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It's been almost three months since I received by Sierra Towers (w/ RAAL) and I've had a lot of listening time with them (at this point they're fully broken-in...I noticed improvement until about 20 hours, no change afterwards).
I am very happy with them in my stereo-only setup (a mixture of old and new devices for inputs, amplification, etc.). The sound is very neutral and the frequency response is excellent (well, as good as my 60+ year old ears can hear at the upper end, and I have a nice PSA sub for the very bottom end) -- it appears to be as razor sharp as the chart that came with the speakers indicates.

I chose these over a number of other top brands (B&W, Focal, Golden Ear, Revel, etc.) and I had the opportunity to listen to them all in my listening space and compare them pair-wise. While I thought the Sierras sounded better than any of the others (although it was very close in the case of a couple of other speakers), given that they were less expensive than any of the competitors I listened to they were a fairly easy choice.

I would recommend them highly to others thinking about speakers in the $2,000-$4,000 range -- or at least give them an audition as we all hear differently.
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i had 340se , now on klipsch 280, need some fronts for another room

how the sierra 2 compare to above ? how about turning them up to 90-100db ?
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Ordered a set of Lunas for surround duty!
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i had 340se , now on klipsch 280, need some fronts for another room

how the sierra 2 compare to above ? how about turning them up to 90-100db ?

Hi Bulls,


Our Sierra-2 are very different speakers than our 340's. As far as what max volume levels you can expect, this will be determined by what amp or receiver you plan on using and, more importantly, the distance your listening position is from the speakers themselves.


Let me know this info and I would be happy to provide you with some advice.


Thanks in advance!

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Hi Bulls,


Our Sierra-2 are very different speakers than our 340's. As far as what max volume levels you can expect, this will be determined by what amp or receiver you plan on using and, more importantly, the distance your listening position is from the speakers themselves.


Let me know this info and I would be happy to provide you with some advice.


Thanks in advance!
i understand they're different. considering all other things constant (same avr room etc, ideal listening setting etc), would the Sierra-2 create better imaging, highs, would it go louder without breaking up, can it goto 90-100db without compromising quality ? thank you.
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i understand they're different. considering all other things constant (same avr room etc, ideal listening setting etc), would the Sierra-2 create better imaging, highs, would it go louder without breaking up, can it goto 90-100db without compromising quality ? thank you.
Yes, the Sierra-2 will have better sound quality than the 340s. If you just want louder, than get the 340s or consider the towers. How loud did you listen with the 340s?
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