ACI Sapphire XL first impressions

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by AjayRAV, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. AjayRAV

    AjayRAV Stunt Coordinator

    May 6, 2003
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    Hello all,
    First impressions: Extremely well packed, beautifully finished (there
    are 2 very minor imperfections in the cabinet finish on one speaker,
    though; to me this just adds to the hand-made charm) solidly built, great
    documentation. Broke them in only for about 36 hours so far at low to
    moderate volume levels. Impressively detailed and refined treble.
    Liquid and lush midrange. This is exactly what I was after- a midrange
    with some gravitas! Expansive sound-stage with depth. Vocals are slightly
    recessed compared with the instruments, but that could be recording
    related. I haven't had a chance to critically listen to much yet. What I
    really didn't expect was the quality of the bass. I'm not talking
    extension here, since I have them crossed over at 80Hz to my sub.
    It is the complete lack of overhang and muddying resonances that really
    wows me. These Revelator drivers really are all they are cracked up to be.
    More after I've listened to the XLs a little bit longer. Yes, you guessed
    right- these are keepers! Oh, and last but not least, the customer
    service is GREAT!
  2. Mike Dzurko

    Mike Dzurko Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 11, 2000
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    I knew you'd love them . . . just wait . . .it only gets better [​IMG]

    As to the finish, we just added this info to our FAQ page:

    The Piano Gloss finish is essentially an automotive finish and can be cleaned and "repaired" in a similar manner.

    Usually, the finish can be easily cleaned by gently rubbing with the supplied MicroFiber cloth. Sometimes it helps to "fog" the area with your breath like you were cleaning a pair of glasses.

    If there are rub marks, finger prints, etc. that aren’t coming out with just the cloth, try Meguiar's Quick Detailer Mist & Wipe. This product can be purchased at just about any place that sells automotive waxes and such.

    If the finish has been dulled by something rubbing against it, or finely scratched it can be repaired using other Meguiars products. Meguiar's Mirror Glaze, Show Car Glaze #7 is a good place to start. It is very gentle. If #7 isn’t aggressive enough, start with the #4 version, then follow-up with #7 (the lower the number the more abrasive it is).

    Have a great day!

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