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How much power for Aeriusi in cathedral ceiling room

Discussion in 'Listening Spaces' started by endsurg, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. endsurg

    endsurg New Member

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    I have a pair of Aeriusi speakers that are now in a high vaulted room. They are being driven by an Arcam integrated amp but the sound is weak and thin. Will more power help? More room treatment? Both?
     
  2. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Super Member

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    The E-stat drivers should thrive in a big open room; however, IIRC those only have 8" woofers, and they may fall short of "filling the room" with lower end, so a sub or two may be in your future--if you can borrow one, give it a shot. More power could certainly help, but you can only go so far with an 8" woofer.
     
  3. endsurg

    endsurg New Member

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    I have a Hsu subwoofer. Would that do it? How about using a surround sound receiver and two signet speakers as the rear? I also have a Hafler DH200 amp and an Aragon preamp. How about if I biamped with two DH200 amps?
     
  4. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

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    Also, the Aerius I is, by now, getting a little long-in-the-tooth if they haven't been repaneled, trannys/power supplys, etc. reworked.
    That may contributed to less than stellar performance.
     
  5. endsurg

    endsurg New Member

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    Is it worth the cost of the upgrade (about $900+)?
     
  6. Hobie1dog

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    All of the above
     

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