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post #4051 of 4071 Old 12-08-2015, 01:33 PM
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Oh cool. I live in CA. Does this sub ever go on sale? And how much? I wonder if my avr is powerful enough to power it.
AVRs aren't powerful enough for most passive subs (nor would the bass management work), but if you're using an active sub, the pre-out on the avr only needs to supply enough voltage for the sub's amp, not an issue for most active subs/avrs.
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Has anyone ordered any b-stock? If so was it positive? I'm just worried the speakers will be scratched up. Especially if I get piano black. B-stock items are returns within the 30 day return policy correct?
my center is bstock and was mint condition visually.
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I'm so tempted to get a pair of the Sierra 1 b-stock as well. I love to listen to high quality music. Maybe now is not the right time. Or maybe it is. Ha!
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I'm so tempted to get a pair of the Sierra 1 b-stock as well. I love to listen to high quality music. Maybe now is not the right time. Or maybe it is. Ha!
Since you are in CA maybe its worth driving down to San Clemente and auditioning the Sierras and 340s and 170s at Dave's Ascend Factory.
Make a decision on the spot and drive home with your goodies! Save on shipping as well.
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That's a great idea! I'm going to do that. Thanks!
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That's a great idea! I'm going to do that. Thanks!
Just be sure to arrange it rather than just show up....good idea!
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Just be sure to arrange it rather than just show up....good idea!
Will do! Thanks
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Don't listen to the Sierra-2's or Sierra Towers...unless you want to drive yourself crazy thinking about them.
Agreed. I have three Sierra 2s at the front of my theater and couldn't be happier with them for movies or music. Definitely recommended.

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anyone running a cmt-340se center horizontally? how is the off-axis and issues with lobing?
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anyone running a cmt-340se center horizontally? how is the off-axis and issues with lobing?
I went with a vertical setup so I cannot comment on any of that off-axis mess. I never experienced it in a real life scenario with other speakers. On paper it could be a problem, but never in real life heard it.

When ordering you should speak to someone and let them know the orientation of the center. If you change from vertical to horizontal after ordering you will need to rotate the tweeter. There is plenty of info on their site and their forms.

It was asked earlier, about the quality of Customer Service. I found them to be outstanding. They made my purchase very easy. I had one issue and it was taken care of it right away and I have been very happy with my speakers.
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anyone running a cmt-340se center horizontally? how is the off-axis and issues with lobing?
I had a 340SE center for years and it was a very good center channel. I had center speakers with lobing issues before and the 340SE center did not have the same issues in my room. If you order the 340SE as a center it will have the EXBAC circuit switched on...which is designed to improve performance when used horizontally. Here's a post from Dave F on EXBAC:

http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...8597#post38597
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If you change from vertical to horizontal after ordering you will need to rotate the tweeter. There is plenty of info on their site and their forms.
hmm oddly, when I ordered my 200s they said that tweeter rotation was not necessary.
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hmm oddly, when I ordered my 200s they said that tweeter rotation was not necessary.
There is no need to rotate the tweeter in the CMT-340SE. That was true with the older "classic" CMT-340 (no SE).

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I had a 340SE center for years and it was a very good center channel. I had center speakers with lobing issues before and the 340SE center did not have the same issues in my room. If you order the 340SE as a center it will have the EXBAC circuit switched on...which is designed to improve performance when used horizontally. Here's a post from Dave F on EXBAC:

http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...8597#post38597
This is the type of useful input. Appreciate the response.
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I Have 340s across the front and 170s rear with 2 Klipsh RW12 subs.
I also bought B stock, dont remember which was the B stock but I can tell you that there was not one mark or blemish. I use this setup for tv, music, movies and xbox in quite a big area and have never been unhappy about my puchase. Have turned the volume past 0 and never heard any harsh noises nor did they struggle.

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There is no need to rotate the tweeter in the CMT-340SE. That was true with the older "classic" CMT-340 (no SE).
But shouldnt EXBAC be switched off if using a 340 vertically for center channel?
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But shouldnt EXBAC be switched off if using a 340 vertically for center channel?
Yes, and if it is placed in a way there is not an extended front baffle.

You should call/email Ascend if you have questions about it.

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Yes, and if it is placed in a way there is not an extended front baffle.

You should call/email Ascend if you have questions about it.
No extended front baffle in my case so I should probably turn it off. But it sounds fine to me so I wont bother.
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Today I went and listened to the Sonus Faber Chameleon's at Magnolia best Buy and really liked them. It was one of the first silk dome tweeters I had listened to in person. I'm now thinking that may be my preference in sound. Wondering if I like the Chameleon's if I may like the Sierra 1 or the NRT version. Anyone happened to have heard both or would you think they'd be comparable at all?
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Upgrade from Polk Monitor 70s/CS2?

Hey all...I'm checking out the CMT-340SE's (mains and center) to replace my Polk Monitor 70's (ver. 1) and CS2. Has anyone made a similar move that can tell me what would be the differences? Also, I have Monitor 30's in the rear and an Outlaw LFM-1 Plus that I plan on keeping in the mix. Any issues there? Thanks.
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