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December 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm #2227
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Robert

2 years ago I purchased the Intimus 5 series complete set and loved them from day one. I would have been content with their amazing output for many, many years but something amazing happened about a week ago. I came home to find 3 Aperion Audio boxes sitting in my kitchen. My wife had said that FedEx had delivered them earlier in the day. Only one problem, I hadn't ordered any speakers from Aperion. So I immediately thought my wife may have surprised me with an early Christmas gift. But she insisted that she had not ordered them. Hmmm….they are addressed to me. My name and address is in black and white on the shipping label. So now I am thinking that I must've won some contest or I was picked as a lucky customer…who knows? All i know is I was like a kid in a candy store. And you can't wave candy in front of a kids face and then tell them they can't have it. After the initial shock wore off I read the outside of the box and noticed that these were not another set of Intimus speakers…they were the brand new Verus series speakers. 2 Grand Towers and one Verus Center Channel. I had to open them and listen to them. I started with the center. OMG! Beautiful! Medium Cherry finish…first thought was "that is the most beautiful speaker I've ever seen." Twice the size of my Intimus 5C so my next thought was "I'm gonna need a center channel mount over my TV. The 5C sits perfectly under my TV on the 2nd shelf of my stand. This wouldn't even come close so I sat it on the floor and angled it as far upward as possible. Next, I unwrapped the 2 Grand Towers and they were the two sexiest pieces of equipment I've ever laid eyes on! I moved the 2 5T's outta the way and hooked these bad boys up. So now it's time to test them. I have an Onkyo TX-SR806 pushing the speakers. The surrounds are the 5B's and my subwoofer, a Cerwin Vega V12S, is very outdated but still hits hard for as old as it is. I had to hear the music quality first thing. I chose R. Kelly's new album, track 14…"How do I tell her" Unbelievable! Night and day difference between the Intimus and these bad boys. Now I'm not saying that the 5's are bad at all. They are actually quite amazing. But this is a new level of sound. More rich, clear, and full. I was blown away immediately. I then had to test them with Black Hawk Down on Blu-Ray. DTS-HD MA. This is probably the best movie I own as far as sound goes. 4 words for you….Buy These Speakers NOW! I don't think I closed my mouth the entire time I was watching that movie. I was blown away…almost literally! Well, I had a feeling that I was going to be getting a call from the nice guys at Aperion. I was hoping that the call would be to say "Rob, congrats on winning our top of the line Verus speakers, hope you enjoy the hell out of them!" Well, I did get a call but what was said was more along the lines of "you can't have them" LOL! Well, not exactly but they did tell me nicely that they were meant to go to a guy with my same name in Rochester, NY. Instead they found their way to Texas and ultimately their new home because I told them I would be buying them immediately. If the guy in NY happens to read this I say to you, I'm sorry. But now you know the story of how they found me and why I could not let them go. Give a kid a candy bar, let him take a bite, and then snatch it back and say "sorry little buddy, didn't mean for you to have a taste of that!" I am now a proud owner of the L,C,R Verus speakers. I'm selling my Intimus series speakers ASAP and as soon as they are gone I am going to finish the set with the Verus surrounds. I recommend these speakers to anyone that is serious about sound and also recommend Aperion for their always outstanding customer support. Hell, maybe in a couple years I'll receive the newest line of speakers and can do it all over again but if not I'm sure these will last me a lifetime! 

December 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm #2333
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robrv, I am seriously eyeing the verus. I am ready for an upgrade and the verus seem to be a perfect match. It is quite difficult to find much info on these online, as they are so new. Can you give me any feedback as to how they sound? I know this is a rather esoteric question. I listen to EVERY genre of music imaginable and am more of a music person than movies. I also like to have an occasional party where the music is cranked up pretty good. How do these fair under those circumstances? I have a Denon 3808 which is 130 watts per channel. Thanks for your help.

December 26, 2010 at 7:24 am #2348
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Robert

Feuer, in my opinion you can't go wrong with these speakers. I am just a little more passionate with movies than I am with music but I still like to crank up some tunes in my living room from time to time. They have a very full, beautiful sound. Very crisp. If you listen to Norah Jones you won't here a bit of distortion no matter how hard you push them. Same goes for any other genre of music you might play. I'm like you, I will listen to a little of everything and trust me, I have played almost every genre of music through them already. Your Denon has the same wattage output as my Onkyo so you will be fine. Another thing is that these speakers are solid. The towers are 65 pounds a piece and the center is about 40 pounds. The center is so big that I had to buy a wall mount to put it on. But it puts out some great sound! Vocals are as crisp as I've ever heard. So like I said, give these a shot. You get to try them for 30 days anyway so if they don't impress you just call them up and tell them to come get'em. Let me know what you decide and if you have any more questions, just ask.  

February 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm #2291
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Hello

 I listened to Golden Ear Tritons at a dealer's place and was impressed with that. Now after reading about Verus line I am confused which way to go.

I currently own Marantz AV8003 and Sherbourn 7/2100A Amp. My subwoofer is a velodyne SPL800 R and down the road my plan is to upgrade to Seaton Submersive HP.

 Now my question is should I try the Verus line and will that sound better with my Marantz or what do you guys feel about Triton's.

Please let me know your thoughts. I watch more movies than play music. 

February 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm #2463
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Jim

I've listened to the Tritons, Joseph Audio towers and Dynaudio DM and Excite speakers.  I liked them all but I don't know how they will sound in my basement.  And once I buy them they are mine.  No returns.  No refunds.  So after hearing about Aperion I pulled the plug and ordered the Verus Grands.  How can I lose?  30-day listening experience with free return if I'm not satisfied.

 Jim 

February 4, 2011 at 10:36 am #2293
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Jim

 That is what is making me think. if a company is wiling to take that chance, then it means something. I am also going over the reviews and this one is touted as the best speaker in its price range and then some.

 Thanks again for all your thoughts.

 

February 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm #2441
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Jason Hicks

Yes we offer the 30 day trial because the vast majority of folks don't take us up on it and are really happy.

Of course should you need to return anything it's literally just a five minute phone call to set it up. 

I would just add that we use a Marantz AV8003 in one of our sound rooms (with a MM8003) and it sounds great! 

February 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm #2294
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Hello Jason

Sorry to bug with so many questions. I hate the concept of returning stuff, unless necessary. In my current setup space is at a premium and was wondering how much farther away from wall should these be? I know these are rear ported designs and need space to breathe, so to speak.

 Thanks again for taking the time to answer all these questions.

 

Thanks 

February 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm #2442
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Jason Hicks

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Hello Jason

Sorry to bug with so many questions. I hate the concept of returning stuff, unless necessary. In my current setup space is at a premium and was wondering how much farther away from wall should these be? I know these are rear ported designs and need space to breathe, so to speak.

 Thanks again for taking the time to answer all these questions.

 

Thanks 

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 No bother at all.  Two feet to the rear wall and one foot to the sides is what I recommend
for both Verus towers but you can get away with one foot on all sides if
that's all you can do. 

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