. Sierra 2's Ascend monitors,,,,,,

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2bigears

. Sierra 2's Ascend monitors,,,,,,
« on: 22 Dec 2016, 04:48 pm »
 :D hi all,  happy holidays ,,,, those turkeys are running up here in Canada ,, just to stay warm ,, and
      avoid the ovens....  just bought a set of Sierra 2's ,,,, not heard these of course.   :scratch:
          Are they a contender ?   Wondering on the performance ?   Any help , thanks very much ..
               Pascal.      :D.       Ohh, I've never heard a ribbon ,,,,
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 :D.    Merry Holidays all.  Let the music play ,,,, :D

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« Reply #2 on: 23 Dec 2016, 10:46 am »
Since you've started this thread in the speaker review sub-circle I'm looking forward to your impressions.   :thumb:

GerryD

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« Reply #3 on: 24 Dec 2016, 12:34 am »
Hope you enjoy your Sierra 2's as much as I enjoy mine. Love the RAAL tweeter.

Wind Chaser

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« Reply #4 on: 24 Dec 2016, 01:06 am »
They look interesting and quite reasonably priced. Let us know how you like them..

stlrman

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« Reply #5 on: 24 Dec 2016, 06:23 pm »
How much did u pay ?

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« Reply #6 on: 25 Dec 2016, 12:53 pm »
Thought I'd let everyone know that the OP has informed me that he backed out of buying the Sierra 2's (and went with a speaker that is nearly twice the money), so not sure he'd reply to this thread.  Too bad, as I'm still a very happy owner of the original CBM-170s and was looking forward to his impressions.

GerryD, have you had a chance to compare Sierra 2 against similarly priced competition? 

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« Reply #7 on: 25 Dec 2016, 02:50 pm »
JLM, which speakers? If it's not a military secret?

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« Reply #8 on: 26 Dec 2016, 12:12 pm »
No, just want to keep this thread on topic.

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« Reply #9 on: 26 Dec 2016, 12:42 pm »
JLM, which speakers? If it's not a military secret?

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2bigears

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« Reply #10 on: 26 Dec 2016, 04:26 pm »
 :D  i bought a set of Bryston Mini T's .    just earring them up now.  :D
         still like the looks of those Sierras ,,,, :D

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« Reply #11 on: 26 Dec 2016, 04:28 pm »
Interesting choice. I did not know they made a stand mount 3 way. I would like to hear them. Can you say what they go for up here in Canada and where you bought them, Audio Ark?

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« Reply #12 on: 27 Dec 2016, 11:04 pm »
JLM....No, I did not compare the Sierra 2's to other similarly priced monitors. I was looking for a change from my Meadowlark Swift's(which I still use in a secondary system) and came across the Sierra 2's. I decided to give them a try, and I'm glad I did.

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« Reply #13 on: 27 Dec 2016, 11:21 pm »
Since we are on the topic of monitors. I just bought a pair of System Audio Pandion 2s. Huh, what's that?

That's right, an unknown speaker in North America. Might be a hard sell down the road if I ever let them go. But I have learned from Wind Chasers mistake of selling his, I mean giving away his, Kef 101s way back when. He should have kept them for life as I should with these.

http://system-audio.com/product/sa-pandion-2-2/

These are pricey but thought to try them anyway. Look very promising and that small woofer has a massive xmax allowing a +- 1.5 db response down to 40 hz.

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« Reply #14 on: 28 Dec 2016, 12:22 am »
I just bought a pair of System Audio.......... Huh, what's that?

That's right, an unknown speaker in North America.


There are a few of us that know about them.  :wink:
I liked all of the ones I have heard.
There was a dealer about 80 miles from me in central Illinois.

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« Reply #15 on: 28 Dec 2016, 12:38 am »
Nice confirmation. Thanks

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« Reply #16 on: 28 Dec 2016, 12:55 am »
Other than great drivers and a very open design process, what makes the Pandion 2's so good? 

2bigears

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« Reply #17 on: 28 Dec 2016, 01:12 am »
 :D those are ten grand ?  big jump from 2or 3 grand sets ,,no ?  :D. A small speaker may sound good.  But. Sound small ,, right ?
          Apples and oranges ,,,,  :D

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« Reply #18 on: 28 Dec 2016, 03:05 am »
No, 6 grand Canadian retail but more like 3 beans for me with it being a demo unit.

Mini monitors are some of the best imaging speakers you can buy. They use a special long throw woofer to get +- 1.5 db down to 40 hz. So bigger sound than one would expect, at least I hope so as I have not heard them yet. Put those puppies with a pair of Rhythmik dual 8" subs that are here and you will have big sound. But for now they will mostly reside as computer speakers.

I just fell hard for what Scanspeak brings to the table in terms of a clarity, tone, body, combination; as I have the revelator woofers and illuminator tweeters in my truck and love the sound.

And it all started with this thread. Thanks 2 BigEars for spending my money.  :lol:

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« Reply #19 on: 28 Dec 2016, 04:42 am »
 :D. This thread was to see if small speakers could stand on their own. No subs. Keep it simple .
             Keep its parts few.  The Bryson Mini T 's don't need a sub.