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!!