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The horizon by my accounts is utterly inert thus reducing resonances, the slot ports further aid in eliminating turbulence or any reverb, coloration or degradation of the sound. Likely some early reflections or room nodes are causing these effects....I dunno...really....but what you are describing in your analysis of the STC....is highly unusual....perhaps the towers by design with taller cabinet could lend itself or be perceived in that way(many would disagree)..but not the horizon... IMO.

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Oh, and I would say the other disappointment for me was that the speaker is not bi-wireable. While not a fatal flaw, and I don't bi-wire my speakers, I know that many purchasing speakers in this price range would expect it and I was surprised it was lacking. I was also mildly disappointed with the binding posts. They are offset to one side of the speaker in the rear and there is no plate, the posts are just sticking out of the back of the speaker like they were an afterthought. Again, not a deal breaker for me but I was very surprised that they weren't more substantial. The Klipsch and the Emotiva both had nice recessed bi-wirable plates and the Emotiva only costs $250.
I had the opposite reaction yesterday when unpacking my Horizon. I was glad to see that the speaker did not have those silly bi-wire connections that exist mainly so that stores can sell extra cables. Kudos to Ascend Acoustics for not perpetuating the myth of their usefulness!
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Greetings fellow audio/videophiles. I would seek your counsel about how to proceed. I bought 2 sets of Sierra 2 b stock recently, as my theater room is being renovated. I intended to use them as surrounds, but I'm having some remorse that this is overkill, and I could do adequately with a set of the less expensive Ascend bookshelves for this purpose. 2 questions then: should I sell the Sierra's (they're still in the boxes), and if so, what would best complement the front Sierra 2's?


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Great question healthnut I'm wondering the same thing.


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Greetings fellow audio/videophiles. I would seek your counsel about how to proceed. I bought 2 sets of Sierra 2 b stock recently, as my theater room is being renovated. I intended to use them as surrounds, but I'm having some remorse that this is overkill, and I could do adequately with a set of the less expensive Ascend bookshelves for this purpose. 2 questions then: should I sell the Sierra's (they're still in the boxes), and if so, what would best complement the front Sierra 2's?


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Best compliment for the S2 are the S2....

Listening habits or tendency should determine your decision. I personally use the htm-200 for HT surrond duties...in a pinch they do a creditable job even for hi- res or multi channel music...which I can live with. For the more discerning folks I understand the need for a full compliment of timber matching throughout...my musical tendencies are mostly in 2.1...so I can't fully rationalize the added high cost of surrounds and others perhaps can't do likewise with the high cost of adding a new sub.

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Greetings fellow audio/videophiles. I would seek your counsel about how to proceed. I bought 2 sets of Sierra 2 b stock recently, as my theater room is being renovated. I intended to use them as surrounds, but I'm having some remorse that this is overkill, and I could do adequately with a set of the less expensive Ascend bookshelves for this purpose. 2 questions then: should I sell the Sierra's (they're still in the boxes), and if so, what would best complement the front Sierra 2's?
Have you heard about these?
http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...t%94-for-short!

Not sure when they are coming out, but I believe it should be soon.
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Best compliment for the S2 are the S2....

Listening habits or tendency should determine your decision. I personally use the htm-200 for HT surrond duties...in a pinch they do a creditable job even for hi- res or multi channel music...which I can live with. For the more discerning folks I understand the need for a full compliment of timber matching throughout...my musical tendencies are mostly in 2.1...so I can't fully rationalize the added high cost of surrounds but others perhaps can't do likewise in a high costing new sub...either....


Thanks. The perfectionist half of me agree with you on this. The more practical side...


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Have you heard about these?

http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...t%94-for-short!



Not sure when they are coming out, but I believe it should be soon.


I have indeed heard of the upcoming Sierra Mini's, but they're said to be very close in cost to the 2's, with somewhat less performance. They should be out before Christmas, but I'm not sure they would make sense for me.


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Greetings fellow audio/videophiles. I would seek your counsel about how to proceed. I bought 2 sets of Sierra 2 b stock recently, as my theater room is being renovated. I intended to use them as surrounds, but I'm having some remorse that this is overkill, and I could do adequately with a set of the less expensive Ascend bookshelves for this purpose. 2 questions then: should I sell the Sierra's (they're still in the boxes), and if so, what would best complement the front Sierra 2's?


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If you already have them and have space to mount them etc, I ask, "why not use them?"

