Me too fellas. Eddy, Ascend is internet direct which helps even more with engineering per dollar. They are very good sounding. Just not the prettiest or big enough lol. I am sure your speakers would give any bookshelf a run for their money.
It would depend on your priorities. In which it seems that Ascend and Aerial have similar qualities. Great soundstaging! Good tight bass. Excellent crossover design's. Seamless blending of the speakers. And not so much detail that it approaches being anolitical.
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65" LG B8 Oled,Emotiva RMC1L Processor, Digital Amp Co. 5 Cherry King amplifier, Dish Net Hopper, Panasonic UB 820, Sotm SMS 200 ultra Neo and SPS 500 power supply, Rythmik E15HP SE sub, Aerial 6t mains, Aerial 5T surrounds, Aerial 7cc center, ISO Acoustics under all the Aerials 4 Goldenear HTR 7000 ceiling speakers for Atmos All in a dedicated theater with bass traps in all corners and soffits. Front wall and first reflections treated