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post #7591 of 9127
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Originally Posted by jsalk View Post

What we now have set up in the shop offers a myriad of views and, so far, it seems to be working quite well (we are still in the beta development stage).
One major advantage of this system is that customers will be able to check the status of their project at any time. Here is an example of what they might see...

I recently ordered a pair of SC SongTowers and this progress bar is great. Since it hit, "Deposit received", I haven't felt the need to e-mail or call about the status. Though, it would probably reduce the load on your servers if you had an opt-in e-mail status update. I've refreshed the progress bar more times than I care to mention...

My speakers are still early in the process but, it might also make sense to give a pessimistic key of completion times for each step. Something vague like, "1+ days", "2+ days", etc. Even if they are overly pessimistic, they at least give some level of expectation and, when that expectation is met or exceeded, customers will probably like it.
post #7592 of 9127
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Originally Posted by dmsdms View Post

My speakers are still early in the process but, it might also make sense to give a pessimistic key of completion times for each step. Something vague like, "1+ days", "2+ days", etc. Even if they are overly pessimistic, they at least give some level of expectation and, when that expectation is met or exceeded, customers will probably like it.

This is something we have been thinking about adding. But it would require a significant update to the database behind this application. So it is on our to-do list, but it will probably be a while before we have the time to address it.

Thanks for your input! Much appreciated.

- Jim
post #7593 of 9127
Thread Starter 
What a wonderful new idea, Jim! Once again you're setting the standard for ID companies. Well done sir!
post #7594 of 9127
I couldn't agree more Brandon, this is an awesome update. Economically speaking, if you're not innovating, then no business is profitable in the long run. Good to see that you're making some positive changes Jim. I can't wait to make my next purchase with you. Although I still love my SongTowers, having heard the HT2-TL's a couple years ago really made me want to upgrade at some point.

Cheers!
Chad
post #7595 of 9127
Thread Starter 
You know what, now that I think about it I should have stated "you're setting the standard for all speaker manufacturing companies," not just "ID companies." This really is trend setting.
post #7596 of 9127
It is great to be able to watch your speakers get built timing wise. As many say, waiting is the hardest part...
post #7597 of 9127
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Originally Posted by jsalk View Post

This is something we have been thinking about adding. But it would require a significant update to the database behind this application. So it is on our to-do list, but it will probably be a while before we have the time to address it.
Thanks for your input! Much appreciated.
- Jim

Jim,

It is great to follow the build of my new speakers. Much more detail than I have seen with other ID vendors. You have great database application.

To respond to the request to provide current time status for completion of a build, perhaps you could take a look at the system that Decware uses for their tube amps. If you go to www.decware.com/newsite/contacts.html and scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a link to their "Amplifier Real Time Build Sheet". Decware doesn't give anywhere near the detail that your system does, and they don't estimate when a particular build will be ready, but they show each purchaser's spot in the build queue, and it is simply a PDF file. Maybe a file that just shows a buyer's spot in the queue would answer a lot of questions, and if the buyer wanted to see the details, he/she could access your database application. This also relieves you of the task of having to estimate when a particular speaker order will be ready, 'cause if a customer expects his speakers to be ready on day 5, you know that you will be getting a phone call on day 6 if the expectation isn't met.

Regards,

Greg
post #7598 of 9127
hey guys...

looking for suggestions on something decent and cheap to use as surrounds with ht-1's and a ht2c... i wouldn't mind experimenting with some dipoles...

let's set the initial budget at $1k for the pair... less is always better...

tia...
post #7599 of 9127
Have you considered WOW1s?
post #7600 of 9127
The WOW1s are $1,199. Given the diminished importance of the surrounds and the budget restraint ($1,000) I'd suggest the Song Surround I over the WOW1. They're a little bit bigger but a few hundred less ($895). That's keeping it in the family anyway.
post #7601 of 9127
yup, considered both, thanks... smile.gif

my new seating configuration is making it rather tough to position direct radiators, which is why i noted trying out some dipoles....
post #7602 of 9127
My surrounds are on side tables 4-6 feet from my head. I've experimented with aiming them directly at the ears and aiming them directly forward to produce the indirect surround effect. Now I have them somewhere in between. I realize none of these is theoretically ideal but they've all been adequate at producing a surround effect.

I went with the regular Surround I speakers because I have real misgivings about bipole and dipole speakers. They operate by manipulating a straight signal into an acoustic illusion. I admit I don't have a great deal of listening experience so maybe my opinoin would change, but it seems like they're just a little too specialized. And I like the idea that I can repurpose my surrounds as 2 channel bookshelves should I ever desire (even though I probably never will).
post #7603 of 9127
Hry guys - sorry to clutter your thread, but....I'm looking at Salk's for a strictly home theater setting. I was looking at the songtowers and the HT1-TL's - does anyone have any opinions on which would be a better fit (again for a 100% home theater application?)

