I am so on the fence with these (and a couple of others. I started a thread yesterday on upgrading from my Mythos ST, and the Salon was suggested from my list of choices. I heard the original design years ago and liked it a lot. To me, it had a very refined sound when paired with an all Levinson front end. I've not heard the 2's, but the reviews are effusive with praise. I guess I'd like to know among other things what your opinions are (quantifiable or otherwise) on how the two speakers differ, which is the better value, and which you prefer? Does anyone actually like the sound of the legacy Salon better than the 2? Would the Salon 1's be dynamic enough for HT duty, given their low efficiency?