So, I had my interest piqued the other day when skimming the "Search to find my perfect speakers
" thread and saw some mention of the Salk SongTowers. I'm wondering if they might be the right speaker for me. I've been considering an upgrade to my front main speakers in my surround system. Current system is Magnepan MMG in the front, no center speaker, Magnepan MGMC1 in the rear, and Hsu VTF-2 subwoofer. There is a lot that I like about the MMG's. However, my room is not exactly perfect for them (wife hates them 3' out in our small room) and they just don't have as much "oomph" as I like sometimes, even with the sub. Plus, I'm just curious to try something new after several years with the MMGs.
80% of my listening is music and 20% is home theater. The majority of my music listening these days is hi-rez multi-channel SACD and DVD-A. Some stuff in heavy rotation these days Beatles, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Natalie Merchant, REM, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, Genesis, ELP, John Denver, Carpenters, Allison Krauss, Beck, and some heavier stuff on occasion like Linkin Park, Tool, and Metallica. I've also really started to enjoy Lawrence Jubar since I had to try one of AIX recordings after reading so many amazing things about them.
My components include Emotive LMC-1 pre-amp and LPA-1 amp. I'm also very likely to upgrade to their LMC-2 and XPA-5 in the near futre. My room is about 15' front to back and 13' wide. However, there is a max of 10' usable space on the front wall since it open into a kitchen and upstairs/downstairs staircases on the right side. The room is carpeted and has pretty large upholstered couch about 2' from the back wall.
I'm looking for somethign with great imaging, dynamics, and a smoothness that I can listen to for hours without feeling "fatigued." So, any opinions on whether the SongTowers might be a good choice. Their $1,500 price is close to my limit.