During the past few discussions on the HE-400 paint options, I had a bit of a flashback to a few years back. At the time, I was an AV123 speaker fanboy. I had a pair of their X-LS speakers, which were designed by Danny Richie but they were in a maple finish that just never pleased me. Instead, I dissected the speakers, spent countless hours on prepping the cabinets for another finish. I settled on a "hammered metal" look by using a spray which is manufactured by Rust-Oleum. They have 3 or 4 color variants in this tone and while the picture doesn't truly show how dark the finish actually was, it was a deeper pewter / titanium-like finish. I'd love to see this on my HE-400s to make them "one of a kind." Hmm ... is wje considering more mods so he can live up to the signature for his ID here? Possibly, but no promises just yet.