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    Default Just pulled the trigger...

    Well I couldn't wait for an answer to my demo request thread.

    I just talked with Dave and ordered a pair of 340s with stands and an HSU VTF3 Mk II. I will be powering these with a Pioneer VSX-54TX receiver. I plan to give these a good workout over the next month. Once I'm thoroughly satisfied (probably very quickly), I will complete the setup with the 340 center channel and 340 surrounds on matching stands.

    I'm eagerly awaiting their arrival. Woohoo!!!

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    Wow....someone heading in the "go big on everything" direction!

    Congrats and enjoy!
    -curtis

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    Congrats. It will be a nice set up.

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    Way to go, Jim. Post your impressions after you've had some time with the set-up. I've had my 340's for a few months and the smile still won't go away.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis
    Wow....someone heading in the "go big on everything" direction!

    Congrats and enjoy!
    Yeah... I can't wait for UPS to deliver the goods. At least I'm on the west coast so delivery will be fairly quick. I was originally thinking of 170's front and rear with 340 center and VTF2. I'm sure that would be an excellent system in it's own right.

    I have a fairly large room with vaulted ceiling, so I didn't want to wonder what a VTF3 would be like. $100 isn't a back breaker, so why not go for the lower extension and more output.

    I wasn't willing to miss out on the 340 center, and a 340 LCR should be stunning, so why not go full tilt? I'm also starting to get into multichannel audio where 5 matched speakers can enhance the experience.

    I don't generally get upgrade-itis with my hobbies. I like to do a good job the first time around to reduce/eliminate buyers remorse.

    This is my first full scale HT setup. I've listened to Athena, Klipsch, B&W 600 series, Definitive Tech BP6/BP10, and Paradigm mini monitors. I liked the B&W and Paradigm the best out of those. Based on many testemonials, I hope the 340's will outdo them.
    Last edited by jimsiff; 02-10-2005 at 05:36 PM.

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    Jim - congrats!! Though I never did hear the B&W's, you can check out my 'review' of the Ascend speakers that I'll be posting shortly. I guarantee you won't be disappointed in them if you like an accurate speaker that is not fatiguing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsiff
    I was originally thinking of 170's front and rear with 340 center and VTF2. I'm sure that would be an excellent system in it's own right.
    Damn straight it is.

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    Congrats on your purchase!! I have the VTF3-MKII with 340's across the front and 170's for surround duty in a 5.1 system. Since getting the Ascends, just for kicks I've made the rounds of all the high end shops in my town (all 3 or 4 of them) , but haven't found anything that competes with my system at anywhere near the price point. Sometime soon, I hope to order another pair of 340's and move the 170's to rear surround duty. Enjoy!!! I don't think you'll ever regret the Ascends.
    - EVH III

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