AL-III

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Carver AL-III

Anechoic Frequency Response: 34 Hz to 20 kHz +- 3dB
Impedance Nominal 4 ohms
Sensitivity 86 dB ref. to 1 watt at 1 meter
Crossover 150 Hz
Ribbon Driver 48-inch dipole ribbon
Woofer 10-inch Quasi-butterworth 3rd order aligned woofer system, which fires downward in a circular pattern.
Recommended Power Up to 575 watts per channel; 65 watts minimum, 8 ohms rated.
Net Weight 80 lbs. each
Dimensions 14.5Wx16.5Dx72.5H

Carver is world-renowned as an innovative audio company. It’s not surprising, then, that Carver took a bold departure from conventional thinking when designing the AL-III loudspeaker.

The results of Carver’s creative habits are likely to forever change your assumptions about what a high-performance, moderately priced loudspeaker system can and should be. You will experience breathtaking transparency, precise imaging, vivid detail, and a sense of depth and spa-ciousness never before heard outside the concert hall.

External appearance tells you the AL-III is not merely another reworking of time-worn, cone-and-dome designs. Instead. virtually all the music is reproduced by a single, 48-inch. full-range ribbon driver. (Only the lowest bass octaves are handled by the single, downward-firing woofer.) This elegantly simple solution eliminates the crossover distortions, phase anomalies, and box colorations inherent in most conventional designs.

Because the AL-III is a dipolar transducer, with sound radiating to front and rear, the overall sonic effect is astonishingly realistic. Each instrument is heard as if etched in space, stable and precisely defined, with a surrounding acoustic ambience of uncanny width and depth.

Here’s one reviewer’s impression of the AL-III’s astonishing openness: “It is a very addictive quality-difficult to describe, but once experienced, Never forgotten!” This addiction, rest assured, is both affordable and harmless to your health.

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Comments on 'AL-III' (4)

  1. Marshall Hall says:

    I purchased a pr of AL-III’s via e-bay some two years ago. They arrived completely destroyed. I fought UPS for my refund & to keep the speakers. I then disassembled them carefully & by all appearances all the components are in fine condition. I want to build a set of speakers from these in a Carver / Gilmore open baffle configuration – but – I cannot locate a wiring diagram anywhere. I have the owners manual which is no help. I need to know how to wire the ribbon, woofer & crossover. I need a shop/repair manual – can you help?

  2. steven says:

    I own a pair and could take photos of inards if helpfull

  3. walt says:

    wire them in the same manner that you found them.

  4. Kostas says:

    Hi I am interested about the speaker Al-III. I want to buy only the ribbo. Is it possible to do that? If yes how much it costs. Finally would you be able to post it to Greece (EU)

    Regards
    Kostas

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