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  1. 6 minutes ago, OO1 said:

      paint is a sealant and a protective coat ,   a pair of raw birch speakers need lotsa tender loving care   ,raw birch is not for everybody 

    I am definitely not a black speaker guy (I’ve owned wayyyyyy too many lmao)…. I would much MUCH rather have a really beautiful cherry wood with deep thick top coat glass any day all day …. I know where coming from and I agree. 

  2. Just now, OO1 said:

     .it takes a lot more skill + attention to detail  to make a  perfect pair of raw birch speakers , since the finish must be flawless , the speakers are literally a work of art 

    The way Cory made it sound they don’t do any what you just described with these. In fact, the exact opposite. I have nothing to go by other than what he told me, so I’m not arguing one side or the other, of course. 

  3. Just now, OO1 said:

    yes , and  I  like raw birch  cause  birch wood grain varies  , and each  pair of speakers is unique  ,

     

     

    It’s funny, even though he was talking me out of it I was still close to actually still saying  “nope I still want the raw birch” lol… but then I kind of wimped out and went with the sure thing 😊

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  4. Just now, Heritage_Head said:

    lol…. I have been wondering if they raised up? 34” isn’t that tall. 

    Actually, never mind I just measured the la scalas are only 35 1/2 and they’re plenty tall 

  5. 16 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    They’re BETTER than the old Heritage!

     

    There is a bevelled plate under each screw, so you could just twist the wire and insert it under the plate and screw it down. No clockwise loop, lol.

     

    I would have soldered the ends if I didn’t already have (a box of) spaded terminations lying around.

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    lol…. I have been wondering if they raised up? 34” isn’t that tall. 

  6. 10 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    They’re BETTER than the old Heritage!

     

    There is a bevelled plate under each screw, so you could just twist the wire and insert it under the plate and screw it down. No clockwise loop, lol.

     

    I would have soldered the ends if I didn’t already have (a box of) spaded terminations lying around.

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    Nice…. I’ll use these probably 

  7. Just now, geoff. said:

    The bottoms look like the tops!

     

    (Another one of) the REALLY great things about this second version, the SMA-II, is the simple yet effective barrier strip terminal connections instead of Neutrik.

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    Thanks! So speaker terminals are the like old Heritage? I was squinting trying to see in the picture on the website….Can you take a picture of the terminals? 

  8. The guy made it sound, and I’m not quoting word for word here but I think he said something like “ if you were to go to Menards and buy some random plywood” it would look like that. 🤷‍♂️

  9. 8 minutes ago, OO1 said:

    they offer a custom  MDF version of the Ki-396 ,  same internals as the Pro version , but without  fly points  , big rubber feet  , same finish as the Special Edition Forte III

    Me personally I don’t want to lose much bang for buck (paying a lot more for a more expensive finish). So I didn’t really consider that when I read it. The raw birch was only a few dollars more so I considered that. 

  10. 13 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    Whew… glad to hear raw birch is not all they’re cracked up to be. I would always have wondered. Had I been in the unlikely position to order “new”, I would have been leaning hard in that direction too!

     

    The big black grill and 16 black bolts (and one big screw right in the middle on the top) probably make for an odd spectacle.

     

    Did Cory add any suggestions about a stand, whether it be screw in bolts or something more elaborate? As they come, they don’t sit flush on the floor and you won’t want to scuff up the new cabinets.

     

     

     

     

    No I didn’t ask him about that. I have carpet….but I still will probably get some rubber feet for them (from Amazon or something). What do the bottoms look like? 

  11. 2 hours ago, chronometers said:

    How do the A-55-G/2 compare to the original drivers?  Trying to decide if I should swap my k-55-m on my 1997 la scalas.  Is it worth the investment?  

    I’ll pm you 

  12. 6 minutes ago, OO1 said:

     . Paducah  special ...

     

      "  we offer a custom version  for home use.  We delete the flypoints mentioned above, build it out of MDF instead of plywood, use large rubber feet on the bottom, and finish it with the matte black finish that was found on the Forte III special editions.  These are not stocked, must be custom built.   "

    Oh yea I saw that on there website . I didn’t notice the MDF part 👍

  13. 8 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    @Heritage_Head, what finish did you order?!

    The normal black… I asked about the plain raw birch. he said it’s pretty bad. It’s nothing like what the picture looks like and highly recommended not going that route. That’s probably what I would’ve gotten had he not talked me out of it.

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