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Originally Posted by AParsh135i
I either want to get the speaker stands from ascend or pick up something that is superior to the 340se for my L&R front. The 170 i bought for rear never got installed and i installed them on a different tv as its front l&r. I am wondering would the 340se be amazing rears if i upgraded my fronts? Also im interested in adding atmos if you guys can recommend some atmos speakers that you think would fit this set up.
What % of your usage is 2-channel music listening, vs HT/TV?
If the large majority of your usage is HT/TV, I'd upgrade just the center since it does 70-80% of the HT/TV output and 98% of the dialogue. In which case you could get the Ascend Sierra Horizon center, or if you're not a "timbre matching" follower, any number of other nice 3 way options from different brands.
If improving 2 channel music listening is your goal, then I'd look at the Sierras (1 or 2, or Towers, depending on budget) if you want to stay with Ascend, or a different brand if you want to branch out.
The 340SE as rears would be massive overkill since I doubt you'd ever really hear the benefit of the extra woofer unless you listen to music in all-channel stereo mode a lot. But they wouldn't hurt, of course.
~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)