Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor

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You're looking for a pair of speakers that give you a deep, moving connection to music. Boasting a sleek design and heavily researched technology, the Ascend Acoustics Sierra 1 focuses on delivering clean and accurate sound production comparable to speakers well above its price point. Check out impressions, comparisons and more on the Official Ascend Acoustics Sierra Thread.

Note: As there is a 20 unit limit, act quickly to secure your pair. You will also have your choice of finishes at checkout: Piano Black, Dark Cherry Gloss, Gloss Espresso, and Natural.

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor

Sound Technology and Build

Equipped with a custom SEAS 1” soft dome tweeter, the Sierra 1 features a unique semi waveguide insert to help maintain a good off axis response, reduce diffraction, and absorb stray high frequencies. The custom 5.25” long throw woofer delivers powerful linear bass, resulting in a clean separation from the midrange. Durable and aesthetically pleasing, the Sierra 1 is constructed from long and slender laminated bamboo panels making it sturdy, resistant to harsh climates, and lightweight. Not only does the bamboo construction look and feel great, but it also dramatically reduces energy loss and resonance on a level equivalent to a 3” thick slab of MDF.

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor

Measurements and Upgrade Options

Four and a half years in the making, the Sierra-1 brings you best-in-class bass and dynamics, with a level of accuracy and detail that will impress. Ascend Acoustics has the engineering to back up the claims; and you can find measurements on the Sierra-1 unsmoothed and using a 5 dB/division scale in the gallery below. If you find yourself falling in love with the Sierra-1 and want to take the next step, Ascend Acoustics offers you the option to upgrade to the Sierra-2. This coupled with a 7-year parts and labor warranty ensures your speakers will be bringing music to your ears for a very long time to come.

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor

Details

  • Ascend Acoustics
  • Tweeter: SEAS 26 mm high-definition soft dome tweeter with integrated elastomer wave guide, wide surround, low-viscosity magnetic fluid cooling, and pole-piece damping chamber
  • Woofer: proprietary 5.25” long throw mineral-filled polypropylene cone with a non-resonant cast aluminum frame, copper shorting rings, low-inductance motor assembly, and vented pole piece and spider
  • Cabinet: Exclusive V-LAM construction featuring vertically laminated bamboo
  • Bass reflex via flared rear port tube
  • 20 x 1/4 in (6.3 mm) inserts for mounting to stands
  • Connectors: Two gold-plated all metal 5-way binding posts.
  • Typical in-room frequency response: 39 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • In-room sensitivity: 87 dB @ 1 W/1 m
  • Frequency response (anechoic): 44 Hz - 22 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity (anechoic): 86.5 dB @ 1 W / 1 m
  • Average impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Minimum recommended power: 45 W
  • Maximum continuous power: 200 W maximum
  • Short term peak power: 400 W
  • 14.25 x 7.5 x 10.5 in (36.2 x 19 x 26.6 cm)
  • 20 lbs (9 kg)

Included

  • 7-year parts and labor warranty

Sierra-1 Measurements

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 Reference Monitor

Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is Mar 6, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.