Let me know how you like those Ascends. I have been looking for some relatively cheap mini monitors for my HT, had put these on my list. Pretty hard to even DIY for that price.
Like you've probably read elsewhere, the Acsends are exceptional monitors for their price. Incredibly neutral. Imaging, soundstage, resolution is fantastic.
Customer service is great and they have good quality control as they *test* every speaker before it leaves the factory. Your speaker's serial # has a performance chart in their database for future reference.
In "Sensible Sound", the Ascends got another mention this month, saying their in-room measurements markedly trounced other *much* more expensive speakers they were comparing to.