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Anyone got Ae Aelite 3?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by The_Mole, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. The_Mole

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    Been looking at ae aelite 3 speakers to replace my old ones. What is your opinion? Also, been seeing them everywhere for £749 but managed to find them at the Forum Hifi Centre for £549. Anyone heard of/bought anything from this place.
     
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    Come on! Someone must have these speakers.
     
  3. RayB

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    I too would be interested to know more about these
     
  4. The_Mole

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    Was looking for some good all-rounders for HiFi and Home Cinema. The Ae Aelite 3 seems to fit the bill. What HiFi 5* award and very nice looking. Would be nice to have some feed back from owners before I commit myself.
     
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    Ive been a happy owner of the AE Evo 3 speakers for well over 18 months, but when I heard the Aelite 3 speakers for the first time a couple of months ago, well, I just knew I had to have them!! Still saving up for the trade up, but lookinf very much forward to it! Very clean, detailed sound with incredible top-end that never gets harsh, plus bass response that is taut and very well defined. I thought the Evo 3 bass was tight until I heard the Aelites!!!
     
  6. Falp

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    A pair of Aelite 2 sounded very good indeed with a denon 3805 and dvd2900...!

    The Aelite 1 where not as good as fronts, but I loved the 2.
     
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    Falp,

    I am trying to make the decision between Aelite 2's and an Aelite center, or Kef IQ5's and IQ6c. Amp: denon 3806. I have heard both the Iq5's and the Aelite 3's but I can't find the Aelite 2's in the States. I like the IQ5's but they are a little base light for my taste. I loved the Aelite 3's but they are two big for my room. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Dan
     
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    My best bet for the 3805/6 is the Quad L series, but the the Aelites sound very good too.
     
  9. dhoffacker

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    Flap,

    As far as setup in the Denon 3806, could I still set up the Aelite 2's as large, and then just run my sub off of LFE, because the Aelite 2's go down to 36 cycles at -6db. My sub isn't that great: MS 309, so I in stereo I would rather just use the AE 2's for my low's. Any Advice would be appreciated.

    or should I just go for the 3's and ditch my sub?

    Thanks again,

    Dan
     
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    I prefer fronts as small 80Hz (for surround/movies) because if you have an amp with a Stereo Direct mode that turns them to large it works very well, I think the 3806 can do that...

    Take a look at BK subs... REL quality at 1/2 price... it's worth it!!! I prefer bookshelf models, works better in the room, less ressonances, provided you have a good sub for music and movies...
     
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    Flap,

    My wife prefer bookshelf models also, because she doesn't want huge floorstanders all over the house. That's the only thing, I'm worried about is that the aelite 2 is huge. Of the aelite range I've only heard the 3, which I loved, but I have to trust that the 2 sounds just as great.

    You said that the aelite 1 isn't that great? Because I was thinking that if my wife doesn't like the size of the 2 I may just get a set of one's, and then when we move (in 6 months), get a set of 2's. Right now I only have the ms premier plus package, so anything will be a great improvement. They seem a little brite on my denon.

    Yeah the denon does stereo direct.

    Or I guess I could go diamond 9.1's with a CS for the center, which I thought sounded really good with denon, if the wife thinks the aelite 2's are too big. I would love to listen to QUAD but I haven't found any retailer that stocks them nearby.


    Thanks again,

    Dan
     
  12. Falp

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    I myself find them too large for me too.

    Try to find the QUAD 11L... it's worth it :thumbsup: And they math the Denon perfectly, Denon works better with non metal tweeters.

    You can even add smaller Quad L-ite as back speakers ;)

    Or why not the QUAD L-ite 5.1 package? A friend of mine is amazed with them (working with a Marantz 5600).
     

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