Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread

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desertrider

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #40 on: 25 Aug 2016, 04:23 am »
What serial numbers do you have?

I didnt find any. Maybe Jim can answer that

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« Reply #41 on: 25 Aug 2016, 12:06 pm »
There are no serial numbers per se.  We go by the invoice number on the original order.

This was the fourth production pair shipped to date (production recently started) with a number of units in production that will ship shortly.

- Jim

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #42 on: 25 Aug 2016, 01:17 pm »
How do they sound!

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« Reply #43 on: 25 Aug 2016, 04:35 pm »
How do they sound!

Theres a bunch of initial listening impressions on the previous page, but I did put in another couple of hours this morning.

Im not into all the crazy adjectives you sometimes read like chocolatey bass (WTF does that mean?) but I will say these speakers are stunning. They are so silky smooth, and I have to mention again the crossovers. Ive listened to several songs that sweep the spectrum and nothing stands out...in other words the highs arent bright and harsh, the mids arent in your face, and the bass isnt muddy or sloppy. Everything is simply perfectly balanced, with no apparent sound signature other speakers are known for. I get it now when reviewers say Salks are simply transparent and dont color the sound at all. In other words, what a speaker is SUPPOSED to be. Kudos again to Jim and Dennis for the crossover work on these!

I wanted to comment also on an interview I read last night (I forgot who was talking to Jim but remembered the spirit of the interview). It was asked why his cabinets arent super fancy (like Focals or the crazy designs of B&W). His response was partly because his goal was that all that fancy design requires extra cost to the customer, and doesnt necessarily contribute to sound. I really, really admire that. Yes, Jim makes the most beautiful speakers in the world, but a speakers job really isnt to look pretty. Its to deliver music the way it was intended. Period. A speaker shouldnt call attention to itself, but rather call attention to the sound coming out of them. Jim has perfected this.

I need to throw this in too, as I was expecting this. Speakers like this not only make music sound cleaner and better, but they also accentuate terrible recordings. I love alot of 80's music, and damn. WTF happened? The mixes are terrible in general. Theyre flat and lifeless, and Salks make that ever so evident. Such a shame. But I will say those "loudness mixed" recordings sound even more flat and lifeless!

All in all Im blown away. These Song3's are marvelous. And I get all the praise of RAAL ribbons have received now too. Theyre outstanding.

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #44 on: 25 Aug 2016, 05:00 pm »
I really appreciate any components ability to shine a light on poor recordings! I have a turntable setup that is absolutely brutal on poor recordings, and I've come to expect as much.
Good to know!

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« Reply #45 on: 25 Aug 2016, 06:14 pm »
Vinyl copies from 80's or remastered will be better than the digital of the time... but it's not all good even so.

I expect these speakers to gain popularity. They're easier going than supercharged Song Towers, and the bass is reinforced. It's a nice contrasting flavor. They probably do better with more gentle amps, where supercharged Song Towers drivers get real good with death grip (esp. class A), at least when I've heard them in other speakers.
« Last Edit: 27 Aug 2016, 04:43 pm by Folsom »

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« Reply #46 on: 27 Aug 2016, 01:27 pm »
Congrats on your purchase desertrider.  Those look absolutely fantastic.  I wasn't really keen on the way the Song 3's looked when Jim first posted his photos of the black with white figuring, but the satin black of yours as well as the silver automotive finish recently posted completely changed my opinion on the looks of these.

One question I do have though.  I have yet to see these with the grills on and was wondering if you might be able to post a picture of yours with them installed?

desertrider

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« Reply #47 on: 29 Aug 2016, 03:41 am »
Congrats on your purchase desertrider.  Those look absolutely fantastic.  I wasn't really keen on the way the Song 3's looked when Jim first posted his photos of the black with white figuring, but the satin black of yours as well as the silver automotive finish recently posted completely changed my opinion on the looks of these.

One question I do have though.  I have yet to see these with the grills on and was wondering if you might be able to post a picture of yours with them installed?

