Well, I heard the the new 7T a couple of weeks ago. They have a high gloss rose nut finish compared to my 7b rosewood satin finish. They are very elegant speakers to look at. Given they have not been fully broken in. They had a few hours on them...I believe about 72 hours or so Compared to my 7bs the 7T are more open at the top and the bass extends lower than my 7b. The Mid-range drivers are very clear and not muddy. Very wide sound stage...not as wide as the 9 though. They certainly were not harsh by any means, but certainly more dynamic in sound quality than my 7b. I auditioned them for an hour and flipping between them and the 9. The 9 are too much speaker for my room. The 7T certainly would be an upgrade. The price of the 7T is 9700 and the 9 are over 11k.
I think people will be surprise how different the new Aerial 7T sounds to the 6, 7b, 9 and 10T. I have never heard the 20T or LR5(well maybe...I have the CC5). One word to describe them ...hmmm..... 7T are Dynamic... 7b are more flat compares to them. Sorry I forgot what amps were driving them but it was not a tube amp. I bet they would sound even better after a 200-300 hours on them.
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