I've owned SongTower RTs for about 6 years now and have been very happy with them. Recently, I've been tempted into revamping my system in search of more audio resolution, 'authenticity' and getting that emotional 'falling into the music' response. Coming back to the Salk Sound site, I can see there are tons of options. I'm having trouble understanding what to think about each Salk Series...
Is the philosophy the same across the board: bass extension, flat response, clear top end and neutral sound and therefore all the speakers can be lined up by price, using higher and higher end components to come closer to fulfilling this philosophy? Or is each series after something different?
I think I have a rudimentary understanding of some of physical properties... From what I gather -
The bigger the woofers, the more air that's moved. Greater sonic impact. This will separate the 5" SongTowers and the 8" SS8s.
Ribbons are highly accurate and fast. Dome tweeters may have more impact but are slower, having more mass.
Song series save on space. The transmission lines give good low freq response - but this doesn't help me understand what sounds different between Veracity HT2-TL, HT2 and HT3s.
Soundscape series is probably highly dependent on room size and the SS8s are really the standard Soundscape unless one has a large room.
Exotica 3 seems like a departure from the rest... no ribbon and powered woofers.
Speaking of powered woofers, how does that play with type of amp? It lends itself to low power/tube systems but is it a waste if one has an amp that delivers high Watts and Amperes?
Eventually, I'd like to hear as many as I can but I doubt I'll hear all of them.
How would you sum up all these types of speakers?
Thank you, OC.