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Here is a comparison of the Ascend Sierra 2s with the previous Monitor Audio Gold version: Sierra 2 vs Monitor Audio Gold 100
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So is the RAAL Ribbon tweeter that much of an improvement over a dome tweeter? Has anybody been able to compare any of the Ascends with the RAAL vs a Goldenear Speaker?

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***The Official Ascend Acoustics Sierra Thread***

How do the raal tweeters handle the large dynamics in a HT setup?


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So is the RAAL Ribbon tweeter that much of an improvement over a dome tweeter? Has anybody been able to compare any of the Ascends with the RAAL vs a Goldenear Speaker?

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FYR, the GoldenEars use AMT tweeters, not domes.


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How do the raal tweeters handle the large dynamics in a HT setup?
Incredibly well. There's zero distortion and incredibly wide dispersion so voices, explosions, effects, everything sounds very realistic and as if it isn't coming from the speakers. Watching the latest Star Wars movie is fantastic, the lightsabers sound even better than in the theater. You can hear all of the sizzling and crashing sounds when they strike each other. Another movie that really amazed me was The Revenant. All of that screaming and bear noises and warfare. Holy hell it was almost upsetting. You could feel those screams. I cringed more than a few times and haven't watched the movie again yet.

My favorite movie is The Blues Brothers which I've watched hundreds of times and the amount of detail you can hear in the horns and the way the crowd sounds in the background is so incredible it's like you're there. Highly addictive. I basically never stop watching movies from when I get home till I go to bed.
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