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#151859 - 11/23/06 02:35 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: michael_d]
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Thanks Robb, well my wife really didn't care for the black oak look, so that is why I'm looking at the custom shop.

Mike, thanks for your input, however I don't think that color would work for my room as it would contrast to much from our current colors. I can't afford the custom wood choices with my upgrade sub need.
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#151860 - 11/23/06 03:22 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: SirQuack]
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>>well my wife really didn't care for the black oak look, so that is why I'm looking at the custom shop.

To tell you the truth, I don't really dig the wood grain in a black stain.

I as well would prefer a solid vinyl black (like the Ebony or the Charcoal) with no wood grain on it if I too were looking at black and not planning to go via the factory outlet.

You actually have ME thinking about this now...that Ebony and Charcoal look mighty fine.
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#151861 - 11/23/06 05:29 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: SirQuack]
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This is reallly interesting! I voted before I read the comments (worried about spoilers, you know) which made it even more interesting to see what other people thought!

Ken, we just had four people from SoundStage! up, doing a factory tour and critical listening, and when they saw warm cherrywood and sorrel pear on the line they were really impressed with them. Maybe it's a regional thing? For example, people who order light maple with black grilles almost without exception live in the southern US. Northerners go tan.
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#151862 - 11/23/06 06:13 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: Amie]
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Randy, the ebony finish is going to absolutely disappear in your theatre. The only way you will know the Axioms are there is when you hear them.

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#151863 - 11/23/06 06:23 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: Rik]
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Do they look cool with the lights on? Many times I have people shooting a few games of pool and cranking up the tunes, I want them to admire my speakers.
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#151864 - 11/23/06 07:23 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: SirQuack]
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Do they look cool with the lights on? Many times I have people shooting a few games of pool and cranking up the tunes, I want them to admire my speakers.




With the grills off, the drivers are going to look like they are just floating in the air. Otherwise the only thing anybody will have to admire will be the beautiful music because there is no way the ebony finish is going to be visible against that black wall you have. Oh wait... I forgot to tell you that Axioms with the ebony finish sound better than Axioms with all the other finishes, they must use some extra special crossover or something.

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#151865 - 11/23/06 11:08 PM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: Rik]
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Randy, the ebony finish is going to absolutely disappear in your theatre. The only way you will know the Axioms are there is when you hear them.


There's always the real wood shop with the custom F117 paint.

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#151866 - 11/24/06 12:20 AM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: BrenR]
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Randy,

You've got a tough one here. It was tough for me and I had it narrowed down to only 2 before having to decide. I think the oak matches closest to your trim, but I think black or charcoal would still look very cool in your room and give you that added "stealth" benefit during movies.

See if you can narrow it down to 2 and then get the samples to help.

I'm excited to see what you get.
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#151867 - 11/24/06 09:54 AM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: SirQuack]
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Do they look cool with the lights on? Many times I have people shooting a few games of pool and cranking up the tunes, I want them to admire my speakers.




I know you have recessed lighting in your room, you could sacrifice a couple of the lights and direct them towards your speakers at the front...for the lights on effect.
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#151868 - 11/24/06 10:24 AM Re: Help me decide which custom finish to go with? [Re: Hutzal]
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I do have recessed canned lighting, however, they are not adjustable. The 6 lights I have in the HT area are on a dimmer system. I also have a wireless remote so I can dim up/down the lighting after a movie so people don't trip over their popcorn.
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