I bought a pair of 401's in Manchester Vermont, probably 15 years ago. Something was never like the ones I'd heard at other's homes, or other.
I found out, this past year, that might be because the entire frame is made of PRESSBOARD. My heart really sunk, they were very expensive for me back then. I got taken. NEVER WOULD HAVE bought them if I'd known.
The plastic veneer is curling up exposing the press-board. Just awful. I can just imagine the group that made that decision for margin and revenue. Boooo. You Stink.