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Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Marbles on 6 Aug 2005, 03:13 pm
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;area=browse;album=1663
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: brj on 23 Aug 2005, 01:40 am
Might I suggest that captions on the gallery titles, or somewhere else, include the veneer and baffle/trim lumber choices?

(I'm really curious to know what Randy's HT1s were made with...)
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: JoshK on 23 Aug 2005, 02:40 am
Quote from: brj
(I'm really curious to know what Randy's HT1s were made with...)


Crotch Mahogany?
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: JoshK on 23 Aug 2005, 01:16 pm
I only looked at the picture of the closeup baffle shot of the center channel and it had the sort of "crotch" grain. Claro walnut is cool too!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: brj on 23 Aug 2005, 02:06 pm
Quote from: Bingenito
Ah you would think so but they are actually Ropey Cherry (that darkened) and Claro Walnut baffles.

That's walnut?  I've never seen it that golden red in color before... Wow, between that and a few other Walnut examples from Jim, my impression of Walnut is heading up rapidly.


Quote from: Bingenito
The gallery has been updated with the wood species for each speaker.

Thanks for satisfying my curiousity!


Quote from: Bingenito
Thank you for the suggestion!

No problem!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gordy on 24 Aug 2005, 02:52 am
I just got in from work to find Jim's Email and pictures and now this :dance:   Of the Month? For real?  Now that's a maximal happy hour  :beer:  

Thank you Bryan :thumb:

Notice that the plinths don't match? :lol:   Mine are still wet!!!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Marbles on 24 Aug 2005, 02:56 am
Gordy, I saw your speakers in the raw, and I have to say I think you're going to be most impressed with them.  That burl is very nice and the Walnut (which I didn't see) looks AWESOME.  Congrats...if I had to be kicked off the SOTM, I'm glad it was either yours or Bingenito's.
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Papajin on 24 Aug 2005, 03:10 am
Woo congrats!  Let's see the mockup next to the actual deal. hehe
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gordy on 24 Aug 2005, 03:10 am
Thank you Marbles!  I am so pumped right now!  Just sent Bryan a few more pics that Jim forwarded to me.  That's the first I've seen of the Walnut as well.  Jim was so enthusiastic about the piece that I knew it was going to be something very special :rock:  ... indeed!

This next week is going to seem longer than the last four months!!!

James... if you're out there... :notworthy:  :notworthy:  :notworthy:
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Papajin on 24 Aug 2005, 03:36 am
Quote
Damn I do good work


You mean WE do good work, sir!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gordy on 24 Aug 2005, 03:46 am
Just in case your curious, Bryan just posted to the gallery a few more of the pics that Jim sent me 8)   Thank you!!!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: koiman on 13 Sep 2005, 12:44 am
My Ht3 are on there way as of this AM I should have them by this Fri. Though I would post a picture.. Water fall Bubinga.. Figured Bubinga.. and Sonic Caps up grade..
 :lol:
Leon
 
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/koiman2/ht3_bubingaMine.jpg)
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 13 Sep 2005, 12:59 am
Leon,

Nice.  I see that the black woofers seem to be more popular lately.  Mine should be coming in soon and they'll be something completely different-a finish not seen before. Tamo ash with a grey-black stain. The anticipation is killing me. I haven't requested any upgrades yet and I only have a little time left to do so.  Marbles has made some suggestions to me (he says at a bare minimum to get the BH5 and bypassing caps).  How do your new speakers sound?
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: zybar on 13 Sep 2005, 01:34 am
Quote from: jermmd
Leon,

Nice.  I see that the black woofers seem to be more popular lately.  Mine should be coming in soon and they'll be something completely different-a finish not seen before. Tamo ash with a grey-black stain. The anticipation is killing me. I haven't requested any upgrades yet and I only have a little time left to do so.  Marbles has made some suggestions to me (he says at a bare minimum to get the BH5 and bypassing caps).  How do your new speakers sound?


Joe,

I haven't heard any of the upgrades since I just have a stock pair right now, but I would agree with Rob and probably get the BH5 and cap upgarde.

Both of these upgrades should improve the sound and are relatively inexpensive (especially given how long you plan on owning the HT3's).

George
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: koiman on 13 Sep 2005, 03:19 am
Jermmd,
My HT3 are being shipped today I won't see them until probability Fri. I decided to do the sonnic cap upgrade because I plan on having these speakers a very long time. From what everyone is saying this is a real good upgrade. I spoke to Jim this AM I thought my Woofer would be aluminum but he said the last shipment  from TC were all black.
 :lol:
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gordy on 13 Sep 2005, 04:15 am
Just remember to keep breathing Koiman, it's only a few more days :lol: They look beautious, love that waterfall!

Having spent way too much time lately listening to input, output and bypass capacitor swaps in amplifiers, I know your cap upgrade to the Sonicaps was a wise move :D  and if you're anything like me you'd be second guessing yourself for the next 17 years otherwise...  Congratulations!!!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: koiman on 13 Sep 2005, 03:47 pm
Gordy,
Thanks, I just can't wait. I am a swapping kind of guy when it comes to amps. I have several SS amps along with power amps. and love the hybrid combination of tube pre amp and SS power.  As far as the sonic caps were concerned, I new I would be kicking my self if I didn't get them, rather then wonder later on if I should have. I was inticialy go with the HT1's than I thought I might as well get what I really wanted from the beginning.

Leon
:lol:
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 30 Nov 2005, 11:26 pm
My Album. (http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/modules.php?set_albumName=albuu24&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php)
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 7 Jan 2006, 02:14 pm
Pictues of my new center channel to match my HT3's:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=25792)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/galleryimage.php/albuu24/HTC_front.jpg)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/galleryimage.php/albuu24/HTC_side.jpg)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/galleryimage.php/albuu24/HTC_top.jpg)
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: zybar on 7 Jan 2006, 02:18 pm
Very nice Joe.

Please take a picture of the new setup once you install the center channel.

George
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 7 Jan 2006, 02:26 pm
Jim's making me a stand for the center, 27 inches high with speaker and angled 12 degrees upward- exact specifications for my home theater. I'll post pictures when everything is complete.
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: texas steve on 7 Jan 2006, 02:26 pm
Quote from: jermmd
Pictues of my new center channel to match my HT3's:

I'm REALY interested in the sound. Jim is working on similar black HT3s for me and I was considering a new center as well.  Right now I'm using a Mirage center - what were you using as a center?

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Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: brj on 7 Jan 2006, 07:52 pm
Wow, I do like that coloring.  I mentioned it before, but the gradient toward the edges really adds something.  Really nice detail on Jim's part.  Congrats on a sweet system, Joe!
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 7 Jan 2006, 09:06 pm
Quote from: texas steve
Quote from: jermmd
Pictues of my new center channel to match my HT3's:

I'm REALY interested in the sound. Jim is working on similar black HT3s for me and I was considering a new center as well.  Right now I'm using a Mirage center - what were you using as a center?

[


I am using a demo model Dulcet speaker that cost me something like $150. It's very good and probably one of the best bargains I've gotten in this hobby. It will become the rear center speaker when my HTC arrives.

BRJ,

I appreciate the nice comment and these speakers really are that good.
Title: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Jason Buccellato on 26 Feb 2006, 06:07 pm
Burled Walnut with a hand rubbed finish.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht34.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht33.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht32.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht31.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Papajin on 24 Sep 2006, 11:52 pm
Just a heads up that the gallery link in the first message appears to be defunct now.   :scratch:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TomQ on 19 Apr 2008, 05:47 pm
Picked up my salk HT3's and HT surround system last week. My wife stayed up with me to hook them up, ran new speaker wire and mounte the back surrounds, then played and played them.
Sound is amazing, a clarity of the highs and midrange that have to be heard to be appreciated.
Use for both 2 channel stereo and HT

Equipment:
Panasonic 65" plasmaPZ750U
Integra DTC 9.8
Halo Parasound A51
panasonic DMP -30,
Oppo DV-980 (SACD, DVD-A)
Dish DVR 622
Marantz CD 5001 (for 2 channel)
Blue jeans speaker wire
Monoprice HDMI

Halo has plenty of power to drive these HT3's, plan to add benchmark DAC for the 2 channel.
As you hopefully can see, I needed the back surrounds to mount flush high on the wall. Jim designed and built a modified HT1 with down facing port.
       
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Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: tran002 on 4 Jun 2008, 02:07 pm
No Wife = Ferrari Red Song Tower

(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v250/122/76/27402058/n27402058_37631653_9818.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: golfugh on 4 Jun 2008, 04:35 pm
Absolutely gorgeous ST tran.  I love the Ferrari red!!!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 4 Jun 2008, 04:41 pm
Can't see it.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: mr_bill on 4 Jun 2008, 04:47 pm
The burled walnut hand rubbed speaks are beautiful!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 13 Jun 2008, 06:50 pm
Long time reader 1st time poster...  I will post pictures once they arrive, but I recently placed an order with Jim for his HT2's.    :thumb:

Hopefully in the next month or so they should arrive.  I just finished hanging room treatments from ATS - wow, why did I wait so long?!  I feel much better knowing I have a better home for the HT2's!  I really enjoy music and have been saving up for over a year for new speakers.  I almost tapped out early for another manufacture but am thankful I made the financial stretch and waited it out.  I really think I am investing in art - even just based on the photos I have seen. 

I am super excited to be joining the family soon.  I am located in Eugene, OR.  Not sure if any other Salk owners are in Oregon?

Well, back to my new full time job - daydreaming about my HT2's....  :wink:

John


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robinje on 13 Jun 2008, 08:36 pm
Congrats on your forthcoming HT2's!  I am also considering these along with SongTowers or QW's.  What, may I ask, was your reasoning for going for the HT2's over the QW's (since they are in the same price range)?  I am aware that the HT2s are a little more efficient, but the QW's extend a little deeper and have a "different" midrange presence due to the QW transmission cabinet effects.  If I were to purchase new speakers, it would likely come down to choosing between these two models.  I'm sure both of them are great!  Or maybe the ribbon SongTowers when/if they become available.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 13 Jun 2008, 10:20 pm
Hi robinje,

Thank you!   :D

I actually consulted with Jim on my selection.  At the time I was looking at the HT2, SongTowers, and V3.  I mentioned to Jim my room size and current configuration along with my goals - what I wanted to improve and what I didn't like so far in my system.  I am 70% music and 30% 2-channel movies.  Which is a big pet peeve of mine, what happened to the 2-channel track on movies?!  Seriously, what % of the population even has surround sound...  I will probably give-in and do just a center channel one day...

But I would recommend reaching out to Jim - he is awesome.  Tell him what you have, what you like about it and what you don't like.

I agree with your interest on the ribbon SongTowers - very curious too but thankfully too late!  That is one of the key reasons I went with the Veracity line, I wanted to go ribbon tweets.

Best of luck and enjoy the shopping process - I know I did.


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 21 Aug 2008, 03:56 pm
I posted a couple pictures on AVS in the Official Salk Forum.  But hopefully I can show a couple photos here too:

HT2
Pearl black with Australian lacewood stringers

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3474/salk017largeyn3.jpg)
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/9083/salk016largeww2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: JoshK on 21 Aug 2008, 05:12 pm
Those look bad@$$!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: rydenfan on 21 Aug 2008, 07:41 pm
 AWESOME!  :drool:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 22 Aug 2008, 05:47 am
 :thumb: :drool: :D
Very nice, Fluke.  Yours are one of my favorites, out of all of Jim's speakers that I have ever seen!
I hope my HT-3s look as nice, when the new woofers are all straightened out. (...soon, I hope )
-Funk
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 22 Aug 2008, 03:57 pm
Thank you all and thanks Funkmonkey!  What do you have planned for your HT3's - as far as overall look and wood selection? 

