Founded in 2002 and based in Pontiac Michigan, Salk Signature Sound is a manufacturer of high fidelity loudspeakers for the home audio enthusiast, committed to incorporating the latest technologies to advance the state of the art. Benefitting from the highest performance components available and a direct sales model, Salk offers fair price/performance ratios, combined with best-in-class customer service and almost limitless finish options.
Jim Salk, founder and chief designer, is known for delivering exceptional value, and the new tower construction leverages Salk Sound's expertise in creating a new flagship for the brand that also delivers in those terms. For an accurate, low distortion treble response, the SS9.5 employs an SB Acoustics Satori beryllium dome tweeter. The AudioTechnology 4" cone midrange driver, another Danish design, is complemented by a premium 7.5" Satori woofer also from SB Acoustics. The speaker's 6 ohm nominal impedance and 86 decibels (dB) sensitivity suggests a minimum recommended power of 150 watts per channel. With a 11.5" width, 46" height, and depth just shy of 18", the SS9.5 achieves an uncompromising frequency response of 25 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-3 dB. Each speaker tips the scale at 112 pounds.
When pressed to create a no-compromise design, Jim Salk turned to dual passive radiators to extend the low frequency response without making concessions to low frequency temporal accuracy. "With the phenomenal success of our Song3 BeAT model, we decided it was time to marry Satori's phenomenal beryllium creation with AudioTechnology's outstanding mid for a new flagship model," Salk explains.
A pair of the award winning SS9.5 is $9995 for the standard curly maple, curly cherry, curly walnut, oak, straight mahogany and satin black finishes. Custom colors and dyed finishes are also available as an option, as are crossover component and bi-wiring upgrades.