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post #9781 of 9787 Old 01-29-2017, 05:08 PM
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Sorry if this has been answered (couldn't find it), but what is the difference between the Song Towers RT and the Supercharged SongTowers? Is it the use of a different woofer only? The Supercharged ST's dig lower (34Hz vs. 42Hz).

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I'm a newbie on this site and don't own any Salk Sound speakers but I'm seriously considering a pair. There are so many models with pricepoints staggered rather close together that I decided to call and get some clarity.

I was able to speak with Jim himself. He was fairly generous with his time and I did take some notes.

I can't answer your question fully, but I can say the effect on the sound with the more advanced drivers in the Super Charged ST and Veracity series speakers is centered around improved clarity, detail, transparency.

In the price point of the RT, I'm leaning more towards the 3way Song3, but after speaking with him I want to hear the Veracity ST, Super Charged ST, and the Song 3.

Good luck with it.
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I'm a newbie on this site and don't own any Salk Sound speakers but I'm seriously considering a pair. There are so many models with pricepoints staggered rather close together that I decided to call and get some clarity.

I was able to speak with Jim himself. He was fairly generous with his time and I did take some notes.

I can't answer your question fully, but I can say the effect on the sound with the more advanced drivers in the Super Charged ST and Veracity series speakers is centered around improved clarity, detail, transparency.

In the price point of the RT, I'm leaning more towards the 3way Song3, but after speaking with him I want to hear the Veracity ST, Super Charged ST, and the Song 3.

Good luck with it.
I'm planning on getting a pair of these this year to replace a set of Def Tech 8060ST's. Those 3 are on my short list, as well as the Veracity HT1-TL. I'm currently focused on those..
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I'm planning on getting a pair of these this year to replace a set of Def Tech 8060ST's. Those 3 are on my short list, as well as the Veracity HT1-TL. I'm currently focused on those..
Whatever I do end up buying I'm going to get the center channel to match as well and finally do the front 3 speakers right for HT.

I've heard the Revel F206 & 208. Both are nice speakers, but the 208 is a better 2.0 listening speaker imo and that's still at least 50% of my usage....I'm understanding the better subs (Rythmik, SVS, etc) out there are very musical and I'll look into that because I will buy a new sub as well, but I know I like a full range speaker with solid low end already.

The Martin Logan Motion 40 & 60 I just recently demoed...surprisingly the 40s sound better to me.

There are a few more speakers I want to hear, (Monitor G300, Golden Ear Triton 2, Kef R700/900) most of which I can hear locally, then try to get up to MI and hear the offerings from Salk that I mentioned.

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Lurker here. I think I'm getting sucked into the happy vortex of Salk Sound.

I've been looking for speakers for primarily music listening, but also for TV and occasional movies. We recently moved and left all our speakers at the old house for the new owners (Mirage Omnisat system). Went to a BB with the wife, looking for bookshelves. The Magnolia room only had B&W to listen to so we started with a couple bookshelves and then added a sub and then listened (with our source material, Joan Osborne and Led Zeppelin) to 600 series towers. They sounded good, but none of the options blew me away. There was a noticeable difference in the different speakers, but I wasn't ready to pull the trigger since I at least wanted to research other options.

I don't recall my exact path to Salk, but I think I'm hooked before any listening or even seeing one in the flesh. I think I've read most of the reviews out there and have only reached 14 of these 327 pages. The information and passion of the folks here has factored into my enthusiasm. Its especially cool how Mssrs Salk and Murphy have given of their time to answer all manner of questions.

I suspect I would be thrilled with the SongBirds, but the STs and STRTs really have my interest. I love the idea of transparent, balanced sound. I love superior quality. I like the idea of maybe not needing a subwoofer. I love the idea of buying something once and being happy with it for a long long time. I love the ability to customize the speaker materials and finish. This could be key with the wife acceptance factor.

The room is ~17' x 30' x 9' ceilings, tile floors and not attenuation. The room opens to a kitchen behind the listeners. The speakers would be powered by a Marantz SR7200, rated at 130 W/channel at 6ohms. I sent a message to the Salk website, but have not yet received a response.

Thanks all.

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I don't recall my exact path to Salk, but I think I'm hooked before any listening or even seeing one in the flesh. I think I've read most of the reviews out there and have only reached 14 of these 327 pages. The information and passion of the folks here has factored into my enthusiasm. Its especially cool how Mssrs Salk and Murphy have given of their time to answer all manner of questions.

I suspect I would be thrilled with the SongBirds, but the STs and STRTs really have my interest. I love the idea of transparent, balanced sound. I love superior quality. I like the idea of maybe not needing a subwoofer. I love the idea of buying something once and being happy with it for a long long time. I love the ability to customize the speaker materials and finish. This could be key with the wife acceptance factor.

The room is ~17 x 30' x 9' ceilings, tile floors and not attenuation.

Thanks all.
If you appreciate quality and craftsmanship I would stay away from BB and definitely recommend Salk. Everytime I go into the BB soundroom I feel like I'm surrounded by overpriced plastic junk. Some speakers there aren't terrible, but when you do get Salks you won't be able to go back to BB again. Like a lot of owners say, their Salk speakers are the nicest piece of furniture in their house.

Based on the size of your room I wouldn't get the Songbirds. I would look at the Song3's if your budget allows. No matter what you get though they are great speakers.
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I sent a message to the Salk website, but have not yet received a response.
I recall answering this yesterday. If you did not receive my response, please email me directly at jim @ salksound.com. I'll answer promptly.

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I recall answering this yesterday. If you did not receive my response, please email me directly at jim @ salksound.com. I'll answer promptly.

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Thank-you, Jim. For some reason it never showed in my inbox. I don't think I put the incorrect email, which should have shown as astrochex 06 @ gmail dot com. I will contact you at the provided email.


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