Head-Fi.org › Forums › For Sale / Trade Forums › For Sale / Trade (and Feedback) Forums › Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For Sale / Trade › [SOLD] Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1s w/ NRT Upgrade (Custom Matte Espresso Finish)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

For Sale: [SOLD] Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1s w/ NRT Upgrade (Custom Matte Espresso Finish)

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
This Classified is Closed

For Sale:
[SOLD] Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1s w/ NRT Upgrade (Custom Matte Espresso Finish)

Will Ship To: CONUS

Up for sale is a pair of Ascend Acoustics Sierras with NRT Upgrade in a custom Matte Espresso finish.  Speakers were used in a audio-only system for less than a year at low-level volumes.  Speakers were used in a smoke-free, pet-free home.  The pair comes with both Q-plug types for sub integration and increased extension, as well as all original packaging and documentation.  More information about these speakers can be found here: http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/SRM1/srm1.html

 

Asking price is [SOLD]; thanks for looking.


Edited by DaNuS - 4/20/12 at 2:41pm
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

The cost of the each item was as follows:
Custom Espresso Satin Finish: $ 250
NRT-1 Upgrade: $300 
Q-Plugs Set (Pair of A's and Pair of B's): $31 

Selling the speakers to fund another project (non-audio related).

Descriptions for the Q-Plugs:
It is recommended to use Q-Plug A when the Sierra-1 will be wall mounted or within several inches of the wall. Use of this port plug can also improve subwoofer integration as the in-room response of the speaker changes to -3dB at 60Hz with a 12dB/octave roll-off as compared to a stock Sierra-1 which is approximately -3dB at 40Hz in room with a sharp 24dB/octave roll-off.

Q-Plug B creates a mass loaded damped port, lowering the port tune frequency by 10Hz while also damping port tube resonances and dramatically reducing port noise. When compared to a stock Sierra-1, we get 3dB less output in the 50-70Hz range and 3dB more output in the 30Hz range. The speaker will have less “punch” but a deeper bass response.

See http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/showthread.php?t=3781 for more information.

Excerpt from D. Fabrikant (Ascend Acoustics Owner and Creater) regarding the NrT Upgrade
"The tweeter is a joint venture between [Ascend] and SEAS and we are the only company that will will ever have it. As far as soft domes go, this is among the very best out there with performance designed specifically for our goals, which is based on [Ascend] customer feedback.  This tweeter also allows us to use a different crossover topology with different slopes and not only is the difference in the highs dramatic -- the midrange is remarkable and the Sierra-1 NrT will be about 1/2dB more efficient with a frequency response that is now more linear than our CBM-170 (which is a remarkable accomplishment)."

See http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/showthread.php?t=4392&page=2 for more information and discussion.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Price drop: now $750 plus shipping charges, CONUS.  Thanks!

post #4 of 8

PM sent

post #5 of 8
I've reached my 2 PMs a day limite smily_headphones1.gif Anyway, there is a pair on Audiogon for $495 as well http://app.audiogon.com/listings/ascend-acoustics-sierra-1-reference-bookshelf-loudspeaker

I'm still undecided which tweeter version and color I should go for. Will let you know in a couple days. Thanks!
post #6 of 8

Got your PM.  Would you be able to ship today ? Thanks.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

PM sent.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Sold, thanks for looking

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › For Sale / Trade Forums › For Sale / Trade (and Feedback) Forums › Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For Sale / Trade › [SOLD] Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1s w/ NRT Upgrade (Custom Matte Espresso Finish)