Room Details

Dimensions: 26’ × 18’  Large
Ceiling: 12’


Components Toggle details

    • Joule Electra Heaven’s Gate Mono Block Power Amps
    70 wpc SET Pure Class A
    • Joule Electra LA-150 Mark II Preamp
    • Joule Electra OPS-1 Mark IV Phono Preamp
    • Ascendo GmbH System M Speakers
    Optional high grade piano finish & chrome finished stand
    • AudioMeca Mephisto II.X CD Player
    • Transrotor Fat Bob Reference w/ Graham Phantom II Tonearm
    Benz Gullwing MC Cartridge
    • VAC 200 IQ Signature Power Amp
    100 wpc KT 88 Tubes
    • VAC Signature IIa SE Preamp with MM/MC Phono
    • Pass Labs Aleph 2 Mono Block Amps
    100 wpc Pure Class A
    • Lector 7T CD CD Player
    Tubed Outputs
    • Teac X1000R Reel to Reel
    • Bluesound Node 2i Streamer / DAC
    Killer Quality Streamer / DAC for the money
    • Kubala Sosna Elation Speaker Cable
    • Synergistic Research Tesla Apex Interconnects
    • Virtual Dynamics, Audience, Cardas, and Signal Power Cords
    • Custom Power Cord Company Power Blocks
    • Synergistic Research Galileo Universal Speaker Cells
    • Zoethecus Z2R, z-Block 1 and Z-Block 3 Amp Stands
    All with Z-Slabs
    • Rix Rax 4 Shelf Rack
    • ASC (Acoustic Sciences Corporation) Tube Traps
    • GIK Acoustics Absorption / Diffusion Panels
    • Acoustical Systems Resonators
    Gold, Gold Special, Silver and Basic

Comments 7

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Owner
SE
The Ascendo’s weigh about 275 lbs each.  The stands are filled with about 50 lbs of silica sand for a total weight of approx 120 lbs.  I recently moved and although the speakers break down into 3 manageable pieces, the stands were rather heavy as we opted not to remove the sand.
I first heard the Ascendo System M at CES around 2005 and was really impressed with their sound but new these are quite expensive so I had to wait until 2014 before the price came down enough for me to afford them.  Two of my other audio friends also own a pair of these.

gjrad

222222&text=gp
Great room. Love the Ascendos and the turntable. With VAC and reel to reel--it is a beautifully thought out system. Clearly, you love vinyl like I do and are willing to spend to get the best. Incidentally, I used to have the same record brush as you and moved up to the Audioquest antistatic record brush for $30. It truly is anti-static and much better at brushing the records clean and not attracting dust as the record plays. A no brainer. Check it out. And once again, congrats on one of the best systems on Audiogon.

gpgr4blu

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ASCENDO System MS ...   hi, tell me, how much do the steel speaker stands weigh? Is it solid steel or a profile filled with something inside (bitumen, sand, shot)?

Well, the second question - where did you get so much money to buy such beauty? )))

serjio

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Beautiful system! Great work!

And, I rarely ever say this to a guy (or gal, honestly), but: "Nice rack." Really, I have some very strongly positive feelings about your rack. Wowsa.

hilde45

128x128
George, beautiful room for the system in your new house. The Acendos must sound phenomenal in a room that has the size to let them breathe!

I'd enjoy hearing all about how well everything works in the new room. I'll give you a call soon.

Best regards,
Dan

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Three killer systems! How do you choose which to listen to?

jond

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Must be tough getting out of the house.

tablejockey

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