Originally Posted by raylover79
Hi Salk fans,
I am in the hunt for good floor stands. If I were in US, I would have bought the SS8 blind folded and relaxed henceforth, but I am in India and importing them would cost me almost twice.
So, I have few choices and I am expecting your advice regarding which floor stand I should choose. I have asked the same question in the Focal and Monitor audio forum and haven't got much feed back, so am expecting good feedbacks from you people.
My preferences are : Focal Electra 1028BE, Monitor Audio Pl200, Salk HT2Tl and KEF 203/2 (out of my budget. Expensive in my country).
I have only heard the Focal 1028 out of the above floorstands, and liked it a lot. The highs and mids were great but the low was not that strong (however that is not my concern, as I will import seaton submersive HP or JTR Captivator to handle the lowend freq.).
At first, I was strongly considering the Salk HT2TLs, but the Indian rupee has fallen considerably (from Rs.44 per $ to now Rs.55 to 58 per $), so importing this would cost me similar price to that of the focal and the monitor audio.
Out of these speakers, which one do you think is the best (though best is always subjective, I still wish to hear your comments).
Is the Raal, Seas excell combo in the HT2Tl that good?
We have Focal, Monitor Audio and KEF dealers in our locality, so buying them would be easy, but with the Salk, I have to handle the Customs hassle. So, which route should I take?
For electronics, I am considering the Emotiva xpa-5 and then upgrade to the xpa2 later or the xpr-5 (the xpr5 scares me with its 400W X 5) for Power amp. For prepro, I have no idea. is the yet to be released emotiva xmc-1 worth it? It's specs are very amazing on paper, however how it is gonna be translated on the realworld performance is anyones guess.
I only prefer the floorstands and not the Bookshes..
Expecting your valuable advice.