Originally Posted by g_bartman
Now that's what I call customer service. I'm sure you will enjoy those 6t's for years to come (unless the Aerial upgrade bug hits you) What are you driving them with?
They are great so far. These replaced Wharfedale Jade 5's, nice enough, but a little bulky for us. Listening to tracks that I have listened to many times as part of speaker set-up, auditioning, etc. there are three things that stand-out right away - 1) detail. We can hear things in these tracks that just weren't discernible before - little background clues, a slight intake of breath, etc. 2) Low frequencies - where the Wharfedales put out sound, the Aerials put out distinguishable notes .3) Sound Staging. Unquestionably better. Quite impressive to have this experience in the home. Overall, the sound is just superior. I don't have all the adjectives, but a big move in in quality, visually and sonically. Of course the Jades and Aerials are at different price points to be fair to Wharfedale.
The Aerials are part of a simple 2-channel audio-only set-up that the whole family uses.
Inputs: 1) Olive 06HD. The music library is here. Olive has its issues but the 06 is easy to run, and still working just fine. another subject...
2) Apple TV and simple outboard DAC. This gets us the stuff that Olive can't do - Spotify, Pandora, local iTunes libraries, etc.
Amplification: Copland Integrated Amp, CSA-14. Copland is a Danish brand featuring Scandinavian minimalism. A little obscure in the US.
Output: Aerial Acoustic 6T's.
Size, pictures: The 6T's look like the 7T's but are 6 1/2" wide at the front and 12 1/2" deep, and 42 1/2" tall, excluding spikes. Overall the 6T's are just over 1/2 of the 7T's volume, which is apparent when you see them side-to-side.