Carver Amazing Plat’s — Resurrection

TroyD
TroyD Posts: 12,448
Ok, so I couldn’t give the goddam things away....I guess I’m going to end up rehabbing them. Geezuz, I’ve been sitting on them for 15 years.

Ran across a pair of replacement ribbons that were rebuilt by a guy that I actually spoke to a number of years ago from the Carver forum. So, those are on the way.

I’m excited for sentimental reasons.....these were Ted’s and I don’t think George ever forgave me for selling mine years ago.

Stay tuned!
I plan for the future. - F1Nut

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,595
    Awesome as I know you were selling to part out. Glad things came along for the rebuld and we get to experience the revival.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    edited May 5
    I just couldn’t tear them apart.....I’ve thought about it but could never bring myself to do it.

    Looking forward to this, it’s like going back to your hometown after an extended absence. The Carvers are the only speakers that TLW ever expressed anything other than ambivalence about.

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    If you still want to give them away after you get them singing again, I will gladly take them off your hands
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    HA!

    It's more probable than not that they will move along at some point......but, I'm going to play with them for awhile.

    Thing about this particular pair is the sentimental attachment. If my first real hifi experience wasn't listening to George Grand's Amazings and If they weren't Ted's....I'd have tossed them in the dump years ago. Honestly, I can think of other speakers that I like better. Gun to my head, I'm taking the Thiel 3.6's every day of the week and twice on Sunday because they do EVERYTHING well and are not fussy about much. The Amazings, not so much. When they are on, they are on. When they aren't....they aren't. And, they have the build quality of a Yugo.

    BDT
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    The ribbons arrived today.....in the original boxes and packaging, so hopefully I'll get them installed this evening.

    Quick question, I'm assuming that these are just held in with screws around the edge of the ribbon assembly? Are the leads from the X-over soldered to the ribbon terminals or is there a screw type attachment? (I should probably have already looked but thought I'd ask in case I need to stop and get some solder on the way home)

    BDT
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,488
    All of these posts and no pictures?????????
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    edited May 11
    Ribbons are in. GLORIOUS.

    Reliving my first Hifi experience with the same demo track....Telarc Round Up....William Tell Overature and the Magnificent Seven.

    This is for George Grand and Ted Shimkus. Love those guys.

    We deal in lead, friend.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,595
    edited May 11
    VR3 wrote: »
    All of these posts and no pictures?????????

    Pics...Or It Isn't Happening!!!

    Come on dude, it's not like your riding a moped or dating the big girl
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,754
    TroyD wrote: »
    The ribbons arrived today.....in the original boxes and packaging, so hopefully I'll get them installed this evening.

    Quick question, I'm assuming that these are just held in with screws around the edge of the ribbon assembly? Are the leads from the X-over soldered to the ribbon terminals or is there a screw type attachment? (I should probably have already looked but thought I'd ask in case I need to stop and get some solder on the way home)

    BDT

    Soldered, but I see you've already figured that out.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    Improving the wiring on these is on my short list of projects....
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,754
    TroyD wrote: »
    Improving the wiring on these is on my short list of projects....

    Well worth the effort.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    These things have the build quality of a Yugo. However, I’m fortunate that they have always worked well in this room.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    Congratulations Troy! Looking forward to us trashing them at the next PF!
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    TroyD wrote: »
    These things have the build quality of a Yugo. However, I’m fortunate that they have always worked well in this room.

    This!. On the set of originals I had, they worked well in my basement but, when i tried to move them upstairs, no dice. I tired them in every configuration and wall of the living room, i couldn't get them to sound even close to right and wound up selling them.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    edited May 12
    Similar experience.....in the smaller stereo room, the original s sounded great. In the living room? They sucked.....I attribute much of that to not enough amp....BUT, the Thiels are amazing in the living room and are very unimpressive in the smaller room

    Go figure
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    They were Teds ? Now there's a man I miss. His "woodshed rig" was always a conversation starter.

    Troy, you don't find those Thiels a tad bright ? Just curious....as the last time I heard Thiels that was my impression.
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    edited May 13
    Hey Tony.....yes, these were Ted's. I sold Ted my pair of Original Amazings which he moved along to get these Plats.....and I agree, I miss Ted greatly. I'll always regret not keeping in touch in the past few years with him and others, which is why I'm really making an effort to stay active here. This place means a lot to me and you tards mean a lot to me.

    No. The Thiel 3.6's are very airy, extended and detailed without being fatiguing. I've hear other Thiel models....I had a pair of 2's and 2.2's for awhile and I thought that they were VERY bright. Somewhere along the way, Jim Thiel figured it out.......the 3.6's are definitely a step up from previous generations of Thiel's.
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    Did the 3.6 have the bass EQ or was that the 3.5?
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,381
    TroyD wrote: »
    Today is not replete with suckiocity.

    Always is . . . But look how it turned out!

    All that booze and the memories of those that have left us, is never a good combination. Unless you’re Irish, then drink up 🥃

    Glad you got them signing again!
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,448
    erniejade wrote: »
    Did the 3.6 have the bass EQ or was that the 3.5?

    The 3.5's. I've heard the 3.5's and don't like them. At all.

    3.6's are a speaker everyone should hear........

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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