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post #3991 of 4010 Old 12-19-2014, 04:13 AM
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15-20 degrees downward and you are good to go. Try these:


http://www.cotytech.com/content-prod...r_sp_os02.html
Thanks for the suggestion.
While they do tilt plenty enough they do not swivel like I need them too. I ended up going with these. They only tilt 15 degrees but will rotate and swivel as well so that I can aim them directly at the LP.

http://www.htd.com/Products/Wall-Mount-Speaker-Brackets/BR-TPRX-Heavy-Duty-Brackets

I placed my order for 2 more 170s yesterday. Any reason why it might be beneficial to mount them upside down or will a standard tweeter at the top mount work fine?

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Any reason not to wall mount these 170s sideways using the 2 threaded inserts for front heights? Cancellation issues, construction, etc.?
I figure since I can only tilt 15 degrees I can get the maximum out of that angle by mounting them with the tweeter and midwoofer side by side since theyre not as wide as they are tall. They will be pointed directly at the MLP with the tweeters on the inside for both L and R.

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How would the 340's compare to these?
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...=2&mode=paging

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Anyone looking to part ways with a pair of 170's and 340 center, PM me....

Main HT Room: Panny TC-P65VT60 (calibrated by Chad B), Denon AVR-4311, Comcast X1 DVR, Apple TV3, Sony BDP-S5100, Speakers: Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers, Sierra Horizon and HTM-200SE, Dual Power Sound Audio XV15 Subwoofers
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Hello everyone,
Thank you in advance for any help or insight you can provide. I have decided that Ascend speakers are right for me but I’m not sure which ones I should use based on my HT size and usage. Here are the particulars:

- Small dedicated room for home theater (11’ Wide, 12’ Deep with 9’ Ceilings)
- Room has one three foot opening on the rear left side. This is an arch which will have velvet for light control but the opening cannot be closed with a door etc.
- Single row of three seats positioned between 8’or 9’ away
- Building a baffle wall so I can use an AT Screen with the new Ascend speakers
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Usage: 50% Video games (Xbox One/PS4), 25% Netflix/Streaming, 25% BluRay movies

Currently using Mirage OMD-15/OMD-5/OMD-C1 in a different and bigger room with two Hsu Subs. My intention is keep the subs and possibly use the Omni-polar OMD-5’s for surround duty. Want to choose my new speakers before building the baffle wall so I can save as much space as possible behind the screen. SO the bigger the speaker (340/Sierra) the smaller screen I will have to choose. That’s why I’m considering the 200’s as LCR.

My ideas:
1. HTM-200 for L/C/R and side surrounds or use a pair as Heights if I keep my OMD-5’s.
2. 340CMT C with 170’s L/R and HTM-200 for surrounds/Heights
3. 340CMT L/C/R and 200’s for Surround/Heights
4. Sierra 1 L/C/R with HTM-200’s as surround/Heights

What do you think or recommend? Due to physical limitations I am unable to audition the speakers in person. Hooking them up and removing them later will be tough on me so I’d like to get it right the first time. Thanks so much for any guidance you can provide.
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Forgot to mention I have GIK acoustic panels and bass traps to help tame reflections...
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3. 340CMT L/C/R and 200’s for Surround/Heights
That's my 7.1 setup in my dedicated HT room. My room is larger than what you described. I'm also not using a center channel, I use 3 340s for the LCR.

All I can say is I've never once had speaker upgraditus. But I've upgraded my PJ once and my blu-ray player twice.

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I know this is an owners thread for the SE version but I was wondering if anyone know here how the HTM200 non SE compares to the SE version and will I miss much by going with the Non SE over the SE version? Also anyone know if I can find the specs/measurements for the Non SE?
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I know this is an owners thread for the SE version but I was wondering if anyone know here how the HTM200 non SE compares to the SE version and will I miss much by going with the Non SE over the SE version? Also anyone know if I can find the specs/measurements for the Non SE?
You might be able to ask Ascend for the old measurements.

That said, the SE is a better speaker...the SE tweeter, made by SEAS, is at least a step above the older tweeter.

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I have 340 SE LCR.
Any reason why I should be concerned that my mains are only 5 ft apart?
I sit only 6 ft from LCR. Should I still toe in the mains?
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I have 340 SE LCR.
Any reason why I should be concerned that my mains are only 5 ft apart?
I sit only 6 ft from LCR. Should I still toe in the mains?
There really isn't a "should", it is about what sounds best to you.

Give it a try, if you like, keep it that way.

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There really isn't a "should", it is about what sounds best to you.

Give it a try, if you like, keep it that way.
Thank you Curtis.
I will have to rearrange the room and rerun YPAO so I thought I'd get some expert input before going through the trouble. I will give it a try.
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Are there any common and relatively inexpensive stands around 36" for the HTM-200's?

Denon 2113, Ascend Sierra-1, HTM-200se, SVS PB-1000, PSA XS15se
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Can any of you give me recommendations on stands for my 340SE's? I've seen the TP 24s but 200$ seems a bit steep. Thanks!
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Looks like Ascend has b-stock TP24 stands for $120 plus shipping.
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Can any of you give me recommendations on stands for my 340SE's? I've seen the TP 24s but 200$ seems a bit steep. Thanks!
http://www.amazon.com/BellO-SP224-Speaker-Stands-24-Inch/dp/B001286F6M
These work great. Very solid, stable and attractive. Has a big top mounting plate that works well. Right height at 24".
And they will work with any speaker rather than just the 340s.

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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Might just go with the B stocks
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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Might just go with the B stocks
You get the stands?
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Would it hurt anything to mount the 200 or 170 using a single threaded insert instead of both?
Will one insert easily hold the weight of the speaker?
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