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post #241 of 1258
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Originally Posted by mj13young View Post

Hi all,

Aerial owner here (10t + CC3). I moved to Europe a few months ago and my primary amp (Aragon 8008st) has been giving me problems since the relocation. I am trying to get it repaired but the problem is intermittent, thus I am not sure I can get it repaired (you know the whole it works fine for us, we can not find a problem).

If I can not have the 8008st properly repaired, I need to find an alternative amp. What would you guys (other AA owners) suggest? I have seen several people use Bryston 4bsst, Theta Digital Dread II, but I have not seen many Krell, Levinson, Classe, or Proceed used. One important item to me is getting that low end slam that I had with my 8008st.

Oh, one last thing, I am using a Naim AV2 and CD5. Has anyone used a Naim NAP 250.2 to drive AA? Just curious.

Thanks

Mj,
I am currently using Krell Kav250a 2 ch. and a Krell Kav250a 3ch. to power my 4aerial 7B's and CC3B.They have plenty of power.Also using an Anthem Avm30 for the preamp/processor.
Ran
post #242 of 1258
Is there anyone out here in Aerial Land that would like to sell a pair or three Model 5B's? Cherry preferred, black acceptable, and priced reasonably. If so, please PM me.
post #243 of 1258
Any word on the release date of the 7C's?
post #244 of 1258
Thread Starter 
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Is there anyone out here in Aerial Land that would like to sell a pair or three Model 5B's? Cherry preferred, black acceptable, and priced reasonably. If so, please PM me.

You have to be QUICK. When a 5b presents itself on Agon, it's good as gone in days.

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Any word on the release date of the 7C's?

No clue here.
post #245 of 1258
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Originally Posted by ttowntony View Post

You have to be QUICK. When a 5b presents itself on Agon, it's good as gone in days.

Hi Tony. Thanks...I look every day. I got one offer on an A-Circles WTB, but at 1100 bucks in today's market, I think he wanted just a TAD too much.
post #246 of 1258
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Originally Posted by ttowntony View Post

No clue here.

Yeah, I am very excited for this speaker. I cant wait to get a pair so hopefully they release it SOON!!
post #247 of 1258
Does anyone have .pdf copies of the Aerial Acoustics 10T spec sheet and cabinet illustration (like Aerial has on their web site for their current lineup of speakers)? I'm trying to compile documentation for my home theater, and it would be nice to have them.
post #248 of 1258
Finally got my 20T v2 yesterday! They replaced a pair of original 20T's. Same room, same system, same placement and the v2's represent a huge upgrade. Just awesome. Far beyond my expectations. Right out of the box they are in a different league than v1. Much more resolution and dynamics all over. Especially also the midrange is much, much better than the previous model. I must say that 20T v2 is a truely complete loudspeaker with world class sound quality. The music is flowing into the room as I have never experienced before.

I just had to send M. Kelly at Aerial an email and thank him for making this fantastic loudspeaker!
post #249 of 1258
I see no one has been here for a while ,but maybe I can stir some interest.
I would like to know if anyone has heard the status on the 7c's. I figured they would be out but maybe with the economy the way it is they are holding off.

Ran
post #250 of 1258
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Originally Posted by cragger View Post

I see no one has been here for a while ,but maybe I can stir some interest.
I would like to know if anyone has heard the status on the 7c's. I figured they would be out but maybe with the economy the way it is they are holding off.

Ran

I would be interested in this also, I know that they were supposed to be out by now.
post #251 of 1258
Morning. I am a Model 9 owner and a very happy one at that. I am a 2 channel guy.

I have a real thing for tube gear. I have been in love with VAC for many years, but I am not likely to be able to afford their gear. Anyway, at RMAF this year, I heard the Dehavilland 50a (40w on paper, 50w in practice I am told) tube monos. They were everything I want out of a tube amp, but I heard them driving 6ohm speakers. The 9s, of course, are 4ohms (90db sensitivity). Dehavilland says that the speakers are designed to drive a big load, but I have concerns.

So, does anyone have any thoughts abotu whether these will mate well? Anyone use a medium powered tube amp w/their 9s? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
post #252 of 1258
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Originally Posted by cragger View Post

I see no one has been here for a while ,but maybe I can stir some interest.
I would like to know if anyone has heard the status on the 7c's. I figured they would be out but maybe with the economy the way it is they are holding off.

Ran

They have been remarkably quiet, haven't they? Their new Marketing Director is on this forum. Perhaps he'll unlurk and give us a little update. I haven't seen anything about the badge...anywhere. You wonder how AA can compete. Word of mouth won't keep their sales aloft and dealers have some serious competitors in the price range.

Were they even at the RMAF?

I was going to pit my 7B's against the formidable Salk lineup out here in our Northwest GTG. But we had such a huge turnout of speaker companies participating that I left my pair out. (The event turned into a mini-convention rather than a GTG! 'Twas wonderful. ) Got to have some company support..........
post #253 of 1258
Tony

hoping you can give me some advice. Am having a HT built with high level acoustic treatments. Plan was to use Triad Platinum LCRs, in Australia these are $10,000 each and am looking to economise. Room is 5300 cufeet. What is your opinion of Aerial LC5 with CCR 5 as centre powered by large monoblocks. Would use Aerials for rears and surrounds. Speakers will be behind woven screen, maybe better to do 3 LRs. Bass will be provided by at least 2 subs (prob Revel B15a). Have you heard both setups ( saw your triad posts)
I do a lot of 2channel listening and Aerials may be better for that. Any comments much appreciated.
post #254 of 1258
I've owned a pair of Aerial Model 7's not b's for 4 years, purchased used. Just purchased a CC3 demo and I'm in heaven. You would be surprised how much tight bass the two way 7 has.

One year ago last turkey day I finished my home theater 19.5 X 26 running 7.1 suround. The 7's are powered by a two channel Classe DR9 and the rest is powered by a Rotel 1075. The Classe drives these 7's blissfully, I can pour the volume on and they keep excelerating like a smooth V8. My rear surrounds are Alon IV's, yes they are full range. Side surrounds are KEF's, looking to replace them someday.

Just got the last two CC3 centers from a dealer who has discontinued Aerial. I'm sitting hear watching and sweetly listening to the Saints kick the Patriots around my theater.

My next purchase that I've been looking for is a pair of Aerial Model 8b's. Brother in law has a set that he will not sell me.

If you cannot tell I'm a big Aerial fan.
post #255 of 1258
Hi everyone,

I was planning on waiting until I could provide final details on the Model 7C before I posted again, however some recent speculation and assumptions posted here have made it necessary for me to respond sooner. So in no particular order…

Contrary to one point, Aerial has been active in print and online media recently. Our Models; 20T version 2, 9 and 5B have been reviewed by Stereophile and HomeTheaterReview.com. All of those reviews can be accessed from our website:

http://www.aerialacoustics.com/reviews/index.aspx

As far as the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is concerned…we simply felt that it was best for us to follow the lead of a many of our customers and business partners that were telling us that they were not planning on attending. We enjoy exhibiting at trade shows and meeting with our customers, but if we don’t believe our investment in terms of time, effort and money are going to provide a positive return, we are better off dedicating those resources to other priorities that we believe will.

Which brings me to the last topic; the Model 7C. We are making steady progress and the product has NOT been delayed due to the economy. In fact, if I could wave a magic wand and have them in the warehouse now, I would NOT hesitate to do so. The reality is that the delay is due to a decision we made to design two completely new drivers for the system. This basically sidetracked the project as the cabinet and crossovers had to wait for new drivers to be completed. We are pretty much at that point now and are back on track but there are still lots of work to be completed and production lead times in front of us.

I am pleased to report that I have had the pleasure to listen to the new Model 7C prototypes extensively and I am extremely pleased with the results. I believe that everyone else who hears the Model 7C will be too. We understand that this delay is frustrating but we ask that you please be patient with us while we continue to march towards production. Rest assured that the wait will be worth it.

Thank You,

Andrew Clark
Aerial Acoustics
post #256 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Andrew Clark View Post

Hi everyone,

I was planning on waiting until I could provide final details on the Model 7C before I posted again, however some recent speculation and assumptions posted here have made it necessary for me to respond sooner. So in no particular order

Contrary to one point, Aerial has been active in print and online media recently. Our Models; 20T version 2, 9 and 5B have been reviewed by Stereophile and HomeTheaterReview.com. All of those reviews can be accessed from our website:

http://www.aerialacoustics.com/reviews/index.aspx

As far as the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is concernedwe simply felt that it was best for us to follow the lead of a many of our customers and business partners that were telling us that they were not planning on attending. We enjoy exhibiting at trade shows and meeting with our customers, but if we don't believe our investment in terms of time, effort and money are going to provide a positive return, we are better off dedicating those resources to other priorities that we believe will.

Which brings me to the last topic; the Model 7C. We are making steady progress and the product has NOT been delayed due to the economy. In fact, if I could wave a magic wand and have them in the warehouse now, I would NOT hesitate to do so. The reality is that the delay is due to a decision we made to design two completely new drivers for the system. This basically sidetracked the project as the cabinet and crossovers had to wait for new drivers to be completed. We are pretty much at that point now and are back on track but there are still lots of work to be completed and production lead times in front of us.

I am pleased to report that I have had the pleasure to listen to the new Model 7C prototypes extensively and I am extremely pleased with the results. I believe that everyone else who hears the Model 7C will be too. We understand that this delay is frustrating but we ask that you please be patient with us while we continue to march towards production. Rest assured that the wait will be worth it.

Thank You,

Andrew Clark
Aerial Acoustics

Thanks Andrew. It's good to know that things are percolating at Aerial. It wasn't my intent to disparage AA's marketing efforts. There is lust for information and for reasons to talk up the badge. Support here, on other forums, and increased general product visibility connects not only with the dedicated owners, but also potential buyers.

It's good to get an update from you. We look forward to the fruits of Mike's and everyone's labor with regard to the 7C.

Best regards,

Mud
post #257 of 1258
Are there any Aerial Acosutics System 1 owners in this thread?
I am considering this system for a movies only setup around a projector screen.
Now I know that the System 1 have a similar design to the Model 9 so I tried to pick up some of the comments made with regards to soudn quality on those but the overall composition of the System 1 vs Model 9 is still quite different I think, eg much bigger Center, 2 dual subs, d'appolito driver set on the left/right columns, speakers are placed well above ground level (eg above the subwoofers), which should give a "taller soundstage" for movies.

One concern I have about this system is that the speakers can not be toed in to the listener position as they seem to be mounted "straight" next to the projection screen. I would appreciate any comments by owner or people who have heard them.

Also what kind of amplifier would you recommend for the Aerials apart from Theta (hard to find here in Europe and way overpriced in Europe if imported if taking the Audiogon used prices in the US somewhat as a reference...) I am considering Classe as I like there looks or as a "simpler" option the Denon A1 combo.
Thank you for any inputs.
post #258 of 1258
I have a 7b/c3/sr3 setup--- WHAT KIND OF PREPRO do Aerial Acoustics owners using?

Thanks in advance.
post #259 of 1258
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WHAT KIND OF PREPRO do Aerial Acoustics owners using?

Integra 9.8 (9, CC3B, Totem Lynx, Model 7a)

This is the quietest dedicated owner's thread.
post #260 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

Integra 9.8 (9, CC3B, Totem Lynx, Model 7a)

This is the quietest dedicated owner's thread.

+1 ^

Yamaha RX-V2500
post #261 of 1258
I own the 7B's, my alltime favorite speaker, I have a freind who bought the 9's, he is using parasound jc1's, I hauled my speakers over to his house so we could ab them with his amps, we were both surprised when we agreed trhat the 7b's sounded better, the 9's had a bit more base, but they definitly lost the sweetness of the 7b's, reading these threads I see where aerial is changing the drivers on the 7c, imo this would be a huge mistake, but mabe in the long run it would make my 7b's more valuable.
post #262 of 1258
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I have a 7b/c3/sr3 setup--- WHAT KIND OF PREPRO do Aerial Acoustics owners using?

Thanks in advance.

Anthem Statement D2v. 3 LR5 and 2 SR3.

And I'm in Afghanistan until next summer and really missing my Aerials.
post #263 of 1258
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Anthem Statement D2v. 3 LR5 and 2 SR3.

And I'm in Afghanistan until next summer and really missing my Aerials.

They're probably missing you too, butterbars. Stay safe.
post #264 of 1258
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Anthem Statement D2v. 3 LR5 and 2 SR3.

And I'm in Afghanistan until next summer and really missing my Aerials.

What Kind of amplification are you using with your D2V and Aerials?
post #265 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Aerialsound View Post

I have a 7b/c3/sr3 setup--- WHAT KIND OF PREPRO do Aerial Acoustics owners using?

Thanks in advance.

Cary Cinema 11a.
post #266 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Aerialsound View Post

I have a 7b/c3/sr3 setup--- WHAT KIND OF PREPRO do Aerial Acoustics owners using?

Thanks in advance.

Cary Cinema 11a. Amps are Jeff Rowland for front speakers, Bel Canto for surrounds.
post #267 of 1258
Just placed an order for some new aerials.

Model 9's up front, CC5 Center, and Model 6's for Surrounds. I am trying to decide what to do about amplification.

I have always (since teenage years) wanted a McIntosh amp, but my understanding is that the Model 9's are awfully power hungry, and I don't think my budget will accommodate large enough McIntosh amps.

Is an MC205 woefully undersized for this setup?

An alternative that is actually reasonably priced is the Anthem P5. This amp is 500x5 at 4 ohms and generally has good press/reviews. It's tough to really "audition" any of these amps locally for me (No McIntosh dealer, No Aerial dealer, and the Anthem dealer only special orders the Statement series stuff).

Is anyone running either of these amps?
post #268 of 1258
I demoed the LR5's with the Anthem P5 and hated it. They then hooked up the Bat VK-6200 and it sounded alot better but I suspect a Wyred4Sound amp would sound even better as it has more power and is considerably cheaper which never hurts.
post #269 of 1258
According to Aerial spec the Model 9 have 90dB of sensitivity, but I am using them with the Mark Levinson 436.
post #270 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Ebanks View Post

Model 9's up front, CC5 Center, and Model 6's for Surrounds. I am trying to decide what to do about amplification.

I have always (since teenage years) wanted a McIntosh amp, but my understanding is that the Model 9's are awfully power hungry, and I don't think my budget will accommodate large enough McIntosh amps.

Is an MC205 woefully undersized for this setup?

An alternative that is actually reasonably priced is the Anthem P5. This amp is 500x5 at 4 ohms and generally has good press/reviews. It's tough to really "audition" any of these amps locally for me (No McIntosh dealer, No Aerial dealer, and the Anthem dealer only special orders the Statement series stuff).

Is anyone running either of these amps?

I have a similar system with Model 9s left and right, LR5 center, Model 6s rear, and SR3s surround. I didn't get this far at one time, but I did plan ahead as far as purchasing amps. I have an Anthem P5 and an Anthem P2. The P2 runs my Model 9s, while the P5 runs the rest.

Although there are folks here who may not like the P5, I've found it to be more than adequate to drive any of the speakers. I have also heard an Aerial system fully powered by McIntosh amps (I'm sorry I don't remember the exact models). That was an AMAZING setup.

I might suggest buying a P5 to drive everything you have now, and consider a higher end 2-channel amp (perhaps a McIntosh you've lusted after) down the road for the Model 9s.

A few caveats to be sure to consider when looking at the P5 are it's size and weight. It is very deep and will not fit in standard 24" deep racks without sticking out the back. It is also one HEAVY piece of equipment! You probably already know that it requires two 15-20amp circuits (not just 2 outlets) to really reach it's full potential.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to try to answer anything I can.

Cheers,

Tom
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