Ahh, there you are Nuance. I was waiting for your family welcome!
Thanks everyone for your comments and support. Status shows that they arrived at the port of Anchorage last night (by barge). They have to get to the trucking company who will call me to arrange delivery. Still looks like Friday.
I know the monochrome finish is not for everyone. I wrestled with the possibility of a natural wood finish, which I also find beautiful and actually preferable if taken out of context. But I want to keep these a very long time and felt that this finish would always integrate well with any decor. I also felt that the RAAL and Accuton driver frames integrated better with gray/black than on a lighter wood color (I would have gone mid to light in wood tone). In any case, the most important factor is a perceptual sense of getting drawn in and lost in the grain pattern. These hold that promise, from the photos anyway. Can't wait to see them for real! I will definitely post some photos and listening impressions.
I'm hoping to at least unbox them Friday morning and set them playing for break in while my wife and I head south to the Kenai Pennisula for some outdoor
recreation. While I would rather be home with the new babies, I will at least have comfort that the break in process is happening in one shot while I'm away and they will be ready for listening on our return.
Anyone want to buy a set of Paradigm Reference Studio 40's and CC-590?
Probably not on this forum! ........Peter