or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › The Official Salk Sound Owner's And Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Salk Sound Owner's And Discussion Thread - Page 287

post #8581 of 9127
Personally, I've cut a ton of holes in the ceilings of my house for 4" can lights and thought the Rotozip was the way to go until I used it.
That thing kicks up a ton of drywall dust.
Get yourself a a Lenox or other good brand of hole saw.

Or cut construction paper templates and use a fine blade drywall saw.
The speakers will have a bezel so the hole doesn't have to be perfect.

I would think that the biggest pita with in-ceiling speakers would be getting the wires fished.
post #8582 of 9127
Some suggest using something like a Dynabox for in-ceilings, it forms an enclosure around the speaker. I wanted to use them, but didn't have the room due to pipes and other things.
post #8583 of 9127
The Dynabox is very interesting, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. I might have to try something like that. There are some other cheaper enclosure options.

Thanks for all the suggestions, just trying to nail down a certain brand/type of speaker now.
post #8584 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post


Thanks for all the suggestions, just trying to nail down a certain brand/type of speaker now.
Wireless? biggrin.gif
post #8585 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Wireless? biggrin.gif

Haha!! Actually, I was looking at one from Polk audio. However, I'm sure it's not the best sounding...

Something is just not right, adding a speak like that with a Salk front end! biggrin.gif
post #8586 of 9127
Are you using this system primarily for movies or music?
If film soundtracks are the main goal, mixing Polk and Salk speakers may not be optimum but to be honest in-ceiling speakers may not be the optimum solution either but they're loads better than no speakers, right?
We have to deal with the realities of the situation and while I don't know what your room is like, fishing speaker wire in a ceiling and wall(s) isn't a pleasant proposition.

Do you have access to the attic above the room?
post #8587 of 9127
If you are cutting holes in drywall over-head most methods suck... unless you like the taste of gypsum. Roto-zip will dust the whole room as well as yourself. Try to borrow, rent or just buy one of these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=360-300 a few companies make them, this one seems quality and mid priced. They are a little awkward to use, but very helpful for cutting a hole in a ceiling. They keep the dust down to an absolute minimum and give you a perfectly round hole that is whatever size you set it up for. If your only doing a couple of holes (and know where the joists are), I agree with Milt99, go with a hand held drywall saw. Draw your circle (compass, template, freehand, whatever) punch the saw through and cut it out. Far less mess than a power tool. Bezel to hide your sloppy cut is your friend. cool.gif
post #8588 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Are you using this system primarily for movies or music?
If film soundtracks are the main goal, mixing Polk and Salk speakers may not be optimum but to be honest in-ceiling speakers may not be the optimum solution either but they're loads better than no speakers, right?
We have to deal with the realities of the situation and while I don't know what your room is like, fishing speaker wire in a ceiling and wall(s) isn't a pleasant proposition.

Do you have access to the attic above the room?

The surrounds that I plan to instal in the ceiling are strictly for HT. No music will be coming out of them, thats what the SCST's are for.

I was checking out some Triad speakers and those look like quality to me. Have no idea how much they cost, but they are enclosed.
post #8589 of 9127
Triad makes excellent speakers.
Won't be as inexpensive as the Polks.
Post your question on the Triad thread, Paul S. is a wealth of accurate info.
post #8590 of 9127
Well, the cabinets are cut and glued together! Getting excited!!tongue.gif
post #8591 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

Well, the cabinets are cut and glued together! Getting excited!!tongue.gif

I also just hit the panels glued stage. I am guessing between you me and a few other people there will be a ton of pictures of Salk speakers showing up in a month and a half or so.
post #8592 of 9127
Jdgate-

Which ones did you order again? Did you also get the W16 SCST's?

Yes, I'm sure he is quite busy lately! Can't wait to get these(hopefully end of next month) and try to make some time to write a review between listening sessions. smile.gif
post #8593 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

Jdgate-

Which ones did you order again? Did you also get the W16 SCST's?

