I received my new speakers and Jim was correct in saying the pictures could not capture their beauty. What a wonderful finish that he and his crew put on! These are the most beautiful speakers I've seen or owned and that includes my Sonus Faber Cremona's and the really nice pair of HT2TL speakers I owned in Mexican Cocobolo. Not to forget their incredibly good sound, once again the best I've owned over a stretch of 40 some years. The Harbeth 30.1 monitors which I sold to buy these, are close in the midrange but that's where the comparison ends.The S8's are so much more than great midrange speakers, they are truly excellent in every area. Thanks again Jim for building such a wonderful line of speakers and for your honesty and integrity and patience. Couldn't be happier!!!
Old threads Never die . . .
I still long for that HellFire color. I had SongTower QWT in Hell Fire for a short while . . .http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=131244.0
I now have HT2-TLs and I could possible be persuaded to have them re-done in HF. Although, if you're thinking of selling yours. I could Make Them Work in my smallish listening room.
A local Rhumba pre amp recently came up for sale that I couldn't pass up. It "somewhat, looks like" it would cosmetically match the HellFire.
The Rhumba pre sounds Good, too. Very good
The pre in question is the Rhumba 1.2 from Backert Labs. NO AFIL
Bob Backert has a lifetime of audiophile building experience. If your are even just a little piqued, consider this reviewhttp://backertlabs.com/press-room/
or the higher model Rhumba Extremehttp://backertlabs.com/new/
All the same chassis, AFAIK . . . so pick your poison and GO RED
Here it is the red chassis