The Eagle has landed

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by kingman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:22 pm

Fuckin "A"!!!!!
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by tinpan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:48 am

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Finally got the backs of the wings painted and the Altec 1003 multicell horns finished and mounted.

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I still have one more coat of paint to put on the front of the wings and then the painting will be done. I am pretty much sick of painting. In case you were wondering, it takes almost 2 gallons of paint to do 2 coats on a pair of A210 cabinets with wings

Thanks to the shadows's advice I spent a little time adding some par lamps and the lighting definitely adds to the ambiance

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This configuration, with the wings and the 1003 multicell horns makes these the Altec A4 model

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I added a Carver C5 preamp; Oppo DV981, for SACD's; my refurbished Elac turntable, though it may not sound very nice; Grant tube Dac, and my Sonos. For power we are using the Caver Baby Black Beauty. Rabbit and I have been marveling at the sound from these speakers. I thought it worthwhile to mention the Carver tube amp has performed flawlessly through all of these transitions. I would expect the Carverfest amps would be very capable as well. We've been sitting back in amazement at the big sound coming from these speakers and the different horn drivers we've tried. I have to say I really like these EL84 tubes and I'll bet Bob had no idea one of his tube amps would be the heart of a system like this.
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:04 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 am

The new horn drivers definitely added some needed (IMO) "sparkle" to the top end. Robin said this driver is good to 10k hz whereas the old one only went up to 8k hz. We've played around with horn angles, listening position, etc. & believe it's just about dialed in perfectly. We have a difference of opinion on whether to turn the horn volume up a smidge, but perhaps that's mostly due to different hearing abilities~

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"Best Garage System Of The Century"
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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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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:23 pm

TNRabbit wrote:"Best Garage System Of The Century"
=D> Amen Brother! =D>
Sunfire: Theater Grand IV, Cinema Grand Signature.
Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
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Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by frenchguy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 pm

AWESOME !!!! =D> =D>
Carver Silver 7t mono blocks, Carver M-4.0t & 2 tfm 42,s. ct-6 & ct-17, sda390t,TX11 tuner, jolida jd 100A. JBL L96 & JBL 4401,s W/Ribbon Tweeters, Dared SL-2000A tube preamp, Dared MP-5BT Integrated vacuum tube amp, 2 sets of Carver Amazing Silver speakers, oak & black. Carver Cinema 5.1 subwoofer & Tesla audio Carverfest satellite ribbon speakers & stands & Douglas connection cables

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by Chauss » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 pm

tinpan wrote:Image
I still have one more coat of paint to put on the front of the wings and then the painting will be done. I am pretty much sick of painting. In case you were wondering, it takes almost 2 gallons of paint to do 2 coats on a pair of A210 cabinets with wings

Thanks to the shadows's advice I spent a little time adding some par lamps and the lighting definitely adds to the ambiance
Uhmmmm- hey Rabbit,,,,what's that in your hand? Sounds "that good" - huh? :-# :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:47 pm

Chauss wrote:Uhmmmm- hey Rabbit,,,,what's that in your hand? Sounds "that good" - huh? :-# :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's the remote....you sick bastard.....

You should have seen the shadow where I was ORIGINALLY holding the remote before tinpan had me change it~


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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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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by angelod307 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:21 pm

Wow, hats off. What a girlie system you have there. I need to visit sooner than later please....
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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by tinpan » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:52 pm

Wow, hats off. What a girlie system you have there
Thanks Angela, are you the resident expert on girlie systems?
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by angelod307 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:20 pm

tinpan wrote:
Wow, hats off. What a girlie system you have there
Thanks Angela, are you the resident expert on girlie systems?
I am, i thought i was the queen of girly. I bet that just sings and sings, i now have a new goal down the road as i have always loved horn loaded anything.
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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by indyaudio » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:37 am

A simply incredible system, not much else to say the other guys didn't already cover. Nicely done, wow

I was going to post some details on my system, but, that is an impossible act to follow! Think I'll just wait awhile.
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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by tinpan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:09 am

I was going to post some details on my system, but, that is an impossible act to follow! Think I'll just wait awhile.
Oh no, all the more reason to post. Keep in mind this was one of my first posts:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11013&p=105105#p105105

After many years of having my gear locked away in a storage bin I finally found this site and after much help from folks here and elsewhere, you are seeing where I am so far.

Now is the perfect time to post, that's how we all learn and keep moving forward
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HT - Sunfire TG IV, Sunfire Cinema Grand Sig. 400 x 5, Oppo 93, Klipsch LaScala (3), Cornwalls (2), SW-12, Sony 60" LCD

2 channel - AN L2 Pre-amp, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN 2.1 DAC, DUAL CS 5000 TT, Oppo DV-981HD, Lowther PM4a/Azurahorn/SentryIV

2 channel - AN L3 Signature Line stage, AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, AN Sig. DAC 3.1 , AN Sig. Phono Stage, Sota Comet TT, Altec A5's

2 channel - Carver VTA20 Baby Black Beauty, Custom Line Stage, Klipschorns

2 channel - AN Interstage Mono Blocks 300b PSE, Carver C-5 Pre, Altec A4 speakers


2 channel - Audio Note Kit 1 300b SET, Audio Note DAC 2.1, Altec 288 Horns/JBL Bass bin

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Re: The Eagle has landed

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:27 pm

tinpan wrote:
I was going to post some details on my system, but, that is an impossible act to follow! Think I'll just wait awhile.
Oh no, all the more reason to post. Keep in mind this was one of my first posts:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11013&p=105105#p105105

After many years of having my gear locked away in a storage bin I finally found this site and after much help from folks here and elsewhere, you are seeing where I am so far.

Now is the perfect time to post, that's how we all learn and keep moving forward
Well said Tinpan! =D> =D> =D>
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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