Someone got some new toys !!!!

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by icravcarver » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:32 pm

Sweet. Nice package. I have to admit I don't know much about them, Lightstar that is, but they look cool. I hope they perform to your expectations! (Not meaning the quality of the manufacturing, but what kind of conditions they were kept under and operated under prior to your acquisition.)

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Man those are sharp looking units! Eddie!
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by treitz3 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:57 pm

Ooooooooooo, Dave's ears have some ear candy! 8)

I'll be expecting a full report at the 'fest Dave.
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:17 pm

I'd be jealous...... if I didn't already own Marcia. BTW, nice rig Dave!!!!

Lightstar, Lightstar, Lightstar it is. Hey Rick, can you handle 5 days in the world of Lightstar?

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I guess I'll have to have the Darkstar ready for show at CF. Gotta have something no one else has.

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:20 pm

You keep talking about this thing "Darkstar"... All you have is the the driver right ???
Are you planning on building a box for it ?? How are you going to power it ??

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by OBI56 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:43 pm

I remember seeing a Darkstar sub for sale on eBay a while back. It was broken and I had contacted Rolland to see if it was fixable but someone snatched it up before Rolland got back to me, so I figured that was that. Now I'm thinking that maybe our friend Ray is the one who picked it up.
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by BillD » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:19 pm

Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by OBI56 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:57 pm

Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Magnaryder » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:23 pm

Darkstar was designed to be a companion piece to Carver's Lightstar, but with an HT bend. The cabinet was trapaziodal, painted in piano black with a penta-shaped, blue blacklit Lightstar logo emblem. It sported 2 15" specially designed woofers powered by a (get this) 1500 watt Lightstar amplifier. It is my understanding they built 1 unit for the CES show in '95. My source says Carver had 4 raw woofer prototypes built. 2 of them were installed in the show unit, I have one and the other woofer has fallen off the radar.

My original plan was to build a piano black trapazoidal cabinet, get a certain someone(hint, hint James) to make the backlit logo piece and power it either with a 1500watt Sunfire plate amp or one of the plates I bought from PartsExpress. I don't really care for the sound I've been getting from the plates with other drivers, but I do like the sound I have been getting from them with the bridged TFM-45.

I don't know what arrangement you'll see at CarverFest, but from what I understand this is one rare bird and I hope y'all will dig it.

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:59 pm

BillD wrote:Wasn't there also a Knight Shadow sub?
I remember this one BillD. Your right.

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Mr. M-500t » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:01 am

OBI56 wrote:Ooops Bill, you are right! It was a Dark Shadow sub, not a Darkstar. My mind has finally turned to mush .... O:)
Are you sure your not thinking of the soap called Dark Shadows, Barnibus ? :lol:

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by OBI56 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:12 am

Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by Mr. M-500t » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:09 am

OBI56 wrote:Dark Shadow, Knight Shadow, Dark Knight, Silent Knight ... same f****n difference
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by FesteLV » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:11 am

Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:
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Re: Someone got some new toys !!!!

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:01 pm

FesteLV wrote:Come on, just call it the Death Star :lol:

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol:
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