The cabinets were a bit rough looking, but after a full treatment of Howard's Restor-a-finish and Feed'n'Wax, they look very good. Remarkably smooth sound from these big beasts. They weigh about 100 pounds each, massive magnets on the 15.7" woofers, and a true ribbon super tweeter.
Wow! Nice looking and A beast!! Congrats!!
I think those will rock your house hard! My hpm-900 is very easy to drive and sounds huge.
Did you take picture after TLC? I couldn't see any scratch. How did you handle 100lb speakers? Does each speaker weight more than your B&W? My Cornwall is my heaviest speaker ans really hard to move also due to it's size.
Do you know more info about HPM series? I think 60, 100, 150 is first generation, then 900, 1500 the second. I saw some with super tweeter at the top separately (hpm-9000?) in this thread, are those third generation?