Nice choices on the Salks. Swerd was my Salk-crack dealer back in 2017. He let me in on the secret stuff.
What do they call that finish? Curly something but I'm not sure. There are so many options.
I believe (I have quoted myself incorrectly before) I have the Curly Cherry in a straight up finish (no dyes etc).
I have had them since 2017 and they are still drop dead gorgeous to look at and to listen to.
I follow Swerd's advice and don't let people fondle them even if they do wash their hands. Some things in the house are just MINE. And these are mine. How many people do you know have birth certificates for their speakers? Mine are dutifully displayed in my music room.
Great stuff. I love learning about other peoples choices. Its interesting to see where others will plunk their hard earned dollars. Talk is one thing: putting down cash is real committment. Hope you are still enjoying them.