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Someone got some new toys !!!!

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icravcarver

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Sweet. Nice package. I have to admit I don't know much about them, Lightstar that is, but they look cool. I hope they perform to your expectations! (Not meaning the quality of the manufacturing, but what kind of conditions they were kept under and operated under prior to your acquisition.)

Many happy nights of listening ahead, as I pray to the AUDIO GODS for you!!
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Man those are sharp looking units! Eddie!
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:57 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Ooooooooooo, Dave's ears have some ear candy! 8)

I'll be expecting a full report at the 'fest Dave.
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:17 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

I'd be jealous...... if I didn't already own Marcia. BTW, nice rig Dave!!!!

Lightstar, Lightstar, Lightstar it is. Hey Rick, can you handle 5 days in the world of Lightstar?

Where do we go from here?

I guess I'll have to have the Darkstar ready for show at CF. Gotta have something no one else has.

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:20 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

You keep talking about this thing "Darkstar"... All you have is the the driver right ???
Are you planning on building a box for it ?? How are you going to power it ??
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:43 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

I remember seeing a Darkstar sub for sale on eBay a while back. It was broken and I had contacted Rolland to see if it was fixable but someone snatched it up before Rolland got back to me, so I figured that was that. Now I'm thinking that maybe our friend Ray is the one who picked it up.
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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:19 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?
It should sound like it isn't there!
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OBI56

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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:57 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)
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Magnaryder

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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:23 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Darkstar was designed to be a companion piece to Carver's Lightstar, but with an HT bend. The cabinet was trapaziodal, painted in piano black with a penta-shaped, blue blacklit Lightstar logo emblem. It sported 2 15" specially designed woofers powered by a (get this) 1500 watt Lightstar amplifier. It is my understanding they built 1 unit for the CES show in '95. My source says Carver had 4 raw woofer prototypes built. 2 of them were installed in the show unit, I have one and the other woofer has fallen off the radar.

My original plan was to build a piano black trapazoidal cabinet, get a certain someone(hint, hint James) to make the backlit logo piece and power it either with a 1500watt Sunfire plate amp or one of the plates I bought from PartsExpress. I don't really care for the sound I've been getting from the plates with other drivers, but I do like the sound I have been getting from them with the bridged TFM-45.

I don't know what arrangement you'll see at CarverFest, but from what I understand this is one rare bird and I hope y'all will dig it.

ray
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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Ariston RD-40 Turntable w/ Linn Basik LSV tonearn, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Cardas Silver wire service and wire block, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12 & 1700 decks, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, Carver HR-742 reciever, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, Dahlquist DQ-8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:59 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

BillD wrote:Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?

I remember this one BillD. Your right.
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Mr. M-500t

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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:01 am

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

OBI56 wrote:Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)


Are you sure your not thinking of the soap called Dark Shadows, Barnibus ? :lol:
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:12 am

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:09 am

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

OBI56 wrote:Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:11 am

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:
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Post Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:01 pm

Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

FesteLV wrote:Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:



=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol:
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