I appreciate everyone's comments. Haven't figured out how to respond to individual posts, but answers to questions: the veneer is Bolivan Rosewood. Indeed, Louis is da man, really impressed with the overall experience and his patience with my silly questions.
Using Decware Torri Mk III and CSP2+, Equi Tech power balance unit, dh labs t14 wire, and would love to purchase a set of Dave's zenwave cables but my bank account at the moment says no or hoping for a sale (hint).
I lack the precision of words to accurately describe the sound, but you all know what I mean when I say the soundstage, imaging and seperation is magical, and yes...magical is a scientific term to my ears.