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Old 5th March 2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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Beautiful, but I just can't justify paying more than a couple thousand USD for any passive monitor set.
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Old 5th March 2010, 11:03 PM   #12
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What ever that is, the real thing (burled walnut veneer) is beautiful on speakers!
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Old 8th March 2010, 07:55 PM   #13
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The grain doesn't wrap around the edges. It is probably veneer.


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It's hard to be sure from the photos, but from the way that the grain structure seems to wrap round the edges, it might be a technique called dip print. They're obviously not carved from a solid block of wood, so if the grain really does appear continuous from one face to another, then dip print might be the explanation.

Items to be wood printed are first painted a uniform brown.

A patterned plastic film is floated in a water tank and an activator sprayed on it which causes it to liquefy. The items are dipped into the floating film which adheres to the object intimately and wraps closely to it. The film is extremely thin, so a certain amount of overlapping is not readily visible in the finished product. The technique can be adapted to print whole objects at a single pass or component parts, dependent on the exact finish required.

The effect can be extremely convincing.

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Old 8th March 2010, 08:28 PM   #14
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Its not the veneer that bothers me, its the thought that it might be adhered to some MDF! Looks like American Walnut (I'm fro,m the UK and we differentiate between native and American). It also looks spalted hence the streaks.
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It's real veneer, but it's not walnut burl. It's butt walnut from the base of the tree and not of particularly high quality.

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