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Old 07-10-2019, 09:15 PM
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I'm going to go with stands by Resonant Woods in solid figured maple. Hand-crafted and all joints are mortise and tenon joints.

Resonant Woods had a pair returned from being lightly damaged in shipping and have been refurbished. All Brooks has to do is finish sanding and varnishing them; here's a photo of them refurb'd and awaiting sanding and varnishing.



Here's a pic of what the stands when they were first built; the refurb'd stands will be very close in appearance to this.



This worked out well; I saved $400 over the price of new stands, as well as 4-5 weeks in lead time for a new order...


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Old 07-10-2019, 11:08 PM
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:49 AM
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Nice Stephen, looks like curly maple, gorgeous wood.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:10 AM
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Nice Stephen, looks like curly maple, gorgeous wood.
Hi Tony,
Brooks at Resonant Woods described it as "figured Maple", is the same thing?
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:16 AM
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Hi Tony,

Brooks at Resonant Woods described it as "figured Maple", is the same thing?


I think “figured” just means the growth of the wood grain is distorted in some way. Figured maple can come in different varieties, I think birds-eye and tiger or curly are the most common.
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Hi Jack,
My 3.4s are in an open floor-plan "living room" area, but its not a conventional room with four walls by any stretch.

I'm getting a pair of Harbeth 30.2s, FWIW. These will let me sit near-field, which will be ideal in my small space. I will be placing the Harbeths 6 feet apart and sit 6 feet in front of them.
Of course it's 3.4's. Sorry, call it boyish enthusiasm. I'd love to hear a pair sometime. Everybody that has them just love them.
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Jack - Overture is a Harbeth dealer (at least they were 2yr ago) and has several of their models for audition. I listened to the 3.1s with the McIntosh MA252 some time back. While quite musical and enjoyable, the combo was congested in the mids with orchestral/complex music. Don't know if it was the 3.1s, the MA252 or the combination. 3.2s may be better.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:55 PM
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Jack - Overture is a Harbeth dealer (at least they were 2yr ago) and has several of their models for audition. I listened to the 3.1s with the McIntosh MA252 some time back. While quite musical and enjoyable, the combo was congested in the mids with orchestral/complex music. Don't know if it was the 3.1s, the MA252 or the combination. 3.2s may be better.
I'll have to stop in and see if I can get an audition.
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Jack - Overture is a Harbeth dealer (at least they were 2yr ago) and has several of their models for audition. I listened to the 3.1s with the McIntosh MA252 some time back. While quite musical and enjoyable, the combo was congested in the mids with orchestral/complex music. Don't know if it was the 3.1s, the MA252 or the combination. 3.2s may be better.
Harbeth congested? They better not be since the midrange is their forte and primary objective. You can tell how the 30.2 can easily resolve the very slight changes in pitch in Melody Gardot's voice here. https://youtu.be/YxUd1nK_mys
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I'll have to stop in and see if I can get an audition.
If you do, be sure to listen to them with NAIM, Hegel or Pass Labs. The Harbeths pair well with those electronics.
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