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Old 12-18-2013, 01:03 AM
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I am very pleased to share with you all that I recently acquired a new (to me) pair of Aerial Acoustic Model 8 speakers with sequential serial numbers.

With Ivan's help and direction I have moved forward with some cable upgrades as well (Thank You, Ivan!) and hope to do more soon.

The speakers are beautiful in more ways than one. The cabinets are a joy to behold with bookmatched veneers making the speakers look as if they were carved out of single block of gorgeous rosenut.

Weighing in at a hefty 120 pounds each without the sand filled bases, their presence in the room is noticeable but not outlandishly so, providing a warm wood ambiance that complements their surroundings.

The hidden beauty of this pair lies behind those seemingly impenetrable cabinets, demonstrated by Michael Kelly's wizardy of speaker design and construction.

Starting at the bottom, the speakers feature a 10"-diameter woofer incorporating a 2" voice-coil and a large magnet in a 61-liter rear-ported box tuned to 19Hz. The large midrange driver is a 7.1" multi-fiber paper cone unit. The tweeters, a custom built 1" titanium dome design, were sourced from MB Quart company.

Regardless of specifications and constant comparisons of those endless sheets filled with numbers, the real proof of a speaker's quality is determined by listening to them. Regardless of the music's demands or the power available, the detail, depth and spatial imaging of these speakers is beyond reproach.

I am listening to some tracks by Emmylou Harris as I type this. The 8's reproduce the sound of Emmylou's voice as if she were standing right in front of me with the band just a few steps behind and to both sides of her. The most amazing aspect of these speakers is the high levels of transparency and clarity they exhibit, some of the best I have ever heard. They render every detail of the music in a very natural and pleasing manner.

They may be used, however, they have found another owner who will cherish them for a long time to come.



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Old 12-18-2013, 01:06 AM
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Michael.......Congratulations. The Aerial 8's sound like they have already won your heart and mind. I'm happy for you.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:08 AM
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Dan... I will admit it didn't take long.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:15 AM
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Michael... I'm very glad you are happy with your new Aerial Model 8's; they look great in your home too!
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:20 AM
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Ivan... Thank you!

I'm right in the middle of Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 16 in F Major" performed by the Belcea Quartet and I know it sounds trite but I am hearing things in the music that were only hinted at by my previous pair of speakers.
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Congrats! How does this compares to the 7T?

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:04 PM
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Not having heard the 7T's in my own system a direct comparison cannot be made by me, pingpong.

However, I would say that they both have a wonderful sound with a wide and deep spatial imaging capability that artfully brings the music alive.

I am very happy to have the 8's in my home and I would feel the same about the 7T's. It's very difficult to pick between them!
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Michael,

From one Aerial fan to another, Congrats! I know how excited I was when I got my first pair of Aerial 7B speakers.

Many enjoyable hours of listening pleasure are in store for you.

Merry Christmas!
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Not having heard the 7T's in my own system a direct comparison cannot be made by me, pingpong.

However, I would say that they both have a wonderful sound with a wide and deep spatial imaging capability that artfully brings the music alive.

I am very happy to have the 8's in my home and I would feel the same about the 7T's. It's very difficult to pick between them!
thank you for the feedback!

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