I have a new daydream (aside from a new preamp and dac).  I think it would be awesome to open a ID gallery/storefront.  Basically commission fine speakers and audio equipment from independent artists, like Jim, and present them in a fine gallery format.  It would not be designed to make money but more for supporting the artists and bringing like minds together.

Now that would be fun.  :)





Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 23 Aug 2008, 07:44 pm
The veneer I searched out was called "survivor" Rosewood.  It came in much more orange than the pictures I based my decision on, not a bad thing, just a little different coloration.  Here is a pic that Jim sent me of the actual veneer:
(http://xs330.xs.to/xs330/08346/3561.jpg)

I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 24 Aug 2008, 02:16 am
Damn fancy, Funk!   :icon_twisted:  Can't wait to see your pics - I bet you can't wait to post 'em!

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 24 Aug 2008, 02:48 am
Hi Fluke,

Do you mind showing some more photos please?

Are the speakers hand rubbed finished?  Did it cost much more for this particular finish?  They look pretty spectacular.

Due to my limited budget I could only afford my HT2's finished in bosse pommele.  I'm not sure how they will look because I could only find a speaker partially finished in this veneer.

My speakers should arrive in about a months time because they are being shipped by sea.  I hope they sound as good as they look.

Regards

Rod
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 24 Aug 2008, 06:26 am
Hi Rocket - thanks!  They were finished with a gloss 85 lacquer.  The finish was part of the total and I don't believe it was hand rubbed much?  But they do look great up close and I don't know much about that part of the process.

Send me a PM with your email addy and I will send you my unboxing photos.  I am planning on taking more
HQ photos tomorrow too.  I can't resist.  :D 

Is this the wood you selected?  Those will be sharp!

(http://www.trilliumamps.com/Portals/0/images/wood/Bosse%20Pommele_640.jpg)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: cdorval1 on 24 Aug 2008, 05:28 pm
The bosse pommele is a great choice.  I have a pair of MBOW1s with it and they look awesome--better than the photo on Jim's website http://www.salksound.com/mbow1.shtml (http://www.salksound.com/mbow1.shtml).  Have fun!

Craig
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 25 Aug 2008, 09:51 pm
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7735/ht2015fq6.jpg)

  :thumb:  I will work up a full photo set and post my own topic in the near future. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ghostcow on 26 Aug 2008, 03:11 am
I'm maybe two weeks out from getting my 2 songtowers and a black songcenter.  Since we are posting veneers, mine should look something like this veneer, " PAU FERRO 715 Pau Ferro. Dashing and colorful "Bolivian Rosewood". Swirling colors ranging from reddish-tan to deep indigo."
Sigh, waiting hurts.  Great looking design there fluke!
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/yanmcrae/SLN09YJSquI/AAAAAAAABps/rK2qcysMb7w/s144/Pau_Ferro_715_-3.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/yanmcrae/SpeakerVeneers/photo#5238659389364284130)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Intamin on 12 Sep 2008, 10:06 pm
I just got my ST's in and wanted to share them with everyone. Here is a link to pictures, http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=63147

I have since reversed the order that they are in (as in the tweeters are on the inside now) and I have installed the plinths. I absolutely love them! PS, the finish is a dyed walnut.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ArthurDent on 13 Sep 2008, 12:14 am
Welcome to the Song Tower fan club Intamin. A lovely looking pair, nice grain & finish. Enjoy the sound  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Philistine on 18 Sep 2008, 03:41 am
I posted a couple pictures on AVS in the Official Salk Forum.  But hopefully I can show a couple photos here too:

HT2
Pearl black with Australian lacewood stringers

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3474/salk017largeyn3.jpg)
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/9083/salk016largeww2.jpg)


I've got a pair of black HT3's, but boy do those lacewood stringers look so good.  The exotic veneers don't do it for me (hence the christening from Jim of Philistine) but your speakers look so stylish - the best I've seen so far  8)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 23 Sep 2008, 12:20 am
Hi Philistine,

Thank you!!  I am staring at them now as I type poorly....  :drool:

It was funny, my wife got on me for not dusting them.  So I missed 1 day - sheesh...  :)

Any pics of your black ht3's?  Did you go with pearl black?   I am still very pleased with the ht2's.  Another interesting note, my cat has never reacted to my music like she does now.  Jumping off my lap, perking up ears, or looking into empty corners... funny

Thanks again and happy listening!

John/fluke
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 28 Sep 2008, 03:34 am
Hi Guys,

Pictures of my Salk Sound HT2's.  I'll post on another thread and let you know my listening impressions.

(http://IMG_0057.JPG)

(http://IMG_0048.JPG)

(http://IMG_0049.JPG)

Regards

Rod

ps finish is african bosse pommele.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 28 Sep 2008, 03:51 am
Hi,

Okay obviously I didn't post these pictures correctly.  I did follow the instructions.  Can someone help me out?

Regards

Rod
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Philistine on 28 Sep 2008, 03:52 am
Hi Philistine,

Thank you!!  I am staring at them now as I type poorly....  :drool:

It was funny, my wife got on me for not dusting them.  So I missed 1 day - sheesh...  :)

Any pics of your black ht3's?  Did you go with pearl black?   I am still very pleased with the ht2's.  Another interesting note, my cat has never reacted to my music like she does now.  Jumping off my lap, perking up ears, or looking into empty corners... funny

Thanks again and happy listening!

John/fluke


Yes mine are black pearl, but in my basement they just look satin black.
I did add black granite plinths (using the original MDF HT3 plinths as a base), I must post these one day!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 28 Sep 2008, 12:43 pm
bump.  Can anyone help me with my pictures.

Thanks

Rod
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 28 Sep 2008, 03:43 pm
bump.  Can anyone help me with my pictures.

Thanks

Rod
I know Rod/Rocket is pretty excited about his new Salk's...they look great !!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=16212)

Packed well for their OZ delivery.... 8)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=16211)

Looking good.... :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=16209)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=16210)

Happy listening Rod..... :beer:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Miney on 28 Sep 2008, 05:28 pm
Happy listening Rod..... :beer:

+1 :wine:

BTW... :drool: they're stunning.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 28 Sep 2008, 07:38 pm
Nice looking speakers there Rod!  Also nice to see more HT2's getting out there.
 :thumb:
Cheers,
Greg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 29 Sep 2008, 12:31 am
Hi Guys,

Thanks Chris for loading the photo's for me.  They actually look better in person and are a very classy looking speaker.

Check out the amps that I have to chose from for my system.  I actually have another amplifier that is being modified at the moment.  Its a true addiction.

Regards

Rod
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 30 Sep 2008, 06:43 pm
Hey Rod,

Those look GREAT!!!  :drool: 

Can't wait to hear your impressions.  I still can't believe how much volume/juice it takes to make these drivers move - and when they move - wow...

Lovely speakers, Rod! :thumb:

John



Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Rocket on 1 Oct 2008, 01:03 am
Hi John,

I'd be honest and say that I prefer the look of your speakers than mine.  They really look spectacular.

Regards

Rod
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PMAT on 25 Nov 2008, 06:17 pm
Please keep the photos coming guys. We all love photos. The gallery portion of the Salk website used to show new speakers of the month and I wish it were active again. I'd like to see more speakers with stringers, perhaps wider ones as well.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: justaudiomagic on 2 Dec 2008, 10:06 pm
Burled Walnut with a hand rubbed finish.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht34.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht33.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht32.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht31.jpg)
One word..... WOW !!  :drool:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PMAT on 2 Dec 2008, 11:03 pm
YOWZA! I love the asymmetrical veneer. Book matching is not for me. I really like those! Hard to photograph polished surfaces, I bet they are stunning in person. Keep em coming boys.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fishinbob on 4 Dec 2008, 03:26 am
Got my Songtowers the day after Thanksgiving and lovin' it :thumb:
Posted a few pics on AVS and thought I'd put some more here.

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq151/yarnbob/ht014.jpg)]

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq151/yarnbob/Ht008.jpg)

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq151/yarnbob/ht025.jpg)

Many thanks to Jim Salk and Dennis Murphy and all of the "Salk family" for their input to my choice of loudspeakers.

Bob
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PMAT on 4 Dec 2008, 05:24 am
Very nice choice of color Fishinbob. Looks great with your big-screen. Thanks for posting here. I tried to look around the corner of your pic at the assoc gear. I am a fishing fool as well. Born on a mountain and raised in a cave, fishin and HI-FI is all I crave.  aa
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: MaxCast on 3 Jan 2009, 12:16 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17566)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17565)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 3 Jan 2009, 03:47 am
Sweet!  :thumb:  Is that walnut burl?  I'd bet they sound fantastic in that room as well as looking great!
Cheers.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: GloP on 3 Jan 2009, 11:30 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3162813056_30b729e1de_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3162813056_30b729e1de_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/3161978103_fe8a3cb501_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/3161978103_fe8a3cb501_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3162811520_68fb8ff268_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3162811520_68fb8ff268_b.jpg)

And the sound is really amazing.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: MaxCast on 3 Jan 2009, 12:35 pm
Sweet!  :thumb:  Is that walnut burl?  I'd bet they sound fantastic in that room as well as looking great!
Cheers.

If you're speaking to me, Mr. Monkey, thank you.  Jason's above are a Walnut Burl.  Mine are the ever popular Babinga.  I wanted a burly, cloudy, not waterfall with deep 3d grain depth.  Jim did a great job finding the veneer. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: evan1 on 3 Jan 2009, 04:48 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3162813056_30b729e1de_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/3162813056_30b729e1de_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/3161978103_fe8a3cb501_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/3161978103_fe8a3cb501_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3162811520_68fb8ff268_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3162811520_68fb8ff268_b.jpg)

And the sound is really amazing.

Sweet HT3's
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 3 Jan 2009, 09:06 pm
Sweet!  :thumb:  Is that walnut burl?  I'd bet they sound fantastic in that room as well as looking great!
Cheers.

If you're speaking to me, Mr. Monkey, thank you.  Jason's above are a Walnut Burl.  Mine are the ever popular Babinga.  I wanted a burly, cloudy, not waterfall with deep 3d grain depth.  Jim did a great job finding the veneer. 

I was speaking to you, and your welcome.  I was hesitant to ask if they were Walnut, because the color is not typical for walnut, Babinga was my second guess but then the grain wasn't like any of the "waterfall" I have seen before.  But none of my bad guessing really matters, I agree with you that Jim did an excellent job finding the veneer!  Beautiful.

:drool: I'm not even going to venture a guess to what yours are GloP!  They are amazing as well, hopefully you will fill us in.  :thumb: 
Cheers,
-Greg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: GloP on 4 Jan 2009, 01:24 am
Thanks evan1 and funkmonkey!
They are quilted maple with a really dark tint. I wanted nearly black speakers but with something to make the texture more interesting than just plain black. It looks great! According to Jim they should be the first pair with the new woofer and tweaked crossover too :).

Here is a b&w pic of what the texture is like, it very hard to photograph how they look because the flash has very penetrating light so this is just to give an idea:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/3161980141_bb7ed53b8b_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3078/3161980141_bb7ed53b8b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 4 Jan 2009, 06:28 am
Awesome!  I've got a few more days before mine arrive, and I am seriously digging yours.  Very understated and sleek!  :thumb:
Hopefully you will post your thoughts about listening to them somewhere.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sanlanman on 4 Jan 2009, 07:08 pm
Lots of Nice HT3 speakers are going places now that Jim has the drivers to finish them up. My V3s have arrived:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/PC300009.jpg)

These speakers are suburb. I hear detail in music that I was not hearing before. They will play loud without distorting while being powered by the Cary Cinema 5 amp, and are also very balanced, clear and clean at low volume settings. I had Jim make some custom changes. First, you will see that the black baffle stops short similar to the Songtower instead of being full length like the other V3s. The cones under the plinths are custom black chrome ones instead of the usual ones supplied by Salk. As discussed before (and heckled by Dennis) the center channel is a smaller sealed version of the V Monster center channel, so it will fit our planned cabinet arrangement. I don't know what the low end performance loss is between my CC and the full VM, but I still have an HSU VTF3 sub for HT duty if I think its needed. I cut the VTF3 off when I set the V3s up and have not missed it yet, Even when I played the openning scenes from TOPGUN at -0- db on the Yamaha, (Had the wife yell "turn it down") I don't feel like anything is missing or distorted.

