What made you decide on Encores? What finish did you select?
I auditioned the SS 8’s and the Exotica 3’s at Jim’s and regret not splurging for the E 3’s he took on the show circuit, even though they were over my budget. While I was in analysis paralysis, he launched the Song 3’s, which had me thinking of a return trip to his shop. Then when he launched the Song 3 Encores and after all the reviews I read about them, I gambled and placed my order for them without the audition.
I really wanted the bass punch that the Satori 9.5 delivers, which it does, hands down. Fantastic sounding and very budget friendly to boot.
While I marvel in awe at some of the incredible veneers that people choose, I’m one to admire the beauty of simple straight grained wood.
I went with straight grained Walnut, dyed orange. The pics don’t do them justice, but to my eyes, they’re like a Harden dining room table or a Kittenger desk. Simple, Classic and will never go out of style or will I ever get tired of looking at.
It’s an understated value of Jim and his team’s work, I just love to look at them and polishing them is a joy.
I think the speaker would be more popular in my opinion if the Eton mid didn’t look visually smaller than the tweeter above it, I actually emailed Jim about pulling it and spray painting the outer metal ring silver to visually increase the appearance of its size. I haven’t gotten around to this yet, but will someday.
I predict you will be very happy with your decision...