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Title: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: R Swerdlow on 30 Dec 2008, 03:35 pm
Audioholics has announced its Products of the Year http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/product-awards-and-gift-guides/audioholics-2008-product-awards (http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/product-awards-and-gift-guides/audioholics-2008-product-awards).

It is gratifying (but no surprise to readers here :green:) that they made the SongTower their pick for the Floorstanding Speaker of the Year.

First it was Enjoy the Music, and now Audioholics has joined them in not only loving these speakers, but declaring them best of the year.

Congratulations to Dennis and Jim :thumb:

Richard
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: carusoracer on 30 Dec 2008, 03:40 pm
 :singing: :notworthy: Congrats!
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: Marbles on 30 Dec 2008, 03:56 pm
Congratulations!!!  :thumb:

The award was: "based on performance, features, and value."

To be clear, Salk has better floorstanding speakers in it's lineup.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: Nuance on 30 Dec 2008, 06:13 pm
The Audioholics forum is a place I rarely hang out because of the self proclaimed know-it-alls who have very little listening experience, but the guys that run the forum seem to know their stuff, and they made the right decision.  :) 

Congrats to Jim, Dennis and the rest of the team!   :thumb:
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: DMurphy on 30 Dec 2008, 06:49 pm
Audioholics has announced its Products of the Year http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/product-awards-and-gift-guides/audioholics-2008-product-awards (http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/product-awards-and-gift-guides/audioholics-2008-product-awards).

It is gratifying (but no surprise to readers here :green:) that they made the SongTower their pick for the Floorstanding Speaker of the Year.

First it was Enjoy the Music, and now Audioholics has joined them in not only loving these speakers, but declaring them best of the year.

Congratulations to Dennis and Jim :thumb:

Richard


Thanks for taking note of that, Richard.  That's great.  Of course, we have Tom Andry to thank for both awards.  He reviews for both magazines.  Still, he's listened to (and seen) quite a few speakers, so I'm very gratified, and I'm sure Jim is considering all of the flattering remarks about the build quality and appearance. 
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: funkmonkey on 30 Dec 2008, 07:05 pm
 :thumb: :thumb:  Thats great news.  Another congratulations to Jim, Dennis, and everybody at SalkSound!  :beer:
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: R Swerdlow on 30 Dec 2008, 07:11 pm
Thanks for taking note of that, Richard.  That's great.  Of course, we have Tom Andry to thank for both awards.  He reviews for both magazines.  Still, he's listened to (and seen) quite a few speakers, so I'm very gratified, and I'm sure Jim is considering all of the flattering remarks about the build quality and appearance. 

Tom Andry was involved in both reviews?  I didn't know that.  I thought Nels Ferré did the Enjoy The Music review alone, and Tom Andry and Gene Dellasalla (spelling?) did the Audioholics review.  Just the same, they all loved their SongTowers and both reviews declared them better than their prior reference speakers.

To be fair, many of us SongTower owners had said the same here well in advance of the pro reviewers, and none of us got the transmission line design details wrong!
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: DMurphy on 30 Dec 2008, 07:27 pm
No--you're right.  I got the two reviews mixed up.  Tom is the one who actually took measurements.  Nels relied on mine.  Now I remember.  So that's good.  We fooled two separate and distinct dudes. 
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: R Swerdlow on 30 Dec 2008, 07:41 pm
No--you're right.  I got the two reviews mixed up.  Tom is the one who actually took measurements.  Nels relied on mine.  Now I remember.  So that's good.  We fooled two separate and distinct dudes. 
We fooled two separate and distinct dudes - OR - We earned "Product of the Year" twice.

Two ways of saying the same thing!  Two points make a straight line (always).  A third such positive review would make for a genuine trend.

