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post #1141 of 1484
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Hey! You are a merrymaid, you should like dusting! smile.gif

When you own Merry Maids, at home you try to make things as low maintenance as possible:) Believe it or not, I still clean my own home:)
post #1142 of 1484
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I have a sub that's PB, and I find myself polishing that thing all the time, and now I'm finding tiny hand prints with apple sauce, yogurt etc.
Strange there's only my gal, me, and my 23 m daughter rolleyes.gif
Djoel

Maybe your gal has small hands?




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post #1143 of 1484
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I find myself polishing that thing all the time

TMI biggrin.gif
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Maybe your gal has small hands?
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I'm going on a limb here but I'm going to say it's the new girl who isn't hip to the rules smile.gif

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TMI biggrin.gif

redface.gifbiggrin.gif You'll understand one day when you have kids of your own, there's never any time for much, so you got to take matters into your own hands tongue.gif

Dan
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TMI biggrin.gif

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I'm going on a limb here but I'm going to say it's the new girl who isn't hip to the rules smile.gif
redface.gifbiggrin.gif You'll understand one day when you have kids of your own, there's never any time for much, so you got to take matters into your own hands tongue.gif
Dan

again...TMI.....biggrin.gif
post #1146 of 1484
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You guys crack me up^^^^^
post #1147 of 1484
With all these deals going on, I wonder if I should get another pair of piano black RAAL Towers for the office biggrin.gif
post #1148 of 1484
Hi Guys,
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Originally Posted by sourbeef View Post

I plan to, but I noticed there is no piano black in that...so I was wondering if Dave or someone could comment on whether that would be coming up, soon I hope.

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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post

Sourbeef, I wanted to order pair in piano blk with RAAL along with Horizon in same finish and tweet but was told on the phone by Dina that piano blk horizon is not on the horizon ( pun intended). If you and brannigan (Ascend Acoustics forum member) are interested in piano blk may be we can ask Dave to get us pricing on 3 custom California made/finished piano black Horizon cabinets?

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Originally Posted by sourbeef View Post

Sounds like a plan. Would be cool if Dave would be able to give us a discount of some amount considering we are good customers who have or will have the towers already.

I am currently investigating building a small batch of Piano Black Horizons. The larger the production run the better the pricing will be so if interested, please give us a call and have Dina place you on our interest list.

Thanks!
post #1149 of 1484
Dave, can you or anyone else tell me if the Sierra-1's use the same mid-range driver as the Sierra Towers? Of course I know that the tower has more drivers, I was just unsure if it was more of the same mids that are in the Sierra-1's?
post #1150 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Ascend View Post

Hi Guys,
I am currently investigating building a small batch of Piano Black Horizons. The larger the production run the better the pricing will be so if interested, please give us a call and have Dina place you on our interest list.
Thanks!

I am in, just sent an email to have myself added to the list.
post #1151 of 1484
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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post

I am in, just sent an email to have myself added to the list.

Me too, I just sent an email to Dina.
post #1152 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

Dave, can you or anyone else tell me if the Sierra-1's use the same mid-range driver as the Sierra Towers? Of course I know that the tower has more drivers, I was just unsure if it was more of the same mids that are in the Sierra-1's?
The woofers in the Sierra-1 and Sierra Towers look the same, but they are different.

The dedicated midrange driver is unique to the Tower.
Edited by cschang - 11/29/12 at 11:20am
post #1153 of 1484
Was hoping some Sierra Tower owners might have have had a similar shortlist to what I'm presently considering. I know Ascend has the 30 day guarantee, but that wouldn't fully apply in my case since I'll be needing a custom height Horizon center.

I'm looking at a 5 speaker set-up (Rythmik or PSA sub will be added) for 80% TV/movies/games and 20% music. For the Ascends I'm considering Sierra Towers, Horizon center (front 3 with RAAL upgrade) and Sierra-1 surrounds. In the next two weeks I'll be able to locally audition the two other systems I am considering:
1. KEF R-series - R500 fronts, R600c center, R100 surrounds
2. Monitor audio - GX-100 fronts, GX-150 center, GX-50 surrounds

My preference was for towers up front, but have heard such great things about Monitor's Gold line that I'd accept the bookshelf fronts if the overall system was better.

Since all three of the above systems are roughly the same price, has anyone else compared these options? Thanks for any comments.

