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Now that it's out and there are owners who have them, I thought it made sense to start an "official" thread for this speaker so that owners can share their experiences and support the product.
 

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I am tempted to head over on Monday. I'm not sure yet. I could always return them if I didn't like them in my room.
 

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Only a couple of people, myself included, have a pair since we were able pick them them up on Friday.


Since actual shipping starts this week, I think people will be posting soon after.

I figured as much but that it would be good to start a support thread so we can get all the comments under one roof!
 

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Only a couple of people, myself included, have a pair

I've often thought that about this forum.



But seriously, since it's a couple people, it is the owners thread, not just the owner thread.
 

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From my post at the Ascend forum:


Based on my listening at Curtis's house last night, there is a definite difference between the speakers.


If they were photographs, the 340 would be slightly out of focus compared to the Sierras, as if there were a very fine gauze between me and the speaker.


Given my experience with the 340, this is insane since the 340s are simply excellent.


The bass on the Sierra is better, not merely because it goes lower, but it is tighter and punchier. Again, given the strengths of the 340, it was an odd experience.


I think the cabinet is making a significant difference. I noticed a significant improvement, for example, in the sound in my car when I sound deadened the doors. I think the cabinet on the Sierra has much of the same effect. I'm pretty ignorant about the tech side of sound, however.
 

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This is geography discrimination. I ordered mine before Curtis went over to suck up to David and got a pair to take home.


Where is Al Sharpton - my rights have been violated.
 

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This is geography discrimination. I ordered mine before Curtis went over to suck up to David and got a pair to take home.


Where is Al Sharpton - my rights have been violated.

And we have better weather too.


Considering all the other advantages you have, you should be happy for us.
 

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Hey...I was resigned to having mine tomorrow or Tuesday. I told Dave I would call after my son's baseball game on Friday evening just in case things got rolling sooner. Dave was still there, and had three ready(actually at least five, because another forum member arrived as I was leaving). I got lucky.


I didn't suck up....well, at least not much.



Off to see "Shrek the Third".
 

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Has anyone tried to mate them to a sub? How do they work? The previous Ascends seemed to trade low end extension for tightness helping to ease the transition to a sub: is that the case with the Sierras?
 

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It's all good - at least this way, Curtis PROBABLY won't follow through on the threat to make his mark on my Piano Black Sierra's before they ship.


I do believe he was going to moon me on the speakers - which is pretty scary ...
 

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Has anyone tried to mate them to a sub? How do they work? The previous Ascends seemed to trade low end extension for tightness helping to ease the transition to a sub: is that the case with the Sierras?

mziegler and I did a bit last night.


The Sierras do not lack in tightness. In fact, I think it is tighter than the 340, along with being deeper and punchier.
 

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It's all good - at least this way, Curtis PROBABLY won't follow through on the threat to make his mark on my Piano Black Sierra's before they ship.


I do believe he was going to moon me on the speakers - which is pretty scary ...

LOL!
 

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I think the Sierras go down to 45 hz. There obviously is lower extension when we compared them directly to the 340.


Curtis had only matched the Sierras to his rear speakers. There is 3db difference between the 340 and Sierra, and he hadn't yet matched the sub. He did turn on the sub at one point, but I don't think we were listening to bass-heavy music.


Curtis will have to confirm this later.


On another note, we also listened to a regular and SACD version of the same album. The difference was pretty noticeable, on an order of the difference between the 340 and Sierra.
 

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It's all good - at least this way, Curtis PROBABLY won't follow through on the threat to make his mark on my Piano Black Sierra's before they ship.


I do believe he was going to moon me on the speakers - which is pretty scary ...

And he's thumbing his nose at you too...
 

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Based on my listening, I would say the Sierras get down to at least 40hz if not a little lower. For music they sound fantastic without a sub.


p.s. I have three cbm-170se for sale if anyone is interested. Local pickup preferred. I'm in Lomita, CA.
 

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Local pickup preferred. I'm in Lomita, CA.

Wow, we are neighbors.
 
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