Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye

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jsalk

Jon wanted a pair of Exotica 3's finished in pau ferro rosewood.  But he wanted to see what adding analine dye to the mix would accomplish.  So we sent him a board with various dye possibilities.  He decided on dark walnut.

Here are some pictures...



And a close-up...



Notice that we also finished the phase plugs in the W8 midrange with the same dark walnut dye.

Happy listening Jon!

- Jim

Tomy2Tone

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #1 on: 3 Apr 2015, 06:28 pm »
Beautiful as always!

It's amazing how the mid driver changes its appearance depending on the color of the finish veneer/paint job.

Congrats Jon!

sts9fan

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #2 on: 3 Apr 2015, 06:29 pm »
Thats a very classy looking speaker. 

gregcss

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #3 on: 3 Apr 2015, 06:41 pm »
It's amazing how the mid driver changes its appearance depending on the color of the finish veneer/paint job.

I'm wondering if the cone/cover thing was dyed or swapped out with another color.

jsalk

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #4 on: 3 Apr 2015, 06:51 pm »
I'm wondering if the cone/cover thing was dyed or swapped out with another color.

We shot dark walnut dye on the existing ash phase plug.

- Jim

Tomy2Tone

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #5 on: 3 Apr 2015, 07:01 pm »
I'm wondering if the cone/cover thing was dyed or swapped out with another color.

I did notice the plug was darker after my post but it does seem the "yellowish" color of the driver can be softened or enhanced depending on finish option.

In this instance it looks much softer than say with the Zirocote or Rasberry finish we've seen before. They all look great!

roscoeiii

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #6 on: 3 Apr 2015, 07:06 pm »
Great looking speakers as always, Jim.

Are Exotica 3s making it to AXPONA again this year, or gonna switch it up?

Saturn94

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #7 on: 3 Apr 2015, 07:32 pm »
Gorgeous!  :thumb:

I'm excited to see and hear them in person (no, I'm not Jon...that lucky dog!).  :D

jsalk

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #8 on: 3 Apr 2015, 07:48 pm »
Great looking speakers as always, Jim.

Are Exotica 3s making it to AXPONA again this year, or gonna switch it up?

Yes, we will have them.  We haven't determined what else we'll bring, but we will bring the Exotica 3's.

- Jim

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #9 on: 3 Apr 2015, 08:29 pm »
So very excited for these, I can't wait until they arrive!

Saturn94

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #10 on: 3 Apr 2015, 09:52 pm »
So very excited for these, I can't wait until they arrive!

Time to change your avatar.  :wink:

Eggiwegs2

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #11 on: 4 Apr 2015, 01:30 pm »
Dyeing the wooden phase plug = fantastic. I imagine a large percentage of Exotica orders from here on out (I believe this is the first time it was done, or at least the first time published on this forum) will jump on this idea.
Fantastic!

-Eamon

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #12 on: 4 Apr 2015, 03:40 pm »
My girlfriend: Does it come with the black front thingy?
Me: A grill.  Yes, why?
GF: I don't like the white tweeter thingy.

 :duh:

Tomy2Tone

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #13 on: 4 Apr 2015, 03:50 pm »
My girlfriend: Does it come with the black front thingy?
Me: A grill.  Yes, why?
GF: I don't like the white tweeter thingy.

 :duh:

Oh no! Hopefully she can learn to appreciate the beauty of the drivers. I think the option you did with the dyed phase plug looks great!

At least the sound should woo her!  :D

mr_bill

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #14 on: 4 Apr 2015, 04:05 pm »
If I ever got a pair of Salks, it would be those in that finish.

gregcss

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #15 on: 4 Apr 2015, 04:23 pm »
My girlfriend: Does it come with the black front thingy?
Me: A grill.  Yes, why?
GF: I don't like the white tweeter thingy.

 :duh:

Is the response "Too bad" an option?  :nono:

Stercom

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #16 on: 4 Apr 2015, 04:49 pm »
My girlfriend: Does it come with the black front thingy?
Me: A grill.  Yes, why?
GF: I don't like the white tweeter thingy.

 :duh:

Well, time for a new girlfriend!  :lol:   Seriously, those are great looking and I'm sure great sounding speakers!

SCompRacer

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #17 on: 4 Apr 2015, 06:17 pm »
My girlfriend: Does it come with the black front thingy?
Me: A grill.  Yes, why?
GF: I don't like the white tweeter thingy.

 :duh:

Let her paint it then.... :o :D

Congrats JonnyFive! Njoy!

robcentola

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Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #18 on: 4 Apr 2015, 06:22 pm »
Spectacular.

zybar

Re: Jon's Exotica 3's in rosewood with dark walnut dye
« Reply #19 on: 4 Apr 2015, 07:51 pm »
Great job as Always Jim!

Nice selection Jon.

If I ever replace my 5A's, the Exoticas are one of three speakers on my short list.

George