Originally Posted by Elihawk
Apparently Ryan is holding out on us here at AVS!
Not so much holding out... but severely limited bandwidth! Yesterday was an epic challenge... beyond, as one friend joked, going to work with the speakers left only partially unpacked.
For anybody interested, please come by the thread there on that other site for the show, which began here with Post 22
What I have not added over there yet, and will do so here before I yet again have to tear myself away from what still feels like a fever dream... (I guess that's what happens when you stay up until 5:30 in the morning setting up some epic gear and listening to tunes, only to wake up 3.5 hours later...)
(So glad the Lady wasn't home last night... I would never live it down!)
Once again, I am beside myself. I know circumstances were way out of control. That you gave Jim your blessing to take this on... that he DID
take this project on... That at so many points since confirming my order with you back at the end of November, this project could have simply ceased. The fact I have these here in my room, today...
Suffice it to say, I am supremely grateful to be blessed, not just once, BUT TWICE
now with your gift of sound. Yes, Jim and Salk Sound deserve ample credit, but without you and your magic, the world would be a bit duller of a place: many fine speakers would not be in peoples homes, touching our ears, minds and hearts... filling our being with sound!
There are many here, now that have experienced the BMR, some the Phil 3, and I am very glad to join that club. These speakers ARE everything they are said to be, and my first impression of each holds true in such a similar way for two completely different beasts: Sound reproduction just sounds so open and easy coming from these! Where the comparatively few speakers I have listened to in the 7 mos since I started auditioning seem to be almost constrained by their boxes... both the Phil 3 and BMR are not. I know I've said it before: the sound from these is the closest I've heard to the real thing, just short of being there. Not too dissimilar from Dennis, half of my life has been as a musician.
Thank you, Dennis, for another mountain top experience!
I would be remiss to not honor your work in this, too! The reputation for a Salk Cabinet is clearly well earned! Everything about the build and finish is stunning. The care, attention to detail... everything right down to the packing and shipping is impeccable. My gratitude to you and your team for making this happen: Thank you! Beyond that, the circumstances that led to my becoming a Salk customer were, of course, absolutely nuts. For your role in helping me keep this alive, given everything I know about the details we have discussed over the last several months... all I can say is that you too are an audio hero!
I am just as much a Salk fanboy now as I am a Dennis Murphy fan boy.