The APM-77 is the original 'affordable' APM loudspeaker : launched after the APM-8 but before both the APM-6 and APM-4.
The 77 sported a slightly grainy grey finish and was thus quite modernistically futuristic ; this was however made of a cheap plastified layer glued on the enclosures.. Original and shortlived version.
As the 1980s turned out to be far more conventional than expected, it is the later 77W (W for Wood) that is well remembered : the latter has a quality and thick veneer plus beautifully designed plywood grille frames.
APM drivers are made of an aluminium honeycomb mainframe with ultra-thin aluminium covers - 100x more rigid than paper cones. There's a supplementary layer of very thin damper sheet between the honeycomb and the aluminium covers.
The chassis are all diecast aluminium of the science-fiction-esque kind !
The APM-77 drivers were reused in the later ESPRITAPM-4 and alas suffer the same illness as most of Sony's APMs : the bass foam surrounds rot away. And Sony didn't keep a stock of spares.
However, given the very structure of the APM drivers, the diaphragm doesn't hang loose without surrounds as the piston movement is activated by four coils/pistons and stiffened by a centering cap/rod. So they do function fine with dead or even absent surrounds but look really shabby that way and the acoustic sealing is slightly disrupted.
As for the APM-4, the bass-reflex port is tuned very low in frequency (< 25Hz) so this is practically a sealed enclosure design (which is also why I like them so much).
The 77s provide a very balanced sound : straight, precise and clean up to high output levels with excellent horizontal and vertical dispersion. They are linear but 'inviting' speakers, much more so than what the driver's shapes and overall design may imply. However, beware, like the APM-8, they are made to be placed next to the wall(s), with no more space than 3 to 5cm.
It is difficult to imagine today that the APM-77W sold.. rather well ! Due to present scarcity asserting some production run is difficult but Sony made and sold a sizeable amount of 77W nevertheless : around 4000 pairs.
The japanese magazine Audio Accessory often used Sony's APM loudspeakers for its reviews, even if more often the smaller ones : APM-55W and APM-33W.
Probably because their bass / mid crossover was set lower than the rather high 700Hz of the 77s (vs. the 600Hz of the APM-4).
The optional but strongly recommended stands are the WS-500 but those of the little SS-G1mkII (WS-E70) fit just as well - same shape, same design.
Like the TA-AX7 and TC-FX1010, it took me 25 years to get a pair of 77W.
I will never ever let them go : to get as excellent music reproduction from 'speakers made today, I'd need to shed a lot more money. And they certainly wouldn't look that surprising.
There are 8 First Class, 52 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy, and 180 Economy Class seats. Seat rows are numbered from 1 to 42.
Emergency exits are located on both sides at the front of the cabin, both sides behind row 6, both sides behind row 17, both sides in front of row 30, and both sides at the back of the cabin.
First Class seats are in rows 1 and 2.
The seat layout from left to right is A, aisle, D, G, aisle, K.
These seats come with a table at the front.
- Airplane Boeing 777-300ER (77W) American Airlines with 5 classes and 304 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided. Tap the seat on the map to see the details.
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- ApolloPress Ball Valve, Bronze, Full-Port, 300 CWP, PxP, Sizes: 1/2' to 2”, Made in USA (Direct Replacement for 77W Series) Specifications.
Armrests are non-movable for all of these seats.
Business Class seats are in rows 5 to 17.
Airplane Boeing 777-300ER (77W) American Airlines with 5 classes and 304 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided. Tap the seat on the map to see the details.
The seat layout from left to right for rows 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17 is A, aisle, D, F, aisle, H.
These seats come with a table on the right.
The seat layout from left to right for rows 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 is C, aisle, E, G, aisle, K.
These seats come with a table on the left. Armrests are non-movable for all of these seats.
Premium Economy seats are in rows 18 to 20.
The seat layout from left to right is A, C, aisle, D, E, F, G, aisle, H, K.
Armrests are non-movable for all of these seats.
Economy Class seats are in rows 24 to 42.
The seat layout from left to right for rows 24 to 38 is A, B, C, aisle, D, E, F, G, aisle, H, J, K.
Powerball prediction. The seat layout from left to right for rows 39 to 41 is A, C, aisle, D, E, F, G, aisle, H, K. The seat layout from left to right for row 42 is A, C, aisle, D, E, F, G. Seats 30A, B, C, H, J, and K are emergency exit row seats.
Armrests are non-movable for all seats in rows 24 and 30 and seats 38A, B, C, H, J, and K. Seats 30A and 30K do not have a window.
Monitors are installed in front of rows 24 and 30.
A wheelchair-accessible lavatory is located behind seats 29A, B, and C.
Lavatories equipped with a multi-function bidet and diaper changing table are located in front of seats 1D and 1G, behind seat 6C, behind seat 6K, behind seat 17A, and behind seat 17H.
Lavatories equipped with a diaper changing table are located behind seats 29H, J, and K, and behind seats 42F and 42G.
A lavatory equipped with a multi-function bidet is located in front of seat 1A.
Lavatories are located behind seats 41H and 41K and behind seats 42A and 42C.
Boeing 777 300er Seat Layout
Galleys are located at the front of the cabin, behind row 6, behind row 29, in front of row 30, and at the back of the cabin.
A bar is located behind row 17.