For anyone even remotely considering these or any other RAAL type speaker...the STs are really amazing speakers. Here are a couple paragraphs from a review of them that I just posted on audiogon:
"The Salk Veracity ST is solid and easily passes the knuckle wrap test. The speaker’s woodwork is better than most furniture... and if you don’t want a wood finish....automotive paint jobs are available and equally impressive. The STs ooze care and craftsmanship. This is a great looking, highly musical, very impressive loudspeaker that has a lot of strengths and no real weaknesses. They will put a smile on your face every time you hear them...and every time you walk by them (almost a piece of art).
The RAAL imparts planar/electrostatic clarity and tonal accuracy while the Seas midwoofers provide the dynamics of a cone speaker. The transmission line takes the low end deep, tight and well defined. Overall, the sound is captivating. Add to that a manageable size and you have a great product... not inexpensive but Salks hold their resale value if you ever decide to take another step on your journey.
Kudos to Jim Salk and his team...Very highly recommended and appreciated."
When you consider that you will pay shipping to buy them new also...$3000 is a 30% discount, you almost can't lose money at this price...and what a beautiful finish.