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Bigfish8

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Ascendo C-8?
« on: January 07, 2009, 06:16:41 PM »
Has anyone on this site ever heard the Ascendo C-8 Speakers?  Comments?

Thanks,

Ken

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 07:10:42 PM »


http://www.ascendo.de/english/sysc8.htm

Very pretty!  What have you heard about it, Ken?

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 08:59:49 PM »
Looks like Ken is catching "topround fever"....... :rofl:

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 05:55:50 AM »
Yeah, some NY Ravers were pretty excited a month back about this. I would love to hear them too.

Bigfish8

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 12:55:43 PM »
Yes, I have been talking and trading PMs with Topround!  He is totally smitten by these speakers even though he has only heard them being driven by less than top notch gear.  I just cannot find comments about these speakers from owners and I was hopeful someone here may have them or have heard them.  Based on Topround's comments they are speakers that are definitely on my "want to hear list."

Ken

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 02:31:01 PM »
29Hz -3 from a 7" driver, ported or not, is pretty hefty.  I'd love to see a FR plot. 

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Bigfish8

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 03:50:24 PM »
29Hz -3 from a 7" driver, ported or not, is pretty hefty.  I'd love to see a FR plot. 

Bryan

Bryan:

Check out this review:  http://6moons.com/audioreviews/ascendo/c8.html

It is a four-way speaker.

Ken

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 04:45:47 PM »
I was with Mike (Topround) both time he (we) heard the C-8s, and I agree that they did sound wonderful. And that there was much more to be had if the front-end was better.
We heard them at Audio 202 in Far Hills, NJ. Owner Brett was very accomodating and pleasant to us for the hours we were there.
Interesting attention to detail in the stands- Decoupled via some type of material - the stands appear to be an integral part of the speaker and add, oh I forget, something like $2.5K to the price.

But the real deal was the big Ascendo MS speakers (I think that's the model).  Best I've ever heard, but I've not heard that many killer systems. Strapped to a $20K Behold integrated. It was... I've never... I still...
Sorry have to go wipe myself now.

-Mike

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Re: Ascendo C-8? - He likes Proac
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 05:59:23 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just to set things straight.  We went to AudioConnect and Mike (Topround) likes to buy the Proac now.  :D/:

Bye,
Levi

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Re: Ascendo C-8?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 07:39:10 PM »
29Hz -3 from a 7" driver, ported or not, is pretty hefty.  I'd love to see a FR plot. 

Bryan

Bryan:

Check out this review:  http://6moons.com/audioreviews/ascendo/c8.html

It is a four-way speaker.

Ken

Yup.  Another driver internally loaded in a 4th order box. 
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