A recent post has inspired me to do some research and post a few pics of the monkey pod drums...
If you have nOrh monkey pod drums, let us know what you have and how they are doing...
This is the raw materials for the original nOrh drum cabinets. Monkeypod, or rain tree wood is plentiful in Thailand, and is used to make the thai drums that originally inspired the nOrh speakers. Early drums had problems cracking outside of the Thailand climate. nOrh modified their manufacturing by baking the drums for at least a few weeks in a kiln and letting them sit before finishing the drums. They also replaced all cracked drums or credited for an upgrade...
The log sections are turned on a lathe to shape the outside, and then to cut out the inside. The drum walls are 1".
Here are some 3.0s. Although different stains were used, the wood is the same.
This is the 5.1 with a Walnut stain.
This is the 6.1. An exotic looking speaker!
This is the 7.0 with the Scanspeak drivers
The order of product introductions went like this:
The nOrh 6.0
The nOrh 6.5
The nOrh 5.0
The nOrh 7.0 - at the time the flagship model and the best seller. Different Scanspeak tweeters could be requested.
Then came the 4.0 (new $400/pair) and the 5.1 (new $500/pair)
The nOrh 3.0 (new $250/pair) Sold like hotcakes at RMAF a few years ago...