OK, sorry about yet another post. Instead of individual threads, asking questions about various models, I'd like to get feedback from Salk owners on their 2ch speaker selection. I currently have 2ch, with Paradigm Studio 20 bookshelves ... no sub. This is for my living room which is 16 X 24ft, 8ft high.
I've been going through postings and it seems most folks are building multi-channel HT systems. I have a basic 5.1 HT system in my finished basement with big screen TV and am now swinging back in the other direction ... more towards the retro 2-channel music days. I just enjoy music more as 2-ch. I would consider 2.1, adding a sub but, maybe I wouldn't need that with the right speakers. Anyway, I could always add that later if I wanted to.
This will be a dedicated music setup, in my living room. I don't plan to ever upgrade it beyond 2.1 audio.
My first order of business is targeting the right speakers. I enjoy jazz, vocals, classical, blues, new-age and some classic rock. I'm definitely not a high volume listener. My Studio-20s sound nice for vocals and jazz. Diana Krall sounded wonderful the other night!
However, for chuckles, I popped in some older Pink Floyd after that and was underwhelmed by the Studios. The Studio-20s have been a wonderful upgrade from my previous old college dorm speakers. Now I think one more step up is in order. I don't think I'll ever go super high end. With 5 kids, youngest in 9th grade, bills and financial pressures are keeping me grounded.
WE plan to sell the house within 5 years to downgrade. I can either look to upgrade now (within a year) or wait and save pennies until we move.
In any case, I had first found out about Salks, and this web site, last year. I instantly fell in love with the SongTowers. They seem to be a great deal. However, I'm also looking at HT1, HT1-TL, Ellis 1801-TL, and HT2-TL as well. I hate to be impatient and jump for Songtowers within a year finding out I have upgraditis after a year or so. I hope to listen to some Songtowers locally soon but, don't expect to be able to listen to all these models.
So, to those folks with humble 2ch Salk systems ... what have you settled on? What would you recommend?
I am ruling out anything over $4K. The HT2-TLs are a stretch goal and realistically, anything pricier than Songtowers would have to wait a few years.
Thanks to all for putting up with my postings.
BTW, my electronics are currently all Emotiva .. USP-1, UPA-2. Upgrading those .... that's another story for another day.