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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Difference in price between original MSRP and what you are paying for them is not a useful factor in picking out speakers. Many speakers aren't a good deal until you ARE paying half off.
I can't speak for the others, but I own the Ascends. Ascend is an Internet direct retailer, and thus does not have the huge markup that many other speakers may have. The CBM-170 SEs are excellent speakers for the money.
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