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  1. Hi there! I just joined these forums and would like to take the time to let you know a little bit about me. I am Ashley, I'm 27 years old. And I am hoping to make some wonderful friends along the way. I hope to get to know everyone here. Hope to have a great time here. Nice to meet you all.

    Come on, guys; do you REALLY think there is a 27 year old girl named Ashley on the forum!??

    It's SPAM; look at the signature line....

  2. All low efficiency loudspeakers share one trait - they do not sound real, no matter how much power you put into them. The best high efficiency designs seem to have a lifelike presentation that is addictive.

    In The Dope From Hope, Vol. 14, No.1, April 1974, PWK writes about this subject and proposes a low efficiency "Ultimate LSH" design that would take 1200 watts to achieve a 100 dB SPL. Note that this is without headroom, so dynamics would be clipped if this were an average level. !00 dB peaks would translate to 85 dB average SPL. My computer speakers will do better than that.

    That's a pretty sweeping statement; got any facts or experience to back that up?

  3. I have a pair of Carver Amazing Loudspeakers (III model) that are some of the best imaging speakers I've ever heard, and they are TERRIBLY inefficient (@ 86 dB 1 watt/1 meter), which require LEVIATHAN amplification (which I have~). I love the sound of Klipsch, but for my dedicated 2 channel, the Carvers will forever be my favs until (if?) something better comes along....


    Carver AL-III, Sunfire TG-IV processor, Sunfire Cinema Grand 400x7 amp

  4. Same principal as vehicle engines, it's an air pump,and what you can't pump in VOLUME you must pump in DISPLACEMENT. As stated, the F113 has a MUCH longer piston excursion than the RSW-15, plus tons of power to back that up. Two different approaches to the same (near) end result. I will tell you JL Audio is par excellence in SQ and build quality.

  5. Realize that any amp that age is coming upon cap replacement time; adjust your price accordingly. It will run you from $180 plus shipping to as much as $380 to have it refurbished (it can be brought to like-new specs) by either of the highly-recommended service centers in the pacific northwest (Rolland's "Hi Tech Audio" or "Rita's Vintage Audio Repair" (where Bob drops in to sign amps when he can!). The 400a and 400t are considered better than the straight 400 as there was some sort of issue with that one. Many folks still use the Cube amps today. Here's some links you might find helpful:




    How much were you looking to spend?

    Also, RichP, the owner of thecarversite.com, does "hot rod" upgrades on the M1.0 and M-500t amps that have proven pretty desireable.

    I've had a Carver M1.5t amp (powerhouse!) & C-2 preamp which I enjoyed, but all my current gear is Sunfire (ssshhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeettt!).

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