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post #9571 of 10056 Old 09-25-2015, 02:35 PM
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Wait, I think I'm missing something. I thought the SS8 was what you were referring to when you said "Silk tower". I must have read a review comparing the Silk bookshelves to the SoundScapes. I haven't seen/heard of anything called a "Silk tower". Can you point me to what you are referring?


Now I'm pretty much sold on SS8s if I can confirm they wouldn't need much open space around them if they are high-passed at @80Hz. I always thought those passive radiators needed a lot of open space.


I'll need to stew on this for a bit.
Unless Jim slipped one by me, I don't believe there is a tower version of the Silk. And I don't see any mention of one on the site.
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Wait, I think I'm missing something. I thought the SS8 was what you were referring to when you said "Silk tower". I must have read a review comparing the Silk bookshelves to the SoundScapes. I haven't seen/heard of anything called a "Silk tower". Can you point me to what you are referring?

Now I'm pretty much sold on SS8s if I can confirm they wouldn't need much open space around them if they are high-passed at @80Hz. I always thought those passive radiators needed a lot of open space.

I'll need to stew on this for a bit.
I am sorry to say this, but your problem is your room, not your speakers nor your preamp nor your subwoofer and unless you address the elephant in the room which is room acoustic, no amount of money will buy you the sound you are looking for

You can keep trying to swap out speakers, swap out amps, add subwoofer and play with cross-over settings, but it still won't sound good in your room with current placement..

What you really should do is take a look at this tutorial from GIK acoustics and take some measurement of your room, try to address the frequency response in your room to the best you can, then think about buying new equipments....

http://www.gikacoustics.com/room-eq-wizard-tutorial/
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Wait, I think I'm missing something. I thought the SS8 was what you were referring to when you said "Silk tower". I must have read a review comparing the Silk bookshelves to the SoundScapes. I haven't seen/heard of anything called a "Silk tower". Can you point me to what you are referring?


Now I'm pretty much sold on SS8s if I can confirm they wouldn't need much open space around them if they are high-passed at @80Hz. I always thought those passive radiators needed a lot of open space.


I'll need to stew on this for a bit.

If you are set on crossing them at 80hz, have Jim build you the SS7 towers.
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I am sorry to say this, but your problem is your room, not your speakers nor your preamp nor your subwoofer and unless you address the elephant in the room which is room acoustic, no amount of money will buy you the sound you are looking for

You can keep trying to swap out speakers, swap out amps, add subwoofer and play with cross-over settings, but it still won't sound good in your room with current placement..

What you really should do is take a look at this tutorial from GIK acoustics and take some measurement of your room, try to address the frequency response in your room to the best you can, then think about buying new equipments....

http://www.gikacoustics.com/room-eq-wizard-tutorial/
+1. As much as I drool over the SS8s, I don't think they're at all an appropriate speaker for his room.

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If you are set on crossing them at 80hz, have Jim build you the SS7 towers.
+1. A much better idea.

Although I still wouldn't recommend he buy *any* new speakers without first addressing room acoustics.

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There was this thread about a Silk Tower, but never saw it actually show up on the Salk site.

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There was this thread about a Silk Tower, but never saw it actually show up on the Salk site.
Hmmmm I have no recollection of that, but I do have a design file for it. It looks terrific on paper--I'm not sure why nothing came of it other than a one-off. Jim's younger than I am. Maybe he can explain what happened.
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Second, that copper front was done by Pete and I'm not sure it could be replicated. If it can, you're going to spend as much replicating it as the cost of the base speaker itself. Stringers, also going to cost money that could be put towards converting the bookshelves to towers.
Hey fellas!

Yeah, the copper is not cheap and it is a super PITA to assemble the speaker as it requires a somewhat backward process. And if it gets foobar'd you just can't sand it down and start over like a veneer.

And black was my first paint choice but I ultimately did not want an overall 'dark character' to the speaker so went with white to be a little more modern and hip looking. I have a mental image of what my next room will look like and white fit the scheme better. Black would still be sexy and manly. Also, for us petite folks white was a more logical choice.

What I am not sure of is how I will top these next time.
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I got home from work to find my 2 year old is very fond of my Salk center and surrounds! Thankfully he wasn't tall enough to get at the towers.

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I got home from work to find my 2 year old is very fond of my Salk center and surrounds! Thankfully he wasn't tall enough to get at the towers.

ahhh looks like he got both mid-woofers.... If I am not mistaken its just a dust-cover that is dented there... shouldn't effect the sound. I think I may have read something a long time ago about using a straw to create suction to "grab" the cover, and then pull the dent out... or maybe I'm making it up... not sure. Either way, it should work if you are carefull.

