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RF7 lll Problem with veneer finish

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I noticed that the cabinets of my RF7 lll (Natural Cherry) have very distinct lines running across the top and down the sides of the cabinet.  Looks to me like the seams of the veneer?  These lines were not there when I got the speakers last year.  Has anyone seen this problem before?

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I have not heard any complaints previously about this. I would think Klipsch would be concerned about this. Can you post a picture(s). I'll bet Klipsch will want pics also. Did you purchase them through an authorized dealer?

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O yeah, not suppose to be like that.

 

33 minutes ago, Mr.2stroke said:

They were purchased from a vendor on this forum.

I am sure that vendor will make things right.

 

Bill

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Better to contact dealer or Klipsch?  Neither is local to me.

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1 minute ago, wuzzzer said:

B-stock?

No, not B stock.  I even asked before I purchased.  The lines were not visible till I noticed them just yesterday.

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5 hours ago, wuzzzer said:

B-stock?

 

That's what I was about to ask...  Wow.

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5 hours ago, Mr.2stroke said:

The lines were not visible till I noticed them

I truly sympathize with you and trust the dealer and/or Klipsch will remedy this situation. But that there is funny.

I would start with the dealer.

That would be unacceptable to me also.

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Sounds like the veneer wasn't able to age properly, or got damn somewhere before install, and still retained some moisture, only to dry and shrink over time in your home. That's a shame.

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It's normal, unfortunately.  At first it was all marked as B-stock.  Now I'm seeing seams in A-stock.  What sucks is that you can get two A-stock speakers and one will have seams and the other does not.  It did not shrink, you typically cannot feel the seam.  I think it's a matter of what light it is in, sometimes it's not visible.  I upload a ton of these to ebay and see them all the time, typically I have to get it in the right light then point it out with my finger.  

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I am sure what you describe to be true but sounds very much like when you take your new car in with a funny engine noise or excessive oil consumption etc. and the service manager explains “ no problem, they all do that”?😳

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Would the RC-64 III be similarly affected by this veneer problem & is it all finishes?

 

I don't believe this was ever reported to happen with the RF-7 II or the original RF-7s.

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It's really hard to tell from that bad photo, but generally a veneer seam gap doesn't look anything like that. A b-stock seam gap looks more like a very very tiny dark color seam... very tiny slit that is gapped. That looks more like wood grain that is running along the seam, and when they put the seams together in production it made the seam more apparent.  I don't think that qualifies as a defect. It's natural wood with variance in grain. Again, it's hard to tell from that photo.

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