I did hear back from Dave... twice already today. They are indeed out of the towers, but he is meeting with the cabinet guys tomorrow to see if they can work something out to get us a pair to evaluate.
He definitely seems to be going above and beyond in an attempt to make it happen. He also isn't crying "unfair" because his speaker is among the lowest priced in the group.
Good to hear....I never doubted Ascend not participating...I'm glad Dave has contacted you. I know being a current Ascend owner I had to wait several weeks for the next run of cabinets.
I'm glad you guys were able to connect & GTG...