Originally Posted by Jrunr
Are the new Aerial 7T's voiced different from the previous model 7B's? I wonder if amp pairing is the same for the new generation of Aerial speakers as it was for the previous ones...
It appears you're having a difficult time deciding on various components to build your system. I understand completely as I was once in your exact position. The choices are overwhelming.
I would start with the speakers then choose an amplifier based on the speakers' sensitivity, what volume you prefer to listen at, and how far away you sit from your speakers.
Regarding your choice of aerials, they are all excellent choices. My favorites are still the LR5's because they are so easy to position in the room and were designed to sound as good behind a screen as they do out in the room (using the built-in boundary selection switch). They also perfectly match the legendary CC5 center. In my opinion the LR5's are aerial's best sounding and most accurate design. Their design is plain and they are VERY large; and they require a sub. If you have the room I suggest you put the LR5's high on your list. Most people will have a sub anyway.
Decide your budget and buy the best speakers you can afford. I suggest you buy used as you will always get so much more for your money. Most aerial owners take very good care of their equipment.
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, 123" diag 16:9 Stewart Cima Neve screen, Oppo BDP-103.
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