A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

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Planerguy
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A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by Planerguy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:57 pm

These were originally owned by my brother. After he became ill, lost his wife, lost his home, lost his car, and lost just about everything else - After refusing any offers of help and literally having no other options -he finally sold these to me.
These are DRAMATICALLY BETTER IN THE EXTREME HIGHS then stock. They have Magnepan true ribbons flanking the carver ribbons in very nearly matched oak add-on panels. My camera is an old digital, so the pictures are not very good. The Magnepan ribbons are from MG-2.6's, and use a simple passive crossover at roughly 14khz. I can not tell you how much better these sound then stock. It's night and day, literally. They also sound significantly better then most Magnepans up to perhaps the MG-20's. The carver ribbons are in super condition with no wrinkles in the foil other then the factory corrugations. The woofers have been professionally refoamed, and sound as the should. The speakers have few flaws. The add on ribbons work especially well on these because they are the AL-III, and have the frequency contour controls to dial in the best response to blend the two ribbons seamlessly.
I simply do not have the room to get the best sound from them. So, I am offering them to carver forum members who I thought might appreciate them more then some knuckle head from craigslist who wants them just to "Hit Hard, and POUND", etc.
I'll sell them with the true ribbon super tweeters for $850, or without for $600. I have the ribbon protectors for the Magnepan ribbons BTW.
I'm in Northeast Ohio and shipping is out of the question. I am willing to drive several hours one way to meet up or deliver.
I'd also trade for a LN Sunfire 300 X II amp, or similar Lightstar, etc. I have no use for the 5 channel amps.
feel free to contact me at: Planerguy2003@yahoo.com

Thanks for the venue to post!

**Guys - it looks like I'll be holding onto these for a few weeks until Beemers can pick them up. He's been here before, he knows the way.
If it turns out he can't do so for some reason, I'll re post then.

As always, thanks for the venue to post!**
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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by peck555 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:32 pm

Very interesting, nice looking mod.

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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:56 pm

Austin would Just be a "FEW" hours. :lol: Seriously, those are nice looking speakers. Hope you sell them soon.
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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by kingman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:08 pm

They look nice but too far away. #-o Good luck with your sale!!! 8)
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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by gdb » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:22 pm

What city/town in OH ? :-k

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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by Planerguy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:14 pm

gdb, - if interested send me an email and I'll even send you my number.
I drive to Baltimore once a year, it's about 5 1/2 to 6 hours.

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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by beemers417 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:10 pm

I have heard these speakers. They are top notch! If times were a bit better right now, I would be making the trip yo Ohio tomorrow!
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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by angelod307 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:04 am

and yet another wonderfull set that are too far away.....
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Re: A very special set of Carver AL-III's for sale/trade

Post by p928gts1 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:31 am

there is a one of kind set that i'll never get to hear, do i dare ask how this is from dallas? lol those look very nice indeed! man i wish it was closer
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