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post #91 of 3183 Old 05-25-2007, 05:45 PM
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My usage used to be VERY slanted towards HT, Until I got my 170SE mains/340SEC...
My usage of Music/HT went from like 20/80 to about 50/50, maybe even 60/40.


I JUST ordered L/C/R Sierra naturals!!!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!!

I see my music listening going even higher!!

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Funny how good reproduction can change your ideas of entertainment.
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Funny how good reproduction can change your ideas of entertainment.

Exactly!!

I still LOVE my Projector/Movies..... I just use my AVR alot more often than I used to!!


I miss playing my drums, but it hurts a bit less, when ya have decent reproduction.

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I see that Dave Fabrikant KNOWS how to make it happen, at a reasonable price.

THIS really isn't negotiable IMO, I've experienced it with his 170's firsthand, and I have a hell of alot more experience with realistic sound than most,being a drummer(in bands) for many years.

Am I saying I know more?
No
Am I saying I know what a snare/china REALLY sound like?
You bet I am,and Dave knows as well it seems to me.............

Am I CERTAIN what brand/type drum is being used? NO of course not....

Do I have a clue as to the type of drum head?

A clue? Yeah, exactly, or perfect description?NO
Drum heads have a signature, and I'm now listening to them...... because I can hear them. and thats with the 170's!!

I look forward to my Sierras.

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I don't know if this is the appropriate thread to ask in, but how do these compare to Paradigm Studio 20's? Same ballpark or significantly better?
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Unfortunately, I have never heard the Studio 20s so I couldn't say. Curtis?
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I don't know if this is the appropriate thread to ask in, but how do these compare to Paradigm Studio 20's? Same ballpark or significantly better?

The Ascend 170SE is competitive with Paradigm's Studio 20.
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When are they going to put the Sierras on their web site?
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I don't know if this is the appropriate thread to ask in, but how do these compare to Paradigm Studio 20's? Same ballpark or significantly better?

Inappropriate thread. This is an Ascend Sierra thread, not a comparison thread.

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When are they going to put the Sierras on their web site?

There was a post by Dave Fabrikant on the Ascend forum that due to the unexpected level of Sierra demand that Sierra info would remain only on the forum until they get caught up.

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I ended up going with the "B" stock LCR package ... it was only about $260 more than the original pair of "A" stock speakers - and with a pair of 170's in the back, should make for a nice 5.1 system, too.

As luck would have it, they are scheduled to arrive next Friday (6-1), and I will be out of town killing trees at a charity golf outing.
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Craig, I think for surrounds, the 170SE's match up pretty well.

And I am fairly sure you don't kill too many trees on a golfcourse. Enjoy!

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I ended up going with the "B" stock LCR package ... it was only about $260 more than the original pair of "A" stock speakers - and with a pair of 170's in the back, should make for a nice 5.1 system, too.

As luck would have it, they are scheduled to arrive next Friday (6-1), and I will be out of town killing trees at a charity golf outing.

you should get your priorities, in order (jk). We all look forward, to your opinion .

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There was a post by Dave Fabrikant on the Ascend forum that due to the unexpected level of Sierra demand that Sierra info would remain only on the forum until they get caught up.

Does it take along time to put something on the website announcing them? Maybe on the main page. Just curious.

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Probably just can't keep up on orders. So why advertise something not in stock?
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I picked up my piano black Sierra-1 across the front this past Thursday (as well as the Hsu VTF-3MK3 + turbo) in anticipation of playing them this extended weekend w/ my brand new Emotiva Ultra Theater series that was expected to arrive yesterday (5/25) via UPS. Nothing all day only to find out late last night the Emotiva shipment is rescheduled for this coming Tuesday. Very unhappy about this. My good friend/neighbor is a VP at UPS and he's going to hear it from me although he can't do anything about it. GRRRRR

Any new owners of Sierra run them w/ Emotiva components? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I will still hook them up w/ my very old Harman Kardon AVR25. It should still give me a good feel for the speakers and the PS.
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Does it take along time to put something on the website announcing them? Maybe on the main page. Just curious.

My impression was they don't want to promote the Sierras any more than what is on the Ascend forum as they can't keep up with the present demand.

