I am pleased that many of you liked my choice of finish. With just one email to Jim he nailed it. Beauty is one quality, yet the sound is what is important.
I think I am qualified to speak about sound reproduction based on the systems I have had through the years. I started out with Klipsch
La Scalas, then moved on to Yamaha NS 1000s, Vandersteen 1Ci, B&W 805s, Kef 107s, Magnepan MG lllA, Thiel CS 2.3 and finally the CS 3.7s.
I have always been an avid concert goer. How can you know what music sounds like without hearing it live.?
Now let's get to the real issue. How do the Song 3 Encores sound? I am not going to bore you with all the audiophile nomenclature. They perform beyond the aforementioned speakers in every capacity. I will note one thing: the bass is deep, real and TIGHT! Remember, Jim chose the finest drivers produced in the last year.
I would say the most amazing virtue is they fade away or, if you prefer, disappear. This why Jim says you will only get the music. I hope you get the picture I could not be more pleased with my Encores!