I have hardly ever looked at that site, even though my mind and career fall on the side of science and analytical views. It just seems too sterile.
That said, I don't have any issue with the approach (other than it would help to separate tests by speaker sizes/intent) nor do I have a problem with his findings in this case. Maybe there was something wrong with the speakers and if so, hopefully that can be corroborated once the speakers are sent back.
My issue (frustration) is that unlike Jim and Dennis, who had very professional and mature responses, there are a couple posters there (probably millennials
) who were quite trollish and juvenile in theirs. It is one thing to opine that based on the measurements, the speakers would not be of interest, that they seem to be fundamentally flawed, that they wouldn't pay for a speaker with measurements like that, etc.
But to basically make accusations that this is just another company selling snakeoil and magic boxes and that don't they know how to make speakers because they are just cabinet makers? Well, that is just plain rude and furthermore, insulting.
I hope to one day own Salk speakers and if I do, they will be bought unheard. Why? Because they have established such a great word of mouth reputation that it doesn't feel like there is great risk in buying this way. From the quality of speakers (sound and looks) to the customer service, I have really seen nothing but positive opinions.
But evidently some of the know-it-all posters don't actually know of the reputation that Salk actually has so their 'edginess' simply makes them look foolish. So, if this kind of posting is standard on that site, visiting isn't worth my time.