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post #691 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

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Hi Bing,
2 questions:
- what is in your 3rd picture ? is that the mounting bracket or the back of an SR3 ?
- what do you use to drive your SR3 ?
post #692 of 1258
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Originally Posted by tranle View Post

Hi Bing,
2 questions:
- what is in your 3rd picture ? is that the mounting bracket or the back of an SR3 ?
- what do you use to drive your SR3 ?

This is the inside of the grill. Grills are usually just a flat frame with little pegs that plug into sockets on the front of the speaker. Aerial could have made 3 separate panels to cover the drivers. Instead, this grill is a cage and covers 5 surfaces (except back). It is sturdy and doesn't flex. It slides over the speaker with little play and the weight of it is supported by the top of the speaker. The pegs provide a positive seat. Overbuilt and impressed the heck out of me.

I drive them with an Anthem MCA 5 (170w/ch). The sensitivity is on the lower side but in my setup and my listening habits, I doubt +250w/ch would provide any practical advantage for surround duties.

Thanks to all for the kind words. My room is never complete
post #693 of 1258
I have a pair of 8b's that I am considerring selling. What is a fair price to ask for them these days?
post #694 of 1258
Just trying to get some feedback. I am looking to upgrade my current L&R speakers I am current using the Monitor Audio GS60's. I have been looking at the 7t's or the Monitor Audio PL300's, I would be using an Oppo 95 and an Anthem A5 amp and an early Anthem D2 as the processor. An advice or opinions would be most welcome.
post #695 of 1258
Haven't visited this thread in awhile. Nice to see that Aerial is still going strong and has introduced a new model. Hope they have success with the 7T.
I've had a pair of Model 6's since 2009. Use them in a 2.0 sytem for both music and home theater and couldn't be happier. I've been through a bunch of speakers over the past 25 years and this is the first time I have been completely satisfied. Have not even considered the idea of replacing these!
post #696 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Whitl View Post

Just trying to get some feedback. I am looking to upgrade my current L&R speakers I am current using the Monitor Audio GS60's. I have been looking at the 7t's or the Monitor Audio PL300's, I would be using an Oppo 95 and an Anthem A5 amp and an early Anthem D2 as the processor. An advice or opinions would be most welcome.

With speakers of that caliber, it's all about your preference. Listen to them both, and if possible do so in home! If that's not possible, try listening to both at the same dealer, same room.
post #697 of 1258
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Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

With speakers of that caliber, it's all about your preference. Listen to them both, and if possible do so in home! If that's not possible, try listening to both at the same dealer, same room.

Good luck with that -- Mike Kelly needs to increase the size of his dealer network.

MikeSp
post #698 of 1258
^I might be spoiled. An Aerial dealer just 10 minutes away, and they've had 7Ts since they first came out.

Now, Monitor Audio PL, on the other hand....have never seen them anywhere.
post #699 of 1258
Hi guys,

I'm not an Aerial owner or "guy" but thought I'd post my impressions of the 7T I heard at AXPONA this weekend. I was very impressed with this speaker! At a show where speakers selling for less than 20k seemed like a rarity, the 7T really stood out. It was in a very small room which I'm sure did it no favors. I thought the tweeter sounded like a ribbon...crystal clear. Was also surprised by the bass response given the small size of the drivers. Furniture-wise, the cabinetry was beautifully shaped and finished. It compared favorably with some more expensive speakers there...at the volume it was playing I thought it shared some similarities in sound with the Legacy Focus SE, which was also there.
post #700 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Whitl View Post

Just trying to get some feedback. I am looking to upgrade my current L&R speakers I am current using the Monitor Audio GS60's. I have been looking at the 7t's or the Monitor Audio PL300's, I would be using an Oppo 95 and an Anthem A5 amp and an early Anthem D2 as the processor. An advice or opinions would be most welcome.

I used Monitor Audio GS60's as my front mains for several years. Last year I upgraded my front mains to Aerial Acoustics 7t's. I didn't have the option of auditioning the Monitor Audio platinum series so I can't comment on which is better. I can say that I am very happy with the 7t's. It has all the qualities I love about the GS60's, clarity, great soundstage, but with deeper bass and less fatiguing highs. If you like the sound of the GS60's, I think you will like the 7t's.

(BTW, the GS60's are now being used as my rear speakers. 5.1 DVD-A/SACD sounds spectacular!)
post #701 of 1258
First let me say, Congrats to AntiGenX, AerialSound, JLeeMD, and Gillcup on their new 7T's! It is great to hear excitement in the air about Aerial speakers!Bing really nice HT and I love the photo showing off your SR3's! Maybe you can post a picture of the front of the room?

I have been a big Aerial fan for about 12 years and I have the 7B's, CC3B, and the SW12. I am currently using the B&W DS6 for the surrounds. I have been very happy with this set up and it has provided many happy years of joyful listening!


Here are a few of my recent upgrades over the last few years:


1. B&K Ref 50 pre amp to the Anthem D2V in January of 2010.

2. Remodeling the HT with stained wood walls, fabric acoustic panels, FO Star ceiling in the spring of 2011.

3. Upgraded my B&K amps to three McIntosh MC601's and Mac MC452 in November of 2011.

4. Arriving today are new Aerial Speakers!:

a. 20T 2V's
b. CC5
c. SW12 ( for a total of 2)
d. SR3



The first three will be in Rosewood. To say that I am a little excited is a bit of an understantment...

I want to keep my old speakers, but my wife says no to putting them in the den. So for right now they will just be put off to the side for now until I decide what to do with them.

I am going to have to hire someone to professionally calibrate the equipment with these new speakers and to get the ideal placement for them. Does anyone have a good person to recommend or where to look?

Also any recommendations on initial speaker placement would be great. The 2 subs will either have to go in the front L / R corners of the room, or in between the 20T 2V's and the CC5... ie 20T, SW12, CC5, SW12, 20T. My room is 23' X 18". There is only 3'3" on either side of the screen to wall measurements...

Thanks for any advice and again congrats to the above guys on your new speakers.

Cheers,
Jim
post #702 of 1258
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Originally Posted by trek737 View Post

I am going to have to hire someone to professionally calibrate the equipment with these new speakers and to get the ideal placement for them. Does anyone have a good person to recommend or where to look?

I know a fellow in Texas, on AVS as jamin who would be a good start. Drop him a PM.
post #703 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

I know a fellow in Texas, on AVS as jamin who would be a good start. Drop him a PM.

Thanks I will do that!
post #704 of 1258
The front of my theater is, and has always been, a work in progress. Eventually, I want a fixed screen but tons of questions remain. Needs, interest level, knowledge base, budget, and aesthetics tastes are always moving targets. I'm happy with it sonically and that's most important to me.

post #705 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

The front of my theater is, and has always been, a work in progress. Eventually, I want a fixed screen but tons of questions remain. Needs, interest level, knowledge base, budget, and aesthetics tastes are always moving targets. I'm happy with it sonically and that's most important to me.


Looks great! Love the Aerial 9 speakers... They have attitude with their shape, and I really like the stands that they are on. Nice Job!

Thanks for sharing,
Jim
post #706 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

I know a fellow in Texas, on AVS as jamin who would be a good start. Drop him a PM.

Ok I give up. Where do I do a search to find a post from jamin so that I may give him a PM....???
post #707 of 1258
Speakers arrived today on two pallets and may I say that they are a beast to carry up a flight of stairs. I hired the truck driver to help me, but after we carried the first pallet up one box at a time we decided to go with plan B which was use a dolly to do the rest. After doing the heavy lifting and doing lawn work today the boxes will have to wait until tomorrow to be opened.

Dinner with friends tonight.

Have a great weekend,
Jim
post #708 of 1258
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Originally Posted by trek737 View Post

Ok I give up. Where do I do a search to find a post from jamin so that I may give him a PM....???

Searching for the search tool...

What's another word for thesaurus?

Click the Search tab between the New Posts and Quicklinks tabs.
>Search by user name (enter jamin)

Go down to
>Show results as: and select Posts
>Search now
post #709 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Searching for the search tool...

What's another word for thesaurus?

Click the Search tab between the New Posts and Quicklinks tabs.
>Search by user name (enter jamin)

Go down to
>Show results as: and select Posts
>Search now

Thank you again. Will give it a shot tomorrow...
post #710 of 1258
Here are some photos with the Iphone:















The CC5 center channel is still in the box because the stand has not arrived yet. The SR3 surrounds are sitting on the pool table because I have yet to rig the two hole mount on the back of the speaker to fit one screw hanging on the wall. The second sub is up and working but I have yet to hook the 20T's to the speaker cable.

The Rosewood is as you can see is just like the 7B's. IMHO the 20T's are one beautiful speaker! Hopefully they will sound as good as they look... They actually look better then the phone camera shows. The indoor photos appear a little graining.

I am going to have to hire someone to calibrate my system once everything is up an running.

Once everything arrives and is hooked up I will play a couple of times between the old set and new set of speakers then I will pull the 7B's and CC3B out of the room and hopefully talk my wife to letting me put them in the den... Wish me luck on that one!

Cheers,

Jim
post #711 of 1258
Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Well done, sir.
post #712 of 1258
Fantastic speakers to listen to while your recovering from your hernia. Good luck and enjoy.
post #713 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Taxi View Post

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Well done, sir.

Thanks! Still looking forward to having them all hooked up. I am waiting on a delayed shipment of the CC5 stand...

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Originally Posted by Class A View Post

Fantastic speakers to listen to while your recovering from your hernia. Good luck and enjoy.

Class A, No joke on the back... Next time I will just hire two guys instead of one and get the dolly out sooner. Thanks for chiming in I can remember that we were talking about these speakers last October. I guess it is a little bit at a time when it comes to upgrading my system.

Thanks again...

Jim
post #714 of 1258
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

This is the inside of the grill. Grills are usually just a flat frame with little pegs that plug into sockets on the front of the speaker. Aerial could have made 3 separate panels to cover the drivers. Instead, this grill is a cage and covers 5 surfaces (except back). It is sturdy and doesn't flex. It slides over the speaker with little play and the weight of it is supported by the top of the speaker. The pegs provide a positive seat. Overbuilt and impressed the heck out of me.

Bing,

Looks like Aerial has changed their speaker covers on their SR3's. They now consist of three separate panels instead of the one cover like you have. I have no idea why they changed it...

Jim
post #715 of 1258
Well after a second audition of the 7t in a room more like what I have in my home I think I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase them and these will be my new main speakers. I will be getting them some time early next month but I am looking into amplification next, more specifically I'm looking at the emotiva xpa 1's has anyone here ever heard this or any other emotiva amp paired with the aerial 7t's do you aerial owners think this would be a good pairing or is there a better option for around 2k that would play nice with these speakers?
post #716 of 1258
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Originally Posted by cb450r View Post

Well after a second audition of the 7t in a room more like what I have in my home I think I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase them and these will be my new main speakers. I will be getting them some time early next month but I am looking into amplification next, more specifically I'm looking at the emotiva xpa 1's has anyone here ever heard this or any other emotiva amp paired with the aerial 7t's do you aerial owners think this would be a good pairing or is there a better option for around 2k that would play nice with these speakers?

Cb450r,

Congrats on choosing the Aerial 7T's. Even though I have not heard them personally I have read all of the reviews and own a couple sets of Aerial speakers my self and love the sound they produce. You are getting a great speaker that is on Stereophile's recommended Class A list!

On the amps that is a good question. I would do your homework which is what you started here and ask Michael Kelly what he would recommend for his 7T's. Anthem's P2 might be a consideration which list at I believe around $2500.00. I am sure that there is plenty to choose from at that price point.

Best of luck,
Jim
post #717 of 1258
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Originally Posted by cb450r View Post

Well after a second audition of the 7t in a room more like what I have in my home I think I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase them and these will be my new main speakers. I will be getting them some time early next month but I am looking into amplification next, more specifically I'm looking at the emotiva xpa 1's has anyone here ever heard this or any other emotiva amp paired with the aerial 7t's do you aerial owners think this would be a good pairing or is there a better option for around 2k that would play nice with these speakers?

Are you doing 2 channel or 5 channel?

I heard the on the Aerial 7t on the Audio Research 450, Sim Audio w-8(I think), Marantz Mono Blocks. They sounded great on all of them. I prefer the warmer sounds of the Marantz and the Sim. The Audio Researach was a little too edgy for me. They used Transparent Cables. Don't forget cables do influence the sounds of these speakers. The Sim with Cardas Clear are a amazing sound coming from these speakers.

For a 2 channel, there are a lot of products out there since it no longer requires a 250 w amp to drive it. I say 150w would be adequate.
It depends on how loud and big of an area you are planning to drive them.

There are a lot of great used amps at this price point. I have not heard the Emotive. However, there have been a lot of great review on them. Check out Goodwin used section. They seem to get a lot of used amps at a great price. They will also be able to guide you through the process.

Congrats on your new Aerial 7t purchase.
post #718 of 1258
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Originally Posted by trek737 View Post

Here are some photos with the Iphone:















The CC5 center channel is still in the box because the stand has not arrived yet. The SR3 surrounds are sitting on the pool table because I have yet to rig the two hole mount on the back of the speaker to fit one screw hanging on the wall. The second sub is up and working but I have yet to hook the 20T's to the speaker cable.

The Rosewood is as you can see is just like the 7B's. IMHO the 20T's are one beautiful speaker! Hopefully they will sound as good as they look... They actually look better then the phone camera shows. The indoor photos appear a little graining.

I am going to have to hire someone to calibrate my system once everything is up an running.

Once everything arrives and is hooked up I will play a couple of times between the old set and new set of speakers then I will pull the 7B's and CC3B out of the room and hopefully talk my wife to letting me put them in the den... Wish me luck on that one!

Cheers,

Jim

Those pictures are sick! Meaning AMAZING! WOW! What are you driving them with>?
post #719 of 1258
Thanks guys, I will be integrating them into my surround setup for now but once we move and I start to build a dedicated two channel system I will relieve them of double duty. I really liked the way they sounded on the Nemo electrocompaniet amps the first time I heard them but the entire front end was uber expensive, all top end transparent cable from the wall plate to the amp on every component. And then with the electrocompaniet CD player and pre amp from their classic line. All of these are pretty much out of my budget though and I really broke the bank with the aerials.
I figure with what I've read on line and since I could have 30 days to try them I might as well give the emotiva a chance.
post #720 of 1258
Check out the Cary Audio A-2 200wpc into 8ohms and 350wpc into 4ohms. I've seen them on sale for 1/2 off. Excellent amp. Way more than enough power to run those T's.
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