The Salks I heard at AXPONA were one of my favorite speakers at the entire show. I would happily buy them as the mains in my own system. \n\nI believe this is what I heard:\nhttp:\/\/www.salksound.com\/model.php?model=Song3%20Encore\nSounded great.\n\nThis was an image I took of the Salks I heard. Look at that wood finish! \n\nThe Impact monitors were in the Parasound room. I spent some time before the show started listening to this system. I enjoyed the system and thought the speakers sounded really nice. It's hard to judge at a show and the Parasound guys are great, so who knows, could have been the speakers or the company that left the fond memory. \n\nI know a lot of people have been skeptical of the tweeter array that he developed for this. If you look at John Atkinson measurements for these, they measured really well:\nhttps:\/\/www.stereophile.com\/content\/tekton-design-impact-monitor-loudspeaker-measurements\n\nA show is a notoriously bad place to draw any firm conclusions (as @shadyJ reminded me many times),but from that show memory, the Salks were the better speaker of the two, but both were among my favorites at the show. \n\nAnother speaker that really impressed me was the LSA LS-20 Statements. I have been meaning to contact Underwood about a review, but I've been too busy. At the show, they sounded excellent, especially for the money.\nhttps:\/\/thelsagroup.com\/products\/lsa-20-statement\n\nA pair of those 24" subwoofers wouldn't be too bad either.\nThese speakers were engineered by Dan Wiggins, he designed every aspect including the drivers.