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Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

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bsturgeon89

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Post Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:47 pm

Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

I'm so happy I found this site.

I first bought my carver system back in 92 and I love it. I bought the amazin speakers. The black laquer ones that have 4 12in wolfers in each with the ribbons. I have the ct-6 pre-amp, td-1400 tape deck, sd/a-350 5 disk cd player and also bought the...m-4.0t.

My problem is this. An ex-gf decided she would take scissors to the wolfers :x and now they need replaced. Which ones do I need and where do I get them? How hard are they to replace? They seemed wired different than any thing that I'm familiar with.

My cd changer doesn't power up (which I'm sure is the fuse) but it is also off track because when it did power on....it dragged when the caroseul moved positions. I would like to get it fixed.

My last thing is that I would like to get another 4.0 and bridge it with my current one. Now I was told when I purchased the amp that it has to be bridged with the same one. Is this correct? I'm having trouble finding one but I didn't know if it were possible to bridge it something else.

Thanks

Brock
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:01 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Let's just get this out of the way first. If we are to help you (only looking out for your best interest) you must first answer one very important question? Do you still have THAT GIRLFRIEND? :-k
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bsturgeon89

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:36 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

LOL.What do you think?

That would a H*LL TO THE NO!!

That was actually a couple years ago and I just haven't gotten them fixed. Thats why I'm glad I stumbled upon this site!!

I MISS THEM!!! The speakers that is....lol
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:17 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

The ONLY place to buy the woofers is here, http://www.dynavox.com/

You want the WP-1220. Wire them up just like you see the old ones.

Throw the spinner in the trash. CD player technology has advanced way beyond that player.

Bridging isn't all it's cracked up to be. You'll lose headroom and increase distortion all for a few dB gain in volume. You're much better off bi-amping or simply finding a better stereo amp.
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bsturgeon89

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:42 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Ok thanks.

I'm not a techie so is there an amp you'd recommend to go along with the 4.0 or a stronger amp?

Yea I kinda figured that with the cd player but just thought I would ask. Just kind hard throwing away a carver component. Needed some reassurance.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:00 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

I can recommend all kinds of amps, but knowing your price range would be a big help.
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bsturgeon89

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:57 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

I would say my limit would be no more than a couple grand.

I guess I would need some advice as to whether run 2 amps or just one. I was reading on here about veritcal bi-amping or bi-wiring.

I guess I just want to get the best sound possible out of my speakers and honestly I'm just not sure how to do that
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:04 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Welcome very nice starter system. Stick with F1 suggestions. They are right on the money.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:44 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Do you have pics of your speakers? Single or dual binding posts?
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:33 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

WELCOME! Glad to hear that the (Girfriend) was Kicked to the curb. Enjoy the forum.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:38 am

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

This is what I have. The damage looks worse than what it is but yea they need some work.

You can see in the last couple pics the damage she did. I bought these new in 92 when I was in the military.

I have moved around quite abit but took really special care when transporting them.

These are the mark iv...correct?

Excuse my ignorance...but what is the foam surround?


I'm finally at a place where these things are not going to be moved anytime soon!!!

I want to get the system back to where it shoud be and make a nice display

Any advice or constructive criticism is aprreciated.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Wow A woman scorned................. enough said
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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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madmike46

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:37 pm

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Those look like they could be refoamed. It's not real hard to do, I just refoamed a pair of Reynolds Advance A+. On mine the foams had rotted out from old age, the hardest part was getting them cleaned up. I got my foam surrounds from http://www.newfoam.com/ the guy I talked to was Dave, he seemed very knowledgable and he was very helpful. Might be a less expensive way to go then buying new woofers. If you do decide to refoam ask for the deluxe kit then you also get new dust caps.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:09 pm

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

Ok thanks.

Never done that before but I'm willing to give it a try. Looks like it might be easy enuff.

Yea..there isn't really anything wrong with the cone. The problem is part dry rot and part scissors and part pyscho path.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:24 pm

Re: Hi guys!! Another newbie to the forum and I need advice.

bsturgeon89,

Please resize your pictures, WAY too big.

I'll make some amp suggections later.

At this time, the foam surrounds required for the Carver woofers are not available from anyone.
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In a recent press conference, President Obama remarked, "If I had a city, it would look just like Detroit."
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