I'd rather have too much than not enough.
I've usually bought stuff that way and never am disappointed.
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If you already have them and have space to mount them etc, I ask, "why not use them?"



I'd rather have too much than not enough.

I've usually bought stuff that way and never am disappointed.


Thanks for your input. This exactly reflects my thinking before I started upgrading everything: a $4k projector, a $2k receiver, a $700 UHD player and around $2500 for Crowson Tactile Transducers, not to mention some $20,000 over the last 4 months renovating my theater. I'm looking for ways to more easily pay for all this stuff!


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Thanks for your input. This exactly reflects my thinking before I started upgrading everything: a $4k projector, a $2k receiver, a $700 UHD player and around $2500 for Crowson Tactile Transducers, not to mention some $20,000 over the last 4 months renovating my theater. I'm looking for ways to more easily pay for all this stuff!
I would wonder if the hit you'll take on the difference between what you paid for them and what you can get like new will be worth the trouble to downgrade to another speaker?

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I would wonder if the hit you'll take on the difference between what you paid for them and what you can get like new will be worth the trouble to downgrade to another speaker?


I can get a pair of Ascend satellites for less than $400/pair. Compared to the $1200 or so Sierra's, it's pretty significant. Much as I hate compromising (on anything!), I might need to bite the bullet on this one. I'm sure if there's rave reviews about the upcoming Sierra Mini that I'll be tempted, but that won't be for awhile yet and I can exercise some fiscal discipline in the meantime.


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Thanks for your input. This exactly reflects my thinking before I started upgrading everything: a $4k projector, a $2k receiver, a $700 UHD player and around $2500 for Crowson Tactile Transducers, not to mention some $20,000 over the last 4 months renovating my theater. I'm looking for ways to more easily pay for all this stuff!


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Which projector did you get?


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After hours of research, the JVC 750 hit the sweet spot for me, and it can be had for far less than retail right now. Not recommended for gamers, however, due to input lag.


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@avdoc , While reading your post I was going to suggest asking if you could run it with plugs before I got down to that point where you did.

Is it in a cabinet or on top of a stand?
Just wondering if it's getting some acoustic variables from placement.
It's on top of a stand. I've had 2 other speakers in same place without the issue and since the issue resolved plugging the ports I'm sure it's the Horizon speaker. Like I said, I'm more sensitive to cabinet resonance due to being used to Magenpans. Like I said, the Horizon sounds fine with the ports plugged, but I couldn't run it full range. If anyone is considering using it without a sub, I wouldn't recommend it but to each his own.
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@healthnut I wish you would have waited till I spent my money on my projector next week before you put up those Sierra 2s for sale haha. Now im fighting demons inside to stop me from buying them haha
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I can get a pair of Ascend satellites for less than $400/pair. Compared to the $1200 or so Sierra's, it's pretty significant.
where did you see that price for the sierra sats? i thought it was about $1k/pr.
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where did you see that price for the sierra sats? i thought it was about $1k/pr.


On the Ascend forum $1100 was one of the prices thrown out due to the high cost of materials. Don't think it'll much lower


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how are you able to get it for $400/pr then?
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how are you able to get it for $400/pr then?
I think he was referring to other than the Sierra choice, the 170 or 200....
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I think he was referring to other than the Sierra choice, the 170 or 200....


You are correct sir. The Sierra 2's would be replaced by the 200's most likely.


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You are correct sir. The Sierra 2's would be replaced by the 200's most likely.


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I've got the 200s, which were being used as part of my 7.4 setup until I moved them to the office. They are great sounding speakers and Dave has said a number of times given what the parts cost him he should have priced them higher. The only thing you won't get with them is much bass - but that's why we have subs

I listen to them daily using a Emo mini-x with Schitt Modi dac and they are great speakers for the money. Highly recommend you give them a try, not expensive to return if you find them inadequate. Being sealed provides placement flexibility, and they can be used vertically or horizontally out-of-the-box. Just have to rant a little about a pair of speakers that don't the love or attention that they should - especially at their price point.
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Have you heard the 200s in surround and rear orientations?

I'm sure the Sierra 2s or the new Sierra sats would be closer to the ideal- but even those aren't ideal, only closer to it. Anything less than identical speakers all the way around is a compromise of some sort.

So since you are going to make compromises right the bat in the most critical area ( the front three) as most people are, why then avoid making a compromise in the least critical area?

