:42 pm

Re: Howdy all

Welcome from the great white north Uncle Paul.
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Jag_97470

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Location: Oregon

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:54 pm

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Welcome Paul!! Tell us about your system, I see your from Portland \:D/ I'm in southern Oregon! Yes!! Another West coast member!!! Yeah!
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engtaz

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Location: Tampa, FL

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:43 pm

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Welcome Uncle Paul
engtaz


Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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Uncle Paul

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:03 pm

Re: Howdy all

Thanks for the welcome!

Zoot Horn wrote:Welcome to the machine Uncle Paul,,any relation to Uncle Albert?


No relation, just what I've been called since I was 11 months old. That's when my first niece was born.

Jag_97470 wrote:Welcome Paul!! Tell us about your system, I see your from Portland \:D/ I'm in southern Oregon! Yes!! Another West coast member!!! Yeah!


I've updated my signature to list my gear. Currently living in a small apartment while home remodel is underway, so I'm only using the SD/A360, CT-27v, and TFM-15cb with my L-46's. I bought these Carver pieces new along with the AV 405, the rest I bought used. Also have Blu-Ray and HD DVD players hooked up. Most everything else is boxed up for now.

Sometime this winter I'll complete a pair of 4344 inspired towers. I'll likely drive these with the Adcom amp on the woofer and the TFM-15cb on top.

The rest of my gear is in storage. Not listed in my sig are various compression drivers, horns, and other JBL drivers. I'll probably be cleaning up my excess gear after I'm done with the towers. One of these days I'd like to get my paws on some AL III's. They are one of the very few speakers that impressed me back when I could hear a butterfly fart at 50 yards.
Carver CT-27v / CT-28v / TFM-55x / TFM-15cb / TFM-6cb / AV-405 / SD/A360
JBL XPL-200A / XPL-140A / L-46 / 4344 mk2 clones in progress /
Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver / Denon TU-380RD
Panasonic BDP 50 Blu Ray / Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD
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Uncle Paul

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:09 pm

Re: Howdy all

Not Carver related, but here are some drawings and pics to give you an idea of what the towers will look like.
4344 Based Tower.JPG
4344 Based Tower.JPG (56.05 KiB) Viewed 1114 times
Dog House Rib.jpg
Dog House Rib.jpg (17.05 KiB) Viewed 1114 times
Doghouse Rib Top.jpg
Doghouse Rib Top.jpg (20.6 KiB) Viewed 1114 times
Carver CT-27v / CT-28v / TFM-55x / TFM-15cb / TFM-6cb / AV-405 / SD/A360
JBL XPL-200A / XPL-140A / L-46 / 4344 mk2 clones in progress /
Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver / Denon TU-380RD
Panasonic BDP 50 Blu Ray / Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD
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thuffman03

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Post Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:14 pm

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Welcome to the forum! Cool looking speakers your are building.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Magnaryder

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Location: Bucyrus, Ohio

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:16 pm

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Very cool speaks...and nice looking woodwork

ray
Magnaryder

Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Cardas Silver wire service and wire block, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12 & 1700 decks, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, Carver HR-742 reciever, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Dahlquist DQ-8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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beemers417

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:58 pm

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Welcome to the forum.
Gunter the wonder dog is watching you...
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TNRabbit

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:43 pm

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Uncle Paul wrote:One of these days I'd like to get my paws on some AL III's. They are one of the very few speakers that impressed me back when I could hear a butterfly fart at 50 yards.


I think someone just posted some yesterday or Friday under the for sale from Newbs section....
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Location: The tube lair in Charlotte, NC

Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:11 pm

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Howdy back to ya' from sunny Charlotte, NC.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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thuffman03

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Post Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:15 pm

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TNRabbit wrote:
Uncle Paul wrote:One of these days I'd like to get my paws on some AL III's. They are one of the very few speakers that impressed me back when I could hear a butterfly fart at 50 yards.


I think someone just posted some yesterday or Friday under the for sale from Newbs section....


The Rabbit is right again:

viewtopic.php?f=126&t=10128

Just a few miles from were you live though. I have heard of people driving very far to pick up pairs of AL's.
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Uncle Paul

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Post Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:11 pm

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Magnaryder wrote:Very cool speaks...and nice looking woodwork

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Thanks - the ribs are easier to make than it looks. Since the speakers use several of them (10 total) I decided to cut them using a pattern bit on a router. I was fortunately able to get access to a printer that could print the drawing full size. I glued the drawing to some poster board to make a template. Next, I used the template to create a pattern out of 1/8" ply. After that it was a simple matter to cut the MDF into blanks that I could screw the pattern to and then get cutting. I cut all 10 ribs in just a couple of hours working carefully (s l o w l y), each came out perfectly. First time I've tried this technique and I''m very happy with the results.

Four of the ribs are solid, and will make the top and bottoms.
Two are completely open and are those just below the woofer in the drawing.
The remaining four ribs are like the one in the picture. They sit above and below the midrange and the dadoed sections are used to hold the rear pieces of the midrange enclosure (doghouse). The sides of the speakers complete the doghouse enclosure.

I'll do a writeup and post in the DIY section when I get back to actively working on them.
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Carver CT-27v / CT-28v / TFM-55x / TFM-15cb / TFM-6cb / AV-405 / SD/A360
JBL XPL-200A / XPL-140A / L-46 / 4344 mk2 clones in progress /
Pioneer SA-9500II / RT-707 / Technics SL-1800 II TT
SAE 4400 Active Crossover / Audionics CC2
Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver / Denon TU-380RD
Panasonic BDP 50 Blu Ray / Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD
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