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Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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cring08

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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:05 pm

Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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I just got an email from someone regarding an inquiry I must have sent months ago.

Carver Amazing Plat's $500
Ribbons and cab's are in great shape, but the drivers need new surrounds.

I told him $350 cash and he agreed.

It means a road trip for me and the Mrs. so as always, any thoughts?

Also, do I send them out for new surrounds, or purchase new drivers?
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

cring08 wrote:
I told him $350 cash and he agreed.

It means a road trip for me and the Mrs. so as always, any thoughts?

Also, do I send them out for new surrounds, or purchase new drivers?

=D> =D> =D> Well That's great!!! CONGRATS :D
I never heard about any Surrounds being made yet so New ones are the only option from Oravox.
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:37 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Congrats. I hope you have a Van or truck as they will take up a lot of room.

On the surrounds, I believe James (toymaker) posted that they had some. Check with him first.

If you can get replacement speakers reasonably that would be even better.

Either way, good luck & if you haven't had a set of Amazings be prepared to be...well Amazed !!

When set up in a large enough room & amply powered they are as good as it gets IMHO.
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Get em Chris!!!
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:34 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Snatch 'em up! That seems like a great price if they're in good shape. I believe Toymaker had a thread going for new surrounds. I was watching for a pair to show up locally for about a year and a half before anything reasonable showed up and by then I had already convinced myself that I just don't have the room for that type of speaker. I've been extremely happy with my Klipsches at this point and really love the fact that I can power them with my clock radio if I have to. If I had a larger listening area though I can honestly say that I'd give them a chance. Good luck! =D>
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Post Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:47 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

The sound of ribbon speakers is QUITE addictive!!! Took me 20+ years to break away from Apogee's. :lol: Vocals are un freakin believable ! Good Luck in you adventure into great sound! =D>
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:27 am

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Thanks guys!

I can't wait! I will probably follow up on surrounds/replacements this weekend, once I actually see the condition.
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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cring08

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:32 am

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

frankieD wrote:Congrats. I hope you have a Van or truck as they will take up a lot of room.

IMHO.


Will they fit in a Jeep Liberty (sister-in-laws ride)with the back seats folded down?

If not, we might rent something?
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:40 am

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

They are about 68" x 30".....I'd be surprised if they fit in a LIberty....
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:29 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Yes but they're very shallow, if you could place them on their side, with some padding of course, then you'd only have to really worry about depth. You should of seen my AL-III s sticking out of the trunk of my girlfriends '06 Impala!! :lol: :lol: Bring plenty of blankets, pillows and rope and you'll be just fine!!
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:38 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

that's the ticket. you will not be disappointed.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:27 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Thanks guys!

We have a Mustang,ES300, and Saab convertible...none are hauling friendly!

Although, I did pick up a chair(for my mom) in the Saab, upside down with the back down in the seat and base up in the air.

We'll try the Liberty!
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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cring08

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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

When it rains...

I just emailed RE: Carver AL-III Speakers-pair used - $300

So, do I get the Amazings or AL III's?

PLEASE SEND SOME ADVICE! \:D/ \:D/
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Apple tv
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:44 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

cring08 wrote:When it rains...

I just emailed RE: Carver AL-III Speakers-pair used - $300

So, do I get the Amazings or AL III's?

PLEASE SEND SOME ADVICE! \:D/ \:D/

BOTH!!! Why the Heck not? OCCD right? if not Amazing's first by .01 %
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:53 pm

Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Both sound great- which pair need less work?
ALIII's require 85W/channel min- not sure what the rating is on the Amazings...
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