I liked them a lot but I eventually sold them for some Von Schweikerts. The Aeries has powered subs so I think they would be easier to adjust and place than the Focus. But don’t they cost substantially more?
I reviewed the Focus, Focus SE, Whisper, Whisper DSW Clarity Edition, Helix and the V, all for Dagogo.com. I have owned the Focus, Focus SE, Whisper and Whisper DSW Clarity Edition. So, if you want a thorough analysis of Legacy sound you can read all of them.
I have heard the Aeris several times. Buy the Aeris. Top to bottom it’s in a different league than the Focus SE. You can trust my opinion, or wait five weeks and buy the Aeris anyway. :)
We are a Legacy dealer and couldnt agree more.
The Aeris is in an entirely different league. The overall clarity and tonality is similar the sense of scope is way different. The Aeris has a much larger sense of space, tighter much deeper bass and is just spectacular in dynamics.
It is really a no brainer.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
I agree that the Aeris is a league up from the Focus SE, but only when the Aeris is set up optimally. When doing the online room equalization process, it is not that hard to get a bad setup. I heard the Aeris after a setup, and all the mid-bass fullness was missing. When Aeris is done right, you can't believe how incredible a male baritone voice sounds. Those big Aeris mid-woofers are light and FAST.