Originally Posted by cel4145
As pointed out to you in this thread just this week
1) in which you took over the conversation such that it no longer served the OP and he left, and then the thread was eventually locked;
2) where you made many wild claims, such as that the HSUs were manly and the Ascends girly
3) where Dave F from Ascend Acoustics explained
that you seemed to have some beef with Ascend over a restocking fee;
4) where you insisted that we could get an idea of what HSU speakers sound like by listening to a crappy YouTube recording you made of your speakers
5) and where it turns out you have your right speaker stuck in a bookshelf
(and it looks like your center channel is behind your TV), which is definitely not an optimal way to setup speakers and make definitive claims about soundstage (I understand your mama might not let you have speaker stands
, but that's beside the point).
In that thread, I already pointed out to you that the "reviewer" of Ascends and Arx you are speaking of DID NOT end up using the speakers that way. Rather he supposed he would prefer the Ascends as rears for his tastes in 5.1, but could see using both for TV as mains and found them to be comparable speakers. He ultimately enthusiastically recommended both:
While it might be FUN for you to misattribute what others have said and make up your own theories about audio science, people are coming here for useful advice because they are going to spend their OWN money. If you want a thread dedicated to Brian's theories on home audio to have fun in, start one just for that. I'm sure we will all enjoy it.
You missed this classic thread and its 300+ posts... basically Brian felt that anyone spending more than $250 on a sub was not spending wisely, that he could not tell a difference between his $250 BIC sub and a much more expensive HSU... eventually he "saw the light" after much back and forth discussion.
To the OP, ignore Brian, the HSU's may be great but I don't think Brian is in a position to give you an unbiased (much less a well informed opinion). I think you have some good options there and really can't go wrong.
To Brian, if you are going to pass yourself off as an expert, or even an educated consumer you should at least get the terminology straight. And please, do yourself a favor and fix your set-up, your very good speakers are being wasted in a really suboptimal set-up.