Identifying Carver Speakers

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Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Beachbum » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:21 pm

I Am Really Confussed On The Different Models In The Carver Amazing Line.
If Someone Could Enlighten Me To Different Models I Have Seen And Tell Me What They Are.

First Off I Own Two Sets The First Are 5'3" Tall Black Laquer, (4) HONEYCOMB Woofers (silver center) And (2) 30" Ribbons (GOLD Foil) (one set of inputs No Contor Controls)

The Second Set I Purchased The Other Day And I Got Taken BIG TIME I'll Explain Latter
But They Are The Smaller Version (3) Woofers (conventional style) (1) 48" Ribbon (SILVER Foil)

If Someone Can Tell Me What I Own I Would appreciate It

Now Here Is What Else I Have seen

5'3" With (1) 60" Ribbon (I don't know what color) I Don't Know The Type Or Woofer Configuration

Then I See the smaller version In Wood Grain Finish

So Here Is What I am Really trying to find out
The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With The Honeycone and Coventional style woofer is that correct ????
The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With (2) 30" Ribbons Or (1) 60" Ribbon Is That correct ????
The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With Contor Controls and without Contor controls Correct ???????
The 5 ' 3" Model Some Were Bi ampable Is That Correct

Did The Smaller Carvers Come With Honeycomb or Conventional Woofers ??????
Did The Smaller Carvers Come With SILVER And Gold Foil Ribbons ???????

Thanks In Advance for any and all help
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by jimw » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:45 pm

Beachbum wrote: First Off I Own Two Sets The First Are 5'3" Tall Black Laquer, (4) HONEYCOMB Woofers (silver center) And (2) 30" Ribbons (GOLD Foil) (one set of inputs No Contor Controls)

Original Amazings

The Second Set I Purchased The Other Day And I Got Taken BIG TIME I'll Explain Latter
But They Are The Smaller Version (3) Woofers (conventional style) (1) 48" Ribbon (SILVER Foil)

Amazing Silver Series


5'3" With (1) 60" Ribbon (I don't know what color) I Don't Know The Type Or Woofer Configuration

A few versions of this exhist. If controls on x-over over and oval holes underneath the "back" on the sides, that would be Platinum MKIV's.

Then I See the smaller version In Wood Grain Finish

Amazing Silvers in Oak.

So Here Is What I am Really trying to find out
The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With The Honeycone and Coventional style woofer is that correct ???? Yes

The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With (2) 30" Ribbons Or (1) 60" Ribbon Is That correct ???? Yes

The 5 ' 3" Model They Came With Contor Controls and without Contor controls Correct ??????? Yes

The 5 ' 3" Model Some Were Bi ampable Is That Correct - I've never seen any but I'm told there were some.

Did The Smaller Carvers Come With Honeycomb or Conventional Woofers ??????
Conventional

Did The Smaller Carvers Come With SILVER And Gold Foil Ribbons ???????

Thanks In Advance for any and all help
BeachBum

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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Beachbum » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:49 pm

Thanks Bud Now I FinallY Know What I Own lol
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by jimw » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:53 pm

Some nice speakers is what you own! =D>

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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Zoot Horn » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Wow-- nice stash,,out of curiosity,what are you driving them with?

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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Beachbum » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:01 pm

I'm Embarrsed To say Because I Know Probally Everyone In Here Has ALL The HighEnd Goodies And I Am Just Starting To Put A System Together.

I Am Running The Amazing Orginals With A Crown MacroTech 2400
It Has NO Problem Driving Them But Its Far From Audiophile
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by kingman » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:09 pm

There is no shame in audio here...well....that's my story!!!! :-" :-" :-"
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:35 pm

Beachbum wrote:I'm Embarrsed To say Because I Know Probally Everyone In Here Has ALL The HighEnd Goodies And I Am Just Starting To Put A System Together.

I Am Running The Amazing Orginals With A Crown MacroTech 2400
It Has NO Problem Driving Them But Its Far From Audiophile
Folks here run the gamut from dirt poor to pretty well off; no reason to ever be embarrassed.
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by OconeeOrange » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:47 pm

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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by mbskeam » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:08 pm

welcome to the ribbon club.... :D :D :D :D

I have the biamp model,(parts now) from what Ive read they did not make these very long....

the silvers are a fine speaker (3 woofer,48" ribbon)
just a smaller version of the plats

why do you think you got taken?????
how do they sound???
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Beachbum » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:13 am

What beach ?
Frankie and I want to know.
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by Beachbum » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:18 am

why do you think you got taken?????
how do they sound???
I Haven't Powered Them Up Yet, But Looking At The Foam Sourounds I Don't Believe They Could Sound Right !!!!!!!

I Was Expecting To Buy Carver Amazing Orginals for $ 600.00
And They Ended Up Being Caver Amazing Silvers
And I Paid $ 460.00 And All The Woofers Need Re Foaming Or Replacement.
So If You Add The Price Of The 6 Woofers To What I Paid Would'nt You Say I Got Taken ????????
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Post by TNRabbit » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:29 am

Yeah, you got taken a LITTLE bit.

Dynavox/Orevox has a special on Facebook I think where they give a pretty significant discount--I think there they sell the woofers replacements for around $50 each.

A good pair of Silvers could run you up to $800, so maybe you didn't fare so badly after all~
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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by frankieD » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:57 am

Beachbum wrote:
why do you think you got taken?????
how do they sound???
I Haven't Powered Them Up Yet, But Looking At The Foam Sourounds I Don't Believe They Could Sound Right !!!!!!!

I Was Expecting To Buy Carver Amazing Orginals for $ 600.00
And They Ended Up Being Caver Amazing Silvers
And I Paid $ 460.00 And All The Woofers Need Re Foaming Or Replacement.
So If You Add The Price Of The 6 Woofers To What I Paid Would'nt You Say I Got Taken ????????

Actually I paid $350.00 for my Silvers with at least 4 bad woofers and a round trip of 700 miles in a rented van to pick them up.

All in all I guess it cost close to $1000.00 but they were perfect at the end and you couldn't buy any new speakers to compare for near that.

You have them now....loook on the bright side.

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Re: Identifying Carver Speakers

Post by mbskeam » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:33 am

are the surrounds rotted out/torn, etc....
did someone replace with diffrent surrounds?
if so do they work?
got pics of the offenders....
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2 SVS PB16 SUBS
#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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