Salk Sound Reëstablishes Legendary Loudspeaker Brands

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omasciarotte

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Hey folks,

Thought you might enjoy:

Fried Products selects Salk Sound to design & build new speaker range

“Fried Products Corporation announced today that Salk Sound has been selected to design and build a new line of high fidelity loudspeakers based on Bud Fried’s legendary work. Salk Sound now holds exclusive licenses to both the Fried and IMF brands first established by Fried.”

More info as RMAF approaches…

Austin08

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« Reply #1 on: 3 Oct 2012, 01:37 am »
Congratulation Salksound.

Big Red Machine

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« Reply #2 on: 3 Oct 2012, 02:12 am »
Room 1102 at RMAF.  Please stop by and see Nuance and me.  We are co-hosts for this room and "new" speaker at the show.


Nuance

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« Reply #3 on: 3 Oct 2012, 02:28 am »
^ What he said. :-) Please come visit us in room 1102. I look forward to seeing all of you there. These are truly exciting times!

Here is the press release, by the way. :-)
http://www.prlog.org/11989741-salk-sound-restablishes-legendary-loudspeaker-brands.html

squirrel_nut

Re: Salk Sound Reëstablishes Legendary Loudspeaker Brands
« Reply #4 on: 3 Oct 2012, 05:28 am »
all of the "current" Fried speakers have been dropped? i almost went with one of their models before deciding on Salk.

sturgus

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« Reply #5 on: 3 Oct 2012, 05:29 am »
Very Cool.  8)

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« Reply #6 on: 3 Oct 2012, 08:12 am »
This will be fun. Congrats Jim & All!  :thumb:

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« Reply #7 on: 3 Oct 2012, 09:17 am »
Super   :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

I've been a Fried fanboy since the 70's when my first listen of the Model H (LS3/5a "satellite" clones with the dual woofer "coffin") was my 21st high-end audio epiphany.  It struck me dumb and literally took months for me to digest what I heard (and why I liked it).  Within a couple of years as a starving college kid I'd bought a pair of those satellites (Model B, then upgraded to B2), and after graduation followed by DIYing the woofers in separate "monitor" cabinets (Model M).  Those were monsters (114 dB at 17 Hz), too much for any home I owned but sounded glorious in a 20,000 cu. ft. chapel.

Since then I've owned two more pair (still own the Model A, a two way floorstander) and my main rig are mass loaded transmission lines.  BTW Bud (Irving M. Fried) never liked building his own speakers, so this is a perfect match, abet 40 years too late for Bud.

I'll be interested to see what Jim comes up with as frankly IMO Salk speakers come across as HT/hi-fi speakers compared to the natural, musical Fried sound.


jtwrace

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« Reply #8 on: 3 Oct 2012, 11:32 am »
Hopefully you will be using some really good electronics for these speakers. 

Good Luck! 

Big Red Machine

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« Reply #9 on: 3 Oct 2012, 11:57 am »
Hopefully you will be using some really good electronics for these speakers. 

Good Luck!

How about this?

The “plan” for the room is to use the SalkStreamer as the main digital source controlled by mPad on an iPad2.  For CD play the Wavelength is USB only so I’ll have the Bolder EE dac for that purpose.  Some absorption panels, lighting, and PI Audio power conditioning, etc. and voila, we’ll be ready to rock.
•   DIY 3 – 5 ga. solid copper IC & PC cabling
•   Tube Research Labs Dude preamp w/Dueland caps
•   TRL Samson mono blocks  300/500 watts
•   SalkStream player & server (main digital source)
•   Wavelength usb dac
•   Bolder modded EE Minimax dac w/DEXA Discretes (for the CDP)
•   Pioneer PD65 transport
•   Squeezebox Touch (back-up source)
•   Bolder Deluxe power supply with Bybee rails
•   KCI Silkworm Digital IC
•   Adona stands with 3” maple
•   PI Audio Quad UberBuss & BussStop

jtwrace

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« Reply #10 on: 3 Oct 2012, 12:02 pm »
How about this?
That will work.  Nice to see Jim using some very good electronics.   :thumb:

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« Reply #11 on: 3 Oct 2012, 01:19 pm »
That will work.  Nice to see Jim using some very good electronics.   :thumb:

That's it?   :o  J/K 

Great setup.

jsalk

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« Reply #12 on: 3 Oct 2012, 02:16 pm »
Here is a link to the press release...

http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=158128

- Jim

srb

Re: Salk Sound Reëstablishes Legendary Loudspeaker Brands
« Reply #13 on: 3 Oct 2012, 04:38 pm »
I would be more probaby be more inclined to demo with more modest amplification, so as not to imply that $11.5K worth of amplification is required to make $3K loudspeakers sound great.
 
Steve

Austin08

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« Reply #14 on: 3 Oct 2012, 05:12 pm »
I would be more probaby be more inclined to demo with more modest amplification, so as not to imply that $11.5K worth of amplification is required to make $3K loudspeakers sound great.
 
Steve

+1

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« Reply #15 on: 3 Oct 2012, 07:10 pm »
+1

Well, I'll be waiting in the wings with my Rat Shack 16 Ga wire (with the cool red stripe) and my trusty Sherwood receiver.  Can't wait to give these guys a taste of the high end. 

Mike B.

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« Reply #16 on: 3 Oct 2012, 08:39 pm »
Does this mean we will see some transmission line models?

richidoo

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« Reply #17 on: 3 Oct 2012, 09:00 pm »
Two audiophiles who I admire greatly, Paul Kaplan and Dan Banquer, have spoken very highly about their Fried speakers that they owned for many years. I am glad to know that Bud's legacy will live on, in the capable hands of Salk Sound. Congratulations, Jim, on the new venture.  Now there is a good chance I will be able to hear the Frieds sometime!
Rich

Big Red Machine

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« Reply #18 on: 3 Oct 2012, 09:50 pm »
I would be more probaby be more inclined to demo with more modest amplification, so as not to imply that $11.5K worth of amplification is required to make $3K loudspeakers sound great.
 
Steve

Not required at all.  I'm manning the room and I want to use gear I am familiar with. 

And BTW, these speakers are very smooth, have fantastic imaging, and surprising bass.  And they look sexy to boot.

Nuance

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« Reply #19 on: 4 Oct 2012, 12:50 am »
I'm personally excited about the setup we're using to drive the Bud Fried Towers at RMAF.  I fully agree with the components chosen.