raw mahog sleeve vs tuoil with no inner wall wetsand
other variable is of course the added end detail on the right cup but i've found this is minimal affect.
no other variables
interesting test but nothing new here for me. finish does it's job of refining the entire sound especially mids on up. There is a artificial splash on the finished cup but this is because it hasn't been wet sanded, it is original oil finish.once wetsanded,the finished cup would be superior in every way. again raw wood, no contest....I do need to do a test with oiled outside raw wood inside vs fully oiled cup, but i suspect i know the results of that one. will do it sometime in any case..
overall sound, again, not bad, mahogany is a good fun all'rounder but with no real magic anywhere and a little airy thin and not natural in upper mids. total grado sound here, but nicer because of the magnum
btw, i feel mahogany is 'fun' only because the upper mids are in the front, and this is where snare drums do there thing keeping the time and pace of music made by humans. hence 'it's fun and lively'......try some music not made by humans with snare durms and with a timekeeping beat elsewhere besides upper mids and I bet mahog is not longer 'fun'
there are other ways to get fun and pace from a wood than this. and plus the costs to the overall e/q and unatural sounds are way too high just for a little 'fun'
Edited by thelostMIDrange - 1/28/12 at 1:25pm