SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish

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jsalk

We just completed the first pair of SS 9.5's and are doing extensive listening tests before signing off on the design.

No details yet, but here are some pictures...



Here is a shot with the grill on one speaker...



A close-up of the front...



A close-up of the side...



More details to come in about a week or so. Stay tuned...

- Jim



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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #1 on: 14 Feb 2019, 08:02 pm »
Hot.

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #2 on: 14 Feb 2019, 09:35 pm »
^^Smokin' Hot!

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #3 on: 14 Feb 2019, 09:50 pm »
Wow, just wow.

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« Reply #4 on: 14 Feb 2019, 10:36 pm »
Wooowwwwaaaaa!!!

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #5 on: 14 Feb 2019, 11:20 pm »
Awesome!  :thumb:

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #6 on: 14 Feb 2019, 11:22 pm »
Gorgeous veneering...

Best,
Anand.

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #7 on: 15 Feb 2019, 02:47 am »
Jim,

How long before you tell us what you think of the new design?

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #8 on: 15 Feb 2019, 05:29 am »
Hope they sound as good as they look.

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #9 on: 15 Feb 2019, 05:47 am »
I think mine is 2nd in line to get built!   So excited now that I see the finished product!


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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #10 on: 15 Feb 2019, 12:40 pm »
Wow cool

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #11 on: 15 Feb 2019, 01:00 pm »
Holy crap! No ... really ... holy crap! :inlove: :dance:

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #12 on: 15 Feb 2019, 03:22 pm »
Wow!  Love the chamfers!  I can't wait to get my set! :) :) :) 

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #13 on: 15 Feb 2019, 04:48 pm »
Stunning cabinet design. The grill compliments the shape of the speaker extremely well. I can't wait to listen to them. Awesome craftsmanship.

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #14 on: 15 Feb 2019, 08:59 pm »
The finish is stunning. I hope the testing is successful and you're able to bring them to market. Are you able to offer the chamferred cabinet with other models? When doing the chamfers, do they require the burst finish for the seams? They kind of remind me of Avalon Acoustic speakers, which I liked the look of.

jsalk

Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #15 on: 15 Feb 2019, 09:36 pm »
The finish is stunning. I hope the testing is successful and you're able to bring them to market. Are you able to offer the chamferred cabinet with other models? When doing the chamfers, do they require the burst finish for the seams? They kind of remind me of Avalon Acoustic speakers, which I liked the look of.

We have done chamfered cabinets in the past upon request.  But they require a lot of labor in a one-off situation.  They require quite a few templates to be developed in addition to the cabinets themselves.  So the cost is generally prohibitive.  But we can certainly do them.

As for the chamfered edges, they can be veneered.  We are building another set of these cabinets for a customer who did not want burst edges.  His chamfers are veneered.  It adds a bit of labor and time, but is not a problem. The standard build will be with burst edges, but the up-charge for veneered chamfers should not be all that much.

As for the sound quality, thus far I keep hearing the word "stunning" from those who have heard them.  One of our severest critics said he thought that Dennis Murphy's crossover work on these is the best he has ever done.  And that says a lot.

- Jim
« Last Edit: 16 Feb 2019, 02:02 am by jsalk »

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #16 on: 15 Feb 2019, 09:43 pm »
What kind of price point are you trying to stay in with this model?

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #17 on: 15 Feb 2019, 11:59 pm »
Anyone else see the upside down owl on the side?

Or, if you look closely, the owl morphs into a Gremlin.

Yes I'm sober, in case that prompts questions as to my state of mind.

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Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #18 on: 16 Feb 2019, 01:26 am »
Yowza.  Jim and Dennis strike again.    :beer:

These look awesome, Jim.  And if Dennis blessed them, well, nothing more to say.

I'm going to try to get on board with these.

jsalk

Re: SS 9.5's in Carpathian Elm Burl with "fireburst" finish
« Reply #19 on: 16 Feb 2019, 02:03 am »
What kind of price point are you trying to stay in with this model?

They will be under $10,000, but how much I can't yet say.

- Jim