Theres been a few other Aerial threads, but I find that acquiring them, or demoing them is not possible for many here. What a shame!
I've got the 9s, and I can say this, while out demoing (too many makes and models to list all here) I ran across em at a local dealer here. I was originally in there to listen to the Paradigm S8s just to see what they sounded like. Well, didnt like the S8s at all, but next to em (sort of) were the 9s, I didnt look at the price tag, but asked for a quick demo anyway. I honestly, as soon as I heard em, knew my time demoing was OVER! I told the guy right then, and there, I want em, whats the price, and how soon can I have em! Havent looked back since. But, I did get the CC5 to match, along with a CC3b for the rear channel, and after a few months, found a deal on some SR3s, and an SW12. I can honestly say, after (who knows the exact number) of gear swaps, I have found a speaker that truly delivers in every category. I listen more than ever just because its so fun to listen.
People that are lucky enough to get the chance to hear em, are hardpressed to find an equal.
I can say with certainty, that if I ever "upgrade" again, it will only be to the 20Ts!