After consulting many members here and most clearly directed me to F-1 for guidence on how to finish off the tops and bottoms of these speakers.I personally NEVER liked Light/White Oak as furniture for speakers. Floors, yes it's a hardwood that can take a beating,a good staining and poly finish.With that said I decided on Walnut and after treating w/ an
acid bath sanding then staining I think they came out ok. one of the speaker's stain was very deep and is there now to a much lesser degree and I thinks looks good w/ graining being prominate and I will not got any deeper w/ any treatment. My only question now is on the kind of finish. Should I use a clear poly not quite the shineyest but a satin poly finish might do the trick.
About changing speaker wires,I guess that old gag of old dog and new tricks will not apply here after p/m w/ Doug and really explaining how my clear as new as it is will degenerate after time oxidise and comprimise the sound He also informed me that even though 1 speaker is close to the amp both pairs of runs should be matched to equalise the signal.After all these speakers worthy of at least something better and in do time I will try some cutom made cables.
they do sound great,all surrounds I'm guessing butyl rubber and apparently will outlast me and not pin hole in them, not a screww loose on the motor board and the passives are dent,and scratch free.Pix when the entire project is done.