Jim, Chalk up another happy Salk Signature Sound customer.


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fluke242 on 5 Jan 2009, 04:33 pm
Very nice, Sanlanman (and Salk Sound Team)!

I like the look you came up with, they look sharp! I have HT2's and also pulled the plug on my HSU VTF2 MK2 sub - the HSU could not keep up :thumb:

If you have a chance can you post a couple more pics?!  :D


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Miney on 5 Jan 2009, 05:30 pm
Very nice, Sanlanman (and Salk Sound Team)!

I like the look you came up with, they look sharp! I have HT2's and also pulled the plug on my HSU VTF2 MK2 sub - the HSU could not keep up :thumb:

If you have a chance can you post a couple more pics?!  :D




+1 on the looks. :drool:  Walnut?  Cherry?  More pics please?

The custom baffle is intriguing - similar to the ST?

Would love to hear them!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sanlanman on 6 Jan 2009, 03:27 am
Well, here is the photo of my speakers that Jim took before they were packed and shipped. I will try to take a few more photos and post them when I can.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/V3-MonstJr-oak.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sanlanman on 6 Jan 2009, 03:54 pm
Very nice, Sanlanman (and Salk Sound Team)!

I like the look you came up with, they look sharp! I have HT2's and also pulled the plug on my HSU VTF2 MK2 sub - the HSU could not keep up :thumb:

If you have a chance can you post a couple more pics?!  :D


+1 on the looks. :drool:  Walnut?  Cherry?  More pics please?

The custom baffle is intriguing - similar to the ST?

Would love to hear them!


Miney, the veneer is red oak, done in a golden honey tone finish. They match nicely with the red oak wood room trim and red oak furniture we have in that room.

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 6 Jan 2009, 04:58 pm
How's that tiny center channel doing?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Miney on 7 Jan 2009, 03:50 am

Miney, the veneer is red oak, done in a golden honey tone finish. They match nicely with the red oak wood room trim and red oak furniture we have in that room.



Exceptional - love the fine vertical grain.  And the baffles ...:thumb:.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Atlplasma on 12 Jan 2009, 08:20 pm
I've had my ST RT for about a week and couldn't be happier.  :thumb: Now, I just have to wait a little longer for the SC RT to arrive.

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(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_4bEX9lnC1mY/SWyv4wEONcI/AAAAAAAAAEU/7jQhvLI6g-g/s800/IMG_0017.jpg) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zMqocxjlatsUZljYX18vXg?feat=embedwebsite)</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From Salk Speakers (http://picasaweb.google.com/sheathkit/SalkSpeakers?feat=embedwebsite)

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</td></tr></table>
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: oldmp3 on 13 Jan 2009, 08:46 pm
Atlplasma, beautiful speakers and room.

Can you tell us what you use for receiver and amplification?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Atlplasma on 13 Jan 2009, 09:08 pm
Thanks. The media center is a custom unit made a local craftsman here in Atlanta. He does great work (like taking the unit back and adding the lower shelf when I needed more storage).  :D

Before the Salks arrived, I was using a Yamaha RX-V2700 in a preamp configuration with three Outlaw Model 200 monoblocks. This configuration drove three M&K 750 speakers, which you can see in the pictures. I'll probably convert the L/R M&Ks to rear speaker duty, at least temporary until my budget (and the economy) recovers. Jim is working on a SongCenter RT but had to make some adjustments to accommodate the height of the media center shelf. (Imagine trying to ask any other speaker manufacturer to make their speaker enclosure .25 inches shorter.)

Interestingly, and I just shared this over on the AVS Salk thread, I've been switching between the Yamaha and a 45-year-old Eico ST-70 during music sessions. For music, I'm finding the Eico much more enjoyable. The Yamaha has a "Pure Direct" that claims to deliver playback with the least circuitry. I like the Pure Direct option but still find it inferior to the Eico tube sound, and I'm leaning toward using the Yamaha/Outlaw setup for movie playback and the Eico whenever I want to play tunes--even though swapping speaker cables is an inconvenience.

Steve
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: zybar on 13 Jan 2009, 09:33 pm
Interestingly, and I just shared this over on the AVS Salk thread, I've been switching between the Yamaha and a 45-year-old Eico ST-70 during music sessions. For music, I'm finding the Eico much more enjoyable. The Yamaha has a "Pure Direct" that claims to deliver playback with the least circuitry. I like the Pure Direct option but still find it inferior to the Eico tube sound, and I'm leaning toward using the Yamaha/Outlaw setup for movie playback and the Eico whenever I want to play tunes--even though swapping speaker cables is an inconvenience.

Steve

No big shock in a well designed tube amp (whether designed or built today or 50 years ago) sounding better than a current SS receiver!   :duh:

I only would have been shocked if it turned out the other way.

George
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Atlplasma on 13 Jan 2009, 10:06 pm
I'm becoming a believer in the "tube sound" so many people seem to like. Maybe what's shocking - at least to me - is how good the Eico sounds against a setup that retailed for something like $2500. The other thing that surprise me was that I was able to take an Eico that hadn't been played in at least 10 years and recap and tube it, and it WORKED.  :green:

You have to understand, my electrical skills are pretty minimal (but I'm learning). I was also lucky that a tube veteran from the Yahoo Eico group volunteered to test the thing out before I flip the switch. It just worked out great. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fishinbob on 14 Jan 2009, 02:52 am
Salks and plasma. Yum  :drool:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 14 Jan 2009, 10:34 am
 :thumb: Atlplasma.  Lookin' good brother.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Atlplasma on 15 Jan 2009, 12:38 am
I feel lucky that the economy stayed strong just long enough for me to buy a few goodies (like the plasma and STs). Now it looks like I'll have to bide my time for who-knows-how-many-months before going after anything else. Oh, well.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: HerculePirate on 18 Jan 2009, 09:19 pm
I am really surprised that Salk Speakers have graced so many homes and hearts and yet very few are featured on this thread. When I first saw this thread I was so happy since this could be a replacement to the discontinued Veracity of the Month Galleries at the Salk website.
Please  shoot and post.

Regards

HP
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 18 Jan 2009, 10:42 pm
Okay, here's my custom HT3s and HTC, in my home:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17732)(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17728)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17729)(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=17730)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: audiotom on 19 Jan 2009, 12:11 am
finally upgraded my system with photos on audiogon

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vevol&994629402&read

here's three classics   2006 salk 1961 Wurlitzer 1953 Kay Upright Bass

(http://cgim.audiogon.com/i/vs/s/f/1232322339.jpg)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sanlanman on 19 Jan 2009, 02:51 am
Someone asked for more pics of my V3s. Here are a few closeups:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/P1110010.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/P1110011.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/P1110012.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/sanlanman/Misc%20Stuff/P1110015.jpg)

The first pic shows the custom black chrome feet, then two close ups of the V3s and a final angle shot of the V Monster Jr.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: R Swerdlow on 24 Jan 2009, 11:50 pm
Some SongTowers in clear curly cherry
(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/a0c5734bee194fdb9a8c51a0bb77220e)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/763dd32e03c64e46a5d3209c017a7481)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/1fe476c13cc44c14a769654cf21c19bd)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/2b778c95c2ce45f6aa432373d67150a3)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/5e32892df5334d48abd18b49b2da3c2b)

(http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/ba771834cf1041849f263d0eb0a728c8)

I didn't realize how big these would be!  For a smaller view, try these links:
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/a0c5734bee194fdb9a8c51a0bb77220e (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/a0c5734bee194fdb9a8c51a0bb77220e)
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/763dd32e03c64e46a5d3209c017a7481 (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/763dd32e03c64e46a5d3209c017a7481)
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/1fe476c13cc44c14a769654cf21c19bd (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/1fe476c13cc44c14a769654cf21c19bd)
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/2b778c95c2ce45f6aa432373d67150a3 (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/2b778c95c2ce45f6aa432373d67150a3)
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/5e32892df5334d48abd18b49b2da3c2b (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/5e32892df5334d48abd18b49b2da3c2b)
http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/ba771834cf1041849f263d0eb0a728c8 (http://api.photoshop.com/home_7e53687d13c747d28ccec9a6980c7256/adobe-px-assets/ba771834cf1041849f263d0eb0a728c8)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: fishinbob on 25 Jan 2009, 02:25 pm
^^^^^^

HOLY MACRO :o
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: HerculePirate on 25 Jan 2009, 07:12 pm
Really Really Nice....
No Nonsense.
Good.

HP
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Don_S on 5 Feb 2009, 04:58 pm
funkmonkey,  What veneer/finish are your speakers?

OK, I found it on page two.  That is what I get for starting at the last page and working backwards.   

The veneer is "Survivor Rosewood".


"Survivor"??
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 5 Feb 2009, 07:46 pm
The "Survivor" rosewood got it's name because it came from a Brazilian rosewood tree that survived a fire at some point in it's life.  There is no doubt that the same tree would have yeilded a beautiful veneer even if it hadn't been through the fire, but because of that fire, there are additional dark grey/black charcoal areas in the veneer.  I feel very lucky to have been able to find this unique veneer, and I am constantly awed by it's beauty.  Jim did a fantastic job with the raw veneer.  I know from experience that that is no easy task.

The pictures that Jim shot and a few more details can be found here:http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=63662.0 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=63662.0)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Don_S on 5 Feb 2009, 07:57 pm
The "Survivor" rosewood got it's name because it came from a Brazilian rosewood tree that survived a fire at some point in it's life.  There is no doubt that the same tree would have yeilded a beautiful veneer even if it hadn't been through the fire, but because of that fire, there are additional dark grey/black charcoal areas in the veneer.  I feel very lucky to have been able to find this unique veneer, and I am constantly awed by it's beauty.  Jim did a fantastic job with the raw veneer.  I know from experience that that is no easy task.

funkmonkey, Thanks for the explanation.  They truly are beautiful. I see lots of pics here that I like.  I am especially attracted to the walnut and the "larger than life" pics of the clear curly cherry ones. Hope to find some HT3s to see/hear in the Sacramento, CA area.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: haw1144 on 19 Feb 2009, 06:16 pm
Love my Song Series!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3286313583_af928d9f03_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: skeeter99 on 19 Mar 2009, 02:47 am
Love my Song Series!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3286313583_af928d9f03_b.jpg)

Love your setup! It's very clean and I love how the speakers are such a nice light contrast in the room. Well done  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: intamin22 on 21 Mar 2009, 04:42 pm
(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/13925_full.jpg)
(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/13916_full.jpg)
(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/13920_full.jpg)

Those are my dyed walnut songtowers. My listening environment is far from ideal as I'm in a very tiny bedroom in an on campus apartment. Fortunately I only have a few months left until the semester is over and then I'll be moving into a house for my senior year. Anyways, enjoy, and sorry for the lousy quality!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: DarienJax on 24 Mar 2009, 03:53 am
Satin black SongTower RTs with silver aluminum baffles, and satin black SongCenter

(http://meikon.dnsalias.net:8080/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10921&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://meikon.dnsalias.net:8080/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=10896&g2_serialNumber=5)

Full gallery:

http://meikon.dnsalias.net:8080/gallery2/main.php/v/homes/rosewood/speakers/ (http://meikon.dnsalias.net:8080/gallery2/main.php/v/homes/rosewood/speakers/)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: audiocrazy on 27 Mar 2009, 05:35 pm
Here are my SongTowers in Honey Oak. They are tall & handsome :).
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=18948)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=18947)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=18946)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Zero on 27 Mar 2009, 07:18 pm
Well, I'm not really a member per-say, but I thought this thread would be appropriate to share a pic I took while I had the ST's in the house!  :thumb:

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss337/Rumadian/Funcomparison.jpg?t=1238181789)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robinje on 8 Apr 2009, 03:03 pm
My Songtower RT's in my music room (a spare bedroom):

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o250/robinje/HiFi/Misc2of7.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o250/robinje/HiFi/Misc3of7.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o250/robinje/HiFi/Misc4of7.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 2 May 2009, 12:32 pm
Veracity HT2 TL, HT2 Sealed Center, Santos rosewood with satin finish.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50729)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: n2siast on 3 May 2009, 09:30 pm
SongTower and SongCenter in black satin finish.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_w_J3miprSpI/Sf4MEhLR4jI/AAAAAAAAARw/EfTvyv_NIWc/s640/DSC02311.JPG)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: smwick on 6 May 2009, 05:53 pm
Zero,  I noticed you have a pair of Totem Sttaf speakers in your photo.  I also have the Sttafs.  How would you compare them to the Songtowers?  I am thinking of upgrading to the Songtowers.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Djohn on 28 Jun 2009, 10:34 pm
Song Towers QWT, Song Center, and SongSurround1 in Black Oak with grain visible and a satin lacquer top coat.

