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...and a short interview of Jim Salk in The Absolute Sound.
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...and a short interview of Jim Salk in The Absolute Sound.

Not the most thought-provoking questions, but it's a great picture and Jim is his usual articulate self.
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Any Kansas City salk owners? I am debating a change and would love to hear some salk stuff.
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Email Jim Salk himself, he will try to set you up with a local demo. You can also try posting at AudioCircle, you'll get a quick response.

Anyway, I purchased my Veracity ST's sight unseen or heard, with much hesitance, since I relied on many reviews. It's hard to do that with 4k these days. However, I'm GLAD I did and do not regret my purchase at all. I have no plans to ever get rid of them, as they bring a massive grin from ear to ear every day I listen to them. They are that good.

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Any Kansas City salk owners? I am debating a change and would love to hear some salk stuff.
Welcome to come hear mine - in Iowa. Also a couple pair in Omaha I believe.
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You're in for a real treat!
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Welcome to come hear mine - in Iowa. Also a couple pair in Omaha I believe.
Hey David I have heard yours before and that's the reason I am interested. I thought you sold yours a while back when you went JTR. Guessing not. I have a dedicated room with big speakers. I also have a pretty large theater in my living room as well. I am looking for something not so huge as well as a little laid back sound and also not made for extreme volumes since I just don't listen that loud upstairs. And of course I want some thing BEAUTIFUL in my living room and we all know salk fits that bill perfectly.
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Sounds like quite the setup! Mine is not that elaborate; my theater and listening room are combined. Salk Soundscape 12s in front for stereo listening, augmented with the SS-C in the middle and SS M7s in back + sub for 5.1. I'm quite happy with how this "compromise" works for HD movies and hi-res music!
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Hey David I have heard yours before and that's the reason I am interested. I thought you sold yours a while back when you went JTR. Guessing not. I have a dedicated room with big speakers. I also have a pretty large theater in my living room as well. I am looking for something not so huge as well as a little laid back sound and also not made for extreme volumes since I just don't listen that loud upstairs. And of course I want some thing BEAUTIFUL in my living room and we all know salk fits that bill perfectly.
No way I'm selling my Salks for 2 channel! I have them upstairs just for 2 channel now. Maybe down the road I'll trade up for some SS8's and go for an exotic wood veneer all over. Right now I just have the black with Mexican cocobolo stringers that I love but not as pretty as some of those burls I have seen.
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Sounds like quite the setup! Mine is not that elaborate; my theater and listening room are combined. Salk Soundscape 12s in front for stereo listening, augmented with the SS-C in the middle and SS M7s in back + sub for 5.1. I'm quite happy with how this "compromise" works for HD movies and hi-res music!
Enterion,

Your "compromise" for HD movies and Hi-Rez music almost exactly matches mine here in northern New Mexico, except I have 5.2 or a plus one more subwoofer. Almost the best for both worlds. Feel real fortunate to have been able to put this system together, especially with Jim's and Dennis' help.

Anyone passing through New Mexico north of Santa Fe is welcome to come see and have a listen.

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When we were first asked to use black aniline dye over cherry, I had my doubts. But we have done quite a few pairs now.

Here are some pictures of the latest black over cherry speakers...



And a close-up...



Another black dye application over zebrawood...



And a close-up...



Black certainly works over these woods.

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BRM originally commissioned this pair of SoundScape 8's in tamo ash finished in a blue aniline dye.

Here is a picture...



When Doug purchased them and ordered a matching center, he decided that blue wasn't what he really wanted. He really wanted dark green in honor of the Michigan State Spartans. But then he had second thoughts. On the advice of his wife, he decided a more natural color would be better.

Here are the results...



And a close-up...



Happy listening Doug!

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The Absolute Sound - The Interview - September 2014 Issue...

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...gnature-sound/

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Jim,

I for one would love to hear a little bit about the process that you went through in order to transform the SS8's from blue to caramel without trashing the veneer.

BTW, beautiful job. And the black over zebrawood is still one of my favorites.


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Absolutely gorgeous speakers!
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Wow, those pics of the aniline over Zebrawood speakers are unbelievable I can only imagine what they look like in person.

Great call on the blue speakers, Jim.
I know you are all about customer wishes and I think, no I know, you and his wife saved the guy from his own "taste". Yikes.

 

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Jim,

I for one would love to hear a little bit about the process that you went through in order to transform the SS8's from blue to caramel without trashing the veneer.

BTW, beautiful job. And the black over zebrawood is still one of my favorites.
The original blue color was mixed into the final topcoat. So we simply sanded that off, shot more sealer and applied new topcoat with aniline dye added. It was just a matter of a lot of labor sanding the original topcoat off.

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