Hey guys. My decision to purchase Salks was about a year in the making, but was accelerated 4 months ago when wifey and I decided to sell our house and buy new. The new build allowed me to do a proper Atmos setup (getting 4 pre-wires done in the ceiling) and a couple extra sub runs from the back of the room when/if I decide to get a second sub. Sooo, I started auditioning about 1-2 pairs per week. I listened to everything I possibly could, and continually being disappointed (surprisingly, to me at least). A few brands I just didnt care for, including B&W's (CM10's up to 803 Diamonds). After many auditions, the only pair that really sounded nice to me were the Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 and the Olympica series. but...THE PRICE! Couldnt justify it with wifey.
Ive been a member at AVS Forum and a lurker at Audioholics and here for quite some time. And the one speaker that always has bugged me was the Salks. Ive not read one bad review, and Jim has settled himself in the hifi world as a master. Sooooo....I pulled the trigger like most of you all, un-auditioned. Ordered a pair of Song3's and a Songcenter RT. Right now theyre about 50% done. The funny thing, with all of the cabinet options the ONLY one wifey would agree to is silk black LOL. She said it will match the rest of your gear. OK, OK, twist my arm lol.
Im not replacing as nice of speakers as many of you, a pair of Polk RTI10's and a CSIA6 center. I think this is a major upgrade! The new Salks will be powered by an Emotive XPA 2, and XPA 200 for the center.
Excited to be part of the Salk family!