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Maybe and yes. Have a Yamaha sound bar I used in a small weekend house previously. Absolutely not great after having a CC3. I don't think the kids will car. May go with a small sub and tune it high to get male voices to sound decent. Or I could just go with TV speakers. It's for the kids. I haven't watched a movie in that room in 6 months. Not sure they really care.

May set up a small 2 channel system in my bedroom. Very limited space and I'll rarely be in the sweet spot for listening. So... could put the 5s on the wall, but don't see the point. Maybe go in wall? Maybe just call it what it is... ambient sound and go in ceiling? Dunno. No good options that I see. We have a Sonos speaker in the bedroom now that works for the wife. Absolutely abysmal sounding.
Why not keep the CC-3 as your soundbar. I use my center quite often when watching TV. Sure beats TV speakers. I tried a bedroom system years ago. Lasted about 3 months. The radio was good enough.
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Hey guys, I'm moving on from HT for a while and getting rid of my Aerials. I'm sure I'm not supposed to sell here, but I wanted to let this group know first. If no interest I'll post on Buy/Sell and Audiogon. I'd rather not ship them, as in that will be a last resort, as in this is an opportunity for somebody local. Sub, 5s, CC3, LR3s, SR3s. No prices because I can't sell here. Ping me if you're near Portland, OR and we'll chat. i have plenty of storage in my house so it won't kill me to keep them either.

For the curious, the room I have for HT is terrible. And it's a multi-purpose room. And 3 teenagers at home. I'm not getting to use that HT they way I want to for a long time. Been doing HT for 20+ years, had Aerial for most of that time. Seems strange, but giving up my Aerials feels like a life change.
Which Aerial sub are you looking to move out?
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Which Aerial sub are you looking to move out?
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Why not keep the CC-3 as your soundbar. I use my center quite often when watching TV. Sure beats TV speakers. I tried a bedroom system years ago. Lasted about 3 months. The radio was good enough.
Could do that. No doubt it would sound better than most sound bars. But....

1. Kids. They won't appreciate it. And I already have a sound bar.
2. It's big. I had to customize a TV cabinet for it to fit. Once I change TVs it'll likely go on the wall. Sound bar is more manageable.
3. Kids again - how long before the damage it? Sound bar is far more durable, and I don't really care if they break it.

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Why not keep the CC-3 as your soundbar. I use my center quite often when watching TV. Sure beats TV speakers. I tried a bedroom system years ago. Lasted about 3 months. The radio was good enough.
I did this exact same thing with my old CC3 and a Bryston 7B I was no longer using. I set these up at my parents home. The CC3 fits perfectly beneath their 46" flat panel and sounds phenomenal!

Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. Datasat RA7300, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), Aerial Acoustics LR3's (sides), RBH in-walls (rears), Seaton Submersive, Marantz VP15s1, 106" Carada BW screen, Oppo BDP-103.
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I did this exact same thing with my old CC3 and a Bryston 7B I was no longer using. I set these up at my parents home. The CC3 fits perfectly beneath their 46" flat panel and sounds phenomenal!
I'm a big fan of Film Noir Movies and old westerns. The center channel is perfect for those genre's. By the way how's your new setup?
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I'm a big fan of Film Noir Movies and old westerns. The center channel is perfect for those genre's. By the way how's your new setup?
I'm enjoying it immensely. I feel like I've finally reached a point where I am totally satisfied with my system. I rarely visit the forums anymore as I don't feel the need to look for any improvement.

My next step will be to add overhead atmos speakers. It may be a while as we are looking to move into a new home soon.

Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. Datasat RA7300, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), Aerial Acoustics LR3's (sides), RBH in-walls (rears), Seaton Submersive, Marantz VP15s1, 106" Carada BW screen, Oppo BDP-103.
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I'm enjoying it immensely. I feel like I've finally reached a point where I am totally satisfied with my system. I rarely visit the forums anymore as I don't feel the need to look for any improvement.

My next step will be to add overhead atmos speakers. It may be a while as we are looking to move into a new home soon.
Michael Kelly mentioned that Paradigm makes excellent speakers to fill in the surround sound. When the time comes you may want to look into their ceiling speakers. When he demoed his on wall speakers the rest of the atmos setup was all Paradigm. Sound was well integrated.
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Michael Kelly mentioned that Paradigm makes excellent speakers to fill in the surround sound. When the time comes you may want to look into their ceiling speakers. When he demoed his on wall speakers the rest of the atmos setup was all Paradigm. Sound was well integrated.
Thanks, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I am considering looking for some model 5's and mounting them to the ceiling with brackets. I do also still need to purchase a pair of aerials for my back surrounds.

