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AL-lll life span

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67ih4x4x4

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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:53 am

AL-lll life span

My wife likes to listen to the radio in the background all day. Should I be concerned about the hours being put on the AL-lll's , I can set up a separate amp /speakers combo if needed.
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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:01 am

Re: AL-lll life span

67ih4x4x4 wrote:My wife likes to listen to the radio in the background all day. Should I be concerned about the hours being put on the AL-lll's , I can set up a separate amp /speakers combo if needed.

No
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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:16 am

Re: AL-lll life span

Not at all... Play them till they fall apart :lol:
Playing them at a low volume all day, will do no more damage than leaving them off all day.

Now... If she's dumping 400w into them all day, that might be a different story =D>

ALL electronics have a shelf life, some day, no matter if she used them all day of lets them sit all day, they will need a little "face-lift"
foam surrounds, ribbons, caps. They ALL will fail some day, even if they were all brand new, still in the box and never used.
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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:25 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

67ih4x4x4 wrote:My wife likes to listen to the radio in the background all day. Should I be concerned about the hours being put on the AL-lll's , I can set up a separate amp /speakers combo if needed.

Electronics likes to be run. Even "wear" parts like electrolytic capacitors actually last longer if they are in use than when they are not.. What kills semiconductors is overheating. Played at modest levels (well in their safe zone), they could last forever. The same goes for ceramic and film caps, although some film caps do have life spans in the hundreds-of-thousands of hours. Same with resistors. AL-III ribbons have little that can go wrong with them at low levels. The woofer surrounds will deteriorate over time, but can be fixed. If only Bob had found woofers with butyl rubber surrounds!
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:29 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

If only Bob had found woofers with butyl rubber surrounds!

...Hence the Infinity 10.1 perfect upgrade!!! \:D/
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Post Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:21 am

Re: AL-lll life span

The Infinity 10.1 are discontinued right?
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Post Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:55 am

Re: AL-lll life span

Yes, but they sometimes show up on eBay.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

If you don't push them to hard, they'll last a very long time. The ribbons of course can be repaired/replaced, and the 10" woofers are really not not a problem to keep them working, or they can be replaced with something better. I always felt the downward firing low end was boomy, and could be greatly improved. In fact, that open slot could be used to make a front firing, slot loaded woofer system........ Something I may look into actually.
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:41 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

#-o #-o

This forum is dedicated to keeping old junk going forever.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:41 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

Planerguy wrote: and could be greatly improved. In fact, that open slot could be used to make a front firing, slot loaded woofer system........ Something I may look into actually.

I always thought about putting a passive where the Woofer is now and a side firing woofer and plugging that hole! That is the Easy way to go and I am lazy!
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Post Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:44 am

Re: AL-lll life span

OconeeOrange wrote:#-o #-o

This forum is dedicated to keeping old junk going forever.

:lol: :lol: :lol:



This form is dedicated to keeping Bob Carver's gear running for ever not old junk going for ever!!!!! My stuff is not junk!!!!!
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Post Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:18 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

I have an idea, but I'm moving it to the Carver speakers forum, should anyone carfe to check it out.
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Post Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:04 am

Re: AL-lll life span

Eddie wrote:
OconeeOrange wrote:#-o #-o

This forum is dedicated to keeping old junk going forever.

:lol: :lol: :lol:



This form is dedicated to keeping Bob Carver's gear running for ever not old junk going for ever!!!!! My stuff is not junk!!!!!



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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:10 am

Re: AL-lll life span

19 years and counting.
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:52 pm

Re: AL-lll life span

Thanks for all the info! My wife is out of the house right now so I might take a little off of their life!
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