Originally Posted by mysq
thanks for the quick reply. The Absolute center 2 and the Ascend 340 are both 3 way speakers, correct? Latter has the bigger woofer though (6.5" vs 5.25" for C2).
Actually, I may be able to get a used C2 for about $250 in my area, of course i will need to check the condition first.
Have you(or anyone else) had a chance to compare the NHT Absolutes vs the Ascend combo I mentioned above? In the forum I saw many entries for Hsu system vs Ascend, but not anything similar to what I asked.
One final consideration : If these fronts get mounted on the wall (instead of stands), would the NHT be better than ascend(I read that they are 'rear-ported', so they will need more space at the back)?
i have to agree that the NHTs look very classy, but the Ascend in the 'coffee' color looks very nice too, in spite of the boxy shape
I have not listened to Ascend - however, I respect that company. The 340
is a 2/way.
I am not a big fan of receiver automatic setup options - that is my personal
experience - however, others feel different. I will at times, work on those
frequencies under 200hz.
Sometimes, it is the source that you are listening to - like TV and movie
sources in pro-logic mode. And as always, voices do not speak with the
same tone level. In Blu-ray, EQ can compress the sound.
Bigger woofers are not an overall better guarantee, sensitivity can play
a big part.
When mounting speakers, I prefer sealed or front ported. If you decide
to stick with NHT, and do not get the 3/way center - then look at another
Absolute Zero to use as a center > a good way to go.
Since you are getting ready to move to India, be sure of any new purchase