Magnepan 30.7

dr k

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So would Bob Carver's 1000 watt, 4 chassis tube mono block amps with KT150 output tubes and silver wound output transformers provide enough juice for the 30.7?
 
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Bob Carver loved Apogee, at one time he had apogee scintilla with a terrific impedence curve and one of his ancient loudspeaker design was a visual copy of apogee but in fact only the Ribon Twitter shared apogee design, the other hp were conventional .
 

dr k

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Bob Carver loved Apogee, at one time he had apogee scintilla with a terrific impedence curve and one of his ancient loudspeaker design was a visual copy of apogee but in fact only the Ribon Twitter shared apogee design, the other hp were conventional .
Yes, but he still has the Scintillas. He thinks his new ALS has surpassed it. All his tube amps that are 200+ watts have 1 ohm taps.
 

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dr k

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LOL! JV and most other reviewers use the same tactic. They never want to say anything bad about a new product especially when the manufacturer is spending big chunk in advertising in their mag. In the end, they end up contradicting themselves and sounding like shills.
 

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Yes, but he still has the Scintillas. He thinks his new ALS has surpassed it. All his tube amps that are 200+ watts have 1 ohm taps.
I had his relatively newer Amazings, very dynamic and super fast!!!
 
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You mean his planar Amazings? I have his latest ALS, and it's the best speaker I've ever owned in my 30 years in this hobby.
Yes, I had the ALS III, a 4' ribbon and 10" woofer.

WRT your latest ALS, they are stackable correct? I'm curious if you have a pair or multiple stacked?
 
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dr k

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Sorry, I was thinking of these. http://www.sunfire.com/productdetail.asp?id=24
I believe Bob talked in interviews about making these stackable. I think this was the basis for you newer model.
You are correct in a sense. The latest ALS is based on CRM-2. It's like having 13 CRM-2 stack on top of each other, but more complex. Different midrange drivers, more complex crossover, and the fact it's a true line source set the ALS apart from CRM-2.
 
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You are correct in a sense. The latest ALS is based on CRM-2. It's like having 13 CRM-2 stack on top of each other, but more complex. Different midrange drivers, more complex crossover, and the fact it's a true line source set the ALS apart from CRM-2.
I love Carver gear, great bang for your $. I had 2 of his cube amps back in the day and an M1.0 with matching preamp. Also, I just realized you're in TX. Depending where we should sync up. I'm near Austin.
 

dr k

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I love Carver gear, great bang for your $. I had 2 of his cube amps back in the day and an M1.0 with matching preamp. Also, I just realized you're in TX. Depending where we should sync up. I'm near Austin.
The older Carver solid state gear were entry level hifi with midfi prices. However, the new Carver tube gear and ALS speakers are reference class level gear. Puts many of the well established highend gear at multiples of Carver price to shame. I wish I had more time to meet with other audiophiles in Texas, but I rarely have the time. BTW, I also have the Aqua Formula DAC and fully treated dedicated 2 channel audio room.
 

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I have owned and heard all Maggies - Do yourself a favor run dont walk and listen to a Planar speaker that does not have a crossover on the crucial main panel - uses pure 6N Copper traces- uses rare earth Neodymium magnets (not inferior ceramic) and a membrane that utilizes a proprietary composite membrane that elimates the plasticky Maggie house sound.
That speaker is GT Audio Works GT3AR. Handcrafted in Stockholm, N.J. Contact Greg Takesh for more info
 
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The older Carver solid state gear were entry level hifi with midfi prices. However, the new Carver tube gear and ALS speakers are reference class level gear. Puts many of the well established highend gear at multiples of Carver price to shame. I wish I had more time to meet with other audiophiles in Texas, but I rarely have the time. BTW, I also have the Aqua Formula DAC and fully treated dedicated 2 channel audio room.
I would say the older Carver gear was up to par with very good gear of the same era. Yes, the newer gear is much better as is most newer gear due to advances in technology and manufacturing. I wouldn't call it entry level hifi, especially the Carver Amazings, stellar sound for back in the 80s. Note - the ribbons in the Carvers were leveraged by Arnie Nudell of Infinity and Genesis for the follow - up to the IRS V Genesis towers, they are that good and far from "entry level hifi"...
 

dr k

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I would say the older Carver gear was up to par with very good gear of the same era. Yes, the newer gear is much better as is most newer gear due to advances in technology and manufacturing. I wouldn't call it entry level hifi, especially the Carver Amazings, stellar sound for back in the 80s. Note - the ribbons in the Carvers were leveraged by Arnie Nudell of Infinity and Genesis for the follow - up to the IRS V Genesis towers, they are that good and far from "entry level hifi"...
If you read my comment carefully, I never called the Amazings entry level hifi. I said his old solid state gear is entry level. ;)
 
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