Who has heard the new Avalon's?


Has anyone heard avalon's new ascendant? I was able to listen to it for just a short period and I really liked them. Anyone else heard these? What were your impressions?
bobheinatz
I heard them saturday. They were just 25 hrs broken in.
Unfortunately it was not into my system but in the shop.
I had a moderate positive feeling. I should say that they were driven by FM acoustics expensive amps that I never heard in any other system, so can't compared.
They were very natural sounding expecially on vocals, still bounded in the bass section, not much extended on highs but generally veiled. To be honset I should say that I get acquainted to the transparency of a passive attenuator and many active preamps veil the sound (to my taste)

To conclude, another listening would be necessary in my system when fully break-in.
Feel free to contact me by mail if you want.
Cheers
I have heard the Avalon Ascendant drive by Jeff Rowland model 302 and synergyIIi pre amp. The sound is better than expected.Fast,open ,sweet natural vocals sound.But still cannot replace the Charles Hansen's Avalon Eclipse Original(Not Classic).Because the soundstage is not so 3D pinpoint and holographic.Avalon Eclipse Original is more dynamic and invisable.But Ascendant have more bass extension.But still ,I think the Ascendant have not broke-in yet.Too early to make a judgement!
I will let everybody tomorrow; I am demoing them tonight with both Spectral and ARC