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Hi Guys


I don't have a chance to hear either and wondered if anyone actually has A/B'd these together? I know they both get great reviews. I'm leaning towards the Ascend 170's because of the larger woofer.


thx


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spongebob....where are you located? Maybe you can find some folks in your area that have one or the other for you to listen to.
 

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This is one of the friendliest threads I've ever come across. Keep up the good work guys!


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I like my Axiom's. M60's. I have never heard the Ascends. The Bass from my M60's is as low as my JBL sub, and I am happy with my speakers. Hope I answered half of your question. I figured I would give you my input, since my poetry skills are a little crude, and would not be allowed on this forum. good luck finding the right speakers for "You".
 

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bob, If you haven't already, look at the reviews at cheaphometheater.com. They are the only place I know of to compare the Ascend CBM-170 to the Axiom M3ti.


If you have any questions about the Ascends, fire away as I own a set.
 

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No poetry here either, but you probably can't go wrong with either Axioms or Ascend. I own Axiom M22, VP150 and QS8's for my main system (along with a Velodyne VX-10 sub), as well as M3's for my bedroom. The Axioms are amazing speakers for the price, but from what I have read, so are the Ascends. You reference that the Ascend has a larger woofer. Keep in mind that the Axiom M22's have two 5.25" woofers, rather than one 6.5" woofer in the Ascend CBM-170s and Axiom M3's. I'm no expert, but I believe while there is some loss of bass from the smaller woofers in the M22 (which can be easily compensated for by a good sub), the two 5.25" woofers can help the midrange. Pick one brand and run with it, or try both and compare yourself. Good luck.
 

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BradJudy,


Which Ascends do you have and do you use a sub? Have you compared them to others in the same size league?


thx


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If you can afford it, and since you are using a sub, I prefer the M22 to the M3. In fact, I even prefer the M2 to the M3 when using a sub. I found the M3 to have a little extra mid-bass emphasis that slightly colored the sound, as compared to the M2 and M22's very neutral presentation. If you like a little more warmth/fullness in the mid-bass, which many do, then go with the M3.


Without a sub and in a small stereo system, I think most would prefer the M3 as the M2 & M22 can sound a bit lean on their own. The M22's advantage over the M2 is with the dual woofers & larger cabinet, they have better dynamics in the lower registers, and go a bit deeper too.


Tom B.
 
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