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#194764 - 02/02/08 10:23 AM Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?...
turbo16v Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Any thoughts? I have a sample of each but my wife and i cant seem to decide. One day we like the HG Cherry. The next day we like the Boston.....Such difficult decisions. Life is tuff. Maybe it doesn't matter which one. When we get them they will sound so good we won't even notice? \:\)

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#194766 - 02/02/08 10:25 AM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?... [Re: turbo16v]
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I have the Boston Cherry but if the HG was available at the time that's what I would have picked. I vote HG \:\)
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#194770 - 02/02/08 10:34 AM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?... [Re: Wid]
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The HG is pretty cool, if you don't mind the reflection and glare. The HG might be harder to keep smudges off, but do look pretty awesome.
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#194774 - 02/02/08 10:41 AM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?... [Re: Wid]
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I opted for HG Cherry and I have to say, it's amazing looking! I recently had a carpenter over to drop off some desks he made me and he walked right across the loft apartment to get a closer look at the speakers. He was very impressed and thought they were real wood until he was up close. That's how wonderful they look. I got mine for no extra cost as Axiom had a deal last month. Which was funny because I had been watching the factory outlet and was going to buy a pair of Boston Cherry from there to save the extra 10%. But when I saw how awesome the HG Cherry looked on screen, I actually paid the $100 more for them. Still saved me $100 over the real price and I got a brand new pair. I'm very happy that I did that. Now of course I keep wondering if I should buy a sub now so that I can have it in that finish too. Check with Axiom to see if that deal is still available. You won't be sorry! If I had more money, I'd go for the real rosewood versions. But that's another story! ;\)

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#194787 - 02/02/08 11:31 AM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: turbo16v]
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My vote is for HG Cherry, as well.
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#194792 - 02/02/08 12:48 PM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I've got Boston Cherry and couldn't be happier. High gloss just doesn't do it for me.

At one point I tried applying a small amount of leather conditioner to the vinyl surface on the rear of one M80...it made the color deeper and richer while giving the surface a satin finish look. It was gorgeous! I had to do all the speakers. Everyone that sees them are surprised when I tell them they're vinyl. Shoulda kept my mouth shut! \:\)
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#194803 - 02/02/08 02:37 PM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: Spoiler]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
I wish the HG finish were an option whenever I got our speaks ... I would have at least had the 80s and the sub in that finish.

Just curious if anyone would consider mixing up the finish with a 5.whatever or a 7.whatever system? I'm thinking I'd probably go with the centers being black, HG on the mains and sub with the same color but a regular vinyl finish on the surrounds.

We're quite happy with the Boston Cherry vinyl and we've had compliments by everybody who has seen them.
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#194806 - 02/02/08 03:54 PM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: RickF]
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Hey Rick, Yes, I've thought of that, especially as I piecemeal an HT system together. I guess it would be the best to at least have the speakers that are the most visible - everything out front, for instance - be the same color. But I have a Velodyne black sub with my HG Cherry M60s on my 2.1 stereo set-up. I have considered a black center speaker for that future HT set-up. On the surrounds I'd go for something mellow like Boston Cherry or black since they won't be looked at directly. That would all save money, and not be too horrible to look at. ;\)
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#194813 - 02/02/08 05:20 PM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: ZG]
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Rick, you can always upgrade like I did, and possibly get a great deal as well. \:\)
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#194814 - 02/02/08 05:23 PM Re: Looking to buy....Boston Cherry or HG Cherry?. [Re: turbo16v]
Blue Grass Man Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
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 Originally Posted By: turbo16v
Any thoughts? I have a sample of each but my wife and i cant seem to decide. One day we like the HG Cherry. The next day we like the Boston.....Such difficult decisions. Life is tuff. Maybe it doesn't matter which one. When we get them they will sound so good we won't even notice? \:\)


I received my m-80s in HG Cherry last week, and they are beautiful. When they came out of the box, my wife said "They're real pretty!" That is high praise. The fit and finish is high quality. I think either finish will make you real happy.
The first thing I played on the '80s was Stereophile Editor's Choice Sampler and test cd. Outstanding. Danny Boy played, and it touched my soul, bringing tears to my eyes.
Regular or High Gloss, you should enjoy.

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