Salk SongTower QWT Speakers ($1,695) Review on SonicFlare

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SonicFlare has reviewed the Salk Signature Sound SongTower floorstanding speakers ($1,695/pair). The QWT stands for “Quarter Wave Tube” and the design is a two-way with 5″ woofers in an MTM configuration (photo).

Reviewer Sean Fowler liked the soundstage and speedy, integrated sound. He also thought they had “great SPL prowess.” As for shortcomings, he noted a slight boxiness, overly tame treble, and lack of ultimate bass impact.

Compared to the Totem Acoustic Sttaf ($1,695/pair), Sean noted:

If you’re in a small to medium sized room and like a warm, holographic, more immediate presentation, then there’s a good chance that you will enjoy the Sttaf. If you tend to prefer a more neutral sound that has strong dynamics, a killer midrange and a more balanced presentation, then the SongTowers will be for you.

Check out the full review. If you’re interested in purchasing the Salks, you might want to get on the list. Apparently they are backordered.

peejay February 17, 2009 at 8:54 am

Whatever you do, don’t click over to the company website! It’s another in a long line of dysfunctional company websites written by somebody’s nephew and tested on one computer running IE6. Why is it that people who obsess about the clarity of sound can be satisfied with a visual cacophony and poorly-working control features. Egads! I’m embarrassed for my hobby!

Paul April 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The total against the Salk I have heard both the Salk is clearly more balanced unboxy and very detailed just a better speaker clearly overall..
You did not mention that the Totemsyou reviewed for your freinds cousin which just hapens to own Totem
what a rigged review !!