What I meant was for my listening environment and material (rock/hard rock music) the Salks just didn't seem like a good fit for me. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Salks and they sounded great but I wanted something different and for now the SVS have done it. The soundstage is definitely bigger with the SVS and I really like the ultra center for movies better than the Salk. I don't know how else to put it, just that they sound better to my ears, and that's what I've always been told is what counts.Hi Steve, I'm curious about the 'big improvement" moving from Salk's to SVS Ultras as Salks have a very good reputation on speaker building. What part was a 'big' improvement (response, detail, imaging, etc.)? I really like the SVS Ultra looks and also SVS products, so not doubting you, just that Salks are made with some nice drivers/parts also with a good designer behind them.
I'm also very interested in this evaluation! I've heard some of the speakers on the list, but not a all (such as the SVS Ultras and the Emerald Physics). This should be interesting.
Yes, in my limited experience, it is difficult to agree on material with which all listeners are sufficiently familiarGood luck with this project.
One thing about shootouts is that it looks like you’re asking each product to do the same thing, which implies “fairness” or a level playing field. Except that everyone has different taste.
It would be interesting for comparison to have participants, prior to the event,I think this will be a fun event to be at. Hope you all have fun.