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Old March 28th 04, 12:03 AM
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I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
(no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
searching the internet:

http://www.temaproduksjoner.no/bruktutstyr.htm

On that website, the picture looks exactly like the currently-made
model 1588 cabinet.

Problem is, the 993's I found for sale locally don't match the
picture. First of all, they don't have a horn on top. Instead, there
are two tweeters placed vertically and in between the midrange
drivers. Second, instead of two round ports between the woofers,
there is one rectangular port at the bottom of the cabinet. Finally,
on the back panel, there are four three-pin XLR (microphone)
connectors, two male and two female, presumably for use when
bi-amping. I've never seen XLR connectors used on big speakers like
this, it seems odd to use them in a high-current application. Are
there XLR cables available that will handle it?

Anyway, if any of you guys have owned the "old" 993 speakers and can
offer some opinions on them (particularly how well they work for
full-range material including vocals), I'd appreciate hearing from
you.

For that matter, does anyone know if the tweeters on these "old-style"
cabinets are cheap piezo units?

best regards,

Marty
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Old March 28th 04, 12:18 PM
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Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:

> I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> searching the internet:
>
> http://www.temaproduksjoner.no/bruktutstyr.htm
>
> On that website, the picture looks exactly like the currently-made
> model 1588 cabinet.
>
> Problem is, the 993's I found for sale locally don't match the
> picture.


"Høytalerene aviker noe fra bilde:
"Høytallerene har Twitere og ikke horn som på bilde

translates to "the ludspeakers differ from the image,
they have tweeters and not a horn as in the image here"

> First of all, they don't have a horn on top. Instead, there
> are two tweeters placed vertically and in between the midrange
> drivers. Second, instead of two round ports between the woofers,
> there is one rectangular port at the bottom of the cabinet.


Based on the terse norwegian text they "look right", but there is no way
for me to know.

> Finally,
> on the back panel, there are four three-pin XLR (microphone)
> connectors, two male and two female, presumably for use when
> bi-amping. I've never seen XLR connectors used on big speakers like
> this, it seems odd to use them in a high-current application. Are
> there XLR cables available that will handle it?


I have been able to connect 3 X 1.2 mm2 to three pin XLR's ...

> Anyway, if any of you guys have owned the "old" 993 speakers and can
> offer some opinions on them (particularly how well they work for
> full-range material including vocals), I'd appreciate hearing from
> you.


> For that matter, does anyone know if the tweeters on these "old-style"
> cabinets are cheap piezo units?


Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....

> best regards,
>
> Marty


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Old March 28th 04, 12:18 PM
Peter Larsen
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Default Carvin 993 3-Way PA Cabinets with Dual Tweeters

Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:

> I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> searching the internet:
>
> http://www.temaproduksjoner.no/bruktutstyr.htm
>
> On that website, the picture looks exactly like the currently-made
> model 1588 cabinet.
>
> Problem is, the 993's I found for sale locally don't match the
> picture.


"Høytalerene aviker noe fra bilde:
"Høytallerene har Twitere og ikke horn som på bilde

translates to "the ludspeakers differ from the image,
they have tweeters and not a horn as in the image here"

> First of all, they don't have a horn on top. Instead, there
> are two tweeters placed vertically and in between the midrange
> drivers. Second, instead of two round ports between the woofers,
> there is one rectangular port at the bottom of the cabinet.


Based on the terse norwegian text they "look right", but there is no way
for me to know.

> Finally,
> on the back panel, there are four three-pin XLR (microphone)
> connectors, two male and two female, presumably for use when
> bi-amping. I've never seen XLR connectors used on big speakers like
> this, it seems odd to use them in a high-current application. Are
> there XLR cables available that will handle it?


I have been able to connect 3 X 1.2 mm2 to three pin XLR's ...

> Anyway, if any of you guys have owned the "old" 993 speakers and can
> offer some opinions on them (particularly how well they work for
> full-range material including vocals), I'd appreciate hearing from
> you.


> For that matter, does anyone know if the tweeters on these "old-style"
> cabinets are cheap piezo units?


Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....

> best regards,
>
> Marty


--
*******************************************
* My site is at: http://www.muyiovatki.dk *
*******************************************
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Old March 28th 04, 12:18 PM
Peter Larsen
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Default Carvin 993 3-Way PA Cabinets with Dual Tweeters

Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:

> I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> searching the internet:
>
> http://www.temaproduksjoner.no/bruktutstyr.htm
>
> On that website, the picture looks exactly like the currently-made
> model 1588 cabinet.
>
> Problem is, the 993's I found for sale locally don't match the
> picture.


"Høytalerene aviker noe fra bilde:
"Høytallerene har Twitere og ikke horn som på bilde

translates to "the ludspeakers differ from the image,
they have tweeters and not a horn as in the image here"

> First of all, they don't have a horn on top. Instead, there
> are two tweeters placed vertically and in between the midrange
> drivers. Second, instead of two round ports between the woofers,
> there is one rectangular port at the bottom of the cabinet.