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My impression was they don't want to promote the Sierras any more than what is on the Ascend forum as they can't keep up with the present demand.

and since this thread is promoting them enough already, guess they don't need to update the website.

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Probably just can't keep up on orders. So why advertise something not in stock?

you tell me? Companies run out of stock, does'nt mean they stop advertising it.

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you tell me? Companies run out of stock, does'nt mean they stop advertising it.

That what I think. They don't want to advertise it cuz they can't keep up with demand? Dunno
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IronMike and D. They are going to thank you for advertising here :-)

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Is there a reason you want Ascend to put the Sierras up on the site? Or a reason you don't want them to?

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Is there a reason you want Ascend to put the Sierras up on the site? Or a reason you don't want them to?

yes

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When are they going to put the Sierras on their web site?

Should be info on the site by Tuesday. Only reason that they are not on the site yet is that we're having some custom programming done to our shopping cart software to accommodate the new line.

The programming was actually completed on time but we just haven't had the time to check it yet

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Should be info on the site by Tuesday. Only reason that they are not on the site yet is that were having some custom programming done to our shopping cart software to accommodate the new line.

The programming was actually completed on time but we just haven't had the time to check it yet

Have a great holiday weekend!

Didn't have time? , you had time to make the speakers but no time to put them on the site? Kind of strange coming from an ID company. Just wondering, not flaming.

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Just wondering, not flaming.

Kinda seems like flaming to me. What's the problem? For those in the know, i.e, anyone on this forum or the Ascend forum pretty much, you're more than welcome to call and order these. They've posted pictures, specs, other info, etc. on the Ascend forum. Otherwise, wait a few days and they'll be on the site.

These were announced pretty much simultaneously with availability. Certain other ID companies don't subscribe to this type of release, and have many delays on the release after revealing the product. I think Ascend has handled this fine. Just imho.
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Didn't have time? , you had time to make the speakers but no time to put them on the site? Kind of strange coming from an ID company. Just wondering, not flaming.

High DrPainMD,

Our priorites are exactly that, making loudspeakers...

For what other reason could there be other than a lack of time? We are a small company, we don't have a dedicated IT department, we sub-contract nearly all of our web-work and I am the one who needs to test the new features as I was the one who hired the programmer...

To be honest, it is more important for me to spend my time right now catching up on the hundreds of emails sitting in my inbox... (as I am doing right now)

I have been working 18-20 hour days this week, there is really only so much I can do -- believe me, I wish I could get more done in a day, but I am only human

There is nothing to speculate about. My priorities are just different than what you are used to seeing.

Are we sold out on Sierra's? No ---
Are we backordered? Yes ---

We are low on tweeters and to compensate, I had SEAS pull boxes from an ocean shipment to airship them to us direct from Norway...

Hope this explains things...

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Didn't have time? , you had time to make the speakers but no time to put them on the site? Kind of strange coming from an ID company. Just wondering, not flaming.

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Good advise
So..... how good are these Sierra's?
Or is it too early.........
On a wish list...........I'd really like to see Ascend put out a wall-mountable, like the NHT L5 and such, for those of us looking for surround speaker solutions.

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Good advise
So..... how good are these Sierra's?
Or is it too early.........
On a wish list...........I'd really like to see Ascend put out a wall-mountable, like the NHT L5 and such, for those of us looking for surround speaker solutions.

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Let me humbly chime in as I am not an audiophile in the least bit nor can I give you much of a comparison as I have not heard other Ascend speakers.

Just picked up the Sierra-1's two days ago. I am sitting listening to the music as I write. I have Andrea Bocelli on right now to get a feel for how they handle his vocals as well as the instrumentals. I have the volume level up fairly high and it doesn't "feel" like it's too loud. Even my wife who is not the most understanding when it comes to loud music walks by doing her solo ballroom dancing in a playful way.

Much of what typically is said about the Ascends seem true to me with these Sierra's. Very, very neutral, while the details seem to reflect the source and the quality of the recording. I'm also impressed with the amount of bass these little speakers are putting out. I bought a Hsu VTF-3MK3 for the HT but think I will be listening to music in 2 channel without the sub.

Back to Bocelli. The piano, the orchestra, the voice... The speakers are brilliantly doing Andrea justice. I'll do the hard stuff later and will report back.
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