Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:05 pm

\:D/

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:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

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?
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by Scarabeo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:41 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by frankieD » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:37 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by kingman » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Get em Chris!!!
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by jjptkd » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:34 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by Chauss » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:47 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:27 am

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:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:32 am

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:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:40 am

They are about 68" x 30".....I'd be surprised if they fit in a LIberty....
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by jjptkd » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:29 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by angelod307 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:38 pm

that's the ticket. you will not be disappointed.
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:27 pm

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:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 pm

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:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by Scarabeo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:44 pm

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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by Chauss » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:53 pm

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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