Originally Posted by purbeast
How would you say the ones I'm demo'ing would compare to the T8's?
And are you basically saying the T12's would blow the Salks that I'm going to listen to out of the park?
And I do see what you are saying about them being great for music. From my research I've done it seems that both B&W and Salk make great speakers, but that they both really shine in more of a musical environment over the HT environment. And like you said, not that they are BAD or anything for HT, just that there are better options out there.
Salk are low sensitivy speakers that for the most part are full range. They excell at music and can double for HT but not excell and just were not meant to be turned up loud.
T8's and T12's are high sensitivity speakers that are designed to be crossed over to a sub. so you can accomplish alot with this design. They are 2 entirely different designs and have completely different customers or audiences. I think both Salk and JTR represent the best and are at the top of their game for their purpose designs. If I could I would have both. Decide what your goals are and room size and then go at it from there.
Ask as many direct questions as you can and the answers will be easier to give and understand.
You are on the right track
I was able to purchase new 3 T12 HT, 2 18" stands , and 2 SubM HP's for basically the same $$$$ as a pair of Sounscape 8's. To me that combination gives me oustanding HT and Music and all the power I could want. also wanted to point out that Songtowers are "Baby Salks" and if you want a comparision you need to be at least at Soundscapes.Edited by countryWV - 12/6/12 at 3:24pm