Here is a little information on the macassar ebony veneer used in the new version, from wood-database.com:
Likely to be extremely expensive, along with most other Ebony members in the Diospyros genus
. The tree grows slowly, has a very limited natural habitat, and is highly desired for the wood’s aesthetic appeal and toughness. Macassar Ebony is not listed as an endangered species, but is still considered to be at-risk.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.
Veneer, high-end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments, and other small specialty items.
So named for the Indonesian port-city of Makassar, which is one of the primary points of exportation. There’s not much mechanical data available on Macassar Ebony, but judging from its weight, and the properties of other species such as Diospyros crassiflora
, this wood is likely to be exceptionally hard, heavy, and strong.
Choice of wood is excellent choice!
I actually believe it now easily looks more polished and modern.
Just huge difference!
Were as before it almost looked home made..
To now looking like a modern can.
One of the funniest "negative" reviews I ever seen was Tyll review of an Ultrasone(!)
So all that talk about no negative reviews was also conjecture and nonsense to me.
There is the "could be" that can be debated endlessly, a general complaint that may be stated about any review. .
Then there is the actual reality which is certain, that Tyll makes informative reviews.
So can we just focus on the he560 now?..
Edited by Maxx134 - 5/26/14 at 5:46am