Hi all - We're redoing our family room and for the first time in a long time (like,early 90's long time) I'm going to start fresh with a new speaker set up. Have been very impressed by what I've read about the Ascend speakers and they've been recommended by many here to me.
I had a few questions, though and I thought you all were the ones to ask!
1. What is the difference between the Siera1 and the cmt-340's for use as my front speakers? It's not a cost-prohibited difference, but I was trying to gauge what I'd be getting for the additional expense.
2. These speakers are going to have to be wall mounted... I'm not going to have another choice with the way the room is set. I noticed that the brackets they sell say they are rated for up to 20 pounds.. and yet the cmt-340's are all 26 pounds.. even the center. So does that mean they can't be wall mounted?
3. I also wondered, with wall mounting, if they aren't really meant for that... and if there would be sonic issues by having them against a wall in this fashion. The inability to wall mount would be a deal breaker for me, sadly. I'm going to have trouble as it is with the surrounds (i figured on the cbm-170s') which might even need a ceiling mount. i hope not, though!
I haven't heard much about their subwoofers, so I still might go get an Outlaw unless there's a reason not too... but right now the Acends are at the top of my list if I can just make sure they will work for me.
By the way, if it helps, the room will be a 20x25 family room... and it opens into the kitchen and dining room... so it's a large space overall.. but the main viewing area is just the family room.