Audio/Home Theater AERIS

AERIS

AERIS from Legacy Audio is a speaker system whose striking looks are matched only by its performance capabilities. This 4.5 way system is the first to use the Legacy Dual Air Motion Tweeter (an advanced AMT design) and features open air dipole midrange, dual subwoofers with internal bass amplification, room correction and craftsmanship display options.

AERIS from Legacy Audio is a speaker system whose striking looks are matched only by its performance capabilities. The system is the first to use the Legacy Dual Air Motion Tweeter (an advanced AMT design) with high power handling and high efficiency, and a titanium encrusted 8” midrange with an enormous motor structure imported from Italy. The bottom end is highlighted by a 10” midbass and dual 12” subwoofers with a linear volume displacement of nearly 200 cubic inches.

The bass section is powered by 1,000 watts of included ICEpower® amplification and offers exceptional extension to 16Hz. The included 24-bit DSP room correction features balanced analog inputs and outputs and USB input for optimizing performance. The upper portion of the speaker cabinet is open air dipole for fast decay of mid-bass frequencies and airy spacious highs.

The elegant design employs a 2.25” thick baffle with 2” side walls. LED Crossover Illumination within the upper portion of the cabinet reveals the intricately wired crossover design. Meticulous craftsmanship displays options include an optional copper front baffle, sapele pommele veneer sides and back, carbon fiber laminated base with a facetted front and sculpted sides.

Chief Designer, Bill Dudleston, describes the development of the new AERIS loudspeaker: “…it gave me the opportunity to tool a new AMT folded ribbon tweeter to integrate with the smoothest, high efficiency 8” midrange built to date. I have yet to find a driver to challenge it. This silky 8” mid has a range of 7 octaves with nary a wrinkle in the response, yet a sensitivity of 98 dB. My initiative of providing a 4” AMT that could compliment these capabilities was met with the challenge of accordion-folding 16 square inches of Kapton into the 4” long, 1” wide chamber. Neodymium again was employed to provide the flux density required. But the solution was made even more elegant by mounting the new 4” ribbon on the same faceplate as its complementary 1” AMT ribbon super-tweeter. The results were more uniform dispersion and tremendous attack. Treble now had weight instead of tizz. A natural fullness in the treble is exhibited, reminding us why we love high-end audio so much.”

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Product Manual Download (4 MB)
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System Type: 6 driver, 4.5 way
Tweeter: Dual Air Motion Tweeter System- 1" AMT super tweeter & 4" AMT tweeter
Midrange: (1) 8" titanium encrusted, accordion edge with 6 lb magnetic structure
Midwoofer: (1) 10" accordion edge with 10 lb magnetic structure
Subwoofer: (2) 12" spun aluminum diaphragm, rubber surround, total enclosed neo motor, long throw suspension, with cast frame
Low Frequency Alignment: Hybrid cardioid
Freq. Response (Hz, +/-2dB): 18-30k, includes 24 bit processor
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Sensitivity: (Room, dB@ 2.83V/1m) 95.4 dB
Binding Posts: 2 Pair
Upper Cabinet Dimensions HxWxD (inches): 58" x 14.5" x 16"
Base Dimensions HxWxD (inches): 1" x 19" x 17.5"
Recommended Amplification: 60-500 watts
Crossover Points (Hz): 80, 2.8k, 8k
Cabinet Dimensions HxWxD (inches): Upper Cabinet: 58 x 14.5 x 16 Base: 1 x 19 x 17.5
Weight: 171 lbs each
Shipping Weight: 290 lbs each
Available Finishes:

Legacy Aeris in Cabernet/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Rosewood/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Rosewood/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Cabernet/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Rosewood finish with Black Pearl front baffles

Legacy Aeris Crossover

Legacy Aeris in Natural Brown Sapele Pommele/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Cabernet/Black Pearl finish

Legacy Aeris in Rosewood/Black Oak finish

Aeris Rear Panel

Side View of Legacy Aeris in Rosewood finish

Legacy Aeris Black Oak finish

Legacy Aeris in Rosewood/Black Oak finish

Legacy Aeris is Black Oak finish

Legacy's Dual Air Motion tweeter system featured in Aeris, Whisper XD, Focus SE & Signature SE.

Founder & Chief Engineer Bill Dudleston with the Legacy Aeris

Legacy Aeris in Natural Brown Sapele Pommele finish with optional Copper front baffle

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