You got them for £239?
Darn. I got them for £319.95 from Harrow Audio.
Upgrading from a pair of blown tweeter Royd Minstrel SE.
I like them, but the four spikes arrangement is IMHO hopeless - they rock about from point-to-point of the spikes,
so I had to mod them by fitting one outrigger spike to the front middle of the plinths.
Your mileage may vary, modding is entirely at users risk.
Even then as the cabs are top-heavy and the spikes at the back are not wide apart enough to make a stable tripod spike base,so I'll have to fit two outrigger spike mounts to the back also!
They're a bit chesty with BBC Radio4,
though I'm sure once the base gets stable on a hard surface the bass will tighten.
Soundstage not as immersive (drivers in phase alignment) as the Royd Minstrel, unsurprisingly.
I have not filled the bases with lead shot yet. Each base is 2.2litres in volume,
according to an AE technician.
The magnets in the grille frames are strong and can pull out to be left on the cabinet,
a bit of duct tape cut to the right size will stop it pulling out.
I'd like AE to include the extra option of supplying solid wood
and not MDF plinths to match the veneer. I'd like solid Oak.
The driver screws should be brass and not steel to reduce resonance.
Should be a felt ring around the tweeters, but I'll retrofit that myself,
along with some long hair wool to replace the foam inside.
What's with the pointy dustcaps, and the weird 'nipple' in the tweeter units?
Is this a development to address dispersion?
The speakers are beautiful. I got them as a deal for �239, so I am very impressed. Build quality is stunning, sound is great all round especially the dynamics of treble. Everything from bullets whilst playing halo to Classical notes and sounds of Enya sounds great on these.
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