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#260582 - 05/16/09 03:56 PM What is Eggshell White?
cblake Offline
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So I'm considering Eggshell White over Light Maple on a pair of W2s. My wife is convinced they will blend better with the white trim in the room. I guess the Eggshell White is a Custom Vinyl option on most speakers except the Architectural Series.

My question is this: is eggshell a description of the color or the texture? Clicking on a picture of the eggshell I just see white with dots. Are those dots from the texture or from color?

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#260604 - 05/16/09 09:43 PM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: cblake]
terzaghi Offline
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I know in typical wall paint eggshell refers to a sheen somewhere between flat and semi-gloss.

My guess is that speakers probably just has a small amount of sheen to it.


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#260609 - 05/17/09 02:45 AM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: terzaghi]
StuntGibbon Offline
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Maybe call and ask for a small sample of that option? They're usually pretty good at keeping (possible) customers happy.

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#260611 - 05/17/09 08:44 AM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: StuntGibbon]
cblake Offline
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Sounds like a good idea; I emailed Axiom about it and I'll post the info I receive.

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#260612 - 05/17/09 08:45 AM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: StuntGibbon]
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Good suggestion StuntGibbon. I second that. Get a few sample finishes that you are interested in.
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#260614 - 05/17/09 09:03 AM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: cblake]
HAY Offline
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 Originally Posted By: cblake
Sounds like a good idea; I emailed Axiom about it and I'll post the info I receive.


You may want to follow up with a call as you can get a quicker response and they're should be someone on the phones today.
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#260618 - 05/17/09 12:00 PM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: HAY]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Usually goes like this, I believe:

Flat

Egg Shell

Satin

Semi-gloss

Gloss

(High) gloss
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#260628 - 05/17/09 02:11 PM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: Adrian]
terzaghi Offline
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yup, I think you nailed it.
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#260632 - 05/17/09 03:49 PM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: terzaghi]
Potatohead Offline
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I would highly doubt it's a texture thing, I would think "eggshell" would lean more towards low gloss or even a description of an off white colour.


Edited by Potatohead (05/17/09 03:49 PM)

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#260646 - 05/17/09 07:10 PM Re: What is Eggshell White? [Re: Potatohead]
Jc Offline

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Hi,

Eggshell White refers to the colour which is off white or cream; not the gloss. It is the same high grade vinyl material and it has a very thin texture. You cannot clearly see the details of the texture unless you are closer than 20 inches away.

You can order a sample dialing Axiom's toll free number 1.866.244.8796 or order online at - http://www.axiomaudio.com/sampleshop.html. You don't even need to buy a speaker to get a refund. The cost is refundable; you only need to send it back after obtaining a return auhtorization number.
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