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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:32 pm
by icravcarver
Sweet. Nice package. I have to admit I don't know much about them, Lightstar that is, but they look cool. I hope they perform to your expectations! (Not meaning the quality of the manufacturing, but what kind of conditions they were kept under and operated under prior to your acquisition.)

Many happy nights of listening ahead, as I pray to the AUDIO GODS for you!!

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:33 pm
by Eddie
Man those are sharp looking units! Eddie!

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:57 pm
by treitz3
Ooooooooooo, Dave's ears have some ear candy! 8)

I'll be expecting a full report at the 'fest Dave.

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:17 pm
by Magnaryder
I'd be jealous...... if I didn't already own Marcia. BTW, nice rig Dave!!!!

Lightstar, Lightstar, Lightstar it is. Hey Rick, can you handle 5 days in the world of Lightstar?

Where do we go from here?

I guess I'll have to have the Darkstar ready for show at CF. Gotta have something no one else has.

ray

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:20 pm
by Toy Maker
You keep talking about this thing "Darkstar"... All you have is the the driver right ???
Are you planning on building a box for it ?? How are you going to power it ??

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:43 pm
by OBI56
I remember seeing a Darkstar sub for sale on eBay a while back. It was broken and I had contacted Rolland to see if it was fixable but someone snatched it up before Rolland got back to me, so I figured that was that. Now I'm thinking that maybe our friend Ray is the one who picked it up.

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:19 pm
by BillD
Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:57 pm
by OBI56
Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:23 pm
by Magnaryder
Darkstar was designed to be a companion piece to Carver's Lightstar, but with an HT bend. The cabinet was trapaziodal, painted in piano black with a penta-shaped, blue blacklit Lightstar logo emblem. It sported 2 15" specially designed woofers powered by a (get this) 1500 watt Lightstar amplifier. It is my understanding they built 1 unit for the CES show in '95. My source says Carver had 4 raw woofer prototypes built. 2 of them were installed in the show unit, I have one and the other woofer has fallen off the radar.

My original plan was to build a piano black trapazoidal cabinet, get a certain someone(hint, hint James) to make the backlit logo piece and power it either with a 1500watt Sunfire plate amp or one of the plates I bought from PartsExpress. I don't really care for the sound I've been getting from the plates with other drivers, but I do like the sound I have been getting from them with the bridged TFM-45.

I don't know what arrangement you'll see at CarverFest, but from what I understand this is one rare bird and I hope y'all will dig it.

ray

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:59 pm
by Mr. M-500t
BillD wrote:Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?
I remember this one BillD. Your right.

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:01 am
by Mr. M-500t
OBI56 wrote:Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)
Are you sure your not thinking of the soap called Dark Shadows, Barnibus ? :lol:

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:12 am
by OBI56
Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:09 am
by Mr. M-500t
OBI56 wrote:Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:11 am
by FesteLV
Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:01 pm
by TNRabbit
FesteLV wrote:Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol: