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Post by jjptkd » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:27 pm

Can anyone tell me approx how much each speaker weighs? Thanks.
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Post by jjptkd » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:36 pm

Never mind, found it, thanks.

Specs are as follows:

Freq. response 23Hz to 40kHz -3db from reference
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 89dB
Power Handling 60 wpc to 750wpc
Max. SPL 121dB
Weight 110 lbs. each
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Post by WhackJob » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:51 pm

Gotta know - - - buyin' or sellin' ??

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Post by jjptkd » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:56 pm

Going to look at a pair tomorrow. Three woofers have bad surrounds on one speaker but the the others are fine. We'll see what happens.
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Re: Carver Platinums

Post by Don » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:14 am

jjptkd wrote:Going to look at a pair tomorrow. Three woofers have bad surrounds on one speaker but the the others are fine. We'll see what happens.

JJ,

If woofers are all same age, you can bet foam on others are ready to go IMHO.
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Post by jjptkd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:43 am

Yeah, I kind of figured that. It sounds like the guy just wants them out of his house and if he can get a little bit of pocket money he'll be happy. I'm really just nervous about the transport, don't want to screw up the ribbons. Is it easy to remove the ribbons? Would it make sense to remove them? Thanks.
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Post by angelod307 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:31 am

yes, take the ribbons out, wrap them in a cushy blanket. makes it much easier to move around.
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Post by jjptkd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:35 am

What do I need, a screw driver? alan wrenches? Thanks.
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Post by frankieD » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:55 am

Don wrote:
jjptkd wrote:Going to look at a pair tomorrow. Three woofers have bad surrounds on one speaker but the the others are fine. We'll see what happens.

JJ,

If woofers are all same age, you can bet foam on others are ready to go IMHO.

If they are "ready to go" but haven't gone remember the "windshield repair" fix that Bob Carver & Robert R came up with.

In case you missed it....Get some windshield repair cement, a clear flexible sort of glue available at auto supply shops Then coat the surrounds gently.

Let dry overnight & repeat about 3 or 4 times. The cement itself will form a surround even if the foam later falls off.

Good luck.

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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:40 am

I'ts clear silicone, albeit thinner than the caulk type. VERY thin coats! Both sides would be best.

If you have one surround that's not in pieces, I GUARANTEE it will be with the first big bass note....
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Post by jjptkd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:30 pm

What was left of any of the surrounds is wadded up in the back of my truck for the most part. Basically I bought these knowing all the woofers were going to be replaced. They're piano black and in pretty descent shape. Both ribbons work and I suspect that one may have been either repaired or replaced already. I thought the Platinums were bi-ampable through the stock crossovers? There is only a single input on these speakers. All in all not a bad score, a black Ct-7 pre with remote, sd/a 350 Cd player, a broken frankenstein amp (m-4.0 & m-1.5 mix) and a pair of rebuildable Plats for $350. :D :D :D
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Post by kingman » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Good deal Jesse!!!! Congrats!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by mbskeam » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:39 pm

how did you find this stuff?
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Post by jjptkd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:03 pm

If I told you I'd have to kill you! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by angelod307 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:30 pm

good job for sure. order the replacement woofer from dynavox, wait till they come in, see if they fit proper, if not call back/email and they end up being 51 each delivered to your door. electronic 2 way and a eq is far superior though to the mess that is called a crossover. nice score just the same.
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