For two decades, Aerial Acoustics has been acknowledged for its excellent center-channel speaker designs. Starting with the original CC3, followed by the much larger CC5, continuing with the improved CC3B, to the current CC3C, the process has reached a new high in the Model 7CC. The Model 7CC provides improvements in naturalness, balance, detail resolution, sensitivity, dynamics, and transparency. When used with any of Aerial’s main speakers, it provides a seamless, realistic front soundstage. Its trim 24 x 8 x 12” deep package is easily placed on a shelf, tabletop or stand. Three 7CCs in a row can be a sound bar. Rear-panel switching can be adjusted to optimize for different mounting positions. The switching also allows the 7CC to be used with a wide range of other main speakers, where its uncolored, natural, well-balanced presentation will augment any system.
The Model 7CC reflects the Aerial Model 5T, 6T and 7T designs. It shares the same curved cabinet construction and high gloss finishes, the same tweeter, similar design and refinement in the midrange and woofers, and the same high level of crossover componentry and wiring.
The 7CC’s extremely rigid and inert curved shape is created by bonding multiple layers of wood together under high pressure for 48 hours in a 20 ton press. The resulting thick cabinet walls are further cross-braced. Individual front baffles for each woofer are attached to the cabinet face with damping glue which reduces the flow of energy from the drivers into the cabinet walls. The tweeter and midrange drivers are center-mounted on a thick black-anodized aluminum plate which seals their dedicated chamber and inhibits energy transmission to the cabinet. The internal volumes are damped with New Zealand long-fiber wool specifically chosen for its sonic character. All these steps ensure an inert enclosure capable of reproducing soft or loud music passages without sonic colorations. Finally, the Model 7CC cabinet is finished by hand in multi-layer Nero Metallic Black or High Gloss Rosenut using imported German veneers.
The Aerial 7CC features the natural sounding 1” woven ring-dome dual-magnet Danish tweeter from the 7T, a midrange driver based on the 6T and 7T designs, and a new dedicated 6.7” long-stroke woofer custom-made for the 7CC. With the optimized high-order multi-element crossover and environmental compensation, the result is a natural life-like presentation and seamless, highly detailed response from 55 Hz to 25 kHz.
MODEL 7CC SPECS
Frequency Response 55 Hz – 25 kHz +/- 2 dB
Sensitivity 87 dB at 2.83 Vrms and 1.0 meter on axis
Impedance 4 ohms nominal, 3 ohms minimum, low reactance
Power Requirements 25 to 300 watts (8 ohm rating) recommended
Woofers 2 x 6.7″ long-stroke design with aluminum cones, large voice coils, large magnets and cast frames
Midrange 5″ cast frame design with strong acceleration-factor dual magnets and special Papyrus cone
Tweeter 1″ woven soft ring dome with dual magnets, non-resonant chamber, machined aluminum face plate
Crossover 600 Hz and 3.5 kHz. Premium components, polypropylene capacitors, silver solder, Teflon wiring
Controls 2 x 3-position rotary switches for fine midrange and tweeter adjustment and boundary compensation
Cabinet Inert construction with stressed multi-layer curved walls, extensive bracing and wool insulation
Baffle 0.5″ thick inert aluminum baffle for midrange and tweeter mounting
Grille Curved grille with magnetic mounting
Finish Architectural veneers. 4 layer priming and 10 layer hard hand-polished high gloss finish
Connectors 4 binding posts with jumpers for single-wire, bi-wire or bi-amp use
Hardware 4 adjustable spikes with black spike covers to protect furniture
Dimensions 23.6 x 8.0 x 11.9″ deep including grille (600 x 204 x 302)
Weight 39 pounds each. 46 pounds packed.
Price $4,495 each in High Gloss Rosenut or Nero Metallic Black