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Old 17th November 2005, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default Help me decide on speaker finish schemes

Hey guys, I need help deciding how to finish up my dipoles.

here is the raw speaker :

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here are two ideas.. Left one is stained Mahogony with piano black center. The right will be raw mahogony with piano black center.

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Comments, Ideas?

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Old 17th November 2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 17th November 2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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I like em both, thats the problem

I'm going to try to overlay the colors over the real photograph tonight to get a better idea of what it will look like.. I think I'm leaning towards the lighter wood, it shows the grain more

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Old 17th November 2005, 07:56 PM   #4
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From the photo, it seems like the lighter color would fit your current decor a little better, but both would look nice.
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Old 17th November 2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Please allow me to muddy the waters.

Dark wood looks richer (as in money).

Lighter wood looks more contemporary (as in "I am hip").

A black baffle will be very close to the color of your cat, which will allow him or her to curl up next to the baffle and almost disappear.

Statistical Analysis

People who prefer the darker stain

63% should better watch their cholesterol

34% think in retrospect that Iraq was still a good idea

3% are inclined to vote for George Bush again in 2008


People who prefer their wood finish raw

28% are troubled about using the color mauve as an accent for chartreuse

11% of them are in some form of counselling

28% of them should be


Personally I have a very definate opinion of which finish I prefer, but that might change in 20 minutes when my medication kicks in. I hope that whichever choice you make brings you happiness and satisfaction in a job very well done.
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