Originally Posted by Bghead8che
Which Salks do you own/heard? "Super Accurate" often means ruthlessly revealing. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Own the HT2-TL, also heard the HT-3. There are always trade-offs with speaker designs. I like the way the Salks dig deep into clean recordings but sometimes I don't want to hear to nastiness of the poor ones. Also, the Salks are very true to the signatures of your source components. Spending time auditioning and researching sonic signatures will help tailor the sound to your preference. With these speakers I prefer a tube component in the chain or else they can get too clean that it makes me cringe, if that makes sense. I had to get rid of my Class D Rotel amp, and changed it to a hybrid AVA amp. Next, I will add a tube pre-amp. Also, it seems that the ceiling for SQ advancement through upgraded sources is high. Meaning that you could hear differences in high end components, due to the speakers accuracy.
For newer classical recordings with piano and violin the sound is to die for. For guitars, drums and synthesized sounds (electronic) I prefer my dynaudios, they seem to be able to rock and smooth over the rough edges. And I understand that means adding their own "signature" to the sound and not staying true to the source, but hey, it's all about musical enjoyment.
In my opinion, I feel that people need to demo the Salks before buying them. Especially if you listen to classic rock. IMHO, the HT2-TLs are a great buy and Jim Salk is fantastic to deal with. I will probably never sell these speakers, no need to for anymore accuracy and bass (crossover to Fathom F113).
If strickly for HT I would recommend the setup that I posted earlier. I use my HT2-TLs crossed over at 80 to my Fathom and man, they can throw a ton on SPL while maintaining SQ, using only 2 speakers.
If you have any other questions, you can message me.