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#205811 - 04/28/08 01:53 PM Visitable Seattle system?
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Loc: Seattle WA
I'd like to briefly eyeball a set of Axioms, ideally M60 or M80-based but anything would be great, in the greater Seattle area. Donuts available as a bribe ;\)

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#205828 - 04/28/08 03:25 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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Hop on a plan to Iowa, I love doughnuts. \:\)
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#205893 - 04/28/08 11:46 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: SirQuack]
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#206297 - 04/30/08 04:02 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: pmbuko]
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Anthony, I'd be happy to have you over once my setup gets here in a couple weeks. I'm in Dupont though, an hour and half without traffic. I know it's a bit of a hike, my mom lives up there. I used to commute from there down to here every day for work, that lasted all of two months with 10,000 miles on the car.

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#206393 - 05/01/08 03:59 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: JaredM]
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Thanks! I found someone in Puyallup, though, which is a bit closer and avoids the traffic nightmare that is Fife.

I got my Boston Cherry and Mansfield Beech samples today and wasn't as impressed with them as I'd hoped. Trying to talk myself into HGC or wood.

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#206508 - 05/01/08 07:07 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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Hey, I know who lives in Puyallup, you better bring some beer. \:\)
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#206514 - 05/01/08 07:35 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: HomeDad]
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If you are bringing beer, come see me in Indy! ;\)
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#206663 - 05/02/08 03:47 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: HomeDad]
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 Originally Posted By: HomeDad
Hey, I know who lives in Puyallup, you better bring some beer. \:\)

That's what I figured, though since I don't care for the stuff myself he said not to bother :-/

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#206752 - 05/03/08 01:52 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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He's actually letting you in the door after admitting that? He's a better man than I give him credit for. \:D
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#206767 - 05/03/08 08:47 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: pmbuko]
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Loc: Austin, TX
The HGC is beautiful. There are a few pics in the link in my signature line if you're interested.


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#206838 - 05/04/08 03:25 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: myrison]
anthony11 Offline
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Loc: Seattle WA
Thanks! I'd seen your gallery before but not noticed the HGC. Photos and in-person can be quite different (I learned that looking at houses for sale!) but the HGC does look comparatively better. I dunno if I can justify the $600+ premium for it, though, for an Epic 80.350 package (or $500 without the sub).

I do wonder that a different vinyl costs so much more, and that wood veneer costs as much more yet. I can understand that the wood material probably costs more and there's labor to finish it, but that much?

Guess I need to decide what's important ... and what I can get past $spouse. And if I can forgo the sub.

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#206843 - 05/04/08 10:25 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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Economies of scale, basically, for the vinyl. The wood? They do about 12 coats of finish by hand.
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#207893 - 05/12/08 12:51 PM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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Loc: Minneapolis,MN USA
 Originally Posted By: anthony11

I got my Boston Cherry and Mansfield Beech samples today and wasn't as impressed with them as I'd hoped. Trying to talk myself into HGC or wood.



Anthony, I got my beech M80s several weeks ago, love the sound, but like you was underwhelmed with the vinyl finish. I'm upgrading to wood, I think I'll be much happier! The best part is that I get to keep the vinyl speakers until the custom woods arrive!

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#208401 - 05/17/08 03:09 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: ClayB]
anthony11 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
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Loc: Seattle WA
I got my HGC sample today. Definitely *much* nicer than the BC.

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#208592 - 05/20/08 08:37 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: anthony11]
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Loc: Minneapolis,MN USA
 Originally Posted By: anthony11
I got my HGC sample today. Definitely *much* nicer than the BC.



Funny, My ValSallO Custom Wood sample arrived yesterday, and it rocked my world. Amazing grain and detail. On the back is a custom label that shows it was custom-built for me. No improvement on the sound there, but I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff! ;^)

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