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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages...SRM1/srm1.html

    NRT is a $300 tweeter and crossover upgrade.

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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Play View Post
    As of right now my realistic budget would be less than $800. The end of next month I have a small bonus coming but I was not planning on using it for audio. Also, I want add a turntable between now and then, so money is going to be tight. The square footage of our living room is 1232sq ft... 11ft wide x 14ft deep x 8ft ceiling. There is no mention of the NrT. Is there any information available on these?
    Then I would go for the CMT-340SE's. You'll be happy, but if you are the type that wonders...then I can't help you.
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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    Will the CMT-340s be enough speaker and, given the size of the living room, will they provide great sound quality that will fill the room.

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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Play View Post
    Will the CMT-340s be enough speaker and, given the size of the living room, will they provide great sound quality that will fill the room.
    No problem at all.

    My room is approximately 14 x 18, with a sloping ceiling from 8 to 9 feet. When I had the CMT-340SE's, they had no problem, and sounded excellent....and could drive you out of the room.

    Will you be using a subwoofer as well?
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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    I'm hoping the speakers will provide enough bass for the room.

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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Play View Post
    I'm hoping the speakers will provide enough bass for the room.
    That is going to be very subjective. People like different levels of bass.

    The 340SE has very accurate bass reproduction, but your Primus 363 play lower...probably because they have more cabinet volume.
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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    They are bookshelves after all, so they won't really be able to shake a room from excessive low frequencies. Being monitors, they are accurate, and that may even be a problem, material, setting, layout dependent, like Curtis mentioned.. For that, there are separate powered sub-woofers that can be used. I have 2 subs myself, one for each channel, not so the bass is always there, but so earthquake-ish sensations are even an option when playing computer games, etc (at times I just have them off, not always a desire to have stand out lower frequencies, or even any). But again, since they are monitors, accuracy is going to be more the main thing for them, beyond all else.

    They do provide bass tho, no doubt.
    Last edited by choirbass; 06-21-2013 at 01:49 PM.
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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    I will try the CMTs without a sub, and if I think a sub is needed, I will get one. Which sub would you recommend getting?

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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    That would probably be the best way to go, so you find out first. Again, a lot of recommendations come down to budget, the ones I'm using now certainly aren't Rhythmic in cost, but being only just over $100 each from costco, can't really say the SW-8 Panasonic subs are failures either. Down firing, front ported, phase switch, X-over and volume knobs. They work pretty well.

    I suppose the only real 'downside' is an RMS of only 50 watts (certainly seems easily more than that), Honestly didn't need a second sub, just preferred one for each monitor. No other reason.

    edit: amazon says the RMS is 100 watts, probably just misremembered
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    Default Re: CMT-340 SE or Sierra Tower - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by choirbass View Post
    That would probably be the best way to go, so you find out first. Again, a lot of recommendations come down to budget, the ones I'm using now certainly aren't Rhythmic in cost, but being only just over $100 each from costco, can't really say the SW-8 Panasonic subs are failures either. Down firing, front ported, phase switch, X-over and volume knobs. They work pretty well.
    Ahh...but have you experienced a Rythmik, or a Hsu, SVS, etc.?
    -curtis

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