Not ideal for placement but tweaked now and they sound amazing for Home Theater.

At present I cannot improve on the width.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=19973)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=19974)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: haw1144 on 3 Jul 2009, 12:29 am
How did you setup that shelf to hold the center? I've been wanting to put my center above my Pioneer Plasma... but haven't figured out quite how to do it.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=19973)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Djohn on 3 Jul 2009, 02:06 am

I used two Real Organized 15" White Heavy Duty Brackets Item #: 48989 / Model: 25224PHLLG from Lowes. They come in white but I painted them black. These are very durable shelf brackets.

They are fastened to the studs. The black shelves were obtained from Home Depot and they are a Rubbermaid brand. I regret not installing three brackets due to the slight sag in the middle but the boards are screwed to the brackets underside so they are not going anywhere.

Jim Salk added two inserts for me at the back of the center so I could restrain it from falling hopefully. I used coated wire and looped it around each wall bracket and used aluminum crimp type ferrules to fasten the cable as a loop through the eye bolts in the center.

Hoping this helps.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Ace Deprave on 3 Jul 2009, 02:57 pm
Veracity HT2 TL, HT2 Sealed Center, Santos rosewood with satin finish.

(http://www.5000k.com/salk_center_01.jpg)

(http://www.5000k.com/salk_center_02.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~greg_montague/salk_03.jpg)

Wow, those are really beautiful...and Ben Harper rocks too!

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: RadioWonder on 25 Jul 2009, 01:58 pm

I used two Real Organized 15" White Heavy Duty Brackets Item #: 48989 / Model: 25224PHLLG from Lowes. They come in white but I painted them black. These are very durable shelf brackets.

They are fastened to the studs. The black shelves were obtained from Home Depot and they are a Rubbermaid brand. I regret not installing three brackets due to the slight sag in the middle but the boards are screwed to the brackets underside so they are not going anywhere.

Jim Salk added two inserts for me at the back of the center so I could restrain it from falling hopefully. I used coated wire and looped it around each wall bracket and used aluminum crimp type ferrules to fasten the cable as a loop through the eye bolts in the center.

Hoping this helps.

Thanks!
I have been debating between mounting my LCD display on the wall(raising LCD 9"(height of center channel) and putting the center channel speaker where the LCD used to sit.
Or using your method...
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: mr_bill on 3 Aug 2009, 02:10 am
finally upgraded my system with photos on audiogon

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vevol&994629402&read

here's three classics   2006 salk 1961 Wurlitzer 1953 Kay Upright Bass

(http://cgim.audiogon.com/i/vs/s/f/1232322339.jpg)

What finish are these HT3's?
Very nice.
Thanks,
Bill
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jimdgoulding on 3 Aug 2009, 02:32 am
Burled Walnut with a hand rubbed finish.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht34.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht33.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht32.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht31.jpg)
One word..... WOW !!  :drool:

Boy, those ARE beautiful!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: K Shep on 4 Aug 2009, 05:01 pm
Salk SongTower RT's in Medium Curly Cherry.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=20921)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=20922)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=20923)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jbtrio on 7 Sep 2009, 05:04 am
HT-3s Burled Walnut with Claro Walnut baffles(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=21818)(http://)(http://)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: funkmonkey on 7 Sep 2009, 09:30 am
jbtrio-  nice speakers, and beautiful floor...  what kind of wood is that? Looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jbtrio on 8 Sep 2009, 12:07 am
Hey Funkymonkey,
 If your talking about the speakers, they are Burled Walnut veneer with Solid Claro Walnut baffles.
The floor is in the basement on a concrete slab. I couldn't use real wood. It is Armstrong laminated flooring.The color is  exotic Noce Milan 4.72" beveled planks, even in person it looks like real wood.
 Goes nice the walnut cabinets and rack.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Audiobudha on 29 Sep 2009, 11:15 pm
Burled Walnut with a hand rubbed finish.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht34.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht33.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht32.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/jenbuccellato/ht31.jpg)
One word..... WOW !!  :drool:
Boy, those ARE beautiful!



The burled Walnut is easily my favorite too. I love Walnut and the more highly figured the better. Those are simply stunning!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: floresjc on 15 Oct 2009, 09:42 pm
finally upgraded my system with photos on audiogon

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vevol&994629402&read

here's three classics   2006 salk 1961 Wurlitzer 1953 Kay Upright Bass

(http://cgim.audiogon.com/i/vs/s/f/1232322339.jpg)

What finish are these HT3's?
Very nice.
Thanks,
Bill

Bill -

I am 99% sure those are waterfall bubinga with the hand rubbed high gloss finish. I've seen a lot of bubinga (since I ordered one of my systems in the same wood) and judging by Jim's photos and the forum here, is probably the most popular non-standard veneer he makes.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: vintagebob on 18 Oct 2009, 06:08 pm
SoundScape 10s eucalyptus
HT2-Center and HT-1s with Honey Oak finish and black satin baffles.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=54862)




Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Mr_Superstar on 19 Dec 2009, 02:34 pm
This is a terrible quality picture, but I thought I'd post it anyway. My speakers are cat approved: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/photo.php?pid=55708999&id=6825153
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: AlexG on 26 Dec 2009, 09:06 pm
I promised myself to catch-up with pending “to do” prior to year end. This post was on the list…These HT3’s are finished in Ambrosia Maple and were Jim’s personal pair for a while. I have my eyes on them when the original sale did not go through earlier this year. Called Jim and told him to hold them for me – drove up to Livonia, MI for the AKFEST this past May, attended the show, had a great time and brought these speakers back home with me (no FedEx truck here)!
As for how they sound…all I can say is that they are one of the best sounding speakers that I have heard at any price for a long time. This includes reproducing both digital and vinyl sourced material! I asked Jim to build me a second pair of bottom plinth as I wanted the speakers to seat a little higher. 
More pictures in my gallery.

Alex –

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24862)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Caustic Casey on 16 Jan 2010, 01:19 pm
Pro Packaging!!!!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0392.jpg)

Ahh- Fresh Air!!!
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0393.jpg)

Temporary Setup ---  Got alot of "rearranging" to do!!!
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0395.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: evan1 on 16 Jan 2010, 01:30 pm
Pro Packaging!!!!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0392.jpg)

Ahh- Fresh Air!!!
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0393.jpg)

Temporary Setup ---  Got alot of "rearranging" to do!!!
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/cherubini_2006/CIMG0395.jpg)



 :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: martyo on 16 Jan 2010, 01:34 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=14112)

Apparently I never did post here. I think I was going to take better pics and never did.  8)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 16 Jan 2010, 01:58 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24465)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24466)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: evan1 on 16 Jan 2010, 02:09 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=25484)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: martyo on 16 Jan 2010, 02:22 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24465)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24466)


Ohhh, there they are Pete, nice. :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: evan1 on 16 Jan 2010, 02:23 pm
Ohhh, there they are Pete, nice. :thumb:

Hey Pete how about a comparison between these and the HT 3's ?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: taoggniklat on 20 Jan 2010, 06:19 pm
Love my Song Series!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3286313583_af928d9f03_b.jpg)

I was lucky enough to see and hear this system in person and it is nice. As said before, pictures just don't capture the workmanship and finish of these.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Kinger on 27 Jan 2010, 01:54 am
My new ST/RT's from the listening position.  Bad picture..........

(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii480/Kinger_111/Salk%20SongTowers/FromListeningPosition.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Stylus on 5 Mar 2010, 03:00 am
I finally got around to taking some pictures of my system since moving everything to there new room.  The room started as a two-room add-on to the house we bought a couple of years ago.  I removed a couple walls and turned it into a dedicated music/entertainment room.  The room is roughly 15' 9" x 22' x 8' but narrrows for a bit in the middle due to the fireplace on the other side of the wall and a built-in cabinet.

It is still a work-in-process as I have more room treatments to due and  still working on furniture, art, etc.  It will get there someday!


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=27404)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=27401)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=27402)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=27403)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Meicheng on 5 Mar 2010, 03:09 am
Stylus, that is a wicked nice, comfortable looking room.  When can I move in!  SWEET.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Kinger on 5 Mar 2010, 03:21 am
That is one really nice looking room.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ctouhey on 5 Mar 2010, 03:27 am
Thanks for the recent pictures!  I am way live and echo-y and will need treatment, more rugs, etc.

I look at these treated environments and I am envious!

Chris
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: charmerci on 5 Mar 2010, 08:19 am
When you post the pics, it would be nice if you would also mention the veneer....    :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: low.pfile on 5 Mar 2010, 08:55 am
@Stylus

Very sweet room! The TT/Amp shelf unit is very nice. Did you design/build that?

cheers,
ed

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Stylus on 5 Mar 2010, 02:36 pm
Thanks for all of the comments.  :D

The ST's are in the standard Cherry veneer.  The stand that the equipment is on is actually a coffee table  :icon_surprised:  I bought it quite a few years ago during a blow out sale with the purpose of it being a AV stand, it has done well.  The biggest weakness is it doesn't hold much gear.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: divisionbell77 on 9 Mar 2010, 07:37 pm
Snapped off a few when I went home for lunch.  One of the few perks of living within 5 miles of work.  Note that the decorating has nothing at all to do with me, from the colors on the wall, furniture, and artwork.  The only thing I own is the audio, video and TV stand.  The only thing I approve of other than my own stuff is the couch.  That's some good couch right there.


(http://)

(http://)

(http://)

(http://)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: taoggniklat on 9 Mar 2010, 08:00 pm
Beautiful.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Kinger on 9 Mar 2010, 08:09 pm
Looks great!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: polarbare on 10 Mar 2010, 06:33 pm
Congrats! The maple looks nice.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 10 Mar 2010, 07:39 pm
Very nice. I notice you have installed the spikes. Don't they scratch/dent the floor?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: divisionbell77 on 10 Mar 2010, 10:46 pm
Very nice. I notice you have installed the spikes. Don't they scratch/dent the floor?

They are not at a point at all, so no.  the spikes on the sub are much more to a point.  that said, I would not drag them on a wood floor, and i have always lifted them when tweaking placement.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: GhostintheToast on 27 Mar 2010, 09:18 pm

BIG HUGE thanks to Jim and the team!  These are far and away the most BEAUTIFUL and BEST SOUNDING speakers I have ever experienced!  I couldn't be happier!

And now, pictures.   :eyebrows:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28305)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28306)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28307)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28308)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28309)




Coincidentally, another friend also had a birth we were celebrating.   :green:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28310)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: evan1 on 27 Mar 2010, 09:32 pm
Congrats on the quad
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: vintagebob on 27 Mar 2010, 10:20 pm
Wowzer!  :o

Enjoy those!

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Kinger on 27 Mar 2010, 10:37 pm
Looks great!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: GhostintheToast on 28 Mar 2010, 12:06 am
Thanks guys!  Wife of course now wants me to paint the walls for a better match.  Ok, thats fair.

Notice the Rhythmik is my new coffee table complete with lamp?  Best.  Coffee Table.  Ever.   :inlove:


_____________________________________
Currently listening to:
Beirut - Scenic World  + The Long Island Sound  (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 28 Mar 2010, 05:37 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28321)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28322)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28323)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28324)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28325)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: GhostintheToast on 28 Mar 2010, 11:08 pm
Lookin might sweet writeface. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 30 Mar 2010, 09:48 pm
Thanks.

The speakers are in our living room which has no treatments. The bass is quite subdued, and I attribute it to the room. I am not sure how to treat this room in a manner that will have the highest WAF. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Randy on 30 Mar 2010, 10:00 pm
Don't understand speakers standing on bare wood floors. Doesn't it make for a very bright sound?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 31 Mar 2010, 06:20 pm
Randy,

I am planning to install the spikes soon, but concerned if the spikes will damage the floor..
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ctouhey on 31 Mar 2010, 08:58 pm
Randy,

I am planning to install the spikes soon, but concerned if the spikes will damage the floor..

I, too, have mine directly on the floor and I think they sound fine.  I hope to get a friend over tonight to help me with the spikes.  I don't want to slide them around on the hardwoods.  I already gouged the floor since receiving the HT3s trying to convince Julie we needed to rearrange furniture.

Chris
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: highfilter on 31 Mar 2010, 09:26 pm
Nice setup / equipment writeface! Looks great.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 1 Apr 2010, 12:11 am
Chris, I have attached some felt pads on the speaker base so I can move them around easily without scratching the floor. Why am I moving the speakers.. still trying to figure out the best placement for them. Another HT-3 owner that I know also is keeping them on the floor directly.   

highfilter, thank you.

If this is the right place to ask: How far apart should these speakers be placed from each other?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ctouhey on 1 Apr 2010, 04:10 am
Chris, I have attached some felt pads on the speaker base so I can move them around easily without scratching the floor. Why am I moving the speakers.. still trying to figure out the best placement for them. Another HT-3 owner that I know also is keeping them on the floor directly.   

[snip]

Writeface,

I asked Jim about it, and he said that the spikes in this instance would be more for aesthetics than functional, but he did recommend that they be decoupled from the floor when not using spikes for permanent placement.  He provided me with a link to an inexpensive router mat that would functionally suffice.

I checked with three friends today, and all were otherwise engaged so I’m still on the floor.  Julie is still seeing the chiropractor for her back and I don’t want to have her help in attaching the spikes.  I want to try the spikes and see if I hear any difference in my environment (which is much like yours…still untreated).  I also want to see aesthetically how they blend in.

Incredible sound thus far, even though I am aware of some muddled frequencies due to room limitations.  The soundstage needs some adjustment for depth, also.  I think it will take another 4-6 weeks to fine tune, given I’m still a working stiff…

Chris
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: divisionbell77 on 1 Apr 2010, 02:29 pm
writeface - what makes your component rack?  I will be upping to someone with doors soon, so i can seal up the DirecTV DVR that is way too loud.  Been looking at BDI, but yours looks like it could be a contender, depending on if it has the features that BDI does.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 1 Apr 2010, 04:05 pm
Writeface,
I asked Jim about it, and he said that the spikes in this instance would be more for aesthetics than functional, but he did recommend that they be decoupled from the floor when not using spikes for permanent placement.  He provided me with a link to an inexpensive router mat that would functionally suffice.

Chris,  If you have the link to the router mat can you post it here? Thank you.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 1 Apr 2010, 04:21 pm
writeface - what makes your component rack?  I will be upping to someone with doors soon, so i can seal up the DirecTV DVR that is way too loud.  Been looking at BDI, but yours looks like it could be a contender, depending on if it has the features that BDI does.

Jim made this custom A/V cabinet for me. I found it really hard to locate a stock A/V cabinet that would accommodate the HT3 Center channel as well act as a TV stand. After the cabinet was made I changed my mind and found a way/location to hang the TV on the wall.

My Dish network DVR gets really really hot inside the cabinet when the doors are closed! -- so unbelievably hot (and noisy) that it shuts down. When summer gets here it surely will get fried. I have to hurry up and  install an exhaust fan in the back wall of the shelf.
 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ctouhey on 1 Apr 2010, 05:51 pm
Chris,  If you have the link to the router mat can you post it here? Thank you.

It's a 2' x 3' mat that can be cut to size.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10696&filter=router%20mat

Jim said it would serve to decouple the HT3s from the floor somewhat.

Chris
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ttsakai on 2 Apr 2010, 04:33 am
Hi All-

Thought I'd share some pictures of my listening room ...
Pictures are from Blackberry camera so not the highest quality.


Tubetraps in each of the corners and Realtraps on the ceiling at the first reflection point

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28492)

View of left side of room. EchoBuster panel at first reflection point

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28493)

View of right side of room. EchoBuster panel at first reflection point, Realtrap on ceiling at first reflection point. Component rack with fully modded SCD-1 VSE Level 7+ with Terra Firma upgrade, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 upgraded to SE+ with Valvo tubes, Krell KSA 200S in the middle of the room. HT-3 speakers with Curly Sycamore veneer black aniline dyed with bloom pattern. Synergistic Research Designer Reference and Resolution Reference with Quantum Tunneling treatment and Tesla Accelerator speaker cables.
 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28494)


Room is 14' W x 20' D x 8' ceiling. Persian carpet on hardwood floor to address first reflection point.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28495)


Speaker veneer pattern

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28496)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: K Shep on 2 Apr 2010, 04:51 am
ttsakai,

Its great to see you've posted photos of your system/room.  The photos look good and I will attest to the fact that your system sounds as great as it looks!  For me this is the real deal.  Speaker placement, acoustic treatment, dedicated room and you have your equipment rack to one side of the room.  Placing your equipment away from the middle of the speakers grows the sound stage in deepth and height, IME. 

Well done sir.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: vintagebob on 2 Apr 2010, 05:28 am
ttsakai,

Killer Room!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 2 Apr 2010, 04:03 pm
Chris, Thanks for the link.

Tracy,
Very very nice set-up!

I auditioned the HT-3s at Tracy's home in Jan and instantly decided to buy them. I wish I could buy his room too:)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: satfrat on 2 Apr 2010, 04:07 pm
I especially like the ceiling treatment that you've done for your HT-3's. Too may forget to treat this very important part of the imaging sound stage.  :thumb:
 
Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Bigload on 12 Apr 2010, 01:14 am
Family room 2 channel- Salk SongTower domes.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28872)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28874)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=28875)


HT room 7.1 channel- Salk HT2TL's, HT1TL's, HT2C

(http://)

(http://)

(http://)





Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: stew on 18 Apr 2010, 06:16 pm
ttsakai,

Nice looking setup! I saw photos while I was at kshep's and he mentioned how great your setup sounded. I will say the HT3s look pretty sweet. 

-Stew
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: stew on 18 Apr 2010, 06:23 pm
It's a 2' x 3' mat that can be cut to size.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10696&filter=router%20mat

Jim said it would serve to decouple the HT3s from the floor somewhat.

Chris

ctouhey, writeface,

If either of you try the router mat for sound isolation from the floor, please post your thoughts on its impact (for good or ill). I have an asymmetric setup with one speaker on the hardwood floor and one on a floor rug. Both speakers have isolation pucks under them from Herbie's audio lab, and I feel the pucks do a reasonable job of decoupling them from my 120 year old hardwood floor which can have 1 or 2 fairly strong resonances. I have entertained slipping some granite slabs under them, but not sure if the better half will accept that... she has made a few concessions so far, so I try to keep the peace by making my audio-related changes slowly and as aesthetically acceptable as possible :)

Thanks, Stew
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: mchuckp on 7 May 2010, 03:38 am
Here's my current set up in the lower level of my house.  Listening space is 15x23 with an offshoot to the right that is 10x13.  Speakers are Songtowers in Med Cherry and ribbon tweeter upgrade.  If you are interested in knowing more about my supplemental gear, treatments, etc check out my system link and photo album.
SYSTEM: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=systems;area=browse;system=1367
ALBUM: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;area=browse;album=3359

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=30037)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=30043)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: mdfoy on 13 May 2010, 09:53 pm
Here is the newest iteration of my system.  The combination of the Purity One, Khartagos and HT1 are most excellent. 


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=30050)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 13 May 2010, 11:56 pm
Really nice. What is "purity one"? (excuse my ignorance)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 14 May 2010, 01:09 am
Really nice. What is "purity one"? (excuse my ignorance)

Response Audio preamp - most excellent.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 14 May 2010, 04:44 am
Ofcourse, thanks Big Red.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: writeface on 14 May 2010, 04:46 am
ctouhey, writeface,

If either of you try the router mat for sound isolation from the floor, please post your thoughts on its impact (for good or ill). I have an asymmetric setup with one speaker on the hardwood floor and one on a floor rug. Both speakers have isolation pucks under them from Herbie's audio lab, and I feel the pucks do a reasonable job of decoupling them from my 120 year old hardwood floor which can have 1 or 2 fairly strong resonances. I have entertained slipping some granite slabs under them, but not sure if the better half will accept that... she has made a few concessions so far, so I try to keep the peace by making my audio-related changes slowly and as aesthetically acceptable as possible :)

Thanks, Stew

Stew,

I ordered the Herbie Audio Cone/glider to go with the HT-3 spikes.

 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: stew on 16 May 2010, 11:25 pm
Stew,

I ordered the Herbie Audio Cone/glider to go with the HT-3 spikes.

writeface,

Let me know how they work out for you...

-Stew
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ctouhey on 17 May 2010, 04:59 am
ctouhey, writeface,

If either of you try the router mat for sound isolation from the floor, please post your thoughts on its impact (for good or ill). I have an asymmetric setup with one speaker on the hardwood floor and one on a floor rug. [snip]

Thanks, Stew

I tried the spikes on hardwood and liked them.  We have an approximately 11" x 14" inch rug to cover about 2/3 of the area.  We need to add more to the open area.  Wife likes the spikes and no grilles...totally opposite of what she said before we got the speakers.

Chris
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: intamin22 on 28 Aug 2010, 07:55 pm
Here are pictures of my ST setup...I think I used to have pictures of them at some point in this thread.

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56762.jpg)

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56763.jpg)

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56764.jpg)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: nosegoblin on 29 Aug 2010, 08:39 pm
Here is the newest iteration of my system.  The combination of the Purity One, Khartagos and HT1 are most excellent. 


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=30050)

Mike. I had a great time listening to your system yesterday. You have great taste in music. Hope to meet again and talk gear.

Tom
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: stew on 31 Aug 2010, 02:28 am
Hi nosegoblin

Can you please describe what electronics do you have?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: apstoltz on 2 Sep 2010, 11:42 am
Here are pictures of my ST setup...I think I used to have pictures of them at some point in this thread.

