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    Chris
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    A dream of mine will come true soon. Soon I will move out of my home into a new home where I will build a dedicated home theater. Because I’ll have some cash to work with after the sale of our home, I should be able to make this theater into exactly what I want and not have to cut corners. Of course, this is within reason, and the strong value in the Aperion brand is the reason I’m a customer to begin with.

    I plan to fill this theater with Aperion Audio speakers. I have been the satisfied owner of Intimus speakers since 2005, having a pair of 633-T towers, a 5-series center and a pair of the 5DB bipole/dipole surrounds.

    I saw the gang from Aperion at the Rocky Mountain Audio fest in 2005, and again in 2012. I got to see/hear the Verus speakers while I was there and I’ve been wanting them ever since.

    In my theater, I plan on Verus Grand towers up front with a Verus Grand Center in the center.
    For the side and rear surrounds, I’d like some advice about whether to choose the Verus Surrounds or the Verus Grand bookshelves (or even the Forte Satellites). I would presume that the Surrounds are better suited to being mounted flush on the wall, so I’m leaning that way.

    A 9.x system using Dolby ProLogic IIz calls for front height channels. For these, I think I’ll go with the Verus Forte satellites.

    A 11.x system using DTS Neo:X or Audyssey DSX calls for front width channels. Again, Forte satellites seem like the right choice.

    For my subs, as much as I’d love to try a pair of the Bravus 12D’s, I already own a pair of SVS PB12/2′s that will do the job nicely. However, I plan to have an auxiliary system in another space, and since I’ll be stealing one of the my SVS subs to put two into the theater, I’ll have a need for one.

    So I have a few questions. I wouldn’t mind getting feedback from customers and Aperion reps alike.

    1) Are the Verus Surrounds the best choice for side/rear surrounds? The grand bookshelves have a lower frequency response, which would be nice in setting my crossover point to the THX-recommended 80Hz, but I sense that they shouldn’t be mounted too close to a wall because of the rear port. Or, could the Forte Satellites work? I plan on using a 150 watt power amplifier to drive each of the speakers in the system.

    2) Will the Verus Forte Satellites have the same tone as the Verus Grands? I would assume they do. Would there be a benefit to using Verus surrounds as Height and Width speakers?

    3) Has anyone heard a demo of a DTS Neo:X or Audyssey DSX system with height and/or width channels? I realize at this point it’s overkill, but I want my theater to be as ready as possible for the future, and I’d like to take advantage of all that a top-end pre-amp like the Marantz AV8801 can do.

    4) Aperion has a relationship with Marantz. Can I order a product through Aperion that I don’t see on the website, like the AV8801? Is it possible to get a discount?

    5) I noticed that the pre-configured Verus Grand Verus system comes with the Grand Bookshelves as surrounds, and that there’s no option of one using the surrounds instead. I haven’t done the math, but if the pre-configured systems represent a volume-buying discount, could there be a way to get a discount if you chose a system that used different (or more, even) speakers than what you see there?

    I can’t make any purchases until I’ve moved into the new home and I see what space I have and if my budget will support the choices I’d like to make, but this information will be helpful. Thanks in advance.

    Chris

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    donovan
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    Hello Chris,

    Thank you for your inquiry and being a part of the Aperion Family since 2005! for the answers to your questions, please read below:

    1) Are the Verus Surrounds the best choice for side/rear surrounds? The grand bookshelves have a lower frequency response, which would be nice in setting my crossover point to the THX-recommended 80Hz, but I sense that they shouldn’t be mounted too close to a wall because of the rear port. Or, could the Forte Satellites work? I plan on using a 150 watt power amplifier to drive each of the speakers in the system.

    The Verus Surrounds would work best as your side surrounds. The Forte satellite’s are a great option as well, but the Verus Surrounds will provide more of the surround effects for you. As for the power that you are planning on running, either one of the speakers will sound phenomenal!

    2) Will the Verus Forte Satellites have the same tone as the Verus Grands? I would assume they do. Would there be a benefit to using Verus surrounds as Height and Width speakers?

    Yes, the whole Verus Family is timbre matched across the board. We recommend that you use a monopole speaker for that application as they are more of a directional bookshelf.

    3) Has anyone heard a demo of a DTS Neo:X or Audyssey DSX system with height and/or width channels? I realize at this point it’s overkill, but I want my theater to be as ready as possible for the future, and I’d like to take advantage of all that a top-end pre-amp like the Marantz AV8801 can do.

    Unfortunately, we have not heard that setup as of yet. The front height speakers are more popular at this time.

    4) Aperion has a relationship with Marantz. Can I order a product through Aperion that I don’t see on the website, like the AV8801? Is it possible to get a discount?

    Yes we can, depending on our vendors stock. Marantz does not allow any price breaks on their products, sorry about that, but we would lose our dealer license if we discounted their product. But if you would like to special order a AV8801 please give us a call and we should be able to have it in a few days!

    5) I noticed that the pre-configured Verus Grand Verus system comes with the Grand Bookshelves as surrounds, and that there’s no option of one using the surrounds instead. I haven’t done the math, but if the pre-configured systems represent a volume-buying discount, could there be a way to get a discount if you chose a system that used different (or more, even) speakers than what you see there?

    Package prices put together by Aperion’s marketing team are there for our clients convenience. The packages are based off of individual item retail pricing. As for the Verus Surrounds, you can substitute the Surrounds for the bookshelves by entering in the speaker sku’s one at a time in your cart, or you can give us a call here Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm PST and any of the guru’s will be more than happy to assist! We look forward to putting together your system for you! Cheers, and happy listening.

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