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  1. Hey Rabbit - I would like to be put on the list for notification of the next Carverfest - if it is possible? I would love to go to one of these get togethers!


    It's already scheduled for this September in the same location. I don't recall the dates of the top of my head, but go to www.carveraudio.com and click on the forums link then CarverFest '09. I'd link it but the site is down right now being transferred to a new server.

  2. A lot depends on your preferences. If you are the type to blast away at or near max output all the time, I'd suggest going up rather than down. Otherwise, you probably won't notice much of a difference, if any. Your ears will tell you more than we can advise. Can you audition both together (some dealers will do this)? The average joe/jane won't notice the benefits of biamping or the different speaker combos you're talking about. How large your room is has some bearing on what you'll want to get; a larger space generally requires more amp/speaker to fill it with a given volume/dB level.

    THAT SAID; it is a LOT easier to buy up now than buy low & want to upgrade later. I don't find very much difference between the RS-42/52/62, personally. They are used for the surrounds which don't get all that much material overall (I would love to do an all-full range speaker 7.1 someday, but I tend to go overboard on music/audio stuff [:D] ), and most folks put everything below @ 80-120 hz from the surrounds into a sub, anyway.

    It boils down to how picky are YOU about audio? You'll probably get a TON of opinions, but only your ears can tell for sure.

  3. Morglbl is a FANTASTIC 3-piece French jazz (using the term loosely... they are hard to pigeon-hole) band who were in the U.S.A. last year on tour for a few weeks. No affiliation, other than a friend of the promoter and a fan of their music. Here's a link on carveraudio.com for more information:


    These guys are the real deal. The lead guitarist was voted one of the top 5 guitarist in the world.


    A charming young lady called to book the band for their very first gig, even before they had a name! M-ö-r-g-l-b-l was the first group of letters that came to mind.

    Led by extraordinary guitarist Christophe Godin, Mörglbl gained international acclaim with the release of their first two CD's in 1998 and 1999. In 2007 Mörglbl came roaring back with a new CD, Grötesk, now bringing wide attention and high praise in the US.

    In 2005 Godin was voted 5th best international guitar player in a GuitarPart magazine readers poll. One of his students once asked how he got to be so good. He jokingly responded it was because he can cross his eyes and watch each hand simultaneously. Later the poor kid came to him in tears after attempting this for weeks and failing!

    Bassist Ivan Rougny, just like Godin, conducts masterclasses in Geneva. Rougny somehow makes his 6 string bass sound like two instruments at the same time.

    Mörglbl now features exciting new drummer Aurélien Ouzoulias, a veteran of many bands on the French music scene whose double bass drum sounds like a big Harley V-twin.

    This band seems to work telepathically on stage, charging through a variety of styles and timings while entertaining the crowd with an endless array of facial expressions and humorous banter. Often an audience sometimes of thousands is left roaring with laughter. Once you've seen them live you'll know you've been Mörglbled!


    Christophe Godin - Guitar
    Sponsors: Laney, Vigier, Zoom, Ernie Ball

    Ivan Rougny - Bass
    Sponsors: Laney, Vigier, Capelli Luthier

    Aurélien Ouzoulias - Drums
    Sponsors: Pearl, Vater

    Ze Mörglbl Trio - 1998
    Bienvenue A Mörglbl Land - 1999
    Grötesk - 2007
    A new album is due in Spring 2009!

  4. 1) nice, shiny cabinet door is acting as an additional baffle causing reflections

    2) gap between speakers & cabinet is acting as a comb filter for the resonances produced by the cabinet itself which is then combining with the direct sound

    A while ago I situated two pairs of RF-7's up front as mains.......two on each side, side by side. Something about having the two speakers right next to each other just did not work. One pair on, the other pair off and vice-versa I just couldn't get it right. It was like the reflection off the other speaker cabinet was the problem.......which sounds like part of what your RB-5's are dealing with in that cabinet.

    You would actually experence a better result by having them one on top of the other; sort an "RF-7 Line Array"....I know a guy with Cornwalls on top of each other with the upper pair upside down (horns toward each other)...he thinks it sounds fantastic (I've not personally heard it).

  5. More importantly, those speakers seem terrifically undersized for your application and I would imagine that with all four blown out that it was not a manufacturing defect but that they were all overdriven. Given the rest of your fantastic system and volume of the room, I'd have to guess that was the case.

    OP said: "I suffered a power amp failure which put high voltage DC into two of them."

    Which explains what happened with the speaker....yes?
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