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#370890 - 03/24/12 11:24 PM Re: New speakers [Re: Lampshade]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Lampshade
They are really beautiful. What drew you to Salk?


Numerous things, really. For one, everything I have read about them has been mostly positive. I like that they are custom built to whatever a customer may want or afford. That right there makes them. . . .extra personal? Plus, Jim Salk is generous, patient, and very down-to-earth. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Customer service on par with Axiom.

Mostly, I wanted a pair of speakers that were both gorgeous to see and listen to.
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#370891 - 03/24/12 11:27 PM Re: New speakers [Re: Lampshade]
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Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Wait a second...
what are those on the floor...

tube monos!

You dirty dog!


Ha ha, Chris you are one of the few on this forum that runs tube gear. I've always wanted to hear Manley gear (how's that for a set-up line for Bob?). I used to live in Chino, Ca where they are located. Didn't know that until after I moved away.
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#370892 - 03/24/12 11:31 PM Re: New speakers [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
Very nice Sean! those are Seas drivers are they not? nice finish, what is it? is the ribbon from Seas? what's your favourite beer?


Yes, they are Seas Excel W18s and the ribbon tweeters are from RAAL.

The finish is a curly cherry, which, by the way, is a standard finish for Salk. How nice is that? Pictures don't do the finish and workmanship justice.
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#370895 - 03/24/12 11:43 PM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Plus, Jim Salk is generous, patient, and very down-to-earth.


Just curious, but is his name pronounced like "gym sock," or is the L not silent?
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#370898 - 03/24/12 11:51 PM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Ha ha, I don't know? I've always pronounced the L, but I always get names wrong.
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#370900 - 03/25/12 02:25 AM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Wow, what beautiful speakers, and beautiful gear.

Have you now experienced audio bliss?
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#370902 - 03/25/12 02:36 AM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Thanks, 2x6!

They have made me a very happy camper in this audio hobby/addiction.
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#370908 - 03/25/12 11:09 AM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Loc: Up yonder
them are purdy! I'm going to crash your house next time I'm down that way visiting my dad.

just curious, but why so much cabinet for just two drivers? I know nothing about Salk speakers btw.
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#370920 - 03/25/12 12:40 PM Re: New speakers [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
them are purdy! I'm going to crash your house next time I'm down that way visiting my dad.

just curious, but why so much cabinet for just two drivers? I know nothing about Salk speakers btw.


Thanks, Michael. Next time you are in AZ, let me know and I'll be glad to have you over.

It's based on a quarter wave transmission line design, I'm not an expert on it at all, but there is a lot of folded stuff inside. Ha, how's that for a technical explanation? laugh
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#370924 - 03/25/12 01:10 PM Re: New speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
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My dad lives in Sierra Vista, so I either fly into PHX or Tuscan, depending on the flight times, but it's usually PHX. I'll definitely give you a shout next time I come though. Any good pubs close by? lol.. I need to show Dean how drinking is done as well....

So what's the white things against the wall? Base traps??
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