Big Red Machine's HT3's

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jsalk

Big Red Machine's HT3's
« on: 9 Dec 2006, 03:07 pm »
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!

- Jim

zybar

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #1 on: 9 Dec 2006, 03:49 pm »
Stunning as always Jim.

They are going to sound really, really good with his Moscode amp.

George

Big Red Machine

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec 2006, 03:38 pm »
They are like glass.  These photos don't even come close to the showing the gloss finish.  I have a buddy coming over tomorrow night to photograph the room.  Maybe if I can figure out how to post a photo.... :duh:

And they are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeett!!

Found some more buzzes in my room that need snugging up. :icon_lol:

arthurs

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #3 on: 12 Dec 2006, 03:40 pm »
Those sure are beautiful Pete, happy listening!   :rock: :rock:

AB

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #4 on: 12 Dec 2006, 04:03 pm »
Is it always Spring in your backyard, Jim? Or is that a backdrop.

 :wink:

Big Red Machine

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #5 on: 12 Dec 2006, 04:27 pm »
Is it always Spring in your backyard, Jim? Or is that a backdrop.

 :wink:

Sunny Jim :icon_lol:

Never thought to ask for a bikini adorned beauty to pose with my speakers for the posting as an alternative! :drool:

jsalk

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #6 on: 12 Dec 2006, 08:05 pm »
AB -

Is it always Spring in your backyard, Jim? Or is that a backdrop.

 :wink:

Speakers are always being born.  So, in a sense, it is always spring.

But I take pictures in our assembly room (shop) and the background is not what I would call attractive.  A little photoshop does wonders to strip it out. 

Perhaps I should look for other pictures...how about snow?

- Jim

AB

Re: Big Red Machine's HT3's
« Reply #7 on: 12 Dec 2006, 11:05 pm »
Please, no snow. There's enough of that where I'm sitting.