Happy New Year :green:.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: R Swerdlow on 31 Dec 2008, 03:19 pm
For anyone new here who is interested in SongTower reviews, both from owners and professional reviewers, here is a somewhat comprehensive list:

fsimms SongTower Impressions
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=44172.0 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=44172.0)

My SongTower Impressions
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36600
and some working photo 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)

Boybee's SongTower Impressions – Read the whole thread to find all 3 installments
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=49037.0
and at AudioAsylum:
http://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Speakers/Salk-Sound/SongTower-QWT/speakers/26/265096.html

funkmonkey's SongTower Impressions (scroll down about half way)
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=13285847&postcount=168

Enjoy The Music Review by Nels Ferré – Best of 2008 award
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0408/stalk_signature_songtower.htm

Audioholics Review by Tom Andry
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/floorstanding/salk-songtower-qwt

Also see the interesting forum discussion that followed this review
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47528

Audioholics 2008 Products of the Year announcement
http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/product-awards-and-gift-guides/audioholics-2008-product-awards

Nuance's Impressions of SongTowers with ribbon tweeters
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47314
and at AVS Forum
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=14575239&postcount=3475

Sonic Flare Review by Sean Fowler
http://www.sonicflare.com/archives/salk-signature-sound-song-tower-review.php

Audioholics features SongTowers in Floorstanding Speaker Shootout
http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/speakers/floorstanding/1500-2000-floor-shootout-2009

If you have more links to add this list, feel free to post them in this thread.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: randybessinger on 31 Dec 2008, 03:30 pm
Congrats and well deserved!
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: fishinbob on 31 Dec 2008, 08:04 pm
I knew my money was well spent. Now everyone else should know too.  :thumb:

Thanks again to Jim, Dennis, and to the rest of the Salk team, I love 'em.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: MichiganMike on 31 Dec 2008, 09:42 pm
Boybees also posted another SongTowers review (largely derived from the audiocircle forum posts) at audioasylum.
http://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Speakers/Salk-Sound/SongTower-QWT/speakers/26/265096.html (http://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/Speakers/Salk-Sound/SongTower-QWT/speakers/26/265096.html)

Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: fsimms on 7 Jan 2009, 08:17 pm
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Feel free to add your links to this list.

Don't forget the first one!  Jim said that he sold a lot of SongTowers after I posted this review.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=44172.0 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=44172.0)

Bob
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: R Swerdlow on 7 Jan 2009, 08:32 pm

Don't forget the first one!  Jim said that he sold a lot of SongTowers after I posted this review.

I must have been one of those people that Jim mentioned.  Your impressions are now at the top of the list.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: funkmonkey on 7 Jan 2009, 11:40 pm
Here's a link to the results from my audition of Boybee's SongTowers:
(scroll down to the second review)http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=13285847&postcount=168 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=13285847&postcount=168)
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: oneinthepipe on 8 Jan 2009, 12:15 am
Here's a link to the results from my audition of Boybee's SongTowers:
(scroll down to the second review)http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=13285847&postcount=168 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=13285847&postcount=168)

And I forgot, funkym, that you also like Erykah Badu.  I was listening to the Baduizm album while I was reading your avs review, although my SongTower don't go as low as the HT-3.  Nonetheless, there is a thread on the AVA forum about choosing a track to demonstrate AVA gear, and the entire Baduizm disc would be good to demo either AVA gear or Salk speakers (or both, in my case).
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: funkmonkey on 8 Jan 2009, 01:14 am
 :thumb: That entire disk is great.  I liked it so much that I bought the deluxe version and gave my normal release to a good friend, and now he is hooked on Erykah too!  Just a coincidence that both Boybee and I used a track from Baduizm to test speakers.  Very wide range throughout the disc, lots of texture, and she has an amazing voice.  Good recording to boot.  :wink:
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: Warpdrv on 11 Feb 2009, 10:45 pm
Agreed.... it is because of you Funk, that I had to get the Erika Badu albums...

They are really great.... 

Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: oneinthepipe on 11 Feb 2009, 11:40 pm
Agreed.... it is because of you Funk, that I had to get the Erika Badu albums...

They are really great.... 



I only have Baduzium.  What are other good Eryka albums?
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: iFi Tyler on 12 Feb 2009, 12:00 am
I think her live album is incredible!  "Ye Yo" is my favorite song.
Title: Re: SongTowers - Product of the Year - times two!!
Post by: funkmonkey on 12 Feb 2009, 02:54 am
A bit off topic but since I like her so much...  Baduizm is her strongest album IMO.  Mamas Gun is really good as well.  I can't speak toward the live album, or Worldwide Underground (almost bought that one today) because I haven't heard them, though I am sure they are great as well.  New Amerykah (part one) is pretty cool, even though it's not as straight forward and frankly a little strange at times, it has grown on me considerably.  It has a serious 70's vibe to it.  She's one of those artists that I will pick up everything that she's released over time.  :thumb: