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  1. aussiedropbear

    sunfire true subwoofer mk 2 free

    This takes me back. I had two of these little beasts back in the late 90's. Had the same problem with hum. Bob Carver's support sent me detailed schematics of the circuit boards and advised me on what I needed to solder and repair etc.. I doubt I through these out but pretty sure they are buried in amongst some long lost box in the house :). If I were in Melbourne I'd definitely put my hand up to give it a crack.
  2. Saw this on ANZAC day with family in 3D. Great flick with with its fair share of twists and turns. The 3D was very well done and gave good dimensionality to the the visuals. Will be grabbing this for the collection in UHD.
  3. aussiedropbear

    Richter Days

    Thanks for the reply on the Tsunami Ralph. It was and still is one of the more unique designs in subwoofers that perhaps has a higher WAF than most other systems. The sealed design and its method of boost seems to be is similar to that of Bag End. I managed to grab a Bag End Infrasub in the 90's and can attest to this method of transient response being superior to others. This was the best sounding sub I have ever had. So the Tsunamis would have been similar but from what I heard at the show, far greater output which is where the bag End did struggle.. but oh so sweet on 99% the sound. Here is a pic of my speaker system in situ. I have surrounds to the side and the rear. Would like to get another pair for the front (to the sides of the screen) but the second hand market seldom brings up the Hydras that I have to match. The big box to the right of the Excaliburs is the SVS PB12 plus 2 subwoofer.(http://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer-reviews/svs-pb12-plus-2) I great unit which has the output I need If you find some old show pics of shows (tsunamis )I think most here would be appreciative of them being shared. Cheers John Barsby
  4. aussiedropbear

    Richter Days

    Hi Ralph, Long time user of your speakers. We had met on many occasions at shows and around the Sydney Hi-Fi stands back in the early/mid 90's. At one of the Sydney shows, you were demonstrating was a prototype subwoofer named the 'tsumami' I believe. This was perhaps one of the best subs I had heard and definitely one of the most uniquely designed and beautiful to look at with its curved wood veneer front. A few years after this show you had casually offered them to me but unfortunately I did not have the cash. I would be most interested to hear of the technical merits of this unit and what had happened to it? Would be great to see some pics of it too. I had purchased directly from you a set of Excaliburs. I still have these and the Unicorn centre and two pairs of Hydras that fill out my home theater to this day. I did have an Evocator subwoofer, again one purchased directly from you and I think at the time one of the first off the production line. I presently use an SVS subwoofer as the room I have is quite large. The speakers are still going strong and sound just wonderful. My wife still loves them and the system is used daily. A testament to their fine manufacturing and selection of components. All the best.
  5. aussiedropbear

    Richter subwoofer prototype from the 90's

    Yes it is like that Wen. I have only ever found one reference to the sub in text form but no images.
  6. Hi all, I had on many occasions met and spoke with Ralph Waters way back at various shows etc. In the 90's. One of the more memorable shows was the demonstration of a prototype subwoofer named the 'Tsunami'. Very unique design, very attractive with a curved wood veneer front, dual drivers at rear (maybe 12") and I think external amplifier. Wondering if anyone else remember these or have an image of them to share? Ralph did offer them to me but I did not have the cash at the time. Cheers John
  7. Hi all, I had on many occasions met and spoke with Ralph Waters way back at various shows etc. In the 90's. One of the more memorable shows was the demonstration of a prototype subwoofer named the 'Tsunami'. Very unique design, very attractive with a curved wood veneer front, dual drivers at rear (maybe 12") and I think external amplifier. Wondering if anyone else remember these or have an image of them to share? Ralph did offer them to me but I did not have the cash at the time. I currently have a 7.1 system with Richter excaliburs (mains), unicorn (centre), hydras for surrounds (side and rear). Using an SVS PB12 plus 2 for the bottom end. Cheers John
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