Loking to buy Original 30 inch ribbon replacement

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Loking to buy Original 30 inch ribbon replacement

Post by Edroom » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:17 am

I have a pair of Original Amazings and one of the tweeter ribbons needs repair.
I am looking for one replacement or repair service.
also, is there any instruction for DIY repair on these?
I googled and found a fellow in Florida who repairs them for $275 but that is about double my budget,
any help appreciated,

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Re: Loking to buy Original 30 inch ribbon replacement

Post by radioeng2 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:49 am

You need to double your budget then Ed. It's the one and only reasonable option. Be glad to have the correct repair even possible.

If you look around here a little, you'll find out much more. Repaired, the Amazings are a really good speaker for the money. You just need real power to run them correctly.

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Re: Loking to buy Original 30 inch ribbon replacement

Post by kingman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:49 am

James Sauter or 'Toymaker" on this forum is the only one that refurbs the Carver ribbons. He lives in Florida and if $275 to rebuild is out of your budget, look at ebay for a used one and test your luck.
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: Loking to buy Original 30 inch ribbon replacement

Post by Toy Maker » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:37 am

Greetings & Welcome Ed.

I understand the repair cost might be a little higher than you'd like, but be careful trying to find a 2nd hand replacement...
Pretty much all of the 30" ribbons are about 30 years old now.
Think of it like a water pump on a car... replace a dead pump with another 30 year old working pump...
It's really only a temporary fix.

No idea how much you have invested in your speakers so far, but even if you were to do a complete rebuild of all drivers and crossover parts, you'd still have a hard time finding another new set of speakers that will compare.

You are of course free to do as you please... but I suggest you don't try opening the ribbons on your own.
This usually causes more damage and problems, which in turn will just cost more in the end.

Best of luck,

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