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  1. cuda

    carver platinum mk4

    at low to moderate volumes, the stock xover takes away alot of the power available to the speaker. If you crank it up too much clipping or protection mode will happen. Just hook it up and find the best spot. The problem is not really watts it is current so even a higher rated watts amp can't supply the needed current. Amps that have worked well for higher volumes are Sunfire 300 or 600, carver mono blocks, high end carver tfm-75 or better. And I have always heard mixed reviews on the carver 500 series and tfm 45 and the 1.5. Unless the amp is designed as a mono-block it is usually best not to use it as one and if it doesn't have the high current we are right back at the beginning again. There are a lot of amps I have never tried and not listed that could work, and some of the ones I listed as marginal people use and say they are fine but it is best to bite the bullet and buy what will for sure drive the difficult load speakers. If you want tubes with ribbons the new Carver amps may work but I would bet it would have to be the higher series rather than the lowest one.
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    Cuda's System

    IR_2260.jpg Flir e60 camera. Amps are being used pretty hard and the temps stay low even the sunfire sub woofer is working harder and it isn't doing much compared to the 600's
  3. Yea I did it up on Tidal to give it a listen, not my music really but it did sound good on SH
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    Bob and MQA

    Tidal HiFi and my oppo-105 are a perfect match it does not have the MQA setting as an option but on my PC Tidal app it is there, I never use it though.
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    Supertramp Crime of the Century

  6. cuda

    WTF?? (Ribbon 'Repair' Service)

    Yea Sea is underpaid on these cleaning off the old glue and ribbon then doing the magnets a long slow tedious job.
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    WTF?? (Ribbon 'Repair' Service)

    I can give you some tips on what you are about to do. The magnetism is pretty weak when the 2 metal frames are over 6-8 inches away from each other but when moved closer together you start to really feel it and the force is more sideways as it trys to twist the 2 metal frames. So just get some bolts that are fully threaded that are like 4" to 6 " longer than the stock ones. Don't think that the metal is that strong meaning you can't just have 2 bolts at each end you have to have 2 in the middle (or more if you like) because the metal will bend quite a lot and that is what makes the magnets pop off the frames. Also the bolt heads are kinda on the opposite side then you want for lining up the ribbon tension rods but you can use your longer bolts in the opposite direction than the factory did to pull them together then just push the stock bolts in different holes to hold it together the way the factory did. I agree everything I found on the web made it seem harder than it really is but it is not super easy either I was so scared of the magnets before the first time I took one apart but not now. Also on the magnets some you will find are not glued at all they are just on the metal frame by the magnetism alone and will easily come off while others will be glued on pretty good. I left them in place and just did one at a time so that I kept them in the right order and correct direction. They are actually easy to break so be careful you can use a heat gun to help but have to be real careful not to heat up one you don't want off at the time. It was a long slow process on the magnets.
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    WTF?? (Ribbon 'Repair' Service)

    Be prepared to find the ribbon is glued to the wood so trying to move it around probably is not possible but that may be ok for you anyway if you just want to remove magnets and re-glue them back down then reassemble the ribbon.
  9. Like to buy a clearview crossover to play with for my plats Thanks
  10. From that last picture I would think that a 4-6 foot width would be perfect I know it seems narrow but those ribbons are straight up and down not tilted so it works well. Besides what the manual says for the placement on the AL-III's I always thought they where just a tad boomy which I figured that is just the way it is with a down firing woofer. Well I have a friend with some AL-III's and a large music room and he had said the same thing then I read a email from a Carver Tech that was answering the same question about boomyness and he said " that carver research had found that if the AL-III is moved 5 feet from the backwall and a min. of 4 feet from a sidewall there is no boomy bass" And it is true we tried it but you need a pretty good size room to place them like that.
  11. When I run 2 sets of speakers at once I get a wall of sound but SH is never right no matter what I do but for get togethers in the summer it's fine, most of the time I just run 2 speakers to get a nice Sh system without a lot of work. I am actually sick of messing with time delay and gains and crossover freqs. I have to many buttons to mess with and I can't stop playing with them thinking I am missing out someplace so this week I am going to put the passives back in on one pair of speakers (which should be fun as I have never seen a crossover that looks like the one I have in my MK-III plats)
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    Carver Reference System

    Back in the old days when Carver was still open in Lynnwood there was a DIY bass mailing list and they where doing a group buy of 60" Ribbons and crossovers, some also used the stock woofer while others bought another brand. Doug Purls Kryptonite speaker plans. Anyway when Doug met with a Carver Engineer he was told that they had discovered the Amazings where better if they where a foot taller for room response but that they where not made that way because of the wife factor and they already cost too much to make for what they where selling for. My AL-IIl's are now 7'2" with the 60 inch ribbon. I am now adding some tweeters (the same ones in the new Line source) 4 in the front and 2 in the back for the higher octaves to help the ribbons with dispersion. I wonder if the old Carver study's of the taller speaker where an influence in the new models.
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    Carver Reference System

    I don't know I think my old carver updated AL 3 with 60 inch sea ribbons with sunfire twin 600's could take it
  14. cuda

    Hi all. Well, I'm back. Site looks wonderful.

    I have the TG-V and oppo 105 and can choose source direct (the oppo) then the TG-V is not using it's dac. Does the TG-IV have that feature?
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    carver ribbon pics old vs. new

    A couple pictures of then and now, one pic looks like a ribbon jig but I had heard they where electric over hydraulic presses maybe that was for clamping the magnets together? The other pic (look at all that ribbon materiel) but it just has 2 traces not 4 I think it was the modern unit for the sunfire speakers that wrapped them in a circle.