Just like, after finally having heard it, I don't think the Horizon center is a compromise from three S2s as L/C/R, I don't feel like the 200s are any compromise as rear surrounds.
They're not only the most economical Ascend choice, they also just sound pretty damn great to my ears in those locations.

In fact, I've posted this before but it made a strong enough impression that I can't help but repeat it- The 200s sound more impressive as rears for the RAAL equipped fronts than the sounded for the closer related 170s. I don't understand it, but that's what I'm hearing.

If you already own the S2's and can swing the rear port in your placement, the savings over switching to something else might not be worth the time and trouble. But as rears especially, your are firmly entrenched in the area of diminishing returns.

JMO. YMMV, of course.
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I've got the 200s, which were being used as part of my 7.4 setup until I moved them to the office. They are great sounding speakers and Dave has said a number of times given what the parts cost him he should have priced them higher. The only thing you won't get with them is much bass - but that's why we have subs

I listen to them daily using a Emo mini-x with Schitt Modi dac and they are great speakers for the money. Highly recommend you give them a try, not expensive to return if you find them inadequate. Being sealed provides placement flexibility, and they can be used vertically or horizontally out-of-the-box. Just have to rant a little about a pair of speakers that don't the love or attention that they should - especially at their price point.


Thanks for the helpful comments. It would also be useful if anyone has compared the Sierra2's to the 200's.


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Have you heard the 200s in surround and rear orientations?



I'm sure the Sierra 2s or the new Sierra sats would be closer to the ideal- but even those aren't ideal, only closer to it. Anything less than identical speakers all the way around is a compromise of some sort.



So since you are going to make compromises right the bat in the most critical area ( the front three) as most people are, why then avoid making a compromise in the least critical area?



Just like, after finally having heard it, I don't think the Horizon center is a compromise from three S2s as L/C/R, I don't feel like the 200s are any compromise as rear surrounds.

They're not only the most economical Ascend choice, they also just sound pretty damn great to my ears in those locations.



In fact, I've posted this before but it made a strong enough impression that I can't help but repeat it- The 200s sound more impressive as rears for the RAAL equipped fronts than the sounded for the closer related 170s. I don't understand it, but that's what I'm hearing.



If you already own the S2's and can swing the rear port in your placement, the savings over switching to something else might not be worth the time and trouble. But as rears especially, your are firmly entrenched in the area of diminishing returns.



JMO. YMMV, of course.


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The 200s are nice little speakers, have used them as mains and currently as surrounds.

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You can see from my sig I have them both. That's really not a fair comparison On a budget or for surrounds the 200s are a solid choice, plus from the same family so if you subscribe to timber matching you've checked a box. I am from the camp that says match the fronts and use room correction for the rest - but that discussion can get OT quickly. The Sierra 2s are going to have a fuller sound due to their ability to go lower and despite the quality tweeter in the 200s (same one used in the 170), the RAAL is better - again not a fair fight. The 200s are a great $300 option, have placement versatility if that helps, and you can always sell them later once you recover from all of the other great upgrades you've made to your HT this year.

Honestly, if those 2s had been in a natural you would have sold them to me the minute you posted your classified. I would challenge anyone to find a better pair of speakers for less than $1k - your asking price if I remember correctly was around $975.

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I said the same thing. If I wasn't buYing a projector and theater seats shortly after I'd be all over them. I have espresso Sierra 2s and 1s. Love that color.
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To be honest, I would just keep the Sierra-2

You spend $1200 on the B-Stock Sierra-2 and will only get something like $950 back when you sell them

Then you have to spend around $300 for a pair of the B-Stock HTM200SE shipped to you

If it were me, I would rather have a pair of Sierra-2, even just for surround than HTM200SE + $650..

If you were able to return the S2 and get full refund minus the shipping, then it would make sense, but I just don't think it make that much financial sense to essentially spend $550 for a pair of HTM200SE..

5.2.4 HT - Sony XBR75X850C, Denon X4400H, Monitor Audio GS60, GSLCR, GSFX, C380LCR x4 and Martin Logan Descent I x2
2 Channel - Ascend Sierra Tower w/ RAAL, Sony HAP-Z1ES, Marantz SA-KI-Pearl, Primaluna Dialogue Three, Parasound Halo A21, JL Audio CR1, JL Audio E112 and ATS Acoustics room treatments
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