There very few (if any) speakers at under $800 (used), that can match the sonic “prowess” of the Carver AL-III Plus speakers. Sure they need lots of power to drive them but when you do, like many other owners of the AL-III Plus speakers, there is no turning back. The speakers have amazing depth and space. Soundstage was wide, tall and deep. The combination of a 10″ woofer with a 48″ ribbon produced one of the best sounds we have heard from a speaker costing under $800. Room size and careful positioning of the speakers (they are dipolar so they need some back space from the rear wall) will translate to a musical scale unlike many speakers similarly priced. The good thing with this Plus version is that they are now redesigned for quick setup and play and you don’t need to toy around with the controls for the highs, mids and bass to get it to sound “right” in your room. All you need now with the Plus version is give it space away from the back and side wall, space them 6-8 feet apart and if need to, toe them in slightly. Standing 73″ tall, 14″ wide and 17″ deep, they have a relatively small footprint but throws a big sound when demanded.
The speakers are in good condition. Minor marks from use and some scuff marks/nicks here and there and along the edges. Finish is black ash. We don’t have the original box so local pickup is preferred.