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AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:11 pm

For what its worth , I replaced my acoustic AL-III,s foam for under 10.00 dollars...I know there is a guy selling his on e-bay for 46.00 with shipping.... :-s

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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 am

My AL-IIIs go "commando".....


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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:32 pm

TNRabbit wrote:My AL-IIIs go "commando".....


:D :D :D
I have seen your AL-III,s , they are beautiful.....can I say that , beautiful...?... 8-[

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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:37 pm

stevewithrow wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:My AL-IIIs go "commando".....


:D :D :D
I have seen your AL-III,s , they are beautiful.....can I say that , beautiful...?... 8-[

Sure ya can.

I've never liked the pickled/whitewashed oak look, but if they hadn't been finished in that I'd have never talked Karrie into letting me put them where they are! So in the interest of actually getting to hear them, I'm OK with the color.

When I bought them, the foam had dry rotted terribly. I just took it out and never looked back. Painted the metal colored parts black & they look great now. I didn't like the sound with the "acoustically transparent" (right) foam, anyways....
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by docadillac » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:47 pm

I don't think there is anything particularly special about the foam. I also don't know if it makes a difference sonically. I've never done a side by side comparison. Glad you found it cheap Steve.

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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by BillD » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:09 pm

That stuff must be the same stuff that my Time Windows are "wrapped" in. It looks and feels the same. Just as a source of reference, where did you get the stuff, and what sizes does it come in? Does it come in sheets?
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:19 pm

I asked the guy what it was called and he said it was like a filter foam , with a light behind it you can see through it , but at the same time it does protect the ribbons from dust , sonically no differance..yes had sheets of it....he had it in 3/8ths and 1/2 inch....I just went in there after voting thinking I had to replace my disapeering foam that was on the AL,s...to my suprise this stuff turned out nice....
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by frankieD » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:50 pm

Nice job! Looks good.

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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by BillD » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:38 pm

Steve, where did you get it? Home depot or Lowe's or someplace like that?
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:41 pm

BillD wrote:Steve, where did you get it? Home depot or Lowe's or someplace like that?
I got it a local upholstery store...mom and pop shop...maybe I should buy the whole sheet...

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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by OBI56 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:03 pm

What you are lookign for is open cell or reticulated foam; te kind that has no little membranes between the threads that make up the cells. You should be able to see right through the foam sheet if you hold it up close to your eyes. If you do not see through it, it will block out or attenuate most higher frequencies.
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:22 pm

OBI56 wrote:What you are lookign for is open cell or reticulated foam; te kind that has no little membranes between the threads that make up the cells. You should be able to see right through the foam sheet if you hold it up close to your eyes. If you do not see through it, it will block out or attenuate most higher frequencies.
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by BillD » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:49 pm

How thick was the stuff you got. I can see retriculated open cell Scott foam in ¼" thick sheets for like $37.
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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:54 pm

I used 3/8ths....probable could have used 1/2.....but the 3/8ths turned out good...like I said , it was a crap shoot , but it worked out real nice...

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Re: AL-III replacement foam

Post by stevewithrow » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:08 pm

JustLQQKING wrote:http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/pelemana

Only $20 including FREE shipping for the replacement foam on Carver AL-III Dipolar Loudspeakers on Ebay.com

I bought the whole sheet and cut it down for myself and anyone else needing to replace their disintegrating foam.

AWESOME DEAL !!

For the love of my Carver Speakers 8)
Are you kidding me ....!!!!!! Just go down to your local upholstery shop....I replace mine for under 10.00 dollars and can buy the WHOLE sheet for 20.00......

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