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Forum: Speakers   07-09-2016, 11:35 AM
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Posted By cschang
What AVR do you have? Does it have an auto EQ...

What AVR do you have? Does it have an auto EQ feature? If so, did you re-run it when swapping the speakers?

Also, when comparing the speakers...the 170's are little more efficient than the...
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2016, 11:07 AM
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Views: 410,226
Posted By cschang
frequency response isn't the major improvement...

frequency response isn't the major improvement factor with RAALs. It is the stored energy and time decay that make the difference.
Forum: Speakers   05-26-2016, 10:40 AM
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Posted By cschang
Sierra-2's come stock with the RAAL. ...

Sierra-2's come stock with the RAAL.

Measurements for the Sierra-1NrT I think are somewhere on the Ascend forum.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   05-25-2016, 07:03 PM
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Views: 163,231
Posted By cschang
I'm still not sure I can getaway from the office...

I'm still not sure I can getaway from the office on Friday. If not, I will go Sunday.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   05-24-2016, 09:04 PM
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Posted By cschang
For those that are going, what days are you...

For those that are going, what days are you attending the T.H.E. Show Newport?

I guess it is a different hotel this year.
Forum: Speakers   05-10-2016, 09:32 AM
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Posted By cschang
I'm not Dave, but I can tell you the RAAL has...

I'm not Dave, but I can tell you the RAAL has much less moving mass than the AMT, and that comes with it's advantages.
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 08:43 PM
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Posted By cschang
I'm guessing it is fairly similar since the...

I'm guessing it is fairly similar since the midrange driver is the same.
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 04:17 PM
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Posted By cschang
Ha! I think there is an Oppo 105 in the demo...

Ha! I think there is an Oppo 105 in the demo room...so FLAC files on a USB stick should be good to go.
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 02:58 PM
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Posted By cschang
Well...in that case, make an appointment with...

Well...in that case, make an appointment with Ascend, bring a bunch of CDs, and enjoy a listening session. Listen to the Towers too!
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 02:46 PM
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Posted By cschang
Oh yeah...SD to San Clemente is much...

Oh yeah...SD to San Clemente is much closer...another 45-60 minutes to Manhattan Beach...longer with traffic.

I hope you can talk your brother into it, but I understand his reluctance if he isn't...
Forum: Speakers   05-08-2016, 12:42 PM
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Posted By cschang
I'm not sure the Sierra-1 is a good indication on...

I'm not sure the Sierra-1 is a good indication on how the Sierra-2 sounds. When I heard the Sierra-1NrT's, I liked them, but did not feel the need to make the upgrade a priority. After hearing the...
Forum: Speakers   05-07-2016, 02:19 PM
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Posted By cschang
Definitely play around with the different options...

Definitely play around with the different options and setting. There is no rule that says you shouldn't.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   04-02-2016, 09:35 AM
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Views: 163,231
Posted By cschang
The Marie Callender pie shop near me doesn't open...

The Marie Callender pie shop near me doesn't open until noon...so I will pick a pie up, and then drive over. Fresh pie!!
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   03-31-2016, 08:59 PM
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Posted By cschang
Looking forward to seeing old and new faces. ...

Looking forward to seeing old and new faces.

I'll be bringing a pie.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   03-11-2016, 07:19 AM
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Views: 163,231
Posted By cschang
Ivan, count me in for now. I also told Mitch. ...

Ivan, count me in for now. I also told Mitch.

It's my Mom's bday weekend...so I got to figure out what is going on with that.

Hope you are all doing well!.
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2016, 10:05 PM
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Posted By cschang
Not good to post email addresses on public...

Not good to post email addresses on public threads...he's going to get a lot of junk mail from bots.
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2016, 10:34 AM
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Posted By cschang
Yes, Totems are known for that, but also less...

Yes, Totems are known for that, but also less sensitive, so you need a bit more of an amp. Different design goals.

I'm not a basshead by any means, but have not heard any "standard" tower...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2016, 09:04 AM
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Posted By cschang
To the low 30's would not be a small tower. ...

To the low 30's would not be a small tower.

The Sierra Tower -3db is 41hz anechoic, 34hz in room.
Forum: Speakers   03-04-2016, 07:10 PM
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Posted By cschang
What are you wanting from a 2-way small tower vs...

What are you wanting from a 2-way small tower vs a 2-way bookshelf monitor? Bass? Chances are you are going to need a subwoofer regardless.
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2016, 09:31 AM
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Posted By cschang
It is working for me.

It is working for me.
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2016, 12:30 PM
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Views: 413
Posted By cschang
larger woofers, compression drivers, smaller...

larger woofers, compression drivers, smaller woofers, dome tweeters, etc., all have their trade-offs.
Forum: Speakers   01-25-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By cschang
These stand will work, but it is really a...

These stand will work, but it is really a judgement call on how safe they would be in your environment.

That Boxer/Great Dane can probably knock over anything.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 39,947
Posted By cschang
I wouldn't generalize on ribbons...like I don't...

I wouldn't generalize on ribbons...like I don't on any other tweeter type. For me, in particular, it is a RAAL ribbon....I have not hear anything better.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 396
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Posted By cschang
Soundstage = the size of the picture Imaging =...

Soundstage = the size of the picture
Imaging = the focus of the picture and the ability to "see" and pinpoint objects in it.
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 39,947
Posted By cschang
Imaging is a strong suit of Ascend speakers. ...

Imaging is a strong suit of Ascend speakers.

Once you understand it (many people don't), and have it, you can not give it up.
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