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Ascend Acoustics - ELX Towers or Sierra EX + a subwoofer?

Humon

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They also have a ridge around the edge.
True, but they also have a beveled insert built into the grills that helps to deflect sound from the ridge. Wharfedale says that for best performance the grills should be used. Too bad they are such a nightmare to remove.
 

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True, but they also have a beveled insert built into the grills that helps to deflect sound from the ridge. Wharfedale says that for best performance the grills should be used. Too bad they are such a nightmare to remove.
I would expect something was done to minimize diffraction and considering the design it would seem the grills should stay on. Now compare that with the bulging bare front of LS50's.
 

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True, but they also have a beveled insert built into the grills that helps to deflect sound from the ridge. Wharfedale says that for best performance the grills should be used. Too bad they are such a nightmare to remove.
Yes, Erins NFS measurements also confirm that.

One of these days I might find a pair to audition. However, My LS50's (original) with L12 Subs work really well.
I had auditioned them a couple of times, very different tonality/character compared to the LS50, am curious about your impressions.
 
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