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  1. #1
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    Default New Ascend owner...

    Hello all,
    I just ordered the Sierra Towers RAAL version after doing the "sub $4k" speaker research drill. Been into audio since 1972 and it's still a huge passion of mine. I'm a 2-channel dinosaur, and will go surround when I grow 3.1 more ears. LOL. My current system consist of:

    Oppo BDP-103 used as a transport for flac's via a USB Hard Drive
    Benchmark DAC2 used in preamp mode
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power amp
    Kimber 8TC/Hero analog cabling; DH Labs digital coaxial for the Oppo-->DAC2
    Harbeth Compact HL 7ES-3 speakers

    I have quite a challenge for Ascend Acoustics, as these Towers will be potentially unseating Harbeth monitors. Many audio nut friends have asked "why?" well, I'm looking for some energy. The Harbeth's are a "smoking jacket" speaker, and after a period of denial, I am an old rock 'n roller. While the Harbeth's are wonderful in their element, I'm needing some punch; some drive; more bass, and a less laid-back presentation.

    Looking at tons of forum comments from a number of forums, and a few reviews, I think the Sierra Towers are exactly what I'm looking for. I did the RAAL version thinking this would help the Towers compete with the 7ES-3's impeccable treble/midrange.

    I'm excited. Can't wait for the Towers to arrive.

    Steve
    Last edited by steveinaz; 07-25-2017 at 01:57 PM.

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    Default Re: New Ascend owner...

    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new Towers!
    Nate

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    Default Re: New Ascend owner...

    Quote Originally Posted by natetg57 View Post
    I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new Towers!
    Me too!

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    Default Re: New Ascend owner...

    Thanks fellas, looks like about a 3 week wait on Dark Cherry cabs. No big deal, living with Harbeth's isn't exactly torture. I'm also still working on my apology to the wife....LOL

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    Default Re: New Ascend owner...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybeez View Post
    Me too!
    me three !

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