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Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:18 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

All I know for certain is that I've tried a souped up M500 with my AL-IIIs & it ran out of steam really quick. Personally, I'd wait & save my $$ for a sunfire...
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:38 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

TNRabbit wrote:All I know for certain is that I've tried a souped up M500 with my AL-IIIs & it ran out of steam really quick. Personally, I'd wait & save my $$ for a sunfire...



How much power do the AL-IIIs take?
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:51 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

They say 575 watts/per channel at 4 ohms but I personally believe you could feed them 900-1000 watts and not worry about anything but the woofer. The woofer is the weak point. I usually run at peak around 700 watts/channel into them at 4 ohms (guessing considering where the volumn is at on the 600x2). I've never cranked them much beyond that.
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:08 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

ekog wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:All I know for certain is that I've tried a souped up M500 with my AL-IIIs & it ran out of steam really quick. Personally, I'd wait & save my $$ for a sunfire...



How much power do the AL-IIIs take?


I'll echo what Wayne said as far as power requirements, except that in my experience, the crossover is the weak point. You just have to make sure you only use 4 amp slo-blo fuses for both the woofer & ribbon.
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:39 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

TNRabbit wrote:All I know for certain is that I've tried a souped up M500 with my AL-IIIs & it ran out of steam really quick. Personally, I'd wait & save my $$ for a sunfire...


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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:54 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

OK...... <g>
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:10 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

M4.0T will work just fine.
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:41 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

want to try a tfm 45???
I have an xtra one just sitting.....
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:52 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

engtaz wrote:M4.0T will work just fine.

What M4.0t?
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

kirstenj, check with Tom @ Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh; he gets an array of suitable amps on a regular basis:

http://www.vintagehifipgh.com/index.php ... Path=40_41
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:07 pm

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
bsturgeon89 wrote:
engtaz wrote:M4.0T will work just fine.

What M4.0t?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm running it on my AL VI's
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:42 pm

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

45's look beter, meters....... 8) 8) 8)
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CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
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2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:18 pm

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

This amp looks decent. Got great spec's and its barely in your range.

http://www.vintagehifipgh.com/index.php ... cts_id=720
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:23 pm

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

EndersShadow wrote:This amp looks decent. Got great spec's and its barely in your range.

http://www.vintagehifipgh.com/index.php ... cts_id=720


Great minds think alike..I was just about to link that~
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:55 pm

Re: Need low-budget power amp for AL-III Plus's

i would let a sunfire 300x2 go for 725 shipped. superior i say.
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