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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

I am surprised that Sonnie doesn't have anything to say regarding all these speakers, since he has been a part of the written evaluation of speakers in past events. Just curious why. I presume he listened with you all.
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I think Sonnie said in the past his hearing isn't as good as the young whipper snappers. Plus I'm sure he is in love with the speakers he currently has. That's just my guess outside of having to cook all the tasty eats!
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Hey guys, out of curiosity, which of the speakers are sealed, ported, or vented? Some of the supporting literature on their websites is a little vague and/or they don't show the backs of the speakers.

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Wow, nice review. Really makes me feel like I'm in the room with you guy's. From the sounds it, I would drool over the chance to listen to my music on these speakers. I a huge Supertramp fan & these sound like the perfect speakers for that kind of music. Great work!!!
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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Glad everyone liked the SC Songtowers. I had the regular Songtowers with the dome tweeter. They were wonderful speakers with a great soundstage and imaging although they did lack bass punch and they benefitted from a sub. The Rosewood finish on them was sublime. They also benefitted from a KT-88 tube amp

I've since moved on to an older pair of Salk HT3s with the pre Raal tweeter. Sub was retired as the bass on these hits hard. Unfortunately the tube amp was also retired due to the low sensitivity of the HT3s.

Great job guys and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the remaining 5 speakers.
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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

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Hey guys, out of curiosity, which of the speakers are sealed, ported, or vented? Some of the supporting literature on their websites is a little vague and/or they don't show the backs of the speakers.
I got pictures of the backs of all the speakers - if you do not see them in the post, go to the gallery in the $3,500 section and all the pictures are there.

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Glad everyone liked the SC Songtowers. I had the regular Songtowers with the dome tweeter. They were wonderful speakers with a great soundstage and imaging although they did lack bass punch and they benefitted from a sub. The Rosewood finish on them was sublime. They also benefitted from a KT-88 tube amp

I've since moved on to an older pair of Salk HT3s with the pre Raal tweeter. Sub was retired as the bass on these hits hard. Unfortunately the tube amp was also retired due to the low sensitivity of the HT3s.

Great job guys and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the remaining 5 speakers.
TBH - the pair that Leonard referenced hearing are mine - he was up my way for work and we hung out a couple nights and had a chance to give them a listen.
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I am surprised that Sonnie doesn't have anything to say regarding all these speakers, since he has been a part of the written evaluation of speakers in past events. Just curious why. I presume he listened with you all.
Personal decision. Sonnie decided to let us do all the talking this time around.

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Hey guys, out of curiosity, which of the speakers are sealed, ported, or vented? Some of the supporting literature on their websites is a little vague and/or they don't show the backs of the speakers.
Will be part of each review. None of the speakers evaluated was sealed, and porting strategies varied.
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Excellent review of the Salks. I'm glad you guys pushed hard to find their sweetest spot.

You guys commented briefly on the effects of MultEQ. Did any of you prefer the sound of the Salks with MultEQ vs direct?

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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

The rear-view photo has been added. The Salk site shows the port on the front, as I had stated in the specs. Ours had the port on the rear, so I corrected the spec listing.

I will include the rear pics in future reviews.
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Excellent review of the Salks. I'm glad you guys pushed hard to find their sweetest spot.

You guys commented briefly on the effects of MultEQ. Did any of you prefer the sound of the Salks with MultEQ vs direct?
I thought they sounded great, heard no downside whatsoever. We are not saying that they NEED MultEQ, just that they worked well with it in our room.

Edit: Given the option, I personally would go without, favoring their natural sound, or use a single parametric high shelf just to lift the off-axis treble slightly.
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