Originally Posted by Knucklehead90
I guess I could have pasted a smiley face after my "stack the deck" comment. But comparing speakers - or any other audio gear is usually done at a similar price point. It leaves me wondering how the Emo 6.2 would stack up against the others considering it has a pair of 6.5 woofers. The comment was made that the ERM-1 (2x 5.25 woofers) didn't go very low.
But over all I enjoyed reading the OPs findings and can't really find fault with the results. He did what I wouldn't.
Im sorry if I was a bit harsh. I have found this thread to be educational and helpful for me. Not only did the OP let me listen to the Ascends at his house, he really educated me on numerous issues regarding speakers, subs and overall sound.
Others in this thread have been very helpful as well(ie ack_bk, cschang etc)
The OP did point out for my home setup, because the way my entertainment center is built, a rear port speakers will probably get hanidcapped by sitting on a 26in shelf and be too close to the wall and not at the edge of shelf(to maintain some aethetics that are acceptable to my wife).
He believes the SCS-01 as a sealed speaker will perform better.
I interpret this as a rear port speaker needs a more open environment to maximize their potential, otherwise there being "cheated". I am learning there is alot to consider when buying speakers. Where and how they are placed is critical to obtaining the speakers full potential.
Kinda sad as the Ascend sounded fantastic and looked great.
As for the SCS-01, I did not hear them but based on the OP thoughts they were close despite the cost difference and sounded excellent as well.
Clearly, the 4 set of speakers reviewed all performed in an excellent fashion.
Now I have to decide do I get the SCS-01 and listen to his advice and experience or get the Ascend's knowing they may not perform to their maximal potential but I will know "they are better"