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post #1591 of 1608 Old 04-01-2015, 11:27 PM
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I ordered mine on 1/29/15. They were shipped on 3/30/15.

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Thanks Man, I should be getting mine then soon too.

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Hey guys,

Ascend Acoustics is celebrating 15 years.

They have a sale (15% off) on the CBM-170 SE, HTM-200 SE and Sierra-1 piano black.

I'm thinking about snagging the 170. Need something for the bedroom and this looks like a great deal.
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I'm looking to upgrade my Ascend speakers too. I'm interested in getting the Towers but also like the other Ascend speaker lines. I'll just have to keep an eye out for something used that may go up for sale or just bit the bullet and buy Towers or something close to them.
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Just wanted to post and give a thumbs up to team Ascend. I currently have the Horizon (Raal) at home and really wanted to hear the towers as I'm also auditioning the Aperion Verus Grand LCR.

I called and left a message Tuesday morning not realizing that Ascend would be closing the next day for their annual company holiday. Dina called me back (she was actually out of the office on errands!) and I explained my situation... running out of audition time and I really wanted to compare the 2 brands in home.

Dina was determined to work a miracle. She called the office, got the guys to find 2 towers to match my Espresso Horizon so I could decide between the Raal or Nrt tweeter (she had already set aside matching towers for the Raal the week before) and then called me back after she had looked the cabinets over herself.

I chose the NrT as my wife and I seem to enjoy a soft dome tweet and this system is 95% HT. The team got to work assembling and testing my towers and had them on the UPS truck that afternoon!

Talk about going the extra mile...

I felt I needed to take the time to thank everyone at Ascend and wish them a great vacation.
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we also have the horizon with the raal tweeter and the towers with the nrt tweeter could not be any happier.
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I'm going to buy a new subwoofer soon and upgrade my speakers in the next year or so. If I'm using a good quality subwoofer (say the Rythmik F12 or comparable) with both, how much different will the Sierra-2's sound from the RAAL Towers?

Is it a misallocation of funds to buy the Towers (as opposed to the Sierra-2's) if I already own a good sub?

At what frequency does the Tower's midrange driver crossover to the woofer drivers? If I'm using a sub, would the Tower's two woofers basically go unused?

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edit: Since I wasn't getting a response here (maybe I'm being impatient), I cross posted this question on the Tower Discussion Thread at www.ascendacoustics.com

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Is it a misallocation of funds to buy the Towers (as opposed to the Sierra-2's) if I already own a good sub?

If I'm using a sub, would the Tower's two woofers basically go unused?

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I'm using the towers with several large subs and I wouldn't change a thing. I feel like the towers potent bottom end crosses over seamlessly to my subs. Very happy.

Good luck with your decision!
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Hope this is the right place to ask. Anyone using the 340's and having them closed to a wall? I'm on the fence right now but my current location has limited space. I won't be able to have front speakers a foot off the back wall. I can come out about 3-5 inches max. Here's a link to my thread with what I have chosen so far...



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Hope this is the right place to ask. Anyone using the 340's and having them closed to a wall? I'm on the fence right now but my current location has limited space. I won't be able to have front speakers a foot off the back wall. I can come out about 3-5 inches max. Here's a link to my thread with what I have chosen so far...



Pretty much what others have mentioned in your thread. If you cross them higher...probably around 80hz or so, you should be able to have them 5" from the wall.

I would call Ascend and get their feedback.

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Hope this is the right place to ask. Anyone using the 340's and having them closed to a wall? I'm on the fence right now but my current location has limited space. I won't be able to have front speakers a foot off the back wall. I can come out about 3-5 inches max. Here's a link to my thread with what I have chosen so far...


With the 340's high passed at 80Hz (crossed over), 3" of clearance behind them is all you need.

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With the 340's high passed at 80Hz (crossed over), 3" of clearance behind them is all you need.
Thanks for the reassurance. I placed my order last night for the 340's L/C/R. Can't wait!
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I've decided, after some experimentation, to go phantom with my Sierra setup. I will be offering my Horizon with RAAL for sale. If anyone's interested, please PM me.
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Can the horizon center channel be ordered in a vertical form factor?
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Can the horizon center channel be ordered in a vertical form factor?
There have been a number of folks (check the forum on Ascend's website) who have done custom versions. As for vertical implementation all that is required is rotating the RAAL tweeter 180 degrees. Similar to the Sierra 2 as a center. Three Horizons across the front is something I have fought doing for a few years. Send Dave a PM here, via the forum, or give them a call.

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Can the horizon center channel be ordered in a vertical form factor?

Yep - absolutely. We have many customers doing this. There are a lot of options regarding this (stock - custom etc.) so as already mentioned, please feel free to send me an email, call or PM.


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I am surprised to see there isn't more action in this thread lately. Or in short "bump".
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I am surprised to see there isn't more action in this thread lately. Or in short "bump".
The Official Ascend Sierra thread is pretty popular for all things ascend
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