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post #9361 of 9373 Old 01-04-2015, 12:21 PM
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If I am able to pick these up I will run a sub. Reading has led me to believe a sub is the best way to go for the HT3 and lower speakers. Just my opinion though on what I have read.
My guess would be that the HT3 would give you more flexible crossover frequency options to the sub without muddling the midrange since the HT3 is a 3 way.

If price and form factor aren't an issue, I'd probably go with the HT3.

BTW, I'm a big fan of using a sub for music and movies.
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I'll have to see how things pan out. I'm really thinking this is the way I'll go. Started reading about the JTR noesis 212ht and that is a compelling speaker. I do like the Salk look though and that is important for me in a non-dedicated ht.
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I'll have to see how things pan out. I'm really thinking this is the way I'll go. Started reading about the JTR noesis 212ht and that is a compelling speaker. I do like the Salk look though and that is important for me in a non-dedicated ht.
Great HT and Music speakers are most often very different. Different sound character and priorities.
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Great HT and Music speakers are most often very different. Different sound character and priorities.
I do not disagree. I just have to figure out if I want something that is fairly capable in both or just go for HT speakers.
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Great HT and Music speakers are most often very different. Different sound character and priorities.
Well, I like dynamics and a larger sounding speaker for music and home theater and I can tell you this.

The SS8's excel at both and my SS7 center channel is phenomenal.

I've not once even considered making a change since I bought my used SS8's. For me, to not even consider making any change is a small miracle.
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Well, I like dynamics and a larger sounding speaker for music and home theater and I can tell you this.

The SS8's excel at both and my SS7 center channel is phenomenal.

I've not once even considered making a change since I bought my used SS8's. For me, to not even consider making any change is a small miracle.
We have a fullset KEF R900 HT system which I regretted getting. For HT you want something ultra efficient for that real theaterlike impact. It doesn't even have to be accurate. Just efficient, low distortion, and loud.
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Finally got the tripod out and took some pics.

The originals are here:

http://ericptek.smugmug.com under Salk HT2-TL's. They look much better off the site than linked.

I'm going to get a Macro lens and work on some better pics. I need to get the head on my tripod fixed, could not get it to lock in place.

Ignore the horrible placement, limitation of the house for right now.











Wow! I'm a fan! I really love the veneer combination that I chose, but if I were shopping today, these would be in serious contention.
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If I am able to pick these up I will run a sub. Reading has led me to believe a sub is the best way to go for the HT3 and lower speakers. Just my opinion though on what I have read.
It all depends on how low you want the system to play. The HT3's play solidly down to 29Hz. This is sufficient for most music as most traditional musical instruments do not play any lower than this. However, if home theater is in the mix, then subs make a lot of sense. But in that case, you don't really need the extra extension of the HT3's. Crossing HT2-TL's to a sub and relieving them of some deep bass duties will not only keep the midrange clean, but you have two mid-woofers sharing the load for improved power handling. In addition, you gain about 4db in efficiency (each 3db is roughly equivalent to a doubling or halving of power requirements). So for many, this will make more sense.

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Chris was looking for his dream speaker and settled on the Exotica 3's. We searched for just the right veneer and came up with some nice Mexican ziricote.

Here are the results...



And a close-up...



Happy listening Chris!

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Hi Jim,

Will you be going to T.H.E. Show Newport this year? I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to the Exoticas again.

thanks

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Hi Jim,

Will you be going to T.H.E. Show Newport this year? I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to the Exoticas again.

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We will not be attending Newport this year. The cost, both in terms of money and time away from the shop to attend a show this far away from MI is an issue. We may adjust our show schedule this coming year so that we can attend this show next year.

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Chris was looking for his dream speaker and settled on the Exotica 3's. We searched for just the right veneer and came up with some nice Mexican ziricote.

Here are the results...



And a close-up...



Happy listening Chris!

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Jim,
Nobody builds a more beautiful speaker than you Jim. My wife and I sat one night and looked through your veneer gallery of the HT3 and we were both amazed. I hope this is the year I place my order.
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Jim,
Nobody builds a more beautiful speaker than you Jim. My wife and I sat one night and looked through your veneer gallery of the HT3 and we were both amazed. I hope this is the year I place my order.
I didn't know you are a Salk fan Dave? Awesome! Some day I will sell my HT2-TLs and buy some SS8's. Lots of pennies to save.
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