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It uses a custom 10 inch woofer with seas excel mid 7" and raal 70-20.
"custom" does not tell me anything.
All HT3 info you can get:
http://www.salksound.com/ht3%20-%20home.htm

If you need more details you should ask Jim directly. A lot of brands use custom drivers. I'd focus more on the measurements and how the speakers themselves sound as opposed to parts.
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The HT3 woofer is a driver we developed with the help of Acoustic Elegance. The original HT3 design incorporated a 10" woofer produced for us by TC Sounds. But when they filed for bankruptcy a few years ago, we were no longer able to secure them. So we approached AE to produce a very similar driver with some improvements (larger magnets, copper voice coils, etc.). The result is a woofer that is superior to the original TC Sounds woofer and is used both in the HT3's and the SoundScape 10's.

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hello....considering buying this pair of Salk HT3's....i'd like to get some info on these. I think this uses the RAAL 70-20 tweeter and the SEAS W18EX / 8" mid .....would like to know which woofer this is? ...and please confirm any info i have posted along with production date ? thanks
--- the current owner states mr. salk was original owner of these for 3 years and he has had them for two years.
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--- the current owner states mr. salk was original owner of these for 3 years and he has had them for two years.
If I remember correctly, Salk started using the RAAL tweeter in 2010.
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--- the current owner states mr. salk was original owner of these for 3 years and he has had them for two years.
What are these babies worth? Seen them as low as $2500.
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I plan on buying a set of songtowers QWT and I just wanted to see if it would be a good choice to get a Yamaha A-S1000 integrated amp. As well as an Arcam ir Dac. I would use my DVD player as the music source. I read the yamaha is a neutral amp with a lot of power.

Any songtower owners have a good experience with the Yamaha A-S1000 integrated amplifier?

I plan on doing the 30 day trial with some standard songtowers. I read that they will reveal any shortcomings in the equipment they are paired with. So Im trying to make sure I pair it well.

I want a system that will not give me ear fatigue, yet still has amazing sound detail.

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I plan on buying a set of songtowers QWT and I just wanted to see if it would be a good choice to get a Yamaha A-S1000 integrated amp. As well as an Arcam ir Dac. I would use my DVD player as the music source. I read the yamaha is a neutral amp with a lot of power.
I don't have any experience with this particular amp. but Yamaha makes good products and after looking at the specs, I don't see any particular issue. It should work just fine.

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I don't have any experience with this particular amp. but Yamaha makes good products and after looking at the specs, I don't see any particular issue. It should work just fine.

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Great, I will keep you updated. Thank you
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90W minimum RMS + 160 damping factor + 2 separate power supplies per channel. Plenty of power and bass for a small floorstander or even one above it.
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Any recommendations for speaker cables that will work for the songtowers and a Yamaha A-S1000.
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Any recommendations for speaker cables that will work for the songtowers and a Yamaha A-S1000.
I love my BlueJeans cables. Good value for the performance or you can always go monoprice. But if you want to pay a lot more for some reason then I'm sure there are others that have better suggestions than I.
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I love my BlueJeans cables. Good value for the performance or you can always go monoprice. But if you want to pay a lot more for some reason then I'm sure there are others that have better suggestions than I.
There is nothing better than a 10 gauge ultrasonic welded Bluejeans speaker cable. The fact that they're realistically priced = cheap means you can use them for everything. In fact I just bought a 150 meter to rewire my whole office.

I've had my share of ripoff $2000 cables in my 20 years of playing this hobby. Nothing better than a simple 10 gauge copper wire so go with Bluejeans.
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There is nothing better than a 10 gauge ultrasonic welded Bluejeans speaker cable. The fact that they're realistically priced = cheap means you can use them for everything. In fact I just bought a 150 meter to rewire my whole office.

