The Official Salk Sound Owner's And Discussion Thread - Page 307 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #9181 of 9206 Old 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Member
 
yyz67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hi Jim,

Can you confirm you will be at CAF 2014 and will you bring the Exotica 3?
yyz67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #9182 of 9206 Old 06-26-2014, 05:49 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuance View Post
Unfortunately I am selling my Salk SongTower RT's and SongCenter RT. Please see the link below for more information, and feel free to PM me if interested. Thank you.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...126552.new#new
Sorry to hear about this.

Best of luck to you.
AcuDefTechGuy is offline  
post #9183 of 9206 Old 06-26-2014, 06:01 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Addicted Member
 
Nuance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post
Sorry to hear about this.

Best of luck to you.
Thanks man - I appreciate it.

My journey to find the "perfect" speaker
Dr. Olive's Blog

 

 

No matter what measurements tell us, a loudspeaker isn’t good until it
sounds good. - Dr. Floyd Toole
Nuance is offline  
post #9184 of 9206 Old 06-26-2014, 06:02 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Addicted Member
 
Nuance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by pete6737 View Post
Wow - good deal. Best luck with your sale, Pete. Hopefully one day I'll get back in the game and get whatever Jim's newest/greatest speaker is.

My journey to find the "perfect" speaker
Dr. Olive's Blog

 

 

No matter what measurements tell us, a loudspeaker isn’t good until it
sounds good. - Dr. Floyd Toole
Nuance is offline  
post #9185 of 9206 Old 06-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Member
 
0425antgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Would my marantz sr5007 receiver be enough to drive the songtowers? Or do I need to add a power amp?
0425antgray is offline  
post #9186 of 9206 Old 06-29-2014, 05:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0425antgray View Post
Would my marantz sr5007 receiver be enough to drive the songtowers? Or do I need to add a power amp?
The ST's are quite sensitive and an easy load to drive, assuming your receiver doesn't completely fall apart with 4-ohm loads. If it gives you a 4-ohm power spec, there shouldn't be any issue.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #9187 of 9206 Old 06-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Advanced Member
 
RicardoJoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 18
I have used the ST on my 6 ohm rated marantz with no problems at all. Make sure it has good ventilation and not inside a cabinet. I have also run them thru my parasound halo and i find them to run cooler then my other 4 ohm speaker. So i would say they are not terribly hard to drive.
RicardoJoa is offline  
post #9188 of 9206 Old 06-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Member
 
0425antgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RicardoJoa View Post
I have used the ST on my 6 ohm rated marantz with no problems at all. Make sure it has good ventilation and not inside a cabinet. I have also run them thru my parasound halo and i find them to run cooler then my other 4 ohm speaker. So i would say they are not terribly hard to drive.
Ok cool. Just out of curiosity which marantz model do you have?
0425antgray is offline  
post #9189 of 9206 Old 06-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Member
 
0425antgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
The ST's are quite sensitive and an easy load to drive, assuming your receiver doesn't completely fall apart with 4-ohm loads. If it gives you a 4-ohm power spec, there shouldn't be any issue.
Would the scst or philharmonic slim be anymore difficult to drive than the regular songtower? Thanks for your time.
0425antgray is offline  
post #9190 of 9206 Old 06-30-2014, 12:03 AM
Member
 
0425antgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0425antgray View Post
Would the scst or philharmonic slim be anymore difficult to drive than the regular songtower? Thanks for your time.
Also my receiver is rated 100 watts at 8 ohms and 180 watts at 6 ohms. Nothing at 4. But it sounds like others haven't had any problems with a receiver only rated down to 6 ohms.
0425antgray is offline  
post #9191 of 9206 Old 06-30-2014, 12:25 AM
Member
 
0425antgray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0425antgray View Post
Also my receiver is rated 100 watts at 8 ohms and 180 watts at 6 ohms. Nothing at 4. But it sounds like others haven't had any problems with a receiver only rated down to 6 ohms.
Just looked at the Marantz website and the MM 8077 power amp priced at $2400 dollars is also only rated down to 6 ohms. Specs are150 watts at 8 ohms , 180 watts at 6ohms. So, based on this discovery it seems like I shouldn't have a problem with my $800 marantz 5007 receiver and some songtowers or Philharmonic slims. Right?
0425antgray is offline  
post #9192 of 9206 Old 06-30-2014, 01:39 AM
Advanced Member
 
RicardoJoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0425antgray View Post
Ok cool. Just out of curiosity which marantz model do you have?

