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#206838 - 05/04/08 03:25 AM Re: Visitable Seattle system? [Re: myrison]
anthony11 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
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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]
ClayB Offline
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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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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]
ClayB Offline
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 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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