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Masking tape will work. Be gentle and they should pop right back out.
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Thanks for the tips guys. Saw a Youtube video with a vacuum hose too... Not sure I'd want to use that much suction.
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Thanks for the tips guys. Saw a Youtube video with a vacuum hose too... Not sure I'd want to use that much suction.
Take a paper towel or toilet paper tube and place it over the pushed in dome. Suck gently and it will return to normal. I agree, vacuum cleaner may be entirely too much.
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Take a paper towel or toilet paper tube and place it over the pushed in dome. Suck gently and it will return to normal. I agree, vacuum cleaner may be entirely too much.
And there is the obligatory photo of you sucking on your speakers!!
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Take a paper towel or toilet paper tube and place it over the pushed in dome. Suck gently and it will return to normal. I agree, vacuum cleaner may be entirely too much.
No go with the tube, the dust buster or the Dyson... Had to resort to using a pin! They're about 95% now. Only I know since they're covered by the grilles but I'm still taking it out of his allowance when he's older.
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Hey irish, where in central NY are you? Grew up in NY. RIT grad.
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Hey irish, where in central NY are you? Grew up in NY. RIT grad.
In the Cazenovia area, SE of Syracuse. Getting a lil chilly this time of year.
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In the Cazenovia area, SE of Syracuse. Getting a lil chilly this time of year.
Love that area. It's getting chilly in Michigan as well. Might be an early winter but last I heard El Nino was going to spare us some heavy snows. And I wanted to buy a bigger snowblower this year!
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Due to the size of our living room, house was built in 1890, we have our L couch in the corner. It's not really feasible to have my SongSurrounds mounted in the corner over the couch and in the opposite corner just due to size. I'm going to use the surrounds in our kitchen and dining area for tunes out there but I need rear surrounds that will mate up with the SongTowers and center but in a much smaller format.

Would the Orbs work well with the Salks? Any other small speakers recommended for doing something like this?
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Due to the size of our living room, house was built in 1890, we have our L couch in the corner. It's not really feasible to have my SongSurrounds mounted in the corner over the couch and in the opposite corner just due to size. I'm going to use the surrounds in our kitchen and dining area for tunes out there but I need rear surrounds that will mate up with the SongTowers and center but in a much smaller format.

Would the Orbs work well with the Salks? Any other small speakers recommended for doing something like this?
Look into NHT SuperZeros as rear channel speakers. I use an older version of these speakers as rear speakers for my SongTowers and SongCenter, and they do well together.

http://www.nhthifi.com/Bookshelf-spe...&category=3772

They're small enough to easily mount on a wall.
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Look into NHT SuperZeros as rear channel speakers. I use an older version of these speakers as rear speakers for my SongTowers and SongCenter, and they do well together.

http://www.nhthifi.com/Bookshelf-spe...&category=3772

They're small enough to easily mount on a wall.
+1

I've also used NHTs with Salks with great results.
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Look into NHT SuperZeros as rear channel speakers. I use an older version of these speakers as rear speakers for my SongTowers and SongCenter, and they do well together.

http://www.nhthifi.com/Bookshelf-spe...&category=3772

They're small enough to easily mount on a wall.
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I've also used NHTs with Salks with great results.
Thank you. Those look like a good option. A little bigger than the Orbs but I think they'd be doable.
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Picked up Exotica 3s @ Jim shop !
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Picked up Exotica 3s @ Jim shop !
Oh yeah... looks like you nabbed some some of the finest looking speakers I have ever seen... I hope they sound as sweet as they look (I have no doubt that they do)... Congrats on the new acquisition. Cheers!

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Picked up Exotica 3s @ Jim shop !
Congrats - those are stunning! Pau Ferro Rosewood?

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Congrats - those are stunning! Pau Ferro Rosewood?
Not rosewood. We came across a really unique batch of curly (mild fiddleback) walnut with a "burly" grain pattern. We added orange dye to the topcoat. The result resembles the color of Mexican cocobolo, but the grain patterns were really unique.

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Not rosewood. We came across a really unique batch of curly (mild fiddleback) walnut with a "burly" grain pattern. We added orange dye to the topcoat. The result resembles the color of Mexican cocobolo, but the grain patters were really unique.

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Thanks, Jim. You've created another work of art - very impressive! I look forward to hearing the Exotica's!

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Thanks, Jim. You've created another work of art - very impressive! I look forward to hearing the Exotica's!

A work of art and my dream speaker , the sound is great , and I came from HT2-TL speakers which are great speakers . The Exotica 3s are on another level .


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