Originally Posted by Nuance
I've heard almost every speaker Salk makes, and they compare very well to the brick and mortar stuff. In fact, I'd take the SoundScape 8's over the Revel Salon2's, Dynaudio C4 Mark II's and Kef 207/2's. They really are that good. B&W and Wilson isn't in the same league IMO, but YMMV.
With that said, audio is highly subjective, so one man's treasure may be another's trash. Can you make the trip to Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this year? If so you'll be able to hear the Salk's, perhaps the Tekton's and every other speaker you're probably considering.
By the way, what is your budget, and will you be using these for music, HT or both?
I dont really know my budget, but the more i can save the better, i have a really good hook up, i get things at cost basically, but since i want to buy a large screen TV and speakers plus save for a 2nd child and do house renos i want to pay under $4000 for the towers and the centre channel.
If i had no budget then i would be looking at the 800 diamonds probably the 802D, paradigm signature S8 and monitor audios platinum line the PL300. I want this tobe my last speaker purchase unless i win the lotto
or add the rear surrounds for a full 7.1 system down the road