Originally Posted by Grayson73
Try some internet direct companies, like Ascend Acoustics. I have AS-F2s and have been thinking about upgrading to Ascend Acoustics CMT-340s
"If you get those, I assume you will be using a sub with them. Your F2's have way more bass." PULLIAMM
I'm considering the same move to Ascends Grayson. I'm hesitating though becuase I've just recently been messing with speaker placement and I think I just figured out a much better placement for my F2's. They really came alive. I pulled them off the front wall as best I could and toed them in to fire right at my listening position and the soundstage really opened up. I like the improvement a lot. Enough that I think I'm going to get a new receiver instead of speakers for now. This way I can use the Krell 150 watt x2 channel amp I have to power the F2's and then they'll really sing
. I have not done a back to back, so I cannot say for sure, but I have been getting the feeling that a move to Ascend 170's or 340's might only be a marginal improvement in sound quality from the Athena's. So I think for now I'd be better off getting a new receiver with EQ'ing abilities and 7 channels for the future. I'm pretty sure I'll go with Ascends some day though...
PULLIAMM: Yes the F2's can reach deeper bass than the 340's but if you have a sub this is moot. My F2's are crossed at 80 Hz, at that cutoff the 340's would perform excellently and most likely better than the F2's from what I hear. I just don't know how much better...