Marantz SR6400
RicardoJoa is offline  
post #9193 of 9206 Old 06-30-2014, 08:23 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Dennis Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0425antgray View Post
Would the scst or philharmonic slim be anymore difficult to drive than the regular songtower? Thanks for your time.
The impedance on the Slims is a tad higher than the ST's, but the Slims are much less sensitive. So the regular ST's would play louder for a given input. The SCST's are slightly less sensitive than the regular ones (the trade-off for the deeper bass reach), but they're still easy to driver with any decent amp. I don't know why Marantz doesn't quote 4-ohm specs, but I don't anticipate that you would have any trouble driving any of these speakers.
Dennis Murphy is offline  
post #9194 of 9206 Old 07-01-2014, 04:47 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Addicted Member
 
Nuance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 58
I updated pricing and now have an audiogon ad in case anyone is interested:
https://app.audiogon.com/listings/fu...024-grafton-wi

My journey to find the "perfect" speaker
Dr. Olive's Blog

 

 

No matter what measurements tell us, a loudspeaker isn’t good until it
sounds good. - Dr. Floyd Toole
Nuance is offline  
post #9195 of 9206 Old 07-02-2014, 03:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
Cvetan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bloomington, IL
Posts: 963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Nuance-

Are you sure the front baffles are "Anodized" and not galvanized as listed? I'd rather have them black anodized and not galvanized like a gas tank.

Mike

Btw- Those are some of the best looking speakers I've seen. Very nice price, shouldn't last long. GLWTS.
Cvetan1 is online now  
post #9196 of 9206 Old 07-03-2014, 02:27 AM
AVS Special Member
 
glangford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy View Post
The impedance on the Slims is a tad higher than the ST's, but the Slims are much less sensitive. So the regular ST's would play louder for a given input. The SCST's are slightly less sensitive than the regular ones (the trade-off for the deeper bass reach), but they're still easy to driver with any decent amp. I don't know why Marantz doesn't quote 4-ohm specs, but I don't anticipate that you would have any trouble driving any of these speakers.
I have the SCSTs and I drive them with a denon AVR rated at 125 wpc @ 8 ohms. It was a 6 ohm rating. It does just fine no worries.
glangford is offline  
post #9197 of 9206 Old 07-03-2014, 02:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
glangford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuance View Post
I updated pricing and now have an audiogon ad in case anyone is interested:
https://app.audiogon.com/listings/fu...024-grafton-wi
Sad news indeed. I hope all goes well and that your wife's recovery is going great. I know your 'speaker journey' post did help influence my decision to buy SCSTs.

I hope you can soon at least pick up a decent use bookshelf speaker to keep the music end going.

Take Care and look forward to your return.
glangford is offline  
post #9198 of 9206 Old 07-03-2014, 06:59 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Addicted Member
 
Nuance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post
Nuance-

Are you sure the front baffles are "Anodized" and not galvanized as listed? I'd rather have them black anodized and not galvanized like a gas tank.

Mike

Btw- Those are some of the best looking speakers I've seen. Very nice price, shouldn't last long. GLWTS.

Whoops - right you are concerning anodized vs. galvanized. I fixed it. Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by glangford View Post
Sad news indeed. I hope all goes well and that your wife's recovery is going great. I know your 'speaker journey' post did help influence my decision to buy SCSTs.

I hope you can soon at least pick up a decent use bookshelf speaker to keep the music end going.

Take Care and look forward to your return.
Thank you - you're very kind.

My journey to find the "perfect" speaker
Dr. Olive's Blog

 

 

No matter what measurements tell us, a loudspeaker isn’t good until it
sounds good. - Dr. Floyd Toole

Last edited by Nuance; 07-03-2014 at 07:02 AM.
Nuance is offline  
post #9199 of 9206 Old 07-03-2014, 07:20 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuance View Post
I updated pricing and now have an audiogon ad in case anyone is interested:
https://app.audiogon.com/listings/fu...024-grafton-wi
Yeah, you pretty much have to list them on Audiogon these days. Also list them for free on Craigslist, Audio Asylum, Audioholics, and anywhere else you can think of.
AcuDefTechGuy is offline  
post #9200 of 9206 Old 07-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Member
 
robcentola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Aaaaand here we go again. In just a few short weeks (well, maybe six), I'll be a Veracity SongTower owner Not that I don't love my standard ST's, but I wanted to step it up a bit. I'm sure I'll be pleased.

Once again, Jim Salk is one of the most attentive, informative, and most of all, patient vendors out there. The guy answered all my questions without hesitation, or delay, and in great detail. Sometimes I wonder how he has time to build speakers when he's replying to PITA customers. Hell, I even requested a specific veneer with the actual lot number and he got it within 24 hours. I clicked on the link to that veneer and got a sold page! So impressed.