TIA
post #7604 of 9127
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Originally Posted by madhuski View Post

Hry guys - sorry to clutter your thread, but....I'm looking at Salk's for a strictly home theater setting. I was looking at the songtowers and the HT1-TL's - does anyone have any opinions on which would be a better fit (again for a 100% home theater application?)
TIA

The HT1-TLs dig deeper in bass, have the RAAL tweeter, but are less sensitive. I assume you have a sub, and you can get the RAAL on the songtower. I'd go songtower with RAAL. If no sub, the maybe supercharged ST?
post #7605 of 9127
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

The HT1-TLs dig deeper in bass, have the RAAL tweeter, but are less sensitive. I assume you have a sub, and you can get the RAAL on the songtower. I'd go songtower with RAAL. If no sub, the maybe supercharged ST?

^ This. Although, if you won't be using a subwoofer I don't recommend any speaker to be run full range, except maybe the ones with built in powered subs. Movies have way too much LFE to be watched without a subwoofer. For 2-channel you'd be fine, though.
post #7606 of 9127
I've had my SCSTs for a week or so now, they dig plenty deep for 2 channel, I've been using them wihtout my sub for music, but use ARC with my Sub for movies, mainly due to the LFE channel. The SC CC goes very deep as well.
post #7607 of 9127
Since it's only a HT application, you could go this way plus a sub (or two.)

http://www.salksound.com/hts%20-%20home.htm
http://www.salksound.com/hts%20-%20specifications-prices.htm
post #7608 of 9127
has anyone here purchased the home theater speakers?

i am eventually going to purchase speakers that will be very a dedicated home theater as well. I was thinking about the SS8's and SS center. but would the HT speakers be better suited for a dedicated HT application?
post #7609 of 9127
Any chance someone can post up some pictures of their Song Center? There's only one small picture on the Salk web site. I did a search here and Google and didn't come up with much as far a center
Having a wife has it's benefits but trying to find something that matches her tastes in looks when I'm looking for sound is not one of them smile.gif
post #7610 of 9127


Songcenter below the LG Plasma. One of my Songtowers (currently for sale) to the left. Grills are black (dang flash).

You can get pretty much any veneer finish you (as in your wife) want.
post #7611 of 9127
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Originally Posted by KnifeGuy View Post

Any chance someone can post up some pictures of their Song Center? There's only one small picture on the Salk web site. I did a search here and Google and didn't come up with much as far a center
Having a wife has it's benefits but trying to find something that matches her tastes in looks when I'm looking for sound is not one of them smile.gif


Supercharged SongCenter (front ported), espresso-dyed straight walnut
post #7612 of 9127
Supercharged Song Center............

Interesting. Not on the website. Can you detail the dimensions and weight?

Thanks
post #7613 of 9127
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Originally Posted by pstrisik View Post

Supercharged Song Center............
Interesting. Not on the website. Can you detail the dimensions and weight?
Thanks
Dimensions are the same: rear ported - 18" W x 8" H x 12" D, front ported - 23" W x 8" H x 10.5" D. As far as I know they weigh about the same. The rear ported has a bit more volume so it's probably a little heavier than the 27 pounds listed on the website.
post #7614 of 9127
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Originally Posted by pstrisik View Post

Supercharged Song Center............
Interesting. Not on the website. Can you detail the dimensions and weight?
Thanks
I had mine made to fit into a 7" high space on a mantel, it was also made shallower to fit on the shelf. It came out 37" long to accomodate the needed volume. It looks great as it's almost as long as my 50" plasma. Mine is the supercharged version as well. It comes with the same drivers as the supercharged songtower and is $1500 in standard veneers.
post #7615 of 9127
Thanks both.

Will have SS8's shortly and still looking at different possibilities for the center. I don't want to go huge and 80+ lbs with the SSC. I guess the supercharged song center and HT2C are similar in drivers (with slightly bigger woofs in the HT2C). What is interesting is that the SCSC is ported while the HT2C is sealed. So the SongCenter goes to F3 of 45Hz vs. 55Hz for the HT2C. I'm not sure if the SCSC has the same FR as the SC, but likely close.
post #7616 of 9127
Talk to Jim about it. He wasn't making supercharged centers until someone requested it. (Mine was among the first batch made, so I know I wasn't the only one.) Between the supercharged center and the HT2C you could proably figure something out.
post #7617 of 9127
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Originally Posted by repete66211 View Post

Talk to Jim about it. He wasn't making supercharged centers until someone requested it. (Mine was among the first batch made, so I know I wasn't the only one.) Between the supercharged center and the HT2C you could proably figure something out.

I'm planning to talk with him, of course. Will receive the SS8's (hopefully Friday) and get settled first. Doesn't stop me from exploring though!
post #7618 of 9127
If you are getting SS8 then why are you not talking about an SSC?
post #7619 of 9127
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Originally Posted by pstrisik View Post

I don't want to go huge and 80+ lbs with the SSC. .

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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

If you are getting SS8 then why are you not talking about an SSC?
post #7620 of 9127
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Originally Posted by pstrisik View Post

I don't want to go huge and 80+ lbs with the SSC.

My bad redface.gif

Although I'd reconsider.

The SC is a perfect match for STs. SS8s use different woofers and have a mid that the SC doesn't.

Although each speaker individually is awesome, I would suspect a timbre match issue would exist if mixing. Just MHO.

Edit - you could even see if Jim would build a SSC as T-M-W instead of W-T-M-W. That would make it quite a bit narrower, and still a perfect timbre match.
Edited by rick240 - 8/13/12 at 1:01pm
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