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56762.jpg)

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56763.jpg)

(http://images.blu-ray.com/htgallery/56764.jpg)

what color are these. Absolutely beautiful!!!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: intamin22 on 12 Sep 2010, 11:57 pm
They are walnut dyed darker.
 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: DawgByte on 27 Sep 2010, 11:42 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24465)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=24466)

Big Red Machine -

I've owned sealed speaker designs for years and would like to try something different. How do you like the Archos open baffle sound and can you describe it? Did you look into the Linkwitz Orion, prior to buying the Archos? Are open baffle's difficult to set-up, because I've read their sweet spot can be rather confined?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Stylus on 13 Nov 2010, 04:36 am
Playing around with some HDR software  :)

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1064/img4030v2.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: vortrex on 9 Jul 2011, 08:12 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=48631)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 9 Jul 2011, 08:19 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=48631)

There's that silver/gray dye.  They look stately.  What did you end up with for amplification?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: vortrex on 9 Jul 2011, 11:21 pm
I ended up finding a killer deal on a Cary SLI-80.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: advanced101 on 13 Oct 2011, 08:50 pm

(http://)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: bryede on 16 Nov 2011, 04:36 am
Well, better late than never... I finally got a picture up! Here's my SongTowers in my work-in-progress listening room. Just built the bass traps in the background and recapped/refurbished the Arcam receiver.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=53843)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sportflyer on 16 Mar 2012, 12:15 am
Here is a picture of the new Song Towers received 2 days ago . Finish is Natural Straight Cherry with Satin Laquer finish to match the built in Cabinets. They are driven by Odyssey Khartago SE+++ Power amp. PreAmp is Onkyo NR3007 until I get myself a tube Preamp.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=59561)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Austin08 on 16 Mar 2012, 01:15 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=87009)
System edited.

Swapped out the BAT VK6200 for a pair of Rogue m180
My newly wed SS8. Sound awsome.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Nuance on 16 Mar 2012, 12:46 pm
sportflyer and Austin08 - those look amazing, guys!  Congratulations to both of you!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: music_lover_v2 on 15 May 2012, 06:59 pm
No updates in 2 months?  :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PSB Guy on 15 May 2012, 07:45 pm
No updates in 2 months?  :cry: :cry:
Okay, here's one. SongBirds in red oak, dyed black. The Songbirds are THE bargain of the Salk family, IMHO.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62630)
Cornelis
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: solarin006 on 25 May 2012, 11:31 am
Some pics of my SCST's in a standard black finish. Now to hook up the rest of the system...

http://i.imgur.com/kfce6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ygraV.jpg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: saeyedoc on 25 May 2012, 01:15 pm
Nice, how are you liking those SCSTs? I just ordered a pair and a supercharged CC yesterday.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: repete66211 on 29 May 2012, 04:11 pm
The site seems to be a bit buggy and isn't allowing pic posting.
<----------Check my gallery.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: martyo on 29 May 2012, 05:07 pm
The site seems to be a bit buggy and isn't allowing pic posting.
<----------Check my gallery.

How's this......
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=63174)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PSB Guy on 29 May 2012, 10:41 pm
The site seems to be a bit buggy and isn't allowing pic posting.
<----------Check my gallery.
I've had this problem many times. Seems to be an interaction problem between the site and Internet Explorer. Trying any other browser always works for me, YMMV.

Cornelis
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Caustic Casey on 25 Oct 2012, 01:47 pm
Just Arrived!! Salk /Rythmik Sub 12"
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=69837)
 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: -DLS- on 31 Oct 2012, 09:31 pm
Here's a couple of my almost Year and a half old RAAL SongTowers


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70127)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70128)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Austin08 on 1 Nov 2012, 08:25 pm
Looking good, DLS. I wish I have a dedicated room like yours.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ThruxtonRacer12 on 8 Dec 2012, 10:06 pm
Love looking at all of the different setups in everyone's homes. Here is a short video of my SongTowers with Jim's Demo CD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAdUGWbf-3U
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ckunstadt on 27 Dec 2012, 06:09 pm
Bad pic of my very new to me HT3s. They came through Jim so I actually got Adoption Papers!
Next up is building a mess of acoustic panels to combat the standing waves in that nook.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=72918)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Kinger on 27 Dec 2012, 07:55 pm
That's a pretty awesome looking setup all in black like that.  Do you get much soundstage with the sidewalls so close?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ckunstadt on 27 Dec 2012, 09:11 pm
That's a pretty awesome looking setup all in black like that.  Do you get much soundstage with the sidewalls so close?

thanks! I like the look of it. and it sounds very good. The speakers are 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the nook (now). I think I'm getting great imaging in most of the range but I'm getting big bass bump. I have measured the room and it's bass-heavy with a particular mode at 40Hz. I'm a little worried about that one.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gzerro on 28 Mar 2013, 03:45 am
Its been a long time since we had any photos here and many much nicer setups than mine, but thought I would post a few to encourage some of the new SS8 owners to post photos of Salks in their natural environment. I have had my Salks over a year now, and find I am enjoying them more every day.

Sorry about the dog toy and poor photography. :oops:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77847)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77844)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77846)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77848)

Tom

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: /mp on 28 Mar 2013, 12:41 pm
"Sorry about the dog toy"

I wouldn't have noticed it on the coffee table had you not mentioned it.  ;)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 28 Mar 2013, 12:55 pm
I never posted in this thread, so I guess it's time to post something.  Here are my 4 year old HT2-TLs and HT2 Center:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76267)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76272)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=76277)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Gzerro on 28 Mar 2013, 04:18 pm
I really like the panels on the back wall.  :thumb:

Did order them screen printed or is that DIY?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 28 Mar 2013, 04:21 pm
I really like the panels on the back wall.  :thumb:

Did order them screen printed or is that DIY?

Thanks.  They are from ATS Acoustics and cost less than half the usual suppliers. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: JonnyFive on 28 Mar 2013, 05:50 pm
Thanks.  They are from ATS Acoustics and cost less than half the usual suppliers.

Did you get the print from istockphoto or something similar?  What category does that kind of design fall under? I'm looking to do something similar.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 28 Mar 2013, 05:54 pm
Did you get the print from istockphoto or something similar?  What category does that kind of design fall under? I'm looking to do something similar.

It was from Shutterstock image number 113463763.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: JonnyFive on 28 Mar 2013, 06:23 pm
It was from Shutterstock image number 113463763.

Thanks, that gave me a good start to my search!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: chargedmr2 on 28 Mar 2013, 09:25 pm
I really like the panels on the back wall.  :thumb:

Did order them screen printed or is that DIY?

Agreed.  The panels on the back wall look great.  But those LMS Ultras capture my attention even more so.  Is it advantageous for imaging to place the subs like you have them (for music listening)?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 28 Mar 2013, 09:38 pm
Agreed.  The panels on the back wall look great.  But those LMS Ultras capture my attention even more so.  Is it advantageous for imaging to place the subs like you have them (for music listening)?

It is supposed to, but I'm not certain it does.  They are run in true stereo as well.  Easily the best bass I've heard though.  My setup is 99% for music.  It just happens to do rather well for home theater too.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PETE6737 on 29 Mar 2013, 09:10 am
Happy Salk Owner in 2.0

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=78016)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: dap7777 on 29 Mar 2013, 05:16 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77924)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77922)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: rohrej on 4 Apr 2013, 01:39 am
And the award for most-cluttered listening/HT space goes to...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DMiuXfmLNjE/UVzTVR1z_AI/AAAAAAAAGTs/UJ2JqQvH1AM/s640/DSC_6924.JPG)

And a closer shot.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4RFMAdya6WA/UVzTVsBqklI/AAAAAAAAGTw/TqIVogPun3M/s640/DSC_6923.JPG)

These are my shiny new Supercharged SongTowers in Fumed Eucalyptus veneer.  Had to tear myself away from the music to post a couple pics!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: mikeesnz on 4 Apr 2013, 08:24 pm
Well after nearly 7 months building we are in our new home in Kerikeri. For the first time I have the SS8's on the plinths & they look great with & without the grills. Had little chance to listen but what i have done sound awesome. I am using by old B & W CDM 9nt for rears on the odd occaission when watching movies
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=78250)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=78252)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=78254)

Bit of cable tying to do
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Saturn94 on 5 Apr 2013, 01:23 pm
And the award for most-cluttered listening/HT space goes to...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DMiuXfmLNjE/UVzTVR1z_AI/AAAAAAAAGTs/UJ2JqQvH1AM/s640/DSC_6924.JPG)

And a closer shot.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4RFMAdya6WA/UVzTVsBqklI/AAAAAAAAGTw/TqIVogPun3M/s640/DSC_6923.JPG)

These are my shiny new Supercharged SongTowers in Fumed Eucalyptus veneer.  Had to tear myself away from the music to post a couple pics!

It's not clutter, they're room treatments.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Tone Depth on 8 Apr 2013, 09:28 pm
I may need to adopt your quote:

It's not clutter, they're room treatments.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: -Rooster- on 22 Aug 2013, 10:01 am
My new SongTowers in fiddleback walnut.


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/9568014966_e31bf1ae22_b.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/9568019204_5c00dd8f2d_b.jpg)


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/9568016022_43a55a0581_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PETE6737 on 24 Aug 2013, 12:03 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=74494)

Two channel Salk SS8 set up. The possibility of full SS8 center and M7 surrounds is getting closer
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: metier on 24 Aug 2013, 05:11 pm
I've had my SongTowers, SongCenter, and SongSub about 4 blissful years now so thought it was about time to post the setup.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=85759)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=85760)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: guenwyv on 31 Aug 2013, 02:40 am
SC Towers and Center, also Rhythmik sub.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86134)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86135)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Saturn94 on 31 Aug 2013, 01:37 pm
SC Towers and Center, also Rhythmik sub.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86134)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86135)

Sharp looking setup.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 5 Sep 2013, 12:31 am
Latest (and probably final) system after a lot of upgrades and room treatments, mostly driven by trying to maximize our Salk Speakers. Jim's speakers get better and better with each and every electronics upgrade. Loving the SS8's!

(http://www.5000k.com/system_8_2013.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Wig on 5 Sep 2013, 01:35 am
Great listening environment and those outriggers really looks good on them...

Wig :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 5 Sep 2013, 02:38 am
Thanks Wig!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: DRSmith on 5 Sep 2013, 10:45 am
Og, do you think that the plants that you have behind the speakers help with the sound?   My speakers have been in three different rooms. They sounded best in a room with some plants behind them in a similar room as yous. Although it was also a situation where the speakers were further from the wall. Just curious on you opinion.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: audiotom on 5 Sep 2013, 03:39 pm
Great looking system and setup Greg

The acoustic treatments blend in very well, even the wicker touch to get them up off the ground

What type of speaker feet are you using?

