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Loudspeaker suggestions

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Wooguy, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Depends on the size of your primate.

    My vintage Altec's would fall more into the category of large primate coffins.
     
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  2. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    You are certainly entitled to think...
     
  3. cliff_forster

    cliff_forster Forum Resident

    Location:
    Baltimore Hon
    And this thread is completely off topic now....
     
  4. bgiliberti

    bgiliberti Will You Be My Neighbor?

    Location:
    USA
    The Monkey Speaker Speaks His Mind;)

     
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  5. Wooguy

    Wooguy Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Wooster Ohio
    Thank you for this suggestion. I will certainly look into them!
     
  6. Wooguy

    Wooguy Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Wooster Ohio
    Thank you - these would be similar to my current speakers, and I am interested in getting some towers. But I appreciate your suggestion!
     
  7. GKH

    GKH Sierra Nevada Brewery - Mills River, NC

    Location:
    Somerville, TN
    I am giving the Sierra Towers with the RAAL Ribbon very serious consideration.
     
  8. drandall

    drandall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have the sierra towers with raal and like them very much. the ribbon tweeters have an airy, almost 3 dimensional high end, coupled with a lovely midrange and bass which is tight and deep but not over-accentuated. the cabinets are handsome (i have the dark cherry) and the design is tastefully understated. They’re not a speaker people talk about a lot, which is a shame. I think they deserve to be
     
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  9. bgiliberti

    bgiliberti Will You Be My Neighbor?

    Location:
    USA
    They do look interesting. Do you know if they are offered with the SEAS diamond tweeter? There was some talk of that but I took a look at the website and I don’t see it as an option. Are the ribbon tweeters also from SEAS?
     
  10. GKH

    GKH Sierra Nevada Brewery - Mills River, NC

    Location:
    Somerville, TN
    The Ascend Sierra Tower (optional) ribbon tweeter is from RAAL. It is a custom 70-20xr with AM Core Transformer.

    Sierra Tower Bamboo Loudspeaker
     
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  11. drandall

    drandall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    The ribbon tweeter is from RAAL. the bass driver and i think the midrange driver are SEAS. As far as I know, they do not offer the diamond tweeter.
     
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  12. Helom

    Helom Forum member

    Location:
    U.S.
    Don't have to even audition the Sierra towers to know they'll outperform the typical mass-market offering in the $3K price class. The driver quality alone makes it probable.

    Some manufacturers boast of designing and building their own drive units, but in many cases it amounts to nothing more than marketing ploy and cost savings for them. A good Seas, Peerless/Vifa, RAAL, or Scanspeak driver will often outperform these pretty drive units, despite the comparatively pedestrian aesthetic.

    Note that brands known for some of the very best midrange quality (Harbeth/Spendor/Audio Note/Dynaudio/ATC) end up with drivers of similar looks to those of Seas and Scanspeak. No gold-colored domes, weird mounting schemes, or ceramic-magnesium-aluminum-unobtanium composite cones.
     
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  13. GKH

    GKH Sierra Nevada Brewery - Mills River, NC

    Location:
    Somerville, TN
    After quite a few email exchanges with David Fabrikant, owner of Ascend Acoustics, I've decided to order the Sierra Towers w/ the RAAL Ribbon Tweeter in Black Matte. :righton:
    Since, I don't have room under my TV for the Sierra Horizon Center, David suggested the LCR Center. For the rears, HTM-200 SE's. The center channel and the rears will be later on next year.
    So; after 13 years, my Paradigm Monitor 7 V5's will be replaced. They certainly have served me well! Interestingly; the footprint of the Sierra Towers isn't much larger. About 1.5" wider, and a few inches deeper. The Sierra's are about 5" taller, however.

    I'll probably sell my Paradigm's locally. No way, I'm going to ship them anywhere even though I do have the original boxes. My current center and rear speakers are Mirage Omnisat Omnipolar. Those, I can ship, if need be.

    My Mirage Omni-S10 (10" - 200watt) Subwoofer will stay in the system, at least for awhile. I think it's a pretty excellent sub. Never boomy. :cheers:
     
  14. drandall

    drandall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Congrats! Please follow up and let us know how you like them once they arrive. BTW, Dave F. has also said to be careful about Class D amps, as the switching frequency may produce an audible sound if you have the RAAL upgrade.
     
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  15. GKH

    GKH Sierra Nevada Brewery - Mills River, NC

    Location:
    Somerville, TN
    :righton: Hopefully, my system will remain dead quiet. I provided all of my system information including my Jolida tube amp to Dave during our discussions.
     
  16. drandall

    drandall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    The Sierras were my first experience with a ribbon tweeter after a lifetime of domes. It’s just lovely. Effortless, wide and very natural sounding. The one thing you’ll find is that the vertical dispersion is narrower than a dome, but the horizontal is very good. I do wish they had just a bit more push down low, but you have a sub so you should be good to go
     
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  17. Litejazz53

    Litejazz53 Perfect Sound Through Crystal Clear Digital

    My friend, it's time to pull that wallet out and spend a few bucks! Are you ready? There is lots of money to be saved!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. murphythecat

    murphythecat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    jeez, that goes against everything ive heard about the famed ATC SCM50/100/150 ASL.
    just recently I was talking to a guy whos had all the harbeth, PMC, focal, Tannoy whatever and he told me that ATC SCM50ASL is like another level to everything he had prior.
    I guess ill just buy a used pair of ATC SCM50ASL and hear for myself
     

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