Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by mbskeam » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:38 pm

you aint going to like the answer....

rebuild time....
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by kingman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:45 pm

mbskeam wrote:you aint going to like the answer....

rebuild time....
I would agree with Mike...that's why it's so important to know what you are buying and hear first. Ribbon rebuild and driver replacement=$$$$$$$$$!!!!! Time to call DaveS. They do look great Chris. How do they sound the way they are?
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:58 pm

kingman wrote:
mbskeam wrote:you aint going to like the answer....

rebuild time....
I would agree with Mike...that's why it's so important to know what you are buying and hear first. Ribbon rebuild and driver replacement=$$$$$$$$$!!!!! Time to call DaveS. They do look great Chris. How do they sound the way they are?
I kinda' figured...
They sound great, considering, no buzz or unwanted noise in the ribbons.
I will probably look at replacing 2 or 3 drivers. I believe I can do that myself.
The ribbons would have to wait.
I think it was well worth the $250 I got 'em for.
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
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by frankieD » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:29 pm

cring08 wrote:
kingman wrote:
mbskeam wrote:you aint going to like the answer....

rebuild time....
I would agree with Mike...that's why it's so important to know what you are buying and hear first. Ribbon rebuild and driver replacement=$$$$$$$$$!!!!! Time to call DaveS. They do look great Chris. How do they sound the way they are?
I kinda' figured...
They sound great, considering, no buzz or unwanted noise in the ribbons.
I will probably look at replacing 2 or 3 drivers. I believe I can do that myself.
The ribbons would have to wait.
I think it was well worth the $250 I got 'em for.


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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by jjptkd » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:42 pm

If the ribbons don't buzz, I'd leave them be. About a year ago there was a set of Silvers at Rita's vintage audio with a ribbon in the same shape. She told me that Mr Carver had told her not to touch the magnet and that trying to fix it would most certainly cause damage that would require immediate servicing. I'm sure DaveS or someone here would know the answer but it may last a long time the way it is.
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by angelod307 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:12 pm

what can i tell you other than i feel for you with first hand empathy.
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:58 pm

I have been emailing Ada @ Orevox/Dynavox.

They DO have the drivers in stock for $59.99 each and free shipping.

I am debating on just ordering these vs. waiting for info on surrounds.
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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by frankieD » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:45 pm

cring08 wrote:I have been emailing Ada @ Orevox/Dynavox.

They DO have the drivers in stock for $59.99 each and free shipping.

I am debating on just ordering these vs. waiting for info on surrounds.

If you really like the speakers as much as I like mine then I say go for it.

I replaced 4 of the 6 woofers with new ones and a year later had the other two surrounds done (the replacemets weren't available at that time).

They are great speakers & worth the investment.

My .02

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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:33 am

I was going through old posts and realized I have had my Amazings now for 3 years now.

The one magnet is still out of place, but no buzzing?

If I end up with some ALIII s this year, I might have rebuilt.
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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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by kingman » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:32 am

Glad the deal worked out for you Chris. Let us know how the ALIII's look and sound! Great Christmas present to yourself!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Possible Carver Amazings(for me)

Post by cring08 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks!

Deal,is not in stone yet....
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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