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post #1171 of 1484
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Originally Posted by sourbeef View Post

Yeah, the original date of arrival was supposed to be today rolleyes.gif, now it says nothing about ETA.

Alright, seeing movement now. ETA is now on Thursday.
post #1172 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Ascend View Post

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.
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
Dave, I PM'd you my order number. Thanks.
post #1173 of 1484
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Originally Posted by sourbeef View Post

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.
post #1174 of 1484
what finish were these

post #1175 of 1484
I believe that's just the standard matte black finish.
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Originally Posted by Scottyp3 View Post

what finish were these
post #1176 of 1484
hey..guys just saw this..am when can i get ...a pair to buy...?
post #1177 of 1484
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

hey..guys just saw this..am when can i get ...a pair to buy...?

http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/spkrlist.html

Go here

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Djoel
Edited by Djoel - 12/13/12 at 9:59am
post #1178 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/spkrlist.html

Go here
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Djoel
post #1179 of 1484
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Edited by sourbeef - 12/13/12 at 1:28pm
post #1180 of 1484
Sourbeef: Nice smile.gif... you'are making me feel like I made a mistake by changing the finish from piano black to satin bamboo black.
post #1181 of 1484
WOW Those are beautiful...eek.gif I betting they're all drop dead gorgeous wink.gif

Congrats on your new Towers, pls let us know what you think once you're settled in.

Djoel
post #1182 of 1484
Nice job, Beef--now fire them up!
post #1183 of 1484
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....biggrin.gif.

Enjoy them....because they'll sound as good as they look if not better...smile.gif
Edited by Billy p - 12/13/12 at 12:25pm
post #1184 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Billy p View Post

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....biggrin.gif.
Enjoy them....because they'll sound as good as they look if not better...smile.gif

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.cool.gif
post #1185 of 1484
Thread Starter 
Congrats Sourbeef! I'm a bit partial to the piano black myself;). Prepare to dust them every few minutes!
post #1186 of 1484
Those are gorgeous. Congrats!
Must resist urge to swap... satin black are beautiful too cool.gif
post #1187 of 1484
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 smile.gif
post #1188 of 1484
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Originally Posted by mariob33 View Post

Those are gorgeous. Congrats!
Must resist urge to swap... satin black are beautiful too cool.gif


Lol, the thought went through my heads as well biggrin.gif I was Hm, I'll probably end up with a Rythmik sub, PB sub:D, why not get some towers the same finish.Then I woke up tongue.gif

Dan
post #1189 of 1484
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.
post #1190 of 1484
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Originally Posted by brannigan View Post

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.

I'll preface this by saying I'm not a piano black fan to begin with, but that bamboo black satin finish is VERY classy. If hadn't already owned a pair, I'd be getting those.

Edit - I see you said the matte finish, but I was thinking the satin.
post #1191 of 1484
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Originally Posted by brannigan View Post

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.
post #1192 of 1484
OK, so I am not well versed on what all this means. These diagrams were included, one with each tower. Can someone tell me the significance of this......and I hope it is a good thing smile.gif



post #1193 of 1484
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Originally Posted by sourbeef View Post

OK, so I am not well versed on what all this means. These diagrams were included, one with each tower. Can someone tell me the significance of this......and I hope it is a good thing smile.gif
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.
post #1194 of 1484
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Originally Posted by cschang View Post

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?
post #1195 of 1484
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Originally Posted by avsnoob10 View Post

Do you also get one for Center channel matched +/-1db with towers?
I'm not sure how that works with a center channel delivered at different time, or because it is a somewhat different configuration.

It may not be +-1dB, but it will be close.
post #1196 of 1484
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!
post #1197 of 1484
Just finished unpacking, they are not hooked up yet, I need to move HTPC and Blu-ray/CD player from the old setup before I can listen to music and provide impressions

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Edited by avsnoob10 - 12/17/12 at 12:54pm
post #1198 of 1484
Congrats to you new Tower owners smile.gif hope you guys get to enjoy them as much as I'm enjoying mine, that set looks beautiful, nice and clean the ways I would love things rolleyes.gif

Happy listening

Djoel
post #1199 of 1484
Dave was right. 60hz crossover is perfect.

@avsnoob- Your speakers will sound better if you move them apart a couple more feet.
post #1200 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Congrats to you new Tower owners smile.gif hope you guys get to enjoy them as much as I'm enjoying mine

+1, Dan.
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