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Old 10th August 2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Old 11th August 2006, 03:50 AM   #2
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That article must be internet lies...it is just too far off from any reality. But then again, who knows?

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Old 11th August 2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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Why would a whiskey maker sell off their 100 year old oak barrels? Aging the whiskey in newly built replacement barrels would certainly alter the flavour. And, if extra hard wood is so awesome, how come I havent heard of any petrified wood speakers?

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Old 11th August 2006, 07:24 AM   #4
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Why would a whiskey maker sell off their 100 year old oak barrels? Aging the whiskey in newly built replacement barrels would certainly alter the flavour. And, if extra hard wood is so awesome, how come I havent heard of any petrified wood speakers?

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I don't know if the Japanese use their barrels over again, but in the States, Jim Beam uses new barrels each time. They burn the inside of the Oak barrels before filling them, the chemical reaction of the Whiskey with the charred oak results in a caramel flavor that is imparted to the whisky. Just about any home center has whiskey barrels that people use for planters. After 20+ years one of mine fell apart after the steel hoops rusted through.

Oh, BTW.........the reason that you haven't heard any petrified wood speakers is that they're completely inert and have no sound of their own

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but in the States, Jim Beam uses new barrels each time
Yes, and after use, they are selling them to Scotland where they put the really good stuff into those barrels...
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Old 11th August 2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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I don't know if the Japanese use their barrels over again, but in the States, Jim Beam uses new barrels each time....
My bad, I didn't realise that they were aging it that long.

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Oh, BTW.........the reason that you haven't heard any petrified wood speakers is that they're completely inert and have no sound of their own
So, I guess that's why my experiments with argon-infused cabinets didn't pan out.

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Old 11th August 2006, 08:54 AM   #7
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Century old whiskey oak would make a nice bass guitar
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Old 15th August 2006, 03:24 AM   #8
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Harder diaphram material is not always better, just look at aluminum coned speakers.

If harder wood is actually better, why not just use a harder wood, like ipe, lignum vitae or ebony.
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