Originally Posted by golfugh
I can honestly say the Salk HT-3 competed with anything I heard except the Salon 2's.
You listened to a lot of speakers, at a much higher price-point than I did. Just out of curiosity, in what area(s) do you think the Salon 2's out-shined the HT3's? One of these days I will get back out there and listen to the Revels (though they are really hard to find for me, at least their lower end models (haven't looked for the Salons, or Studios)) and KEFs, and Monitor Audio Plat's... basically stuff above the cost of my HT3s. Which are by no means a budget speaker. I think I managed to get the cost up there toward the top with the premium veneer, and hand-rubbed finish...
I kind of said WTF on this one, you only live once, and I have restrained myself for 25 years (since I was a teenager and first got bit by the audio bug). I used the same rational to spend a ton more money on my pre-amp, transporter, and amplifier than I had planned on... No worries though, I am now planning on being very happy with my purchases for a long time to come. A few more pieces before my system is complete but I should be able to "get by" with what I acquired this year
I just have to stop researching the big guns... Tubes and a HT processor are next. Eventually a HTPC, most likely a Mac-mini is also in my future. I am hoping that by the time I am ready to go there, Apple will offer a Bluray drive, and blazing CPU speeds in the mini (though 1.8/2.0 is no slouch). I was thinking PS3 for Bluray, but the forthcoming Oppo has me interested as well (Kind of bummed that it offers the same up-scaling as my 983, oh well, c'est la vie in the world of electronics... obsolete as soon as you get it home
I've rambled on enough for tonight... Time to enjoy my Avery-Salvation Belgian style Ale (a couple of those bad boys ought to get my driver talking) and relax.