Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:17 pm

igure, $1100 for the speakers, $500-1000 shipping, and I would advise spending the extra $750 to get the ribbons rebuilt since they are here already.
You'd be looking around a $2500-$3000 bill by the time you are done.

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:50 pm

ParisMatt wrote:There is a set of CRM-2s NIB on e-bay for $1000. Factor in the $500 that I will save on shipping, and there could be a compelling argument for the CRM-2s. Which subs do people recommend matching to the CRM-2s?
Subs are large and heavy and cost a fortune to ship, so buying local makes a lot of sense. In Europe, you have an extremely wide choice of fast responding, musical subs availalbe to you from both French and British vendors that most Americans have never heard of before. One French sub I have heard and been impressed with is the Cabasse Santorin 25 which would seem to be almost ideally suited to the size of your listening room. If you can find them locally, the Sunfire True Subs would be an easier match (I've heard lots of good things about pairing the CRMs with a pair of Jrs or SuperJrs). Another good choice would be one of Polk's new DSW Micro Pro subs. And don't forget JM Labs/Focal when you go out and listen to subs at your local dealerships.

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by ParisMatt » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:44 pm

See -- that's the problem. You set your mind on something, then everyone comes along and sends you into a tailspin.

Maybe I'll just buy a Sony. \:D/

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by ParisMatt » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:50 pm

Saw these advertised on ebay over here. Hadn't really considered them before, and a search on this forum doesn't turn up much. How are these, vis-a-vis the AL-IIIs?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0315167723

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by gdb » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:13 pm

How about these hooked up to Carver electronics?? tres bon n'est pas? :)
http://www.focal.tm.fr/catalogue-front/ ... Produit=64

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:46 pm

ParisMatt wrote:Saw these advertised on ebay over here. Hadn't really considered them before, and a search on this forum doesn't turn up much. How are these, vis-a-vis the AL-IIIs?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0315167723
The CRM-3s are a wall mount version of the CFM-2s with an extra mid-bass driver meant for use with home theatre systems. In this case they also come with the centre speaker which is not needed for stereo use. Someone on here has a set and several other members have the CRM-2s. Check out the the Reviews section for comments on them.
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:49 pm

gdb wrote:How about these hooked up to Carver electronics?? tres bon n'est pas? :)
http://www.focal.tm.fr/catalogue-front/ ... Produit=64
LOL @ GDB!!! Great choice if yuo happen to have a spare $10K or so handy. Focals are actually made in France by JM Labs and they have several extremely desirable models available at much lower prices that might work out very well.

Treitz3 has a set of the smaller Focals and can't say enough good things about them.
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by TNRabbit » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:54 pm

OBI56 wrote:
gdb wrote:How about these hooked up to Carver electronics?? tres bon n'est pas? :)
http://www.focal.tm.fr/catalogue-front/ ... Produit=64
LOL @ GDB!!! Great choice if yuo happen to have a spare $10K or so handy. Focals are actually made in France by JM Labs and they have several extremely desirable models available at much lower prices that might work out very well.

Treitz3 has a set of the smaller Focals and can't say enough good things about them.
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:16 pm

Yup Wabbit! And I may have been rather low on my price estimate of $10K!!!
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by gdb » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:47 pm

Hey! I just figured WTF, maybe someone that can afford to live in Paris might want to appease their French houseguests by having SOMETHING French in their rig, and not have all bourgeois American stuff!! :-s And yes, I know there are less expensive offerings. Damn, I can't even spend big bucks vicariously with someone else money! :x C'est dommage :( :lol:

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by PDR » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:23 am

OBI,

I think those start closer to 100k, listened to a pair a while back, 120k, if these are the same?

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by ParisMatt » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:37 am

Credit crunch? What credit crunch?

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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by OBI56 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:53 am

ParisMatt wrote:Credit crunch? What credit crunch?
ParisMatt, you have to forgive some of the guys on here who are quite as realistic and pragmatic as us "normal" people are!
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by BillD » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:23 pm

Ask Jesse :D
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Re: Looking for AL-IIIs: Any advice?

Post by gdb » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:40 pm

LOL@OBI !!! for thinking the Flagship costs what a dinghy does :lol: :lol: :lol: For 10k, they won't even let you sniff those puppies!

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