Can we have piano black now please?
There's always one isn't there!!! NNNNOOOO!!!
What is this, 1986?
Man, those speakers look OLD...............
I am very suspicious of anything that comes in 'black ash' these days.
Black Oak actually sir
I really dislike ‘black ash’ or similar, it just looks so dated. I don’t mind gloss black but would be reluctant to go for it due to dust and scratches. I don’t think it needs to be expensive, my BK subwoofer is gloss black and the premium price over other finishes is not that steep and I am happy with the standard of finish, then you see some of the price hikes ATC charge for their gloss and it is very expensive, almost crazy. I’m not a fan of gloss white either, think it looks a bit naff, footballers wives. My preference is for a quality wood finish such as oak or walnut, timeless.
I agree don't like black ash, I like real reneers like rosewood and maybe walnut or piano black would be my non veneer choice, hate white gloss as well.
High-Gloss Ruby Red, sir...?
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Trouble is the link just talks about it but no show.
Piano black is beautiful if done properly, 5.1 in gloss ruby red I think I would have to have a very specific decor to have a go at that.
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By the looks of those it most definitely must be.
Think that black ash looks a bit naff too. Gloss black or wood veneers are much nicer IMO.
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Myself, I blame unimaginative PR people – I mean, you have a set of speakers available in high-gloss red, and all you can supply is two pictures in black, grilles on and grilles off? Missed opportunity, if you ask me...
Is Black Ash not a wood veneer*?
Also, remember this is a budget £400 speaker made by a small UK company.
*I am aware its not a 'natural' wood veneer, its been dyed
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I ment natural wood veneers like rosewood or mahogany. Black ash reminds me of a 1980's teenagers bedroom furniture.
So EB Acoustics, Accolade Audio and Arcaydis are all run by the same single person?
No wonder it takes so long to get the speakers.
Next year I will be looking to upgrade my hifi speakers (£700-£1000) and the EB2’s would have been in the mix maybe. And putting aside my previous comments re supporting British manufacturers.
We have here a thread starting with extended lead times and no communication. Then after many posts and a reply bemoaning the shortage of skilled labour we now have another product line. If successful the new product line will be done by a new employee. The new product is at a different price point, quality and route to market than the present ones. So are the present delays due to resources being shifted to produce the new product? Will the lead-times for the EB’s be brought back down soon? Will communication improve?
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I was that teenager. Well, late 80s, early 90s. Black ash TV stand with Sanyo 21" CRT, Aiwa midi system, Toshiba Nicam VCR and Pace Satellite receiver. Many, many pairs of Tandy gold patch leads, as recommended by the mag. Ah, them were t'days!
With regard to the speakers, textured black and gloss I like. Black wood, not so much. The speakers themselves look very interesting though.
I only see black.
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