Just wondering what you have compared the philharmonic speakers with and specifically whether they were salk sound speakers? I have a pair of HT2's and I'm interested in a comparison if possible.
I a bit late here, but I was able to directly compare a prototype of the Phil2 (the prototype used a BG10 mid rather than the BG8 used in the production version; Dennis said they sounded the same so he went with the more economical BG8) with the Salk HT2-TL at an audition at Dennis' place.
I was a tough choice choosing which I preferred. Both were excellent. With some material I preferred the Phil, and some the Salk. In the end cosmetics tipped the scale towards the Salk (of course those good looks cost much more than the Phil) and I thought the HT2-TL would be better for my space (a bit smaller than Dennis' living room). IMO, the open back design of the Phil benefits from a bit of breathing room.
I think if you like your Salks you will also like the Phils, after all, they do share a parent.