Thanks everyone for the kind words on my new speakers. They would not have been possible if not for the wonderful support and suggestions from both Jim and Dennis. Jim did an excellent job on the veneer finish. I told him what I was looking for, and he asked if I would trust him and his crew. If he ever makes that offer to any of you, just do it and put your trust in them. They seem to have an uncanny ability to translate what it is you want into a work of art that won't disappoint!!
Dennis recommended the Fountek tweeter and I'm quite happy with it as I am with his crossover design. Dennis also redesigned the crossover networks for my B&W 601S3 speakers. His talent cannot be faulted as far as I'm concerned. I appreciate Dennis' hospitality in inviting me over to his place for the design phase and sound test. I've only listened to the prototype in the test cabinet in my system, so I'm quite excited to hear how the pair sound. I hope to one day make it out to Jim's operation in Michigan for a visit. If any of you get the opportunity to go to the Capital Audiofest, you should make every effort. There you'll meet Jim, Dennis, hear some AVA electronics driving Jim and Dennis' speakers, as well as meet a few of us ACers.
Hope to see some of you there.