Originally Posted by Saturn94
I've recently been researching my options to upgrade my current ADS L1290/2 speakers and am at the point where I really need to hear some.
I was hoping to find an owner that let me audition a pair of HT2-TLs (or maybe even the SongTowers, although I'm not sure they would be an "upgrade" for me?).
I'm in southeastern VA.
If you can't find anyone closer to you, the offer I made to you on audiocircle to come hear my SongTowers is still good. (You'll find many of the same readers here as you did on AC.)
In fact, now that I learned something about your speakers from an April 1984 review
, I am very curious to hear them. The reviewer (Julian Hirsch) praised them highly. Just to read Hirsch again was a welcome blast from the past.
I'm reasonably sure that Dennis Murphy would also be interested in hearing and running some test sweeps on one of these speakers.
Without hearing the ADS speakers, I would agree that you may very well be right, a true upgrade would be the Salk HT2-TLs instead of the SongTowers. A quick comparison should make it easy to answer that.
As an interesting side note, I also have NHTs for my center and rear channel speakers. They blend reasonably well with the STs.
Just curious, why are you looking to replace these speakers?
Hey Nuance! How's it going?