Hi, all. Wow, a 43-page thread!
I've tried to read as much of the thread as I can. I'm about to order a pair of V3s and join the Salk family.
I have had my eye on these for quite a while, and now I'm ready to take the plunge!
I decided to go the custom route with some Makore wood that Jim suggested. I will be using these as a stereo setup in my home office. They will be replacing some ancient Yamaha NS-A240s. (I think the last straw was when the second speaker's grill fell off a few months ago and I lost the peg to put it back on.) These speakers are older than I am and have served their purpose quite well, but their time is up!
One question: I'm currently driving my Yamahas with a Denon AVR-2500 receiver. I picked it up for a song years ago. I emailed Jim, concerned that it wouldn't be able to drive these beautiful V3s that I'm buying. He said to try it anyway before I made any decisions to upgrade (wise idea.)
Then another thought occurred to me. I have a Denon AVR-2801 downstairs in an HT setup. I want to swap it for a new AVR-3808CI since I am using the TV to switch HDMI right now. Would the AVR-2801 do these justice?
Please note that, due to limited space in my home office, I don't want to go with a pre-amp+amp setup.
Assuming these speakers turn out well (and I have every reason to believe I will be blown away by them!) I will upgrade my HT setup downstairs as well.
Thank you in advance for any advice you have regarding a good stereo receiver.