Mike
post #1154 of 1484
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Originally Posted by mpo1977 View Post

Was hoping some Sierra Tower owners might have have had a similar shortlist to what I'm presently considering. I know Ascend has the 30 day guarantee, but that wouldn't fully apply in my case since I'll be needing a custom height Horizon center.
I'm looking at a 5 speaker set-up (Rythmik or PSA sub will be added) for 80% TV/movies/games and 20% music. For the Ascends I'm considering Sierra Towers, Horizon center (front 3 with RAAL upgrade) and Sierra-1 surrounds. In the next two weeks I'll be able to locally audition the two other systems I am considering:
1. KEF R-series - R500 fronts, R600c center, R100 surrounds
2. Monitor audio - GX-100 fronts, GX-150 center, GX-50 surrounds
My preference was for towers up front, but have heard such great things about Monitor's Gold line that I'd accept the bookshelf fronts if the overall system was better.
Since all three of the above systems are roughly the same price, has anyone else compared these options? Thanks for any comments.
Mike

I am in the market for towers speakers, and I auditioned the R700s. They were excellent, probably my favorites so far along with Focal 826v. Anyway, I am planning to demo the Ascend Towers with Raal soon, mid to late January. I may try to get the local dealer to let me bring home his floor demo pair so I can compare side by side. So, my answer is no, I have not heard them side to side, but maybe soon.

The dealer raved about the R300 bookshelves, BTW. Since you are mostly movies, less music, you might consider those, much like you are with the MA line. Might save you some dough. The should play well low enough to blend with a good sub.
post #1155 of 1484
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Originally Posted by NewHTbuyer View Post

I am in the market for towers speakers, and I auditioned the R700s. They were excellent, probably my favorites so far along with Focal 826v. Anyway, I am planning to demo the Ascend Towers with Raal soon, mid to late January. I may try to get the local dealer to let me bring home his floor demo pair so I can compare side by side. So, my answer is no, I have not heard them side to side, but maybe soon.
The dealer raved about the R300 bookshelves, BTW. Since you are mostly movies, less music, you might consider those, much like you are with the MA line. Might save you some dough. The should play well low enough to blend with a good sub.
I've heard the R300 and R700 in the same room, side by side. The R300 has a warmer presentation than the R700. Although I didn't listen to them next to the KEFs, I think Tower is more than worthy in terms of a comparison.

Also, if you read mattcpt's posts in this thread, he listened the Focal 836W's, and wrote up some notes compared to the Tower as well.

http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/showthread.php?t=5090&page=2
Edited by cschang - 12/2/12 at 9:00am
post #1156 of 1484
Curtis...I'm convinced we should make that thread a sticky at the forum..jk...But in all honesty a very worthwhile & sincere endorsement of the Ascend Towers....smile.gif
post #1157 of 1484
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Originally Posted by NewHTbuyer View Post

I am in the market for towers speakers, and I auditioned the R700s. They were excellent, probably my favorites so far along with Focal 826v. Anyway, I am planning to demo the Ascend Towers with Raal soon, mid to late January. I may try to get the local dealer to let me bring home his floor demo pair so I can compare side by side. So, my answer is no, I have not heard them side to side, but maybe soon.
The dealer raved about the R300 bookshelves, BTW. Since you are mostly movies, less music, you might consider those, much like you are with the MA line. Might save you some dough. The should play well low enough to blend with a good sub.

Thanks for the reply. I actually was considering the R300 bookshelves. I down-selected to the R500 by figuring that with a good sub, the difference between the R700 and R500 will not be too significant. Maybe that logic could still be applied for the R500 vs R300...however with Monitor, the Gold towers are much more expensive than what I was looking to spend. Since the R500s are within that budget, even if the R300s might save some $$, I'd rather get the R500s since they are within budget.

Mike
post #1158 of 1484
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Originally Posted by mpo1977 View Post

Thanks for the reply. I actually was considering the R300 bookshelves. I down-selected to the R500 by figuring that with a good sub, the difference between the R700 and R500 will not be too significant. Maybe that logic could still be applied for the R500 vs R300...however with Monitor, the Gold towers are much more expensive than what I was looking to spend. Since the R500s are within that budget, even if the R300s might save some $$, I'd rather get the R500s since they are within budget.
Mike