Based on the terse norwegian text they "look right", but there is no way
for me to know.

> Finally,
> on the back panel, there are four three-pin XLR (microphone)
> connectors, two male and two female, presumably for use when
> bi-amping. I've never seen XLR connectors used on big speakers like
> this, it seems odd to use them in a high-current application. Are
> there XLR cables available that will handle it?


I have been able to connect 3 X 1.2 mm2 to three pin XLR's ...

> Anyway, if any of you guys have owned the "old" 993 speakers and can
> offer some opinions on them (particularly how well they work for
> full-range material including vocals), I'd appreciate hearing from
> you.


> For that matter, does anyone know if the tweeters on these "old-style"
> cabinets are cheap piezo units?


Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....

> best regards,
>
> Marty


--
*******************************************
* My site is at: http://www.muyiovatki.dk *
*******************************************
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Old March 28th 04, 12:18 PM
Peter Larsen
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Default Carvin 993 3-Way PA Cabinets with Dual Tweeters

Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:

> I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> searching the internet:
>
> http://www.temaproduksjoner.no/bruktutstyr.htm
>
> On that website, the picture looks exactly like the currently-made
> model 1588 cabinet.
>
> Problem is, the 993's I found for sale locally don't match the
> picture.


"Høytalerene aviker noe fra bilde:
"Høytallerene har Twitere og ikke horn som på bilde

translates to "the ludspeakers differ from the image,
they have tweeters and not a horn as in the image here"

> First of all, they don't have a horn on top. Instead, there
> are two tweeters placed vertically and in between the midrange
> drivers. Second, instead of two round ports between the woofers,
> there is one rectangular port at the bottom of the cabinet.


Based on the terse norwegian text they "look right", but there is no way
for me to know.

> Finally,
> on the back panel, there are four three-pin XLR (microphone)
> connectors, two male and two female, presumably for use when
> bi-amping. I've never seen XLR connectors used on big speakers like
> this, it seems odd to use them in a high-current application. Are
> there XLR cables available that will handle it?


I have been able to connect 3 X 1.2 mm2 to three pin XLR's ...

> Anyway, if any of you guys have owned the "old" 993 speakers and can
> offer some opinions on them (particularly how well they work for
> full-range material including vocals), I'd appreciate hearing from
> you.


> For that matter, does anyone know if the tweeters on these "old-style"
> cabinets are cheap piezo units?


Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....

> best regards,
>
> Marty


--
*******************************************
* My site is at: http://www.muyiovatki.dk *
*******************************************
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Old March 31st 04, 01:12 AM
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Peter Larsen > wrote in message >...
> Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:
>
> > I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> > used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> > (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> > documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> > searching the internet:

<snipped>
>
> Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....
>


Peter,

As I mentioned, I already did contact Carvin. I emailed as well as
called and talked to a "pro audio specialist". It's not a current
product and they couldn't offer any useful information, or even a link
to a data sheet. That's why I tried posting in an open forum; they
didn't seem to know much more than you.

best regards,

Martin
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Peter Larsen > wrote in message >...
> Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:
>
> > I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> > used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> > (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> > documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> > searching the internet:

<snipped>
>
> Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....
>


Peter,

As I mentioned, I already did contact Carvin. I emailed as well as
called and talked to a "pro audio specialist". It's not a current
product and they couldn't offer any useful information, or even a link
to a data sheet. That's why I tried posting in an open forum; they
didn't seem to know much more than you.

best regards,

Martin
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Old March 31st 04, 01:12 AM
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Peter Larsen > wrote in message >...
> Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:
>
> > I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> > used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> > (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> > documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> > searching the internet:

<snipped>
>
> Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....
>


Peter,

As I mentioned, I already did contact Carvin. I emailed as well as
called and talked to a "pro audio specialist". It's not a current
product and they couldn't offer any useful information, or even a link
to a data sheet. That's why I tried posting in an open forum; they
didn't seem to know much more than you.

best regards,

Martin
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Old March 31st 04, 01:12 AM
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Peter Larsen > wrote in message >...
> Remove SPAM From Address to Reply wrote:
>
> > I'm looking for some helpful information. A local guy is selling some
> > used Carvin 993 speaker cabinets. They are not on the Carvin web site
> > (no longer made?), and the manufacturer can't help me out with any
> > documentation. I did find the following picture and specs by
> > searching the internet:

<snipped>
>
> Write to Carvin or pick up a telephone and call them and ask ....
>


Peter,

As I mentioned, I already did contact Carvin. I emailed as well as
called and talked to a "pro audio specialist". It's not a current
product and they couldn't offer any useful information, or even a link
to a data sheet. That's why I tried posting in an open forum; they
didn't seem to know much more than you.

best regards,

Martin
 




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