What speakers did you replace?

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birbygdad

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #140 on: 7 Jan 2018, 02:04 pm »
Well, thanks to Jim and his crew my walnut Song 3 Speakers will be here Tuesday! Yahoo! I will report on them ASAP but I know they will be awesome. In the long ago I started in this music listening hobby with AR 5s, then AR 3as, along with Dynaco A 25s. I had a brief dalliance with Bose 901s in those days. Along the way I had for a long time some Maggie’s (MG 1), then some kit built small speakers which I still have. I also have some refurbed Ohm 2.2000s in the tv room. There have also been some Paradigms along the way (7se and minimonitors). I’ve spread these out over the family. My plan is for the Song3 to be my last Speakers! I’m 70! Ha!

ErichGS

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #141 on: 28 Jan 2018, 09:03 am »
Have Salk HTS MTMs right now.  Those will move to the rear and have a set of SS8s and an SS7c on order.

DFpritchard

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #142 on: 31 Jan 2018, 07:24 pm »
I am new to Audiocircle.  Just ordered a pair of Salk Song3, largely base on impressions shared on this forum.  The Song3s replace Bluenote Ducale monitors I bought used but found WAY too bright, almost glass-like in the higher frequencies.  The Ducales use a ceramic tweeter from Accuton, so the RAAL in the Song3s should improve that listening experience.  Prior to the Bluenotes, I had Harbeth monitors driven by McIntosh integrated.  Great British boxes, but not quite as symphonic (depth of soundstage, placement of instruments) in presentation as I like.  Before the Harbeths, I had Sonus Faber Amatis, which were as rewarding to listen to as they were to see.  The SF Amatis are power hungry but performed well driven by Levinson 432.  Looking forward to the Song3 which will be driven by a Parasound Halo integrated.  Still listening to the same music, and expecting great things from the Song3 especially with voice (Eva Cassidy a real favorite).   

birbygdad

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #143 on: 6 Feb 2018, 07:02 pm »
As I posted elsewhere on this circle, I have received my Song3 speakers. As others have said they look terrific and music sounds just right through them. They are very well worth the wait. There is a synergy at play with the cabinet, the drivers and the crossover that allows one to enjoy old recordings all over again. And yes, Eva Cassidy was indeed a magnificent talent.

Branson4020

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #144 on: 23 Oct 2018, 09:00 pm »
The veracity STs I am now waiting for will replace some Klipsch Fortes, vintage 1987.

rmdtexas

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #145 on: 29 Nov 2018, 08:41 pm »
Hi,
 just ordered Song 3 BeAT's to replace Monitor Audio Silver RX-6 which were temporary replacements for a pair of Magnepan 1.6s that finally died after many years of constant use.

TransportPlanner

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #146 on: 30 Nov 2018, 12:30 pm »
My Silks (used, but with new dark walnut cabinets... how many speaker manufacturers will do that?! :D ) will replace some Tannoy Monitor Gold 10"s (LSU/HF/III.LZ/8), vintage c.1970. The Tannoys, very kindly gifted from my parents, were really meant as a bit of a stop-gap; I was originally planning to buy some ProAc D2 speakers or something similar, but after reading about the Silks, I decided to go with them instead.
I actually like the Tannoys too much to sell them (especially as you can't pick up another decent pair that easily now), so I might get the crossovers rebuilt/upgraded and banana plug terminals installed, and use them in a secondary system at some point. They're quite detailed but a little on the bright side with my current Chord DAC/Primare set-up, so I would probably pair them with a tube amp in future. Plus, they just don't provide enough bass for movie watching, which is probably at least 50% of my system use...

Very excited to get my Silks soon and explore newfound reaches of high-fidelity sound!

bwcarpe

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Re: What speakers did you replace?
« Reply #147 on: 1 Dec 2018, 09:08 pm »
I replaced my NHT 2.5i's with the Song3 Encore after listening to them 2 years in a row at RMAF.  My son gets the NHT's and I get an upgrade.  Isn't that called a win-win?  Happy to have joined the Salk Sound cult!