Carver AL 3 refinishing

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by Magnaryder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:15 pm

TNRabbit wrote:In that case, I say he should sand them down really fine then paint them Ferrari Yellow~


:lol: :lol: :lol:
damn, that might just be cool!!1

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.


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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by sheltie dave » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:55 pm

If they stay black, unfortunately they will not be staying in our house. At six feet tall, they have to match the floor or they are gone. :-&

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by stevewithrow » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:07 pm

There Carvers , paint the floor black....!!!!!

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by Magnaryder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:18 pm

sheltie dave wrote:If they stay black, unfortunately they will not be staying in our house. At six feet tall, they have to match the floor or they are gone. :-&
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: who wears the pants you or the dogs? sorry.... kidding...sorta...

Why didn't you buy something that matched your decor to start with?

Would have been easier and prolly save some $$$$$

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by F1nut » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:53 pm

TNRabbit wrote:In that case, I say he should sand them down really fine then paint them Ferrari Yellow~
Hehe......
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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by sheltie dave » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:36 am

Let's see, with the Dahlquist Dq10s, Thiel 3.6s, JBL Sovereign IIs, Frazier MK VIs, Altec VOTTs, Valencias, Klipsch Cornwalls, KHorns X2, four sets of ARs, EV Georgians, Karlson 15, and then the ones I don't remember right now, my coconuts have been dragging in the dust for a while. :lol:

However, the living room is my wife's domain, and I'll do whatever she wants in certain areas to keep her happy. That old quid pro quo goes a long ways, fellas. I restore vintage furniture on the side, so I would much prefer a little hard work to getting rid of my first Carvers. Besides, black ALs DO NOT go well in a vintage 1950's house, no matter where they get dumped. Restored to a glorious antique oak, they can go in the living room. How would you choose?

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:41 am

Just sand them down. It's paint, not stain.
I can take my fingernail, and run it up the face, and scrape the paint right off...
I did it by accident once :?

I plan on repainting mine as well... I might go with my metalic BMW gun metal gray color, and make some black fabric socks for the ribbons. (the foam inserts suck)
I don't really like the wood grain pattern anyway. Some nice high build PPG primer will take care of that 8)

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by Reese » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:30 am

stevewithrow wrote:There Carvers , paint the floor black....!!!!!

Now THIS is the best idea yet!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by engtaz » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 am

Toy Maker wrote:Just sand them down. It's paint, not stain.
I can take my fingernail, and run it up the face, and scrape the paint right off...
I did it by accident once :?

I plan on repainting mine as well... I might go with my metalic BMW gun metal gray color, and make some black fabric socks for the ribbons. (the foam inserts suck)
I don't really like the wood grain pattern anyway. Some nice high build PPG primer will take care of that 8)
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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:32 pm

medium oak would look ok if the finish comes off like TM suggests. refinish as you need to appease the bosslady. gotta have tunes!

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by sheltie dave » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:41 am

Will a Carver M1.5t or The Receiver 2000 be able to drive these well? I have heard some people say they need more current than the magnetic field amps like to serve as these speakers dip toward 2 ohms.

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Re: Carver AL 3 refinishing

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:28 am

The AL-IIIs are pretty much a 4 ohm load. The M1.5t will drive them fine, but the receiver may not have enough juice; it depends on your listening preferences. The receiver would be able to drive them, but when I say not enough juice, I'm dubious about them being able to supply sufficient current/power to really drive the AL-IIIs at higher volume levels.

MOST people don't realize their full potential because they don't supply enough current. However, if you never turn your music up very loud, you'd never notice the difference. So it depends mostly on your preferences for how loud you play them...
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