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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:40 pm

aceinc wrote:The ribbons in mine are that light-medium grey color, and look unfinished. The effort to remove, disassemble paint and reassemble the ribbons is more than I wish to do at the moment.

Regarding the bases, you are right, I would need to be careful. I suppose I could use Corian or an equivalent, which would be almost as durable, without the brittle nature of granite. Alternatively I could use granite, and buy some 1" x 4" hard wood make a frame and crossmembers out of it. Put a detail on the edge and use the cross member to counter sink the screw heads into. That might look good, protect the granite, and my floors.

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No need to dissassemble to paint; just tape off the oak wings with that blue painters tape & gently stuff tissue into the ribbon cavities to protect them from a stray brush strand.
I also used a large permanent. marker to color in the inside of the bass port.
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by aceinc » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:35 pm

Oak wings would be great, but the speaker I have are black.

I thought you were suggesting spray paint. I suppose that I could brush paint it. Any particular type of paint?

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:20 pm

Any decent flat black works....hardly noticeable from more than 6 ' away~
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by angelod307 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:30 pm

if it was up to me, i would remove the ribbon and just turn them over, with the whole speaker on it's face laying down so the ribbon unscrewed would be facing up. with all that done, i would use a small roller to paint them. two coats, and then lots of dry time. ofcourse i do like to complicate things, but that would look the absolute best with out any brush strokes in the paint or any kind of mess to contend with. face down on the oak, remove the ribbon mounting screws, (lay down a cloth/plastic sheet, between the speaker and the ribbon), flip the ribbon over while it is still hooked up(the wires will give up some slack easy like). tissue is optional and just depends on the roller you use and you would have to go very slow as to not have any splatter on the ribbon while painting them. anyway, they do look nice in black for sure. good luck with it all.
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by kingman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:36 am

Why don't you just buy replacement foam? You can find an accurate replacement shipped for $35. I personally prefer the look with the foam. I posted a direct link somewhere on here to a source, but can't seem to find it. Paint ALIII's...naw!!!
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by angelod307 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:05 am

kingman wrote:Why don't you just buy replacement foam? You can find an accurate replacement shipped for $35. I personally prefer the look with the foam. I posted a direct link somewhere on here to a source, but can't seem to find it. Paint ALIII's...naw!!!
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Re: AL III Plus questions

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by aceinc » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:59 am

Paint & foam are not mutually exclusive. i could do both I suppose. If the painting comes out bad, the foam would cover it.

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by kingman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:58 pm

Gary...quit posting those naked albino AL III's! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:42 pm

kingman wrote:Gary...quit posting those naked albino AL III's! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Now there's an odd little Fetish niche I never though of.... :-k

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:46 pm

...except she's not albino...

...but she's HOTT!
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by kingman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:14 pm

...but she's HOTT!
...Ditto on the hotness!!!! *4*
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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by aceinc » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:59 pm

My wife won't let me have a pair of those in my living room:(

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by aceinc » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:00 pm

A further question;

I pulled the bases off of the AL III Pluses tonight and I noticed that one has a rubber piece about 1/2" x 1/4" that ran most of the width of the base, near the front. The other speaker not only didn't have it, it looks like one was never installed.

So the question is, which one is right? Is it an after market add-on, or is the other speaker missing it?

I noticed that the posts that connect the base to the cabinet are countersunk in the back, but not the front. Is that to compensate for the rubber piece in the front, or to give the speaker a slight backwards tilt?

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Re: AL III Plus questions

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:52 pm

aceinc wrote:A further question;

I pulled the bases off of the AL III Pluses tonight and I noticed that one has a rubber piece about 1/2" x 1/4" that ran most of the width of the base, near the front. The other speaker not only didn't have it, it looks like one was never installed.

So the question is, which one is right? Is it an after market add-on, or is the other speaker missing it?

I noticed that the posts that connect the base to the cabinet are countersunk in the back, but not the front. Is that to compensate for the rubber piece in the front, or to give the speaker a slight backwards tilt?

Paul
Are you talking about the foam rubber piece that is between the "wing" and the base? Should be on both of them; it's to prevent vibration.

The rear posts are countersunk to give a very slight rear tilt to the speaker.

Do you have the AL-III or III Plus? The Plus were post-Bob era & they were cutting costs to try to make up for the fact they LOST ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS~
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Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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