I commented on Ascendo in the CEDIA thread at this forum. Little did I realize that I have already heard their speakers and really like them.
Read on for the twist!
At CEDIA 2019 last month Ascendo Immersive Audio had a static display by the Trinnov Triad demo. Coaxial speakers with subwoofers including one on display 32”. Out of Germany. They will be partnering with Trinnov in Connecticut on a project. Per your theater design they can custom make and angle speakers towards the MLP. As to how they sound we will probably find out in the next year or two.
Jon Herron of Trinnov further elaborated re Ascendo: "I know these look like "single driver" speakers but they are not. They are coaxial, with the HF drivers located under an acoustically transparent "dust cap" in the center of the woofer. The specifics vary from one model to the next, but they are quite sophisticated and are all biamped. Most importantly, the coaxial design means that the off-axis performance is quite uniform in all directions… which cannot be said about other designs. We are planning to employ them in our CT training/demo facility. Most of them will be biamped by the Altitude and Amplitude amps; the subs and the LCRs will be bi-amped with built-in xovers and amps. The plan is for an 11.5.8 system. And yes, the use of VESA mounts will make it easy to aim the speakers into the listening area, something we feel is quite important. (The alternative being angled baffles.)"
Today I got together with one of my best friends. long time audiophile Lon. We did some listening to his stereo system. All I knew was that his speakers were some odd European vintage out of a dealer out East and that very few of his speakers were around in the U.S., and that on the rear they had an additional tweeter for ambience. I also knew that I like his system and his speakers sound very very nice.
So we're driving back from an audiophile get together and talking. I start telling him about this interesting coaxial driver speaker at CEDIA that will be partnering with Trinnov and how they can be customized for a theater with lotsa speakers and Trinnov! I tell him the name. And he says how do you spell it. I tell him. And he says his speakers are Ascendo C8s. about 6-7 years old!
Sure enough. I've been listening to Lon's Ascendo's for several years. HA! Today, we did a little something we hadn't done before. We played some Yuko Mabuchi Plays Miles Davis listening with the ambience tweeter pointing out the rear of the speaker on and off. Nice touch! That extra ambience and sonics from the additional tweeter certainly improves the sonics and makes it more like good live music as far as I'm concerned.
Below are photos of Ascendo at CEDIA 2019; and of Lon's stereo system with Ascendo C8s.
Again, I must say Lon's system is very, very musical and his Ascendo's image very nicely!