Great show, great crew! I haven't heard the Nimbus ever present such power, the ability to scale was just effortless. Even though they're 93db sensitive speakers that can sound amazing on low power tube amps, they're also incredibly capable speakers that can take power like few others on the market.
The end result was spectacular, and even though there isn't much show coverage online just yet, I'm sure they'll agree. Thanks to the entire crew for pulling off a great show! EMM Labs/Meitner, Antipodes, Verastarr, and Audio Vault racks.
— Products shown: Vapor Audio Nimbus Black.
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It's been a long road getting back into the swing of business, but we're still here, and still pushing the limits of what's possible like few other companies. This new Black with the custom AudioTechnology midrange drivers is truly sublime. We're excited for their public demo.
I love veneer, two very different species end up with similar appearance. Left is a Cirrus in Camphor Crotch. It's brittle and smells like a menthol infused Christmas tree. Right is marbled Chen Chen, soft and flaky that smells like parmesan cheese and toejam.
Deals aren't something we're able to offer often. Typically we have little to nothing that isn't already spoken for. But this pair of Cirrus Black was returned to us, the owner asked that we sell them on his behalf. When we got them back they were honestly pretty rough looking, time wasn't kind. So we sanded them back to raw veneer and refinished them completely as we would a new pair, that means about 30 coats of fresh Urethane gloss. The stands were sanded and repainte...d. The baffles and stand inserts were painted in Gunmetal Metallic. And most of the solder joints in the crossover were flowed with fresh 4% silver solder.
Now, it's like a new pair. And best part, they're available to ship immediately for $4600. That's nearly $2000 off what they'd be as a new build. Contact us at email@example.com quickly if interested, they won't last long.
Wet sanding pure tung oil into highly figured mahogany, why? Well, because it's the best way to treat this special veneer that was an overrun from the Steinway factory. Any other shop would use some "professional" product, sprayed on varnish or urethane. Those products would be fine, but they simply don't pop the figure like this method does. When finished this pair will be a very natural appearance, with incredible 3D figure.
So why don't other shops offer finish work li...ke this? It's simple, the name of the game is get stuff out the door as fast as possible so you can get paid. With this method there's weeks of just waiting for the oil to oxidize. For us all that matters is what is the best possible method to bring out the best in the veneer. If it means 20 hours extra labor vs just spraying on the same thing you always use, so be it.
For Vapor profit margins are not the point, perfection is and we know there are a select few out there who appreciate that fact. We love creating special looks like this one, that's our payoff.
Why is Mappa Burl veneer so expensive? Well, this is a premium grade sheet held up to light, all those voids have to be filled carefully by hand. The color has to be seamless when completed. It's extremely labor intensive, and frankly a pain. But it looks so good when done! I swore I'd never do another, but agreed for a friend, and undersold my work as usual.
I got work to do! This is a fresh batch of Joule and Perfect Storm monitor cabinets gooped up with our super secret mixture, ready to sand. I get asked often what it is, but will never tell. It's what makes stacked ply cabinets vereer-able, why we've figured it out and nobody else has.