Originally Posted by glhurd
How do you like the sound of the stuff he sent you?
I wrote a detailed review around here somewhere, of the Philharmonic 2's (2,000/pair). I compared it at length to my Aerial Acoustics 7Bs ($6,000/pair). I retired the Aerials within a couple of days. I've auditioned and reviewed most of the Salk speakers, and there is a solid family relation amongst them all...detailed, smooth power response, great measuring...razor smooth across the frequency range.
The modded Pioneers are not going to whip top-of-the-line speakers. But for the money, I can't imagine anything approaching the quality.
If you like clean sound reproduction (your hifi?), then anything Dennis puts out is your ticket. And his prices are dumb-inexpensive. I think he does his thing for fun...certainly not profit. I would happily own anything he makes. That...and he is generally one of the finest, most helpful and trustworthy people in this business...as well as a premier speaker designer. Check the Philharmonic (and Salk, for that matter) thread on this forum to see what I mean.
Hahaaa...if you couldn't tell...I'm a big fan.
But so are the others who own his speakers.