Page 1 of 18 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 986

Thread: Introducing the Luna Mini Monitor!

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,951

    Thumbs up Introducing the Luna Mini Monitor!

    *** Now available for ordering. Please use this link: Sierra Luna


    The Sierra-2 and Sierra Tower continue to be huge successes for us. We have been receiving many requests for smaller matching true ribbon tweeter based speakers to be used as surrounds, both with the Sierra-2 and our Sierra Ribbon Towers.

    It should come as no surprise that we have been working on this for a while now. After much modeling and discussion with the engineers at SEAS, we have concluded that not only is this doable, but when paired with a quality subwoofer, the Sierra Sat will make for a wonderful set of smaller main speakers, while also being a lesser expensive entry into the world of RAAL ribbons.

    Much like with the custom SEAS woofer we use in the Sierra-2, our nearly 2 decades worth of experience working closely with the world-class engineers at SEAS, has afforded us the privilege of having them “jump right into this” for us, no questions asked.

    And, just like with our Sierra-2 – not a single off-the-shelf or OEM component will be used. The Sierra Sat will feature the jointly developed custom Sierra-2 RAAL ribbon tweeter, a fully custom SEAS Curv 4.5” woofer, advanced crossover – all combined into our class leading US-Built layered bamboo cabinets. It is our firm intention to, once again, raise the performance bar for what was previously possible in a small speaker.

    This speaker won’t outperform the Sierra-2, it is meant more to enhance our current line of true ribbon speakers. It will prove an ideal solution for those who want “ribbons all the way around” and for others who seek the highest performance possible in a true sub / sat system.

    Let’s use this thread for discussion, just like we have in similar new product threads. Obviously, we can not divulge full details just yet but I am personally very excited about this new speaker. It brings back fond memories of the much suggested Sierra .5 which never took shape – but, let’s not forget, that we designed the Sierra-2 tweeter with the same faceplate and cutout dimensions as the dome tweeter in the Sierra-1

    Enjoy!!!
    Last edited by davef; 05-09-2017 at 01:21 AM.
    .
    .
    .
    Good Sound To You!

    David Fabrikant
    www.ascendacoustics.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, California
    Posts
    6,304

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    Sweet!!

    ported or sealed?
    -curtis

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Somewhere in the Boston area
    Posts
    133

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    My suggestions/wish list :

    - Make it sealed
    - Make it less than 12" tall
    - Bottom extension down to the 60-70Hz range

    I admit I am being selfish, because in my case I would be interested in them as main with a sub. In other words, a HTM-200 on steroids

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    SouthWest of Cleveland
    Posts
    1,592

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    If you are targeting the SVS Prime Sat size-wise, the Sierra-2 RAAL faceplate will dictate a taller cabinet than the Prime due to that model's dome tweeter's faceplate having the top and bottom squared off, allowing close spacing to the woofer and top of cabinet. I'd imagine the baby Sierra will require about 1" - 1 1/2" taller. The width could be similar which was the big deciding factor for me when I got the SVS Sats for my HT setup.

    Can't wait to see this evolve!
    Last edited by Mag_Neato; 11-12-2015 at 08:46 AM.
    Ed

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    SouthWest of Cleveland
    Posts
    1,592

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    I was just wondering.....which is dangerous......will this be similar to the Sierra-2 where you would simply rotate the tweeter for use as a center?
    Ed

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,951

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mag_Neato View Post
    I was just wondering.....which is dangerous......will this be similar to the Sierra-2 where you would simply rotate the tweeter for use as a center?
    Yep -- but depending on what our final costs on the woofer will be, we could make a very slim WTW center where we should be able to get woofer space close enough such that off-axis lobing will not be an issue.
    .
    .
    .
    Good Sound To You!

    David Fabrikant
    www.ascendacoustics.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,951

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mag_Neato View Post
    If you are targeting the SVS Prime Sat size-wise, the Sierra-2 RAAL faceplate will dictate a taller cabinet than the Prime due to that model's dome tweeter's faceplate having the top and bottom squared off, allowing close spacing to the woofer and top of cabinet. I'd imagine the baby Sierra will require about 1" - 1 1/2" taller. The width could be similar which was the big deciding factor for me when I got the SVS Sats for my HT setup.

    Can't wait to see this evolve!
    Definitely not targeting any currently existing product. This is not a knock on the SVS Sat's - but in my estimation, just a single Sierra-2 tweeter costs more than all of the components in a pair of the Sat's combined (excluding the cabinets). The Sierra Sat's will obviously cost considerably more. Frankly, our 200's (with dual cast frame 4" woofers + custom SEAS dual chambered neo soft dome tweeter) already do more than simply compete with the Prime Sat's

    In addition, it is relatively simply for us to tool a different faceplate for the Sierra-2 tweeter to allow for a shorter overall cabinet height. Once we are able to finalize the requirements for cabinet volume, i'll throw out a few cabinet dimension options and feedback from our forum members will decide it. It should be fun
    .
    .
    .
    Good Sound To You!

    David Fabrikant
    www.ascendacoustics.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    My surround speakers have to be mounted horizontal. Can the Luna be mounted this way?

    Speaker1.JPG

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    Could you create them no more than 6 inches wide strong and enclosed to reduce SBIR? This is one of the causes I went with the HTMs for encompasses and CMTs to timbre coordinate.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: New for 2016 - Introducing the Sierra Satellite, or “Sierra Sat” for short!

    Happy New Year and best wishes to all on a healthy 2019.

    Apologies for this Luna newbie question.

    I have read a number of times in this thread that people have auditioned the Luna full range.

    I also read that they pair well with a sub crossed over at 80hz. What is not clear to me is specifically in a sub-paired scenario whether the crossover reference for a high-pass (e.g. only sending >80hz to the Luna's) or low pass (e.g. setting the sub's low pass crossover at <80hz)?

    Please share your personal experience running the Luna's full range as front R/L and setting (tweaking) the sub's crossing over at 80hz.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •