Stereophile Magazine said "A big, spacious sound, tonally neutral, with impressive dynamics, and powerful bass for the size of the speaker."
It has also been written "The Aria 936 is a 3-way loudspeaker featuring an elegant design and a small footprint. Very linear and with impressive dynamics, thanks to these 3 woofers, it is naturally intended for listening in stereo for monitoring-type activities. This loudspeaker is also ideal for setting up a spectacular Home Cinema system. The intention was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. F Cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The result is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics. Aria 936 offers a classic and modern design.
I say they're fucking amazing and I hate having to sell them. But the reality is I purchased these as "demos"...they had been unboxed, plugged in and returned because the original buyer decided to spend a ton more money on the Focal Kanta 2's...which are about $10,000 and yes...they're phenomenal. I too unboxed and listened to them a bit and was blown away by their realism, massive soundstage, revealing clarity while not being harsh or sibilant. But...the move to where these were going to reside didn't happen and after a week they were boxed up. And there they have sat. So as that scenario doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon it doesn't make sense to let these go to waste.
Retail they are around $5,000. You can find them new closer to $4000. Or you can pick these up for $2900 plus whatever the actual cost of shipping is to your zip code. Free local pick up or delivery is of course an option as well.
Music sounds like you are in the room with the artist. And, unlike some "audiophile" speakers they're great with all genres of music. I like my rock loud, my guitars raging, my bass pounding and my drums kicking. I also need my jazz sweet and smokey. I want to hear the ice in the glass of scotch at the table up front...Miles inhale before he blows the next phrase. These speakers deliver those kinds of dynamics with precision and warmth!
Included is also a barely used 2 meter pair of Wireworld Oasis 8 speaker cables. Known for their neutrality, imaging and dynamics these make a great companion to the Focals!
They come with original shipping boxes, manuals, magnetic speaker grills, floor spikes, everything you would get if you purchased from a dealer