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post #31 of 34 Old 04-20-2013, 09:30 PM
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Would probably have to get a cheap sub to fill out 40-100hz
Probably wouldn't use them to full potential
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A little larger

The photo appears to be the older finish, so that won't be the same today. To be honest, with the grill on they look pretty much like any other speaker. Jeff might offer other finishes though, so it might be worthwhile to contact him and see if that's a possibility.

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The Single 8's were run with a pair of subs actually; S2's. The Sierra's were run full range at the owners request.

Definitely would have requested the Sierras to be played with a sub or 2 of which they're meant to be played with. Went with the flow and lumped them in with the other speakers in its specs. category (less high efficiency compared to JTR, Yorkville, Seaton, SEOS). In hindsight, I commented to Andrew during lunch that they should have played with a sub.

To clarify further, when I state a sub should have been used with the Sierras, this is based on the large size of Andrew's room, the sound treatments in the room, the Denon 4311 used to solely drive the speaker (without an external amp) and the complexity of the music sweep. How the Sierras perform full range in a smaller space or under different environmental conditions may be a different story.
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That's precisely why I moved the Arx A5's out of the Full Range category; smaller speakers like that need bottom end reinforcement when used in such a large room.

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HAHA!! Upgraditis strikes again...

BTW....the OP has the Sierra-1 (with the NrT upgrade)...this is a bookshelf/monitor. I think some of you are thinking he has the Sierra Tower.

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