Salk HT1-TL's and Salk Veracity Center replaced Vandersteen 2C's and a Boston Acoustics Center.
After years in the hobby and moving through mid-fi JBL's and Polks and Boston Acoustics, et al, I purchased the Vandees feeling that for the first time I was really hearing audiophile quality sound and a true soundstage. I spent about 10 years happily with the Vandees and just decided it was time for a change. Started to do some research on line and fell upon positive comments about Salk products. Based upon budget level and wanting speakers that were smaller in profile than the wide faced Vandees, chose the HT1-TL's with ribbon tweeters.
From the first notes on the supplied demo disk, my jaw hit the floor. Good as the Vandees were, they for me are not even close to being in the same league as the Salks - precision of the soundstage width, depth and height, realism of strings and piano notes, top to bottom coherence, I could go on and on. I've heard lots of equipment but my system has never presented music that could pull you in emotionally until I heard the Salks. Yes indeed I have swallowed the Salk cool-aide.
System consists of:
ProJect RPM-5 with Speed Box, Ortofon 2M Black
Emotiva USP-1 and UMC-1
Panasonic BD80, Hi Def Cable, Wii, Apple TV
Sharp 70" LED LCD
Salk HT1-TL, Veracity Center with Ribbon tweeters
Def Tech Surrounds
Aperion Audio Subwoofer
Rotel 1095 5x200w amp
Morrow interconnects, Belden 10 gauge biwired