Originally Posted by g_bartman
Thanks Keith. I got a killer deal on them. Used but like new. I told my wife they are probably my forever speakers, she's like "yeah right." Then she listened to them and apologized
. The more I listen to them the more I like 'em. Great detail and sound staging. Haven't heard the Salon 2'a which is probably a good thing! You run yours with a pair of Mcintosh 501's, right? That would be crazy good.
Congrats on both the new speakers and the killer deal. It's nice that your wife can appreciate them as well. My wife enjoys my systems, but I honestly don't know if she hears/sees any difference with upgrades. My dedicated theater is pretty much finished (for at least a couple of years), and for the record, I'm powering the Salon2's with a McIntosh 402 stereo amp; a pair of 501's would be awesome, though! I am upgrading a few things in my family room system, but primarily revolving around a new stand. I'm tired of the old glass and metal one, and want a nice Salamander that can hold my Avalon Symbol center channel speaker, which is about 4 feet wide. But of course that upgrade has spawned several more, including a Panasonic 65ZT60 to replace my Kuro Elite 151 (which will go downstairs) and an Oppo BDP-103. I might have my local installer do the stand and integration, mostly so it can look and function as nicely as possible. I may need to get rid of the Logitech Harmony and go with a better RF remote for that cabinet, I'm not sure, but they can program that too.
That's the problem with having 2 surround systems; you just get one done and the other one needs tending. Between A/V and my firearms hobbies, I'm surprised we have any money left.