Here you go-




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« Reply #48 on: 29 Aug 2016, 09:02 am »
Sweet!

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Just thought I'd share...
I just brought them home!


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Desertrider-  so how are you liking your speakers now?  Its been a little bit since you got them.  Are they still meeting your needs?

desertrider

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Desertrider-  so how are you liking your speakers now?  Its been a little bit since you got them.  Are they still meeting your needs?

Hey brubacca...yes they are. They are wonderful. As a reminder, I wont be in the new house for another 6 weeks or so, so I havent really been able;e to give them a true workout. But for moderate volume 2 channel music...amazing. Im really enjoying the ribbon tweets. I know it sounds strange, but its odd to hear such crystal clear highs (and I mean HIGHS) without sounding harsh or brassy. Its really nice. So clean.

So for the limited weird shaped room theyre in now, and not really set up for theater yet, theyve blown away my Polk RTi10's. I can only imagine how nice they'll sound once they can stretch their legs a bit :) Absolutely ZERO regret buying these.

desertrider

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #52 on: 15 Oct 2016, 05:53 pm »
You know, theres a risk in ordering speakers as fine as the Salk Song3's. The risk isnt that they sound good. Thats undeniable. They will. The risk is all your favorite recordings, when played through the Salks, thier flaws will be revealed. How ever, with that said...

These speakers blow me away. Ive never experienced sound like what Im hearing in 2 channel as Ive heard from these. Im consistently blown away by their transparency. Im not a man of many adjective-laden audio posts, but these are the finest speakers Ive ever heard. They emit emotion from me. Theyre so damned good.

Im excited to get into my house ion 30 days and get my entire 5.1.4 set-up set up. I believe these Song 3's will blow me away.

Again.

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #53 on: 15 Oct 2016, 06:01 pm »
... These speakers blow me away. Ive never experienced sound like what Im hearing in 2 channel as Ive heard from these. Im consistently blown away by their transparency. Im not a man of many adjective-laden audio posts, but these are the finest speakers Ive ever heard. They emit emotion from me. Theyre so damned good. ...

Sweet; Congrats!! :thumb:

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« Reply #54 on: 22 Oct 2016, 04:04 pm »
I sold my magnepan and ordered yesterday a pair of song 3 in Walnut Burst. Can't wait to see how the finish will look like. :D

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« Reply #55 on: 22 Oct 2016, 04:20 pm »
I'm sure the speakers will exceed your wildest dreams!
True audio porn!  I can't wait to see yours!

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« Reply #56 on: 22 Oct 2016, 05:39 pm »
I sold my magnepan and ordered yesterday a pair of song 3 in Walnut Burst. Can't wait to see how the finish will look like. :D

Jims finishes? First Class.

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« Reply #57 on: 28 Oct 2016, 03:21 am »
Hi desertrider,

I was on the fence to jump on these speakers, but after you mentioned that 80's music sound flat not sure what to do!!!!  :cry:

Is your music in "regular" 16/44 format?

I just recently started building a 2.1 system to listen to my 70s-80s music collection.

BTW, Congrats on the new babies!

desertrider

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #58 on: 28 Oct 2016, 03:52 pm »
Hi desertrider,

I was on the fence to jump on these speakers, but after you mentioned that 80's music sound flat not sure what to do!!!!  :cry:

Is your music in "regular" 16/44 format?

I just recently started building a 2.1 system to listen to my 70s-80s music collection.

BTW, Congrats on the new babies!

Yeah 16/44 format. Dont get me wrong, theres alot of stuff recorded well, but much is not. And then we get to the 90's when the loudness wars started becoming prevalent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war

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Re: Desertrider's Song3/Songcenter RT delivery anticipation thread
« Reply #59 on: 24 Nov 2016, 04:10 pm »
UPDATE: We're all moved in to our new house, and my multipurpose/theater room sounds AMAZING. I have made a thread on avsforum with pics of my setup, and full details.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-general-home-theater-media-game-rooms/2646833-blackangst-s-multipurpose-theater-room-done.html