It looks like Jim has another winner on his hands. I'm happy to see someone carrying on the Fried tradition. Congratulations to Jim and Dennis for bringing these speakers to market. For under $3k, the new Fried models look to be a very good bargain.
Regarding room setup issues, anyone who has ever been to an audio show is most likely (painfully) aware of how difficult it is to set up a room, especially if it's not the ideal size for the speakers you are demonstrating. Not saying it's the case here, but I suspect Salk speakers are no more difficult to set up than any other speakers. I'm disappointed I was unable to attend the RMAF, due to family and work committments. Maybe next year!