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    Kevin
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    Hi All-

    I discovered Aperion a few weeks ago and I have spent a ton of time reading reviews, browsing these forums, and hearing great things about the Aperion brand and customer service. I am moving into a new apartment on Jan. 1 and would like a 5.1 Aperion setup as a house warming gift to myself :)  I know dimensions of the living room may be helpful, but I won't be able to grab those until I move in. One of the walls in the living room is brick and the other 3 look like typical drywall or plaster.

    This would be a major investment for me, so I was hoping to ask a few questions before moving forward. The Intimus 4T Hybrid SD package is at the top end of my budget, but with the cherry finish they look like they would be perfect. I have two concerns:

     1.) I am going to be in an apartment building in NYC. And while I'm sure the room could fit the speakers no problem, I don't want to drive neighbors crazy or be obnoxious. I was thinking about maybe going with the Bravus 8A instead of the IIA 8D to avoid it. Does anyone have experience with speakers in an apt building? Do you think I would be able to take steps to contain bass?

     2.) There is an old school radiator in one corner of the room. It looks something like this (http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_343/1229246254C6G4IR.jpg). Is it possible that having a speaker close the radiator would cause damage?

     I have a few other questions about a good start receiver in the $300 dollar range, figure I will choose speakers first and then move on to deciding which receiver would be best.

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to making a decision 

    -Kevin 

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    Jason Hicks
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    The 8A is designed for a smaller room, around 15'X15' or so, but since you live in an apartment and won't really be able to crank it up too loud then you could probably put it in a somewhat larger room.  The 8D by contrast I usually recommend for rooms up to 15'X20' or so, but again it really just depends on your expectations and if you really want to completely fill the room or not.  In any case both have their own volume controls on the back, so you can turn the sub down independently from the other speakers to keep it from bugging your neighbors.

    As far as the radiator goes you should be fine if it is 1-2 feet from it, but when you get it set up I would put my hand on the speaker if it gets hot to the touch I would move it a little further away. 

    I would recommend spending just a little more than $300 on a receiver to get the best performance from the speakers, something like the Onkyo 609 is a good receiver for that system, as long as your room isn't huge, and can be purchased for around $400. 

    I hope that helps but please let me know if you have any other questions! 

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    Matt
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    Hi Kevin, welcome to the forum.  Yes the Bravus 8A sub has a lot less power than the 8D, but will still produce good bass down to 36 Hz.  It could still be heard by your neighbors if you turned it up loud, but shouldn't cause too much grief if used conservatively.  I would use that sub myself for an apartment as I too live in one.  If you have hardwood floors you could also add an area rug to contain some of the bass. 

    I looked at the radiator, and I know they can get pretty warm, but I don't think it will get hot enough to cause any damage.  I would give at least a foot of space if possible between it and the speaker just to be safe.

    For a receiver in that range, I would consider a Denon AVR-1712, or an Onkyo TX-NR509.  Either will give you decent power, but not a whole lot of options in regards to networking capability. 

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    Jason Hicks
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    Ha, two replies for the price of one!  [8-|]

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    Kevin
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    Thanks Jason and Matt. It sounds like the 8A will be the best choice for my apt since the room will definitely be 15×15 or less. I'll also make sure that there is some type of carpeting beneath the sub because the floors are hardwood.

    As far as receivers go, the Onkyo 609 looks good. Any preference between that and the Denon 1712 for running the 5.1 set up mentioned earlier? The networking for the 609 seems like the big advantage, but I have an xbox and am planning on having a laptop connected so networking will really only be useful for firmware updates (or are there other advantages as well?). From what I've read,  it seems like the 1712 is better from a pure audio standpoint but has less features. Both offer room to grow if I move to a bigger space and want to switch to a 7.x system.

    Also, any advice on websites/stores that might have either of these receivers on sale ? 

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    Kevin
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    the Marantz NR1402 looks in the same range as well. I like the styling of the Marantz, but it seems like they had to sacrifice power/features. Would this guy power that 5.1 setup I mentioned?

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    Kevin
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    Just wanted to give you all a quick update.. I ended up going with the Pioneer 1021 k. I found it on sale for $299 + free shipping at Newegg yesterday and figured I wouldn't find a receiver in that class for that price. I'll be calling in soon to place my speaker order :) I'd like to order before moving in so that I don't have to wait to long for them to come. Thanks for your help.

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    Matt
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    Thanks for the update Kevin.  That Pioneer has decent power, and networking options that will keep you running for quite some time.

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    Regarding having an Aperion sound system in an apartment, it all depends on your neighbors and how thin the walls are (most, if not all are very thin).  I once lived in a nice apartment building and even my Bose PC speakers were an issue with my upstairs neighbors.

    To be honest, you SHOULD NOT buy such a nice speakers from Aperion Audio as I am sure you will NOT ever able to turn it up.  I would wait until you get into a house of your own and then spend the money on a decent system from AA.  Even the 8 inch sub will be a problem for your neighbors.  Once they here a bit of sound, here comes to cops.  Just my 2 cents.

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    Matt
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    [quote user="Hoang Nguyen"]

    Regarding having an Aperion sound system in an apartment, it all depends on your neighbors and how thin the walls are (most, if not all are very thin).  I once lived in a nice apartment building and even my Bose PC speakers were an issue with my upstairs neighbors.

    To be honest, you SHOULD NOT buy such a nice speakers from Aperion Audio as I am sure you will NOT ever able to turn it up.  I would wait until you get into a house of your own and then spend the money on a decent system from AA.  Even the 8 inch sub will be a problem for your neighbors.  Once they here a bit of sound, here comes to cops.  Just my 2 cents.

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    Yes, it is true that we make very good speakers and more than likely your neighbors will hear them if turned up.  All we ask to keep the peace is to exercise some restraint during quiet hours.

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