I'll probably wait to do anything until after we move and I build out my new theater.

Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. Datasat RA7300, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), Aerial Acoustics LR3's (sides), RBH in-walls (rears), Seaton Submersive, Marantz VP15s1, 106" Carada BW screen, Oppo BDP-103.
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I am considering looking for some model 5's and mounting them to the ceiling with brackets.
Hi jdlynch. It's pretty easy to make what you need. The 5t already comes with threaded blind holes at the bottom you can use to anchor these to the ceiling. You just need to make a wood plate which you can drill into. Check out the last few pages of my thread below. Works great and doesn't take that much time. Good luck.
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I did a YouTube review of my 7T's and Aerial put it up on their Facebook page. Pretty neat. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...al%20acoustics

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Has anyone heard any news on the new models that are supposed to be coming out? It seems like Aerial always has something in the works...

I would just love to know what the progress has been.
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I am looking for 2 additional pairs of Model 5B's, please PM me if available, perfect condition only please.
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This months Stereophile has a nice review on the Aerial 5T.
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I am very excited to be joining the Aerial club, have a pair of 6Ts coming on Monday. Going to be part of a dedicated 2-channel setup, with a Benchmark DAC2 HGC (performing preamp and DAC duties), with a Benchmark AHB2 amp driving them. Source is JRiver with Dirac room correction. Can't wait to hear these in my room!
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I am very excited to be joining the Aerial club, have a pair of 6Ts coming on Monday. Going to be part of a dedicated 2-channel setup, with a Benchmark DAC2 HGC (performing preamp and DAC duties), with a Benchmark AHB2 amp driving them. Source is JRiver with Dirac room correction. Can't wait to hear these in my room!
That is going to sound amazing
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That is going to sound amazing
I can't wait. I auditioned the 6Ts with an NAD integrated amp and a Bluesound player and thought they sounded incredible. Hoping the Benchmark setup is even better!
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I can't wait. I auditioned the 6Ts with an NAD integrated amp and a Bluesound player and thought they sounded incredible. Hoping the Benchmark setup is even better!
Great speakers. Did you get them at AV Therapy in Nashua?
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Great speakers. Did you get them at AV Therapy in Nashua?
I did! What an awesome place; great people too. It was my first time visiting the showroom, I could have spent all day there.
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I did! What an awesome place; great people too. It was my first time visiting the showroom, I could have spent all day there.
I've been dealing w/them for over 20 years. John and Mark know their stuff. Once I bought Aerials I stopped looking for speakers. Enjoy the music. Your listening sessions will get long.
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I've been dealing w/them for over 20 years. John and Mark know their stuff. Once I bought Aerials I stopped looking for speakers. Enjoy the music. Your listening sessions will get long.
John is the man; hoping these are my last pair of speakers for a long time... I think they will be.
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Welcome to the Aerial club Justin. I've had my 7T's for 3 years now and can finally say I've found my speakers. One thing about them, Positioning is key. Even more so than any other speakers I have ever had (several pairs over the years)

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Justin- Welcome to the Aerial family!

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Welcome to the Aerial club Justin. I've had my 7T's for 3 years now and can finally say I've found my speakers. One thing about them, Positioning is key. Even more so than any other speakers I have ever had (several pairs over the years)
What are you powering your Aerials with? And how is the CC3 with the 7T's? Is it the 7CC or the CC3C?
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A McIntosh MC-252 drives the 7T's, a Rotel RMB-1095 powers the CC3 and 4 SR3's. I'm very satisfied with the system I have. The 7CC looks very good but I can't justify spentover 4k on a cc. The 3 is fantastic in its own right
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A McIntosh MC-252 drives the 7T's, a Rotel RMB-1095 powers the CC3 and 4 SR3's. I'm very satisfied with the system I have. The 7CC looks very good but I can't justify spentover 4k on a cc. The 3 is fantastic in its own right
Still have my CC-3 too. I've seen a few on line over the last few months in the $3-$500 range. A real steal.
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I am still looking for a CC3B... Anyone know where i can find one?
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