Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by jjptkd » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:54 pm

The ribbons alone are worth more then that if they work! Grab 'em up, at that price u can flip 'em easy if you don't like them.
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:01 pm

my fingers are crossed...

Awaiting response on the AL III's. [-o<

For that price, It would almost be like 2 for one? \:D/ \:D/
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Carver MXR-130
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Nikko eq2
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:14 pm

I wouldn't commit to anything on the Amazings until I was able to check them out thoroughly.....
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:16 pm

TNRabbit wrote:I wouldn't commit to anything on the Amazings until I was able to check them out thoroughly.....
What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.
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 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:36 pm

cring08 wrote:
What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.
Buzzing from the Ribbons and Miss-placed Magnets also look for tears and re-pairs on the Ribbons! Female Vocals and piano are good testing tools and some good Volume - Just wire up the Ribbon section and forget the low end as you already know the issues there and/or AL III's are easier to re-place with drivers as too the Amazings so go test Ribbons only! Good luck [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 pm

Scarabeo wrote:
cring08 wrote:
What should I be looking for?

I know the drivers need surrounds.

I was told the ribbons and cabinets are in good shape.
Buzzing from the Ribbons and Miss-placed Magnets also look for tears and re-pairs on the Ribbons! Female Vocals and piano are good testing tools and some good Volume - Just wire up the Ribbon section and forget the low end as you already know the issues there and/or AL III's are easier to re-place with drivers as too the Amazings so go test Ribbons only! Good luck [-o< [-o< [-o<
He said he is currently using them(Amazings) with a sub.

I will have a listen when I get there Sat.
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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 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:20 am

There are AT LEAST two comprehensive threads on what to look/listen for when auditioning Amazings. I'd link them but on my Droid now & it's difficult to open multiple windows to cross-reference. A search should bring them up.
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
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OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by kingman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:06 am

Hope it works out Chris!!!!! :)
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks again guys!

I'm checking out some of the discussions on them.

No response from the AL III ad... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:49 pm

... it really pours!

I also just saw a pair of (I think) Original Amazings, around 4 or 5 ft tall with the wood cabinets? It was at a new local estate sale company.They are supposed to call me with a price tomorrow. [-o< [-o<

All drivers and ribbons intact. How much should I offer, vs. taking the 120 mile trip(one way) to pick up the Piano black Amazings with blown drivers?

Either way, by Sunday, I will own Carver speakers! \:D/ \:D/
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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 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:59 pm

4-5 feet tall would be Silver editions.
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:03 pm

TNRabbit wrote:4-5 feet tall would be Silver editions.
Thanks! What would be a good price for these? Or how high should I be willing to go vs $350 for the ones 1 1/2 hours away?
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 kingman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:16 pm

Chris...your are livin in 'Carver Heaven' down there!!!!!...GET THEM ALL!!!!
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:23 pm

kingman wrote:Chris...your are livin in 'Carver Heaven' down there!!!!!...GET THEM ALL!!!!
Yeah! 'bout damn time! \:D/ \:D/

As of right now, no call or email back re: the AL III.

I am (supposed to be)getting pricing on the Silver's tomorrow.

If that doesn't go through, headed out of town to pick up the black Amazings!

WISH ME LUCK GENTLEMEN! [-o< [-o<
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 67ih4x4x4 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:26 pm

I live close and have a set of AL-lll's if you would like to have a listen. Aurora IN area

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