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AL-lll+ audition

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OconeeOrange

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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:47 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Jag_97470 wrote:From what I understand, placement is "everything" on these speakers. Congratulations!


Like jag, I know nothing --- unlike him, no advice, just congrats - =D> =D>
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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:57 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

good for you..... :D :D :D
are these the + model (no pots)?
you have a single 7t? was that the one on ebay a while back?
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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:22 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

67ih4x4x4 wrote:I did get them ! They look very good ,very well cared for no holes,or wrinkles in the ribbons and the woofer surounds had been treated years ago to keep them pliable. I just had enough time to get them home and throw speaker wire to them for a quick fix! They didn't sound as good in my room but I didn't have time to even start working on placement and adjusting the crossovers. I will have to say that they do like power, I noticed that leds on my m-4.0t move a lot more than on the other speakers they where driving. I did happen to buy a 7t last week, I might try to run one with the 7t and one with the 4.0 in mono just to see how they compare to each other. I am out of town until thurdsay I hope to do a little playing then.


Congratulations! =D>

There are several threads around here about proper steps to blissful placement. If you don't find what you need, let us know~ 8)
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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:46 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Congrats. just use 1 channel of the M4.0t. mono changes sound quality on the amp that way you can compare apples to apples.
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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:47 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Glad it worked out. Enjoy the music!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:15 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

I just noticed you said "adjusting the crossovers", which implies you have the much higher quality AL-III, not the + (PLUS) models which had a sucky crossover. If your crossover has 3 adjustment pots, they are NOT the PLUS model. If so, you got a GREAT DEAL!
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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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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67ih4x4x4

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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:49 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Yes these do have 3 adjustments on the back of each speaker. Are there any other differences between the 3 and the 3+?
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Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:43 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

My understanding is the non-plus model was slightly better building materials (wood), but I'm not positive about that. Same woofers/ribbons, though.
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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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TNRabbit

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Post Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:59 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Have you found sonic bliss yet? :-k
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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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67ih4x4x4

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Post Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:19 am

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Very pleased with the speakers but I havn't had a lot of time to devote to placement yet. I have bought a ct-26v and a 7t and both arrived doa, so that has taken what little time i have.
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Post Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:54 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

67ih4x4x4 wrote:Very pleased with the speakers but I havn't had a lot of time to devote to placement yet. I have bought a ct-26v and a 7t and both arrived doa, so that has taken what little time i have.


That really sucks!

Don't know a thing about either one. However, I am sure someone will chime in.

I have to ask, if you just purchased these and they arrived DOA, can you send them back? Or, if you paid with Paypal, dispute and file a claim. Have you contacted the seller and what was his response?
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67ih4x4x4

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Post Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

I am stuck with the preamp I already have it open and found what may be the problem, I just need to find the values for a few resistors. They are too burnt to use the color chart. The amp I can return but I may try to look at it first.
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67ih4x4x4

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Post Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:11 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Back in town again. Hoping to do a little work on placement and adjusting . I am liking everything so far. I think I have to give the edge to my m-4.0t over the 7t for sound so far. May be sentimental ( I have had the m-4.0t longer than the wife and kids) !
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Post Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:12 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

The M-4.0t does have its own unique sound. Some say its exactly the same as the TFM-42/45 but not to my ears. 8)
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67ih4x4x4

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Post Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Re: AL-lll+ audition

Thanks for your thoughts. I think I will try to hold out for a m-4.0t.
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