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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Smile MBM - New Finish Available?

When will the new finishes be available on the MBM?

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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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I saw them. They are absolutely gorgeous.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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I asked hsu about this and they said when their current stock is depleted they might get some in the new finish.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 9:45 AM
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if they had a sale, I might pickup 2 of the old finishes.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 9:50 AM
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if they had a sale, I might pickup 2 of the old finishes.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 6:30 PM
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What is the new finish and when will we see it?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 8:25 PM
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At some point we will have MBM-12 available in the same finishes as our current VTF subwoofers (ie. Satin Black, Real Wood Veneer Maple/Rosenut/Espresso/Walnut). Not sure when though, maybe sometime early next year.

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Old October 8th, 2008, 1:46 PM
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At some point we will have MBM-12 available in the same finishes as our current VTF subwoofers (ie. Satin Black, Real Wood Veneer Maple/Rosenut/Espresso/Walnut). Not sure when though, maybe sometime early next year.

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Hi Pete:

I saw somone mention that the Turbo has been discontinued. Can you tell us one way or the other?

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Old October 8th, 2008, 2:16 PM
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Hi Arthur,

Most likely that will be the case. Performance-wise, the turbo is a great alternative to plugging a port. The problem is one of stocking new finishes, and aesthetics. It would be difficult to stock the turbo in all the new finishes that we have, and most people who go for the new finishes are concerned about the aesthetics. Hence we have to move in a different direction.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 3:01 PM
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Speaking of finishes, is there a better representation somewhere of the selection other than the relatively small product shots? Specifically, I'd like to know how dark 'walnut' is.. and espresso just looks black to me. Any swatch shots or something we could see in very neutral light?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 4:18 PM
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jephdood, I've attached some higher res pics of Walnut in this post.

The espresso is a dark brown finish (almost like a dark chocolate). With light, you can see the brownish color and grain lines, but with very dim light it does look closer to black.

The walnut is a much lighter brown color.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 4:39 PM
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Hey, that helps a lot. Thanks Pete. Can you post the same for espresso? Is espresso a lacquer finish.. like piano black, only brown? Or is it simply a darker stained wood veneer finish?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 4:54 PM
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My pleasure to help jephdood!

The espresso is definitely not glossy. It is a dark stained wood veneer. That said, one can apply wax to the sub and then buff it out if they want a glossier type of look, but this is done at one's own risk because some of the stain can come off in the process too.

Attached to this post is a higher res pic of espresso. It is still hard to see the details though in a picture.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 5:52 AM
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stop posting the ULS pete! you are making me crave a dualdrive setup!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 7:28 AM
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That sub actually helped in my room decor a lot!!!
What a beauty!!!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 9:03 AM
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Stunning new finishes, these are a big step forward over the old finishes.

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Old October 9th, 2008, 9:23 AM
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Hehe, thanks for the props on the ULS and new finish options, guys!

Sadly the pictures cannot come close to showing the nice finish quality on the new speakers/subs. Maybe some of our customers will end up posting pics over here which will do a better job at showing off the finishes!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 9:34 AM
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I agree about the pics pete, a guy on audioholics posted pics of his rosewood ULS that was damaged in shipping. Damage aside, the finish on that sub was AMAZING.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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john, I agree that the rosenut finish is really nice.

As an aside, we are definitely professionals when it comes to taking pictures.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Speaking of pictures, I'm still waiting on you to snap a shot of that demo room with the ULS! haha
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Old October 9th, 2008, 3:47 PM
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Oops I really need to start a to-do list!

I'll try to borrow a camera sometime over the next few days...
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Old October 9th, 2008, 4:04 PM
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haha no prob pete. got another question for you. Gonna shoot you a pm.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 9:09 PM
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Hopefully the new finishes come soon. I would love to have a pair of rosenut MBM-12s and a pair of rosenut ULS-15s at the fromt of my room.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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That would be a beautiful combo Rob! Hopefully we will have the MBM available in new finishes by early next year.
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Will it be sealed or ported?
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