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New old carver fan...

Post by 67bird » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:41 pm

Just wanted to introduce myself before I start posting...
I'm from cold NE Pa. where it might go above freezing tomorrow.

Anyway I have been a carver fan since my first encounter with a pair of amazing speakers being powered by a pair of M500t's.
Fell in love... So that started the downward spiral.

I bought my first M500t in 1990 and then a pair of M4.0t's to run a pair of Infinity's. Shortly there after I had a CT-17 and CT-27 preamp. I then purchased a pair of ALS-III's. I at this time had two systems running. One for music then one for a basic prologic HT.

So space/ wife forced me to consolidate... So I made the biggest mistake of my life and sold the ALS- III's and split the M4.0t's into to systems and sold them all off...

After that I built a single system with 5 - M500t's powering Def. Tech speakers and controlled by a Sunfire theater Grand II.
I love the HT... and the only changes I would make would be to have the M500t's gone over and upgrade to a newer Sunfire.

Still missed the Ribbons though... so fast forward 6 years until now.

The guy who purchased my ribbons aproached me... He said he would never sell. But now he is ready and I bought them back.

Interestingly enough I also got one of my M40t's back and the ct-17 recently too... It's like everything comes full circle.

My wife thinks I'm nuts for missing a pair of speakers all these years... Luckily she understood and was more than happy to recieve the back into the household.

I still have no room for them... But not making that mistake twice!

Sorry for the long first post...

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by gdb » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:48 pm

With age and the passage of time.......comes wisdom ! Welcome and congrats on your "reunion"!!! :D

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by thuffman03 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:58 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by stevewithrow » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forum..............I am a proud owner of ALS,s and AL-III,s............

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by OconeeOrange » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:04 pm

I am a big fan of Matt Dillion, but you may be my new hero
That the best stereo tale I ever came across.

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by kingman » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:15 pm

That's a great story of "keepin the faith!". Welcome back!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by Jag_97470 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:12 pm

Thanks for the story 67bird. That is amassing you got back what you sold, how bazaar. That is some great gear, I can see why you missed it. Welcome to the forum, glad you found us, and look forward to more of your stories.

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by Breaking Glass » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:32 pm

Welcome and great story! You are very lucky to get your gear back.

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by engtaz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:41 am

Welcome Thanks for sharing your story. Cool
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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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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:30 pm

WELCOME and GREAT history!

We are all equally sick and LOVE to hear stories like this~
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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by 67bird » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:34 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome...

I've been spending quality time with the ribbons and enjoy them as much now as I did many years ago. What's interesting is I forgot how power hungry they are... My m4.0t does a great job driving them. I did try one of my m500t's to see how it worked and I was not happy with the results. Maybe it's time for the m500t to get a make over or maybe the M4.0t is more suited for them... not sure.

I remember the M4.0's running in mono one to each speaker to be very brutal and 10" drivers could not handle the bass. One amp running the pair seems to be a very nice setup. The soundstage is absolutely amazing so I have been digging my cd's out of boxes just to listen to them all over again.

Tom

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by Scarabeo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:35 am

Well I am with everyone else (Great story) and a big welcome to you!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by Toy Maker » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:01 am

Awesome story man !!!! One of the best I have heard in a while.
I have done the same thing a couple times myself...
As soon as you get rid of something, you think, " What the hell was I thinking !! "

You may want to start thinking about Bi-Amping your AL-III's...
Everyone that has, seems to love the outcome. Also, for little money, you might want to think about upgrading the 10" drivers in them.
A few of us have also done that as well.

Oh-yeah... WELCOME \:D/

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by 67bird » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Toy Maker what amps are best for bi-amping them? I didn't like the M500t on them alone... The M4.0t sounds great. Maybe I need to find another one of them....

I thought about upgrading the drivers... the one bottoms out every now and again. Must be getting weak.

Tom

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Re: New old carver fan...

Post by OconeeOrange » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:35 pm

67bird wrote:Toy Maker what amps are best for bi-amping them? I didn't like the M500t on them alone... The M4.0t sounds great. Maybe I need to find another one of them....

I thought about upgrading the drivers... the one bottoms out every now and again. Must be getting weak.

Tom

This may sound funny, but the 705 AV is sorta like 5 separate amps putting out 135 watts on each channel.
I have one set up running two channels to each of 4 amp speakers (PolK LSi) and they sound excellent.
I have 400t's pulling the rear speakers (POLK ATRIUM 65), which I actually have in front on the ceiling as the LSi's are at ear level just a couple feet from my ears at the rear like headphones.
I know It is not on the level you guys are talking about, but this is all outside on my deck.
The 705 is excellent for bi-amp if you can get by on 270 watts to a speaker.

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