I've had my share of ripoff $2000 cables in my 20 years of playing this hobby. Nothing better than a simple 10 gauge copper wire so go with Bluejeans.
ok , really dumb question. Do I need to get banana plugs on one end of the blue jeans cable and then spades on the other end to connect to the songtowers? Or do I get banana plugs for both ends of the blue jeans speaker cable?
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ok , really dumb question. Do I need to get banana plugs on one end of the blue jeans cable and then spades on the other end to connect to the songtowers? Or do I get banana plugs for both ends of the blue jeans speaker cable?
It's personal preference really. Some may argue specifics such as more contact area with bare wire, etc. If you get spades make sure you get the correct size.
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ok , really dumb question. Do I need to get banana plugs on one end of the blue jeans cable and then spades on the other end to connect to the songtowers? Or do I get banana plugs for both ends of the blue jeans speaker cable?
Not dumb, very valid actually. Use bananas on everything. Forget spades as they come in many sizes you'd sometimes have to compensate or even damage your speakers' posts. There is no sonic difference between spades and bananas so get the more convenient one. Anyway with Bluejeans the wire is ultrasonically welded to the locking banana plugs so it doesn't get any more direct than that.

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I don't agree with what Veda posted about spades but I'm not a fan of the BJC spades in any event.
If you like spades, just find what diameter terminals your speakers have and get the appropriate spades.
It's not rocket surgery.
Personally, I'm a spades or bare cable guy but it has nothing to do with sound.
As long as you have the connection correct and tight, that is what matters the most.

 

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Anybody using a laptop for a music source? I thought with the right DAC and maybe some high resolution media files I could have access to all kinds of music and streaming music stations for my yamaha and soon to be Songtowers. Other wise I do have an old DVD player that would work for my music source too. I own quite a few cds.
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Anybody using a laptop for a music source? I thought with the right DAC and maybe some high resolution media files I could have access to all kinds of music and streaming music stations for my yamaha and soon to be Songtowers. Other wise I do have an old DVD player that would work for my music source too. I own quite a few cds.
I use an OPPO 105 and stream music to it from my NAS over ethernet. Less clutter than a laptop since the music is stored elsewhere. All music ripped to the NAS as FLAC files.
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I don't agree with what Veda posted about spades but I'm not a fan of the BJC spades in any event.
If you like spades, just find what diameter terminals your speakers have and get the appropriate spades.
I'm trying to save him the hassle of getting another spades or plug when he changes speakers someday.
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Anybody using a laptop for a music source? I thought with the right DAC and maybe some high resolution media files I could have access to all kinds of music and streaming music stations for my yamaha and soon to be Songtowers.
Yes and you'd want this. The cheapest real DSD through USB DAC in the market. Ebay used $300. New a bit more but reasonable. Though honestly I've used NAD direct digital amps on everyhing so no more need for DACs.

http://www.matrix-digi.com/en/products/59/index.html
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ok , really dumb question. Do I need to get banana plugs on one end of the blue jeans cable and then spades on the other end to connect to the songtowers? Or do I get banana plugs for both ends of the blue jeans speaker cable?
I have Blue Jeans welded cables with banana on the amp end and spades on the SongTower end. It works great for me but bananas on both end work too. The benefit of the spades is that your wires don't stick so far out the back, so you have a cleaner look and they're more flush to the back of the speaker so you're less likely to have someone (i.e. kid, dog) bump into them.

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I'm trying to save him the hassle of getting another spades or plug when he changes speakers someday.
You're right in that all speakers are compatible with bananas but not all spades but the BJC welded cables are made to length. I'd think that with something as nice as the Salk speakers you're probably more likely to change configuration of your listening setup (i.e. move houses), meaning you'll need different cable lengths, than you are your speakers. I'm on my second set of BJC welded cables but I'm still using the same speakers.

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You're right in that all speakers are compatible with bananas but not all spades but the BJC welded cables are made to length. I'd think that with something as nice as the Salk speakers you're probably more likely to change configuration of your listening setup (i.e. move houses), meaning you'll need different cable lengths, than you are your speakers. I'm on my second set of BJC welded cables but I'm still using the same speakers.
Hahaha yes I realize not everyone buys a set of floorstanders every 3 months like myself.
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