I totally understand. I prefer towers myself. I was just throwing out a suggestion. Plus, with towers, you could play 2.0 and get better bass, if you want. I think all three options you have narrowed it down to will be great. What I am doing is biting the bullet on shipping costs and just ordering a bunch so I can demo for myself in my own home. In your case, spend some time comparing the Kef to MA, pick one, then order the Ascends and return whichever you like less. If no dealer will let you take a set home and then return, I guess you could order the Ascends and drag then to whichever shop has the Kefs/MAs and compare there.
post #1159 of 1484
Where are people crossing their towers over to their subs? I'm crossing my sierra bookshelf speakers at 70hz but I have a feeling 50hz or 60hz would be better for towers since they can handle the bass better. Would a good rule of thumb be to round up to the nearest ten for the -3db point and then add another 10 so the speakers are all doing what they're best at? I think I heard the towers could do mid 30's so 50hz sounds about right.
post #1160 of 1484
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Originally Posted by brannigan View Post

Where are people crossing their towers over to their subs? I'm crossing my sierra bookshelf speakers at 70hz but I have a feeling 50hz or 60hz would be better for towers since they can handle the bass better. Would a good rule of thumb be to round up to the nearest ten for the -3db point and then add another 10 so the speakers are all doing what they're best at? I think I heard the towers could do mid 30's so 50hz sounds about right.

I have mine at 40hz now but used 60 for the first 3-4 months or so. They sound spectacular at either.
post #1161 of 1484
Set it to where you think it sounds best.

I have read that for speakers in general, it should be 1/2 octave to a full octave above the -3dB point.
post #1162 of 1484
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Originally Posted by brannigan View Post

Where are people crossing their towers over to their subs? I'm crossing my sierra bookshelf speakers at 70hz but I have a feeling 50hz or 60hz would be better for towers since they can handle the bass better. Would a good rule of thumb be to round up to the nearest ten for the -3db point and then add another 10 so the speakers are all doing what they're best at? I think I heard the towers could do mid 30's so 50hz sounds about right.

50 Hz for me. I have a Pioneer SC-27 and the next available choice below 80 Hz is 50 Hz. For music listening I run them full range with no sub.

I think Dave (Ascend's owner) recommends 60 Hz for the towers.
post #1163 of 1484
Like Curtis said, preference is key. Sometimes the setting is based on room dimensions, distance to listening spot, and room resonance. Maybe setting at 60hz vs. 80hz in a specific room may sound better and smoother. My listening distance is 12.5 feet in my living room and a setting of 80hz sounds good and is thick but the setting at 60hz sounds even better with a blending that makes it hard to know where the bass is coming from, towers or subs. Experimenting is part of the joy with such a capable design as the Sierra Towers. It opens up a whole different level of control which fuels the fidelity.
post #1164 of 1484
I guess I was going to try all the settings anyhow. I'll start with 60hz and see how I like it. I'm getting antsy though. It's been 2 weeks with no word on my raal towers. They're backed way up from the thanksgiving sale. I can't waiiiit.
post #1165 of 1484
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Originally Posted by brannigan View Post

I guess I was going to try all the settings anyhow. I'll start with 60hz and see how I like it. I'm getting antsy though. It's been 2 weeks with no word on my raal towers. They're backed way up from the thanksgiving sale. I can't waiiiit.

I got my UPS shipping notice on Monday but there has been no movement on it.
post #1166 of 1484
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I got my UPS shipping notice on Monday but there has been no movement on it.

Does it give you an ETA? Sometimes they will sit at the original location and start moving so it reaches the destination on the ETA.
Don't know why they do that but I've noticed it on stuff I've ordered.
post #1167 of 1484
Sourbeef, when did you order your towers? I ordered mine on the 29th but nothing yet.
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I got my UPS shipping notice on Monday but there has been no movement on it.
post #1168 of 1484
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Does it give you an ETA? Sometimes they will sit at the original location and start moving so it reaches the destination on the ETA.
Don't know why they do that but I've noticed it on stuff I've ordered.

Yeah, the original date of arrival was supposed to be today rolleyes.gif, now it says nothing about ETA.
post #1169 of 1484
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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post

Sourbeef, when did you order your towers? I ordered mine on the 29th but nothing yet.

I placed the order on Nov 27. Well it was after 11pm, so technically that would be more like Nov. 28.smile.gif
post #1170 of 1484
Sorry Guys!

We took in considerably more tower orders then we anticipated -- a LOT more and thus we are running a bit behind. I am truly sorry.
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I got my UPS shipping notice on Monday but there has been no movement on it.
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Sourbeef, when did you order your towers? I ordered mine on the 29th but nothing yet.

Guys -- please send me a PM as I have a hard time associating forum names with actual customer names. I am happy to check the status for you smile.gif
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