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FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by TNRabbit » Fri May 28, 2010 2:40 pm

I contacted Bob via email today to inquire about getting the crossover schematics & service manuals for the AL-III speakers. He responded with this:

"I'll see what I can do. I know we have some somewhere.
Stand by for a few days,

Bob"
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by BillD » Fri May 28, 2010 3:34 pm

That's how he responded to me a few months ago. I hope you have better luck.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:25 am

Update--heard this from Bob last Saturday:

I have been unable to find the schematic myself, but not to worry. Margaret (Peggy), is going to help me find it, and with a little bit of luck we will find it and she will email it. So I haven't forgotten about you, it just may take me a little more time to find it.

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Bob and Peggy
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
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Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by skip » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:39 pm

Rabbit,
I have the owners manual if you need one of those. Good luck with the service manual.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:27 am

skip wrote:Rabbit,
I have the owners manual if you need one of those. Good luck with the service manual.
Thanks, Skip; I have the owner's manual. The crossover schematic & service manual are the ones we've needed as NO ONE seems to have them~
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by BillD » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:56 am

I sure want a copy if you get them, Gary.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by angelod307 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:57 am

i want a service manual as well. there are atleast 5 revisions on the crossovers. i have some panels with revision b then a later set with revision e. i have one set of al-III's that have a b panel and a e panel with the same serial numbers as they were bought as a set. i am really starting to question the qc at the factory when it came to these speakers. the last pair of speakers i got last month had one ribbon wired out of phase as well. as a side note, i have sourced were there are new l pads that look like the ones in the x-overs. a manual would make it 100% to be for sure they are the same.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:57 am

I finally heard back from Peggy--

She told me to go on eBay & someone was selling CDs with all kinds of Carver service manuals...I could probably find one there~

:rolleyes:
what-EVER....
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Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:31 pm

Damn.

Angelo, do you think you can draw the schematic of what you have (Rev. B and E). If you look at the Amazing service manual, the revisions were fast and furious with crossover revisions. There was one that lasted exactly one day, and we had a member that had that crossover (I think it was on the Silvers). It's almost as if you have whatever you find in them. Manuals won't help there.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by angelod307 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:15 pm

BillD wrote:Damn.

Angelo, do you think you can draw the schematic of what you have (Rev. B and E). If you look at the Amazing service manual, the revisions were fast and furious with crossover revisions. There was one that lasted exactly one day, and we had a member that had that crossover (I think it was on the Silvers). It's almost as if you have whatever you find in them. Manuals won't help there.
i will try. as they are one big spaghetti mess. i will bring them with me to the fest if you are coming.
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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:05 pm

TNRabbit wrote:I contacted Bob via email today to inquire about getting the crossover schematics & service manuals for the AL-III speakers. He responded with this:

"I'll see what I can do. I know we have some somewhere.
Stand by for a few days,

Bob"

I have these somewhere :-k
Pretty sure I have the blueprints for them too

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Re: FYI: AL-III crossover schematics & service manuals!

Post by BillD » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:18 pm

James, that would be super. I see you're looking forward to CarverFest (considering your new signature) a little more now that the wife and daughters aren't coming! 8)
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