Nice job
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 5 Sep 2013, 03:50 pm
Wait until you see the awkward room I am setting up in these new digs.  It will be fugly.  A combination room between 2 channel and HT.  yuck!  And dimensionally challenged.  Photos next week after I get the shelves finished this weekend and then begin hauling gear out of boxes.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 5 Sep 2013, 04:41 pm
I moved to a new home back in December.  Single and 27, so WAF was not an issue for me  :thumb:  My cell phone doesn't really capture the true look of my speakers, but the pics should at least give you an idea.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/1011/xu9f.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/3323/w5ny.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img401/6430/4py7.jpg)

Here's a pic of the room.  The speakers are over to the left, outside of what's shown in the pic.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/8505/axpa.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: won ton on on 5 Sep 2013, 06:46 pm
coke       Nice set up,how big is the room. Also what components do you have? I've also got ht2-tl's in pau ferro rosewood. No home theatre though.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 5 Sep 2013, 08:06 pm
Thanks!  Im not exactly sure but I think it's around 20'x30' with 24' ceilings.   The pic below was taken by the previous owners and shows the area a little better. It looks a lot better now  8)

Salk HT2-TL
Salk HT2C
2 Power Sound Audio X15 Subs
Logitech Squeezebox
Oppo BDP-83
Roku
Gaming PC I built a few years ago
Eastern Elelectric Minimax DAC
Marantz SR-5004
AVA Ultra+ SL Preamp
AVA Ultra+ Double 550 Amp
AVA Omegastar 260EX Amp
GIK Acoustic Panels
Blue Jeans Cables

(http://imageshack.us/a/img580/6983/l0qe.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: won ton on on 5 Sep 2013, 09:49 pm
coke      Nice size room,is that a house or a cottage? Sure wish i had a room like that.Does all that wood paneling make the room live or well dampened?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Andre2 on 5 Sep 2013, 10:36 pm
great room coke  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 5 Sep 2013, 11:59 pm
Wow Coke, that is a beautiful room. Love the wood and high ceilings.
-Greg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 6 Sep 2013, 12:13 am
Og, do you think that the plants that you have behind the speakers help with the sound?   My speakers have been in three different rooms. They sounded best in a room with some plants behind them in a similar room as yous. Although it was also a situation where the speakers were further from the wall. Just curious on you opinion.

Supposedly the plants add some diffusion, but I have no idea if they really work for that. We put the plants there to break up the look of the acoustic panels and add a bit of color. I never A/B tested the sound difference. It would have been hard to tell at the time since I was messing with the SS8's open grill and poly fill stuffing when we added the plants.

-Greg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 6 Sep 2013, 12:18 am
Great looking system and setup Greg

The acoustic treatments blend in very well, even the wicker touch to get them up off the ground

What type of speaker feet are you using?

Nice job

Thanks Tom.

These are the outriggers/feet: http://www.soundocity.com/Round_End_1.50_Spikes.html (http://www.soundocity.com/Round_End_1.50_Spikes.html)

-Greg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 7 Sep 2013, 05:33 am
coke      Nice size room,is that a house or a cottage? Sure wish i had a room like that.Does all that wood paneling make the room live or well dampened?

Thanks for all the positive comments!

I'm not exactly sure of the difference between a house & a cottage. It's on 5 acres (can't see any neighbors), 1.5 stories, insulated shop with attic, small pond, storage shed, rock fire pit, large deck on first floor and smaller on 2nd floor, private mountain bike trail, an outdoor RC track, 3 room, 2 bath, and it's less than 20 minutes from work.  The wood seems to help dampen the sound. 

Here's a few more pics.  Sorry for the off topic post.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86560)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86561)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86559)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86562)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86563)


Being single has its perks  :thumb:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86564)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: audiotom on 7 Sep 2013, 01:59 pm
Very nice Coke

You forgot to mention the excellent stone work
Now fill those shelves with some lps

I would think the high ceiling would play a role in the dampening of the sound

Being single does indeed have it's perk
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Saturn94 on 8 Sep 2013, 07:29 pm
Thanks for all the positive comments!

I'm not exactly sure of the difference between a house & a cottage. It's on 5 acres (can't see any neighbors), 1.5 stories, insulated shop with attic, small pond, storage shed, rock fire pit, large deck on first floor and smaller on 2nd floor, private mountain bike trail, an outdoor RC track, 3 room, 2 bath, and it's less than 20 minutes from work.  The wood seems to help dampen the sound. 

Here's a few more pics.  Sorry for the off topic post.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86560)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86561)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86559)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86562)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86563)


Being single has its perks  :thumb:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86564)

Beautiful place!  Looks very peaceful.  We'll be there shortly.... :D
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jd3 on 9 Sep 2013, 08:10 pm
Nice place Coke! 

I've had a hell of a time finding a good room in my house to set up my 2 channel system, but here's what it looks like now:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=86732)


You'd think in a 3400 sf house I'd have a better room I could put them in, but they've ended up in the living room.  I'm not happy but that's where my wife wants them!  Unfortunately as well I don't have much time anymore to sit and enjoy listening to music.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 10 Sep 2013, 01:02 pm
I prefer to have them in the living room. Mine get a lot more use throughout the day than they would in a dedicated listening room. 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: sdennie on 29 Oct 2013, 11:46 pm
Just moved to a new house and had to split up my 7.1 into a 2.0 and 5.1.  Still haven't setup the 5.1 but, here is the 2.0 setup in my living room/office/dinning room/kitchen.  Unfortunately, I do have to close all the blinds for a serious listen.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=89061)

And, just to get an idea of the room...

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=89062)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Saturn94 on 30 Oct 2013, 11:35 pm
Very nice!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PETE6737 on 31 Oct 2013, 02:43 am
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh....bachelor life...those were the days....looking good!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: -Rooster- on 1 Dec 2013, 04:41 am
Updated photos to show how nicely the STs get along with the 65" plasma that forced its way between them. Also shown are some new DIY audio cables. Solid silver PTFE insulated speaker cables and solid bleached cotton insulated RCAs for CD audio. This was my first time assembling cables - very happy with the end result. Sliders are from Herbie's.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/11144946655_ec20d59d9d_b.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/11145023634_942c3813d7_b.jpg)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/11145137003_939d9fdbaa_b.jpg)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5508/11144982116_1b280755c4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 1 Dec 2013, 03:39 pm
Beautiful! I ordered the same ones. Great shots and I'm guessing, and hoping mine look as good as those. Wow.

Shouldn't be too much longer!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 1 Dec 2013, 03:41 pm
In fact, I was looking at rugs and yours looks identical to the one I'm considering. Do you remember where you got it? Nice, clean and simple. Love it. You have great taste! ;)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: -Rooster- on 1 Dec 2013, 03:56 pm
Thank you for the compliments. The rug was handed down from the in-laws when they redid their kitchen and sitting room, so I haven't the slightest where it originally came from. Good luck with your new Salks!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 2 Dec 2013, 05:47 pm
Thanks! So tell me, what do you think? Any impressions?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Magnatest on 10 Dec 2013, 01:22 am
This photo was taken late in the afternoon. Morning sun would provide for a better photo, but we haven't had much of that lately.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=91129)


Gregg
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 1 Jan 2014, 12:06 pm
Posted these in a different thread but I'll do it here as well. Yes, looks like Rooters ;) WHat can I say? The guy has great taste.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92274)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92275)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92276)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92277)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 1 Jan 2014, 12:08 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92278)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 2 Jan 2014, 03:02 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92274)

I bet fedex hates you lol.  That looks like a serious climb!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 2 Jan 2014, 09:48 pm
I think they do. Sometimes they leave packages at the bottom.

I must remember to get to get the shots of the two of us hauling my Salks. I was sore for two days. I can't imagine what it's going to like when I get the SS8's next year. ;)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: SCompRacer on 5 Jan 2014, 10:19 pm
Getting there! One more amp to try, some wire management, but Jasper approves! I'll get rid of the two acoustic treatment stands behind speakers after I make some cable riser stands. It is much easier to clean under cables if they are off the floor. I like to keep power cables away from IC's too. The subs shore up the lower frequencies as this room is open to the main level that add another 25 x 20 feet. Like 25-35Hz. They don't even come in with most music.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92494)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92495)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92496)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92506)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92497)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92498)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92499)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92500)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92501)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92502)

As good as the other amps were that I had tried, this old Krell KSA-250 adds things making it worthwhile to keep. Like me, old but still useful.... :lol:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92673)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92674)









Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 5 Jan 2014, 10:56 pm
Nice.  How would you characterize the Shunyata unit; is it effective?

Cable risers, I made some unique ones out of wood to separate power from signal.  Are you handy with woodworking tools?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: SCompRacer on 5 Jan 2014, 11:36 pm
Nice.  How would you characterize the Shunyata unit; is it effective?

Thanks Red! The old house it was, but that was an old post war (II) house/neighborhood with poor power. We are in a relatively new subdivision now and the power is better. I've never tried it without here. Amps are plugged direct into wall. It's just filled with what Shunyata called.....Stardust. It looks nice though and has plenty of outlets for my gear. I inherited it from a dear friend that passed away so I doubt I'll ever part with it.

Quote
Cable risers, I made some unique ones out of wood to separate power from signal.  Are you handy with woodworking tools?

I like to think I am, :o I built the heavy plinth for my Lenco turntable.  I'd like to see the risers you made. I bought a wood shelf bracket that I was going to trim to fit against the molding with slots in rear and front. Similar to the acoustic treatment stands I made. I have a south and west wall system setup I can make and didn't want to fix them in place.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Big Red Machine on 6 Jan 2014, 12:09 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=72277)


Bowl blanks, a router table, and some tongue oil
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: WireNut on 6 Jan 2014, 12:24 am
ScompRacer,

Very nice sir, I like those  :thumb:

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: joegator81 on 6 Jan 2014, 03:21 am
Here are my newly refinished songtowers. I started a thread about these elsewhere but since this is the place for Salk pics I thought i'd post here as well. I've had my songtowers for a few years but they were originally finished in satin black. However, some problems occurred with the finish and I sent them back to Jim to have new cabinets made w/ zebrawood under a light black dye. The center and the surrounds are still all satin black.

My system consists of:

Speakers: Salk Songtowers, Songsurrounds, and Songcenter
Sub: Epik Legend (BASH 300 plate amp replaced the defective original)
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR707
Analog Preamp: Parasound Classic 2100
Power Amp: NAD C270
Universal Player: Oppo BDP-83
Computer System DAC: Halide DAC
Turntable: Clearaudio Concept w/ Concept MC
Phono Pre: Musical Surroundings Phenomena II
Room Treatments: Subdude, GIK, and DIY
Cables: Blue Jean, Monoprice, Audioquest
TV: Panasonic TC-P65ST60 Plasma

All in all, not a bad sounding system. The NAD gives plenty of warmth. I like that, but really interested to hear an Odyssey amp in my system. Would also love to try the Nova Phenomena as well. I still enjoy tweaking around with it. The only problem I have now is I enjoy looking at the speakers just as much as I do listening to them  :icon_lol:

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/joegator81/IMG_3240.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/joegator81/media/IMG_3240.jpg.html)


(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/joegator81/IMG_3250.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/joegator81/media/IMG_3250.jpg.html)

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/joegator81/IMG_3251.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/joegator81/media/IMG_3251.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Guy 13 on 6 Jan 2014, 03:34 am
Hi joegator81 and all Audio Circle members.
I like your (Improvised) acoustic treatment, simple and I am sureit's effective.
That's the kind of material I am trying to find here in Vietnam.
Nice set up.

Guy 13
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Beatlebum on 26 Jan 2014, 04:54 pm

So I spent about 4 hours last weekend repositioning my Soundscape 8's in accordance with the Sumiko procedures. This repositioning resulted in a noticeable improvement in the bass extension and overall dynamics. What's comical is the location of the speakers changed only a few inches from where I originally set them up.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=93676)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Austin08 on 26 Jan 2014, 07:52 pm
Beatlebum,

Nice set up. So do you notice any different with the Soundcity outrigger compare with Salk plinths?
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Beatlebum on 26 Jan 2014, 09:42 pm
Austin,

Thanks and to be honest I don't know if there's any sonic difference. However, with the Sound City outriggers, I now have the ability to perfectly level the speakers or change the rake angle if I desire, with the twist of the adjustment nobs.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 10 Feb 2014, 02:15 pm
My father recently passed away, and my brother and I have had to divide his posessions between us.   My brother doesn't really care for audio equipment, so he got my dad's Klipsch, Yamaha, and Rythmik system, and I got his Salk & AVA system.  In 28 years, the day my dad got his Salk speakers was probably the happiest I had ever seen him.  Every time I listen to the speakers now; I remember the joy they brought him.

