MAINS - Will sell separately for $1375 and will ship,
The AER MK II drivers are a more expensive version that offer a smoother, more detailed, and dynamic version of the AER MKI drivers. The drivers are installed in a FS Acousta back-loaded horn cabinets made with cabinet grade mahogany veneered ¾ “ plywood. Cardas speaker posts are used. This speaker is a very similar to the Lammhorn 1.8s.
SUBWOOFERS - Will sell separately for $1600
This system was assembled to build around the strengths of the AER MKII speakers. First, two special versions of the 12”Art of Sound RAPTOR with 1” cabinet walls and 500 watt amplifiers with parametric EQ are used to extend to the bottom octaves. Due to the enhancements to the RAPTOR, Dave Craig of Art of Sound has named them RAPTOR-XT. The Parametric EQ allows for seamless matching of the subs to the AERs.
Tonian Lab TL-R2 supertweeters have been configured to work specifically with the AERs. (They can be matched other speakers. The TL-R2s come with three Supra Boxcon binding posts; two positive, one negative. This configuration allows the use of a resistor between the positive terminals to adjust the speaker's sensitivity and match with your main speakers.)
The result is very coherent, detailed, dynamic, musical sound with excellent imaging and depth of sound. These speakers are 101DB efficient so they match well with SET amplifies. I have used 2A3 and 300B tube amplifiers that create a magical “you are there” experience. They also work well with solid state amplification.
I am including links to the reviews of the Lamhorn 1.8 speakers as they are very similar to mine, the Tonian Labs TL-R2 super tweeters, and a previous sub produced by Art of Sound as no professional reviews have been conducted on the latest products. I am attaching an image depicting the back-loaded design of the FS Acousta cabinets. The cabinets were made by an amateur furniture maker.
Lamhorn 1.8 - http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/lamhorn/18.html
Art of Sound Tycus - http://www.stereotimes.com/speak071503.shtml
Tonian TL-R2 - http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/tonian2/tweeter.html
The subs and super-tweeters are in like new condition. The speakers have some minor defects but no significant issues except on the back side of one of the speakers, some of the veneer has come off (see picture with Cardas speaker posts).
I live in the St. Louis area and would welcome anyone who would like to hear the speakers. If you have any questions or request a demo, please contact me at 314-503-7118 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.