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Monitor Audio GX and Ascend Sierra S2 for 2 Channel

Had an opportunity to hear the Monitor Audio GX 100 and liked the fact that the bass or was low enough to not require a sub. Liked the detailed ribbon tweeter.
Has anyone had heard the Ascend S2 with the ribbon tweeter and the ribbon used on the GX series? Also concerned if the Sierra will play as low. I read the specs on each but I never rely on the accuracy of same.

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The Ascend Sierra-2 uses the RAAL ribbon tweeter which is very good. Monitor Audio doesn't list their tolerance for the frequency response, so the 42Hz they claim doesn't tell you much. The Sierra-2 extends down to 41Hz at -3dB. You could order a pair of the Sierra-2 and see what you think, they have a 30 day trial and all you would pay is return shipping if you send them back.

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The Ascend Sierra-2 uses the RAAL ribbon tweeter which is very good. Monitor Audio doesn't list their tolerance for the frequency response, so the 42Hz they claim doesn't tell you much. The Sierra-2 extends down to 41Hz at -3dB. You could order a pair of the Sierra-2 and see what you think, they have a 30 day trial and all you would pay is return shipping if you send them back.
That is what I figured. I like the idea of American made and the bamboo cabinets for their green attributes .

The Monitors have excellent build quality and were surprisingly neutral even though they were paired with a Yamaha receiver.
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