I've placed the system in my bedroom.  It's composed of Songtower RTs, AVA insight amp and preamp, and an eastern electric DAC.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=94554)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: PMAT on 10 Feb 2014, 02:44 pm
So sorry for your loss. Awesome way to remember your dad though. I love listening in my bedroom. It's very large so my main listening is in there nowadays.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Guy 13 on 11 Feb 2014, 08:46 am
Hi coke and all Audio Circle members.
Sorry about your father.
Of course looking at and listening to your father's sound system
might be (A little) painful in a sense,
but it also bring back nice memories I am sure.
Enjoy and think that maybe your father is listening with you
from up there.

Guy 13
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 11 Feb 2014, 02:16 pm
Thanks everyone.   
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ckullmann1 on 6 Mar 2014, 03:39 pm
My Songtower based system:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95934)

and a behind the scenes look:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95936)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jackman on 6 Mar 2014, 03:59 pm
Getting there! One more amp to try, some wire management, but Jasper approves! I'll get rid of the two acoustic treatment stands behind speakers after I make some cable riser stands. It is much easier to clean under cables if they are off the floor. I like to keep power cables away from IC's too. The subs shore up the lower frequencies as this room is open to the main level that add another 25 x 20 feet. Like 25-35Hz. They don't even come in with most music.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92494)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92495)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92496)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92506)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92497)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92498)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92499)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92500)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92501)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92502)

As good as the other amps were that I had tried, this old Krell KSA-250 adds things making it worthwhile to keep. Like me, old but still useful.... :lol:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92673)

Cool setup!  What are those metal pucks under your spikes?  Did you buy them separately and if so, where did you get them?  Thanks!

Jack

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=92674)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: SCompRacer on 6 Mar 2014, 06:05 pm
Cool setup!  What are those metal pucks under your spikes?  Did you buy them separately and if so, where did you get them?  Thanks!

Jack


Thanks Jack!  The metal pucks are repurposed top of tube end caps from a VTI audio rack. I had a double wide VTI rack with some heavy gear on them. The sharp points VTI uses punctured a tiny hole in ten of the caps. I purchased replacement caps from VTI before selling the rack, like $3 each IIRC.

I had some 3/8" thick oak wood trim lying around. I drilled out round biscuits with a 1 & 3/8" hole saw. (1/4" thick would not protrude far enough out; the edges of cap would touch floor). I used construction adhesive to glue the biscuits into bottom of end caps. I attached felt pads to the bottoms so they are easy to slide around without marring the floor.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: coke on 6 Mar 2014, 06:31 pm
My Songtower based system:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=95934)

and a behind the scenes look:

Looks nice.

If you haven't yet, try swapping your speakers so the tweeters are on the outside.  Also, try temporarily throwing a blankets over your TV and table.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ckullmann1 on 7 Mar 2014, 01:11 pm
My Songtowers are about 80 inches apart, 20 inches from the back wall and 8 feet from the PLP.  The room is actuall 20 x 20 with an L-shaped sofa separating the halfs (you can see part of it). 

Any thoughts on the speaker separation or distance from the wall?

What's the motivation for putting the tweeters on the outside?  Is it typically to increase the soundstage for situations where the speakers are close together?

Thanks for  your thoughts! Chas
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Mr. Don on 18 Oct 2014, 06:00 pm
This is a photo of black Song Tower RTs in a temporary setup in my listening room for a local audio club meet several months ago. Audio Research tube amp and pre with Avanti cables in this configuration. Sounded nice!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/PontiacMI/DSCN1165_zps218fbc3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 2 Nov 2014, 11:24 pm
Figured I'd post my HT2-TL's in their new home.  I have some changes coming soon, so this won't last long.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=106511)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Ace Deprave on 1 Dec 2014, 10:35 pm
Here are my Veracity STs in their new space.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn252/acedeprave/Minor%20Chord%20Lounge%20Master/198A5C64-B45D-4C9B-AE12-72B1C3C93365_zpscysyjdlm.jpg)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Saturn94 on 2 Dec 2014, 12:18 am
Here are my Veracity STs in their new space.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn252/acedeprave/Minor%20Chord%20Lounge/198A5C64-B45D-4C9B-AE12-72B1C3C93365_zpscysyjdlm.jpg)

Very nice.  I've always loved that two tone finish you chose.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Ace Deprave on 2 Dec 2014, 08:38 pm
Very nice.  I've always loved that two tone finish you chose.  :thumb:

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: robcentola on 3 Dec 2014, 11:37 am
That came together nicely! Well done!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: chargedmr2 on 4 Dec 2014, 04:17 am
TJHUB,

Did you get rid of the subs in the process of moving?  Just curious what happened to those beasts!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 4 Dec 2014, 04:20 am
TJHUB,

Did you get rid of the subs in the process of moving?  Just curious what happened to those beasts!

I now have 2 separate setups, the subs are now home theater only in another room.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: indydieselnut on 4 Dec 2014, 08:16 pm
Greetings!  I'm new to the forum but have enjoyed seeing your wonderful systems.  I've had my HT2-TL for several months now and am enjoying every minute.  My space is a bit odd, but I've found a spot in the basement that allows me to coax excellent sound in spite of less than ideal circumstances.  Jim and his team have been amazing from day one. 
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=109829)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=109830)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=109831)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=109832)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=109833)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Eldecar on 6 Feb 2015, 08:16 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=114424)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Austin08 on 1 Mar 2015, 02:04 am
My SS8s in their new home
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=115808)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 1 Mar 2015, 02:25 am
Looks fantastic Austin08!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Ace Deprave on 1 Mar 2015, 04:32 pm
My SS8s in their new home
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=115808)

Well done!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: zybar on 8 Apr 2015, 08:16 pm
Below are a pair of Song Towers that we use for tv and casual music in our living-dining room area.

In my previous house these were the rear channels in an all Song Tower home theater setup.

They sound outstanding just being powered by a Denon 3808Ci receiver, which is fed by an Intel NUC pc running Jriver.

George


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=118647)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=118648)


Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: will mac on 14 Sep 2015, 07:27 pm
Stunning veneer on all of these and the finish is incredible .. would love to know what is used to make the grain pop out like it does.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Tic tac on 5 Nov 2015, 01:44 pm
Salk ellis 1801b in Vietnam
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131209)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Austin08 on 5 Nov 2015, 02:18 pm
Salk ellis 1801b in Vietnam
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131209)

Look great Tic Tac. Since you are living in Vn, Look like you have spent a lot of money, time and effort to get a system like that. Welcome to Salk family.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: jermmd on 30 Dec 2015, 02:59 pm
I've been away for a while and am just catching up with threads. Some really nice set ups here. I'm redoing my home theater this winter and wonder about putting a TV over the fireplace. George, do you use your fireplace? Is it a problem for your setup?
 By the way, what are you doing in New Hampshire?

Joe M.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: taigovinda on 11 Mar 2017, 01:48 pm
Greetings.  Just wanted to share the joy with a few words and a couple pix of the subwoofers that Jim Salk made for me.

They are the Salk version of Rythmik F25, which is a sealed dual 15"- in bamboo to match the finish of my mains.  My room is about 8000 cubic feet and wide open to other parts of the house; I wanted Rythmik, sealed, with enough power to fill my room... and pretty.  I figured I wouldn't be able to afford Salk/Rythmik but turns out he really doesn't charge much of a premium compared to Rythmik, for what you get in beauty (and more robust construction). 

Also I picked them up thinking to save freight, and the trip turned out to be quite a treat!  Between Jim, Mary and two staff members whose names I was too excited to remember, I received a tour of the entire shop with lots of beautiful speakers in various build stages, a quick tutorial on set-up and polishing, and a perfect loading job (they just barely fit in my car, I'm sure I would've scratched them).  Also my 3-yr-old son got introduced to ping pong and his demands were met regarding reading two books to him.  It really was an overwhelmingly pleasant experience and so great of all the folks at Salk to spend the time with us.

Now that the subs have been in my house for a couple of weeks... I'm not good at fluffy audio words, but I couldn't be happier with their musicality, power, and looks.  They fill up the whole room, even at low volume levels (we listen low enough in the evenings that I used trigger cables); we notice now that two notes are different or that one note is actually two quick ones or just hear/feel sound that wasn't present before; and now that I've got them dialed in I understand what "disappear" means.  I did follow an REW tutorial to do a rudimentary accuracy test, and the way they're set up now they're +/-3 db from 14hz to 80hz.  Some of the things that sound way better now: Kodo (Japanese drum band), Interstellar, Drive, Rango, and all the other music and movies that we've played!  Thanks Jim!

Hopefully this thread is an OK place for the above - here are the pix!!

Tai

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=158993)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=158994)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: ArthurDent on 11 Mar 2017, 01:54 pm
Nice looking room & setup Tai.  :thumb:  And, as always Jim, outstanding work.  8)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: hearditontheX on 12 Mar 2017, 12:59 am
Beautiful speakers, nice room, great story!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Miney on 17 Mar 2017, 12:14 am
Hi taigovinda...

Beautiful subs there - tell us more about the veneer please?

Thx
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: taigovinda on 17 Mar 2017, 01:03 am
Thanks for the comments, guys.

@Miney:  The subs are bamboo with a bit of a reddish tint to it and a sturdy finish.  My pictures don't do justice - they are beautiful.  Jim had advised to go with veneer - which would've looked the same and saved a few dollars - but in the end I went with bamboo plywood instead.  They weigh 160 lbs each; MDF (with veneer) would've been probably more like 250.  Jim had forgot to take pictures before I picked them up; I sent him some that if he can clean up well enough, maybe he will end up putting one on his website.

I did see some veneered speakers while I was at his shop that were really amazing.  It was pretty cool to see them partway through the process and not fully assembled; not sure how they get the veneer onto extreme curves, but they do.

Tai
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: Bigload on 25 Mar 2017, 06:14 pm
Home theater/Audio Room with Salk SoundScape 8 front towers, SoundScape 7C center, Salk Rhythmic 15" subs, HT1TL surrounds and custom built wall mounted rear surrounds.  Fronts in spalted bee's wing makore.  Rears in satin black. 


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=159723)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=159732)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=159724)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: taigovinda on 25 Mar 2017, 06:41 pm
Beautiful, Bigload!  I think I may have seen your mains in person at the Salk shop.  Awesome setup!
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: benguin on 5 Apr 2017, 02:12 am
I had been waiting to get some treatments up before posting pics of our prized Salk based system.
When we started a gut and rebuild of an older and problematic (from an audio standpoint) basement, I had no idea it would turn out as well as it did.
Despite a 7' ceiling and a lot of reflective surfaces, it has all come together very nicely, and sounds incredible.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=160450)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=160451)

Extra thanks to Jim, Mary, and a great crew!
 
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TWINSKI66 on 9 Oct 2017, 01:28 pm


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=171353)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: OgOgilby on 29 Oct 2017, 04:13 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=170484)

Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 4 Nov 2017, 07:14 pm
Here’s my latest...

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=170759)
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: milford3 on 4 Nov 2017, 07:46 pm
Here’s my latest...

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=170759)


Very, very nice.  But why the sound bar under the TV?  Run the audio from the TV to the Salks.
Title: Re: Members Gallery, Pictures of Salk speakers in members homes
Post by: TJHUB on 4 Nov 2017, 08:21 pm

Very, very nice.  But why the sound bar under the TV?  Run the audio from the TV to the Salks.

Thanks!  The reason is I wanted my 2-channel setup completely separated from everything else.  The TV is mostly used for news, so no need for anything more.  We watch TV and movies in the family room on a 120” projection system, surround sound, and dual 18” subs.  :thumb: