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Old 04-26-2012, 08:33 AM
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A close friend just got a pair of 7Ts to replace his Totem Winds. He has an all analog system and is driving the Aerials with VTL 450mk.2 amps.

I'll get to hear them for the first time on Sunday. According to my friend, he's put on close to 200 hours on the speakers (supposedly Michael Kelly says that the speakers are ready for listening at around 150 hrs.) but he still needs to optimize their set-up.

I am looking forward to hearing your impressions on Aerial's newest speakers. Tell your friend congrats on his new speakers! Hopefully he is very happy with them.
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A close friend just got a pair of 7Ts to replace his Totem Winds. He has an all analog system and is driving the Aerials with VTL 450mk.2 amps.

I'll get to hear them for the first time on Sunday. According to my friend, he's put on close to 200 hours on the speakers (supposedly Michael Kelly says that the speakers are ready for listening at around 150 hrs.) but he still needs to optimize their set-up.

I, too, will be interested in reading what someone else thinks about these speakers. thanks for the heads up.
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Guys, I almost ended up with the 7t. Instead, I went with the bookshelf route which is a better fit for my room.
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Guys, I almost ended up with the 7t. Instead, I went with the bookshelf route which is a better fit for my room.

Did you get a chance to demo the 7T's? If so what were your impressions?
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Did you get a chance to demo the 7T's? If so what were your impressions?
I heard the 7t from a friend of a friend. I will try to describe it the best I can. I have the PSB Synch One which to my aural memory I will try to compare it to. The 7t's soundstage is a lot bigger than the Synch One. The Synch One is aggressive as compared to the 7t. This may be attributed to the metal tweeter of the PSB but the PSB does not sound metallic if you are familiar with the Paradigms. When listening to the PSB, the band appears to be just positioned where the speakers are or probably a little in front, where the 7t appears to be a row back of the speakers. Resolution wise, I give it to 7t but the Synch One is close. The bass extension on the 7t is much apparent and transparent. Dynamics, I have a hard time comparing as I was not able to listen to the CDs I am familiar with. The 7t plays LOUD. The price of the 7t is almost double of the PSB Synch One.

However, I ended up with Dynaudio C1 II bookshelf speakers. Anyone who is interested in the PSB Synch One perhaps as their second system, or speakers for the bedroom, give me a PM

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I heard the 7t from a friend of a friend. I will try to describe it the best I can. I have the PSB Synch One which to my aural memory I will try to compare it to. The 7t's soundstage is a lot bigger than the Synch One. The Synch One is aggressive as compared to the 7t. This may be attributed to the metal tweeter of the PSB but the PSB does not sound metallic if you are familiar with the Paradigms. When listening to the PSB, the band appears to be just positioned where the speakers are or probably a little in front, where the 7t appears to be a row back of the speakers. Resolution wise, I give it to 7t but the Synch One is close. The bass extension on the 7t is much apparent and transparent. Dynamics, I have a hard time comparing as I was not able to listen to the CDs I am familiar with. The 7t plays LOUD. The price of the 7t is almost double of the PSB Synch One.

However, I ended up with Dynaudio C1 II bookshelf speakers. Anyone who is interested in the PSB Synch One perhaps as their second system, or speakers for the bedroom, give me a PM

Ramon


Ramon,

Thanks for sharing your impressions on the 7T's.

Congrats on your new Dynaudio C1 speakers!

Jim

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I've been lurking on here for a while but after reading about other's experience with Aerial I'll throw in my 2 cents.
I currently own the model 6's for my rather small 11 X 10 room. I'm planning on relocating in about 2 years and the 7t's are at the top of my list. I heard them side by side with Wilson Sophia 3's on an ARC ref 5 and ARC ref 150. I felt that the Wilson's had better control in the low end but the Aerials were not far behind. From my experience with the model 6 I think the 7t's would of liked a bit more power, which could of brought some more definition in the lower frequencies. As for imaging and soundstage, I have to give it to the 7t's. They were incredible and rank right up with Magico Q3's in their resolution and detail. Their cabinet and finish is exceptional as well and my wife would have a much easier time accepting them over the other speakers on my short list. I am amazed that a 10k speaker can compete alongside the more expensive and touted Wilsons. I could be happy with either speaker but at $7,000 less the choice is simple.
Needless to say, I am a big fan of Aerial and I'd like to see a dedicated thread.
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I've been lurking on here for a while but after reading about other's experience with Aerial I'll throw in my 2 cents.
I currently own the model 6's for my rather small 11 X 10 room. I'm planning on relocating in about 2 years and the 7t's are at the top of my list. I heard them side by side with Wilson Sophia 3's on an ARC ref 5 and ARC ref 150. I felt that the Wilson's had better control in the low end but the Aerials were not far behind. From my experience with the model 6 I think the 7t's would of liked a bit more power, which could of brought some more definition in the lower frequencies. As for imaging and soundstage, I have to give it to the 7t's. They were incredible and rank right up with Magico Q3's in their resolution and detail. Their cabinet and finish is exceptional as well and my wife would have a much easier time accepting them over the other speakers on my short list. I am amazed that a 10k speaker can compete alongside the more expensive and touted Wilsons. I could be happy with either speaker but at $7,000 less the choice is simple.
Needless to say, I am a big fan of Aerial and I'd like to see a dedicated thread.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the 7T's. Though I have never done a side by side comparison with the Aerial / Wilson brands I am happy to hear your positive comments on this, and I am not surprised by your findings. There is a reason why they made Stereophile's Class A list. Michael Kelly has made some great speakers, but the brand is just not as recognizable to many as Wilson or B&W.

Glad to see another Aerial fan on AA. Maybe if we get enough support your dedicated thread may come true...

Cheers,

Jim
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Count me in on a dedicated thread! Just placed my order for a pair of Rosenut 7t's!
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Hi, Sorry to hijack this thread I too am a fan of Aerial Speakers-- if anyone is looking for a near Mint pair of 10T's I can forward the 702 Mob# PM me offline.

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