I promised I would post some pics of Pete's new HT3's as soon as they were finished. Well, we finished them yesterday afternoon and delivered them to Pete last evening.
Originally Pete wanted a bubinga pair of HT3's. When I showed him a photo of a pair we had just completed with a full-length, solid bubinga front baffle, he decided that is what he wanted. The solid wood allows us to do a round-over on the woofer inset - a very nice touch.
So I bought some bubinga pommele lumber locally. Then I saw a very nice piece on eBay and emailed the link to Pete. It was rather expensive, but it was a really nice piece with a lot of dramatic figuring. So we got that board to use instead.
Here are some photos:
Pete originally wanted our standard finish. But when we met up at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest and he saw some other speakers with hand-rubbed, high-gloss finishes, he re-thought things.
In the end, we rubbed them out. I just wish I could take photos that would really capture the luster and depth of the finish. Oh well, they are meant to be seen and heard in person anyway.
Happy listening Pete!