Carver is world-renowned as an innovative audio company. It's not surprising, then, that Carver took a bold departure from conventional thinking when designing the AL-III loudspeaker.
The results of Carver's creative habits are likely to forever change your assumptions about what a high-performance, moderately priced loudspeaker system can and should be. You will experience breathtaking transparency, precise imaging, vivid detail, and a sense of depth and spa-ciousness never before heard outside the concert hall.
External appearance tells you the AL-III is not merely another reworking of time-worn, cone-and-dome designs. Instead. virtually all the music is reproduced by a single, 48-inch. full-range ribbon driver. (Only the lowest bass octaves are handled by the single, downward-firing woofer.) This elegantly simple solution eliminates the crossover distortions, phase anomalies, and box colorations inherent in most conventional designs.
Because the AL-III is a dipolar transducer, with sound radiating to front and rear, the overall sonic effect is astonishingly realistic. Each instrument is heard as if etched in space, stable and precisely defined, with a surrounding acoustic ambience of uncanny width and depth.
Here's one reviewer's impression of the AL-III's astonishing openness: "It is a very addictive quality-difficult to describe, but once experienced, Never forgotten!" This addiction, rest assured, is both affordable and harmless to your health.
This sample came to us from a big collector that took great care of them. They are working perfectly and passed our sweep tests with flying colors. In the listening room they are precise and articulate without any trace of harshness or coloration.
While the cabinets are mostly free and clear of damage, considering their age there are actually not many deep or very noticeable scratches or dents.
Anechoic Frequency Response:
34 Hz to 20 kHz +- 3dB
Nominal 4 ohms
86 dB ref. to 1 watt at 1 meter
48-inch dipole ribbon
10-inch Quasi-butterworth 3rd order aligned woofer system, which fires downward in a circular pattern.
Up to 575 watts per channel; 65 watts minimum, 8 ohms rated.