Originally Posted by matt_garman
I've sifted through this thread and seen a few pics... in some pics, the Black Cherry looks black, but in other pics, it looks like it has a distinct amount of red. That's what I was trying to determine, are they closer to black or red.
They're probably closer to burgundy, and the simulated grain ranges from black to approximately deep auburn.
Can you provide a link to the TAI photo galleries? I couldn't figure out where they are.
Try the enlarge button on the Diva 6.1 product page and then click through the shots. Depending on your browser, I believe it will show you the FBC finish.
Also, is the Black Cherry finish a real hardwood veneer, or vinyl? I'm guessing from the use of the term "faux" it's vinyl, but just to be sure...
The Faux Black Cherry is a economy PVC finish.
Why is height a factor in dedicated theater rooms vs mixed-use living areas? I actually feel that in my case, taller is better. At least, taller than what I have now (current speakers are only 33.5" tall).
The 6.2 is so tall that in a usual seated, "front-row" position at typical living room distances, the tweeter is above ear level, which influences imaging. At greater distances, and especially where there is more than one row of seating, the 6.2 ideally addresses the audience.
The Diva 6.1, 5.2, and 4.2 are more suited for mixed-use rooms and should image better while saving space. Of course we're happy to provide the larger 6.2 for any use the customer finds successful, but pls realize that all X.2 models are identical except for the bass. If you do not need the 6.2's added bottom end, there's not a lot of advantage to them in a one-seat space and you may find the other models more workable.