Now the wait. It's not nearly the torture like the first time since I have my ST's to keep me company, but I'm still over the top excited. This is a whole new level for me.


Nuance- Good luck with everything my friend. I too have found your posts extremely helpful, not to mention the PM's with my subwoofer questions. I look forward to your next journey! May your wife have a speedy recovery.

Rob
Nuance likes this.
robcentola is offline  
post #9201 of 9206 Old 07-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Member
 
Ace Deprave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by robcentola View Post
Aaaaand here we go again. In just a few short weeks (well, maybe six), I'll be a Veracity SongTower owner Not that I don't love my standard ST's, but I wanted to step it up a bit. I'm sure I'll be pleased.

Once again, Jim Salk is one of the most attentive, informative, and most of all, patient vendors out there. The guy answered all my questions without hesitation, or delay, and in great detail. Sometimes I wonder how he has time to build speakers when he's replying to PITA customers. Hell, I even requested a specific veneer with the actual lot number and he got it within 24 hours. I clicked on the link to that veneer and got a sold page! So impressed.

Now the wait. It's not nearly the torture like the first time since I have my ST's to keep me company, but I'm still over the top excited. This is a whole new level for me.


Nuance- Good luck with everything my friend. I too have found your posts extremely helpful, not to mention the PM's with my subwoofer questions. I look forward to your next journey! May your wife have a speedy recovery.

Rob
Awesome!
Ace Deprave is offline  
post #9202 of 9206 Old 07-05-2014, 06:39 AM
Member
 
green giant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 21
I understand the waiting torture... killing me to wait on a center channel and refinishing on my SS8's... I think I check at least 1x a day on the status update.

Fortunately, I kept the SS8's to bring in after the center is done and it will all get finished/refinished at once.

Jim's a good dude, no doubt.
green giant is offline  
post #9203 of 9206 Old 07-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Advanced Member
 
SeaNile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Been listening to speakers for a few days and it just occurred to me that I haven't even considered Salk. Is their website down? Listened to a few Dynaudio and B&W 805D and 804D and was not impressed at all. Stopped by a place today and listened to the Focal Electra 1000 Be2 and absolutely loved them. Hard to stomach the 10K price and then comes the processor and DAC components. Really not looking to spend THAT much but really want to do this once and have no regrets for a few years.

Are there models within the Salk line that compares to the Focal and maybe B&W 803D? Figure these are slightly north of 10K...

Thanks.
SeaNile is offline  
post #9204 of 9206 Old 07-09-2014, 04:16 AM
Member
 
robcentola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post
Been listening to speakers for a few days and it just occurred to me that I haven't even considered Salk. Is their website down? Listened to a few Dynaudio and B&W 805D and 804D and was not impressed at all. Stopped by a place today and listened to the Focal Electra 1000 Be2 and absolutely loved them. Hard to stomach the 10K price and then comes the processor and DAC components. Really not looking to spend THAT much but really want to do this once and have no regrets for a few years.

Are there models within the Salk line that compares to the Focal and maybe B&W 803D? Figure these are slightly north of 10K...

Thanks.
SS8, SS10, SS12 or the new Exotica 3 I would say. Here's a thread about the E3's http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=125592.0

I don't know what's going on with the site. How am I supposed to check the "project tracker" a dozen times a day?
robcentola is offline  
post #9205 of 9206 Old 07-09-2014, 06:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Martycool007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post
Been listening to speakers for a few days and it just occurred to me that I haven't even considered Salk. Is their website down? Listened to a few Dynaudio and B&W 805D and 804D and was not impressed at all. Stopped by a place today and listened to the Focal Electra 1000 Be2 and absolutely loved them. Hard to stomach the 10K price and then comes the processor and DAC components. Really not looking to spend THAT much but really want to do this once and have no regrets for a few years.

Are there models within the Salk line that compares to the Focal and maybe B&W 803D? Figure these are slightly north of 10K...

Thanks.
I have heard all of the B&W diamond series and to be perfectly honest, the Song Towers that I briefly owned several years ago sounded much better than the 804D2 and the 805D2, and I personally thought that they sounded better than even the 803D2. Now granted the 802, and 800 did sound better, but, these were just the bottom of the line Song Towers with the dome tweeter! If you went with the SCST or the regular Song Towers with the RAAL, or better yet, the HT-TL then I have no doubt that these would beat the 803D2 by quite a large margin, and the SoundScape 8 or 10 would be my preference over even the 802D2!
Martycool007 is offline  
post #9206 of 9206 Old 07-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Advanced Member
 
SeaNile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Any thoughts on powering SS8 with the 220 Peachtree amp and pre/dac combo?
SeaNile is offline  
Reply Speakers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off