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.
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
Alright, seeing movement now. ETA is now on Thursday.
Sourbeef: i requested a last minute change in finish from piano black to satin black bamboo so that i can get towers and Horizon (both with RAAL) at the same time instead of waiting on custom piano black Horizon and Ascend is shipping them today. Sorry i am no longer on custom piano black Horizon waiting list.
Wow the reflection off the Towers are amazing...that piano gloss looks unbelievable...now just give us a quick compro how they souund vs. your current Polks seen in the background...jk.....
Enjoy them....because they'll sound as good as they look if not better...
While in the middle of setting them up I listened to music and had one Ascend Tower and one Polk Rti8 running together. I walked back and forth between them. The Ascend is heads and tails better with clarity of the instruments. The Polk just sounded muddled by comparison. So psyched.
During setup I played some music through one Ascend Sierra Tower and one of my current Polk Rti8's at the same time. I was quite impressed with how crisp and clean the Ascend sounded compared to the Polk which just sounded muddled in comparison. I have been listening to Linda Ronstadt, the album she did with the Nelson Riddle orchestra and it is sounding fantastic....and I haven't recalibrated yet.....for one, the Onkyo Audyssey is no longer working, and two, I am expecting a new Denon 4520 with Audyssey XT-32 in a couple of weeks at which time I will calibrate with it. Psyched
Damn...I almost ordered the piano black but went with matte black to save money and for durability. Still feeling a bit jealous but it's the sound that really counts.
Don't feel bad, you are not alone, in my case I actually ordered piano black and changed the finish to black bamboo on the day of they were scheduled to ship out because I wanted front 3 speakers at the same time and according Dave piano black center would take several weeks if not months, otherwise I am a fan of piano black finish. Anyway 151 pounds of awesomeness is scheduled to arrive on Monday the 17th.
Yup...it is good thing.
They are on-axis graphs of each speaker, and how they tested before they were packaged and shipped to you.
Every speaker Ascend sells is tested at the Ascend shop before it is packaged. For Sierra monitors and towers, Ascend includes the graph.
Do you also get one for Center channel matched +/-1db with towers?
Got my raal towers. They're awesome and worth upgrading from sierra bookshelves. I didn't notice the huge difference at first but after going through some better recorded stuff at higher volume the benefits are evident. Awesome separation and balance. No harshness or unwelcome peaks. Currently crossed over at 50hz. So far so good!