Free to good home: Carver Amazing Plat's in need of a a ribbon.......

TroyD
TroyD Posts: 12,444
So, I've got a pair of Plat's.....they were actually RT1's....that gave up a ribbon at Polk Fest over a decade ago. They have languished in my stereo room behind a curtain ever since. I'd really like for someone to give them a good home that would like to obtain a ribbon and use them.

Again, these are free and while I don't need them gone immediately, it's time for them to go someplace else. I also have a set of boxes but no way would I consider shipping them.

Who knows, I may even send you home with a nice pair of B&W bookshelves as a parting gift.....

They are located in North Charleston SC
I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,318
    Very generous Karma. Peace. D
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    Ok, here are a couple of pics....they are behind a big curtain behind my rig....so taking one handed photos, it is what it is. They are cosmetically fine (minus the hole where the ribbon goes and a decade of dust)

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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,868
    If I only had a place for them and a massive amp.
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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Dang Gina, nice Karma!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • maingey
    maingey Posts: 588
    vmaxer wrote: »
    If I only had a place for them and a massive amp.

    the comment that has popped in most minds that have seen this post.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    You are also going to need a ribbon...which is doable.

    I disagree that you NEED a megawatt amp. A good 100wpc amp will suffice for 99% of your listening needs with these. They are 89db 1w/1m, if I recall so they are reasonably efficient.

    That said though, all things being equal, there is no substitute for radiating surface area and a man's amp.
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  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 575
    I have a megawatt amp and my friend used to service carver amazing speakers, but you are too far away.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    edited March 10
    No distance to great for a free pair of speakers and a historically significant pair (at least in the history of the Polk forum, anyway) at that!

    And, if you aren't an ax murderer or anasshole...I can even feed you and perhaps put you up overnight.
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    vmaxer wrote: »
    If I only had a place for them and a massive amp.

    The platinum was way easier on amplifiers vs the original. The plats don't dip down to 1 ohm either.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,146
    I just have to say...this is super cool of you Troy. Hopefully these go to a great new home!
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    F1’s DNA?

    Priceless!
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    CH46E wrote: »
    :'(
    Dude, they are just a road trip away! Lol!
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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,133
    Last years Polk Fest would have worked. But since I've had my Infinity rebuild in the dining room for a few months the wife would absolutely lose her ****. I'm treading on dangerous waters here bud.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,292
    F1nut wrote: »
    I rubbed my dingus on them when no one was looking.

    I want them more now!
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    Why no mention of the toilet golf set?
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    Willow wrote: »
    Why no mention of the toilet golf set?

    I'll even throw that in!

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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,350
    TroyD wrote: »
    Willow wrote: »
    Why no mention of the toilet golf set?

    I'll even throw that in!

    Now that there fellas is a deal you cannot pass up!!
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,231
    Fantastic Karma Troy. Anyone within a drive shot of these should take him up on his generous offer. Blessed by F1NUT, christened by Russ...this adds value kids. Run, don't walk and snag these.
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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 584
    Just curious....

    What would it take , money wise , to get these in great working order ?

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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,133
    edited March 11
    There is a guy on ebay that will repair the 60 inch ribbion. I think he charges about $500 each. I'll see if I can find him and post a link.
  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 584
    Thanks 👍

    Love to hear a pair of these some day ...

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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    Me being me, I would probably do both ribbons at the same time.....just fershits and giggles.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    edited March 12
    gyosa wrote: »
    Just curious....

    What would it take , money wise , to get these in great working order ?

    Bk

    To do both ribbons, you are looking at a grand probably.......which, all things considering, is not a bad deal.

    The Carvers are something everyone should hear for sure. My honest opinion? I think that Bob Carver is a genius....I think the design goals are brilliant. The advantages of a full range ribbon and subterranean bass? What's not to love? And I think the Amazing Plats come pretty close to delivering. There are some quibbles....the ribbon and the woofers aren't 100% seamless (and truth be told, I think the planar woofers on the original Amazings integrated better BUT as I've said, the originals? You can't buy enough amp to drive those ****)....and Bob has no issue with loads of bass distortion because most of it isn't audible anyway which I dunno if I agree with 100%......at the end of the day though, they are musically (to me, anyway) engaging and damn fun to listen to.

    So, the $64K question is then "why don't I restore them". Fair question. Mostly one of space. They DO thrive when they have space to breathe and they are a beeyatch to set up. The bass is elusive.....in some instances, F1 and hoosier21, there was none. In some cases, it's very bloated and one note. (and if you are looking for taught, tightly controlled bass you are barking up the wrong tree from jump street). The point being, integrating them into your space is a challenge and I just don't have the space...

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,231
    These still here ? What da.....?
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,444
    tonyb wrote: »
    These still here ? What da.....?

    I know, right?


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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,292
    I wonder if these would fit in the overhead bin on my flight there for PF...
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