Yes, I'm sure he is quite busy lately! Can't wait to get these(hopefully end of next month) and try to make some time to write a review between listening sessions. smile.gif

i stuck with the "standard" SCST and SCSC. Thought about the W16's but I was already over budget considering I only planned to get "just an ST." biggrin.gif
post #8594 of 9127
Curse you guys! Mine is still at the "Deposit Received" status. But I guess if yours are moving along, mine should be soon!

biggrin.gif
post #8595 of 9127
My SCST are in the Sealer 3 Position.They are moving quite well and I am getting anxious!!!
post #8596 of 9127
i've had a few days to spend with my STRT and man I'm in heaven. these things sound soooo clear and crisp.

Only downfall so far has been they really show off poor recording quality. I'm a big fan of punk/hardcore music and some of the vinyl that hasn't been remastered really shows.

On the upside I've been going back through all kinds of albums and picking up on stuff that I never realized was there.

Best purchase I've made in a loooooong time.

Ohhhhh... Other downside... I now want to get another set for my TV room, lol.
post #8597 of 9127
Glad you're enjoying them, they must be nice! I'm awaiting for a pair of SCST's myself and the wait is killing me!

I think I might be in the same boat as you... I listen to lot of music with my iPod w/ the GF and I'm sure it's mostly gonna sound like crap. I'm probably gonna have to invest in some new equipment to enjoy some real speakers here soon.

BTW- We want to see some pics of those ST's, we need some more speaker porn!wink.gif
post #8598 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by ernest787 View Post

Only downfall so far has been they really show off poor recording quality. I'm a big fan of punk/hardcore music and some of the vinyl that hasn't been remastered really shows.
Punk is the antithesis of high fidelity. You're being punished for doing something so bourgeois as buying nice speakers. smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

I think I might be in the same boat as you... I listen to lot of music with my iPod w/ the GF and I'm sure it's mostly gonna sound like crap. I'm probably gonna have to invest in some new equipment to enjoy some real speakers here soon.
Investing in a nice CD player might increase your enjoyment but nearly all the music I listen to is via Pandora or AirPlay and it sounds pretty darn good.
post #8599 of 9127
I do have the Oppo 103. Just not sure if its much of an upgrade, since the output is digital/hdmi. I'll have to actually go out and purchase some media now...
post #8600 of 9127
I just picked up a Sony SCD-XA5400ES CD/SACD player and it really made my STRT come alive
post #8601 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by a1usedcomp View Post

I just picked up a Sony SCD-XA5400ES CD/SACD player and it really made my STRT come alive

Are you using hdmi or analog outs?
post #8602 of 9127
I use both
post #8603 of 9127
I bought a special power cable for only $300 and some nice speaker wire for $399.00 6 ft. it increased the sound stage...made the speakers go from 32 hz to 10 hz..just totally opened them up. ok..ok...sarcasm off. rolleyes.gif
post #8604 of 9127
lol I bought all Audioquest Colorado/s and a Audioquest Coffee HDMI along with Audioquest Gibraltar's along with power cords " here we go "
post #8605 of 9127
Wasn't trying to get into a debate on which is better, was just curious how you had it setup and which sounded better, in your opinion. Thanks!
post #8606 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

Wasn't trying to get into a debate on which is better, was just curious how you had it setup and which sounded better, in your opinion. Thanks!
They both sound good but I like the analog better Sony > AV8801
post #8607 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by a1usedcomp View Post

They both sound good but I like the analog better Sony > AV8801

Thanks for the reply! I'll be using a Denon 4520, kinda like the 8801. wink.gif
post #8608 of 9127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

Thanks for the reply! I'll be using a Denon 4520, kinda like the 8801. wink.gif

I have a 4520 here also somone bought it waiting for final payment , I got a Denon DBT-3313UDCI for sale if you know anyone
Denon Link HD with a 4520
post #8609 of 9127
AppleMark
AppleMark



we are still moving in, so everything isn't exactly set in it's final resting place, but here they are !
post #8610 of 9127
Ahh, I now remember seeing those for sale at audio circle. Thanks for the pics, they are very unique and beautiful!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › The Official Salk Sound Owner's And Discussion Thread