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carlton8000

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Post Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Hello 2 All

Time for me to return to the Carver fold. Many years ago I owned 3 diiferent pairs of the Amazings. Then i got bit by the surround sound bug and sold them. Big mistake. Along the way discovered Apogee and the Scintilla. Now that the Scintilla has been damaged beyond a point that I want to deal with, I am searching for my 1st love, the Amazing.

The only question I have for now is can all of the models be repaired if the need arrises. I am leaning toward the original ALS. Just want to be certain that the ribbons can be repaired and woofers replaced if needed.

Respectfully
Apple ATV2 (3)
Apogee Centaur Minor
Apogee Columns
Apogee Scintilla
B&O Beomaster 2400
Behringer B2092A
Carver ALS original
Carver C-9
Carver CT-7
Carver M-4.0t
Carver MXR-900
Carver TX-11
Dayton APA150(2)
Harmon Kardon CDR 2
Jamo Sub250(2)
Kenwood KR-2400
Marantz 2230
Meridian 568
Meridian 518
NHT Super Zero
Realistic Minimus 7(2)
Sony EP9es
Visonik David 30
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jjptkd

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Post Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:23 pm

Re: Hello 2 All

Welcome!! =D> =D> Woofers can be bought new and a senior member here rebuilds the ribbons, good luck!
Sunfire TGP-III
Sunfire 405x5
PS Audio DL-III DAC
(2 Pairs) Klipsch Chorus II's
Klipsch RSW 15
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thuffman03

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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:09 am

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Welcome to the forum!
Some cool Carver stuff!
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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:28 am

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Welcome
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Carver M4.0T in front channels to Caver AL VI's in SACD & 2 Channel setup
C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
Bogen SRB20 is computer amp
Carver PM-350 donated for youth church use
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kingman

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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:42 am

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Welcome back!!! =D> =D> =D>
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
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carlton8000

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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:29 pm

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Gentlemen,

Thanks for the welcome and information. 8)
Apple ATV2 (3)
Apogee Centaur Minor
Apogee Columns
Apogee Scintilla
B&O Beomaster 2400
Behringer B2092A
Carver ALS original
Carver C-9
Carver CT-7
Carver M-4.0t
Carver MXR-900
Carver TX-11
Dayton APA150(2)
Harmon Kardon CDR 2
Jamo Sub250(2)
Kenwood KR-2400
Marantz 2230
Meridian 568
Meridian 518
NHT Super Zero
Realistic Minimus 7(2)
Sony EP9es
Visonik David 30
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Snoop65

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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:41 pm

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Welcome!!!!! \:D/
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+CARVER SD/A 390t=WOW!!!!!!
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ekog

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Post Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:50 pm

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Welcome!
Main System Setup:
Pre: Carver C2 | Amp: Carver M-500t|Equilizer: Sansui SE99|Speakers: Polk SDA2’s
Source: Tuner: Carver TX-2| Phono: Technics SL-1210 MkII with a Ortofon VMS 20E Mk II| DirecTV DVR | Pioneer HLD-X9 Laserdisc player | Samsung DVD/VHS player

Second System Setup:
Receiver: Yamaha RXV867| Fronts: Klipsch F-30's |Sub: Klipsch SW-112
Source: Radio |Internet/Network | Sony CDP-70 CD player
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angelod307

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Post Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:01 am

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welcome, i must say the plats mk4 is real nice.
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Scarabeo

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Post Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:43 am

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Hello :D
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...
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helicopterpilotdoug

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Post Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:13 am

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\:D/ WELCOME!!! \:D/
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer

http://www.douglasconnection.com
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treitz3

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Post Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:11 am

Welcome to the Carver forum.

Hello and welcome to the Carver forum, carlton8000. Yes, as mentioned, all of the parts can be still had. That said, the woofers have gone up dramatically in price within the past couple of years but the good news is that they are still available. Rolland can rebuild or upgrade the crossovers, Dynavox has the woofers and DaveS [here at the forum] is the same cat that rebuilt and repaired the ribbons while the Carver corporation was still in business. We also have folks that can assist with modifications, custom tweaks, setup, refinishing and whatever else may strike your fancy.

I take it that you already know that the Original Amazings only have a handful of amplifiers that can properly power them, correct? The Silvers and the Plat's are much more efficient, which opens up the range of amplification to drive said speakers. Right now, the prices of Carver gear have shot up....just due to the season but if you are patient, we can assist in finding you what you want at a price point that won't break the bank.

Anyhoo, welcome [again] to the forum and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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carlton8000

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Post Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:46 am

Re: Hello 2 All

I am traveling today to audition the Original Amazings. If i buy I will have to put them in storage until I can figure away to get them home. Any storage tips would be greatly appreciated. Two pairs are available from different sellers. I hope something pans out.

In the mean time i purchased a tx-11 off AGON i always thought of it as one of the most attractive pieces of Mr. Carver's work, with the Silver Sevens being his Masterpiece? 8)
Apple ATV2 (3)
Apogee Centaur Minor
Apogee Columns
Apogee Scintilla
B&O Beomaster 2400
Behringer B2092A
Carver ALS original
Carver C-9
Carver CT-7
Carver M-4.0t
Carver MXR-900
Carver TX-11
Dayton APA150(2)
Harmon Kardon CDR 2
Jamo Sub250(2)
Kenwood KR-2400
Marantz 2230
Meridian 568
Meridian 518
NHT Super Zero
Realistic Minimus 7(2)
Sony EP9es
Visonik David 30
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TNRabbit

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Post Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 am

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WELCOME, Carlton!

While the Silver Sevens were certainly Bob's statement piece, he continues to build tube amps! Go to http://www.bobcarver.com to see his latest masterpieces. He sold a pair of modified Silver Sevens on ebay this year that had 20 output tubes each (KT120s) for a total output of 900 watts into an 8 ohm load~

Are you familiar with his Sunfire gear?
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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carlton8000

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Post Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:58 pm

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Sunfire, yes, while searching for amps to power my now defunct 1ohm Scintilla. I purchased a Sunfire Signature amp along with the Sunfire tube preamp. A nice combo for most speakers. 8)
Apple ATV2 (3)
Apogee Centaur Minor
Apogee Columns
Apogee Scintilla
B&O Beomaster 2400
Behringer B2092A
Carver ALS original
Carver C-9
Carver CT-7
Carver M-4.0t
Carver MXR-900
Carver TX-11
Dayton APA150(2)
Harmon Kardon CDR 2
Jamo Sub250(2)
Kenwood KR-2400
Marantz 2230
Meridian 568
Meridian 518
NHT Super Zero
Realistic Minimus 7(2)
Sony EP9es
Visonik David 30
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