The question was directed at those who have replaced one of the components in their system that I have in mine and found it a useful upgrade.
I have not had the opportunity to listen to a system in the "mega dollar" range so my baseline for sound is my own system--was just looking for opinions on my system.
One thing that does puzzle me is the bass from the Salons is not all that strong--it is there, but there is no real percussive quality to the impact of a bass drum (about 45 seconds into Bruce Hornsby's Halcyon Days for example)...the bass drum is there, but it does not feel like air is moving. When I brought the sub down from the home theater, the bass drum came into the room, and you can "feel the wave" hit you...I'd have thought for their price and size the Salons would have done better by themselves.
As to sound, it is rich, full, wide and focused all at the same time...I may have hit the end position, but always open to suggestions.
And, yes, I have had some bleary-eyed mornings lately because I stayed up too late listening.