April 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm #2556
I just don't have enough room for a verus grande center. I'm wondering if the VGT sound signature would pair with forte sourrounds/center.
Thoughts?April 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm #2630
Hi, I actually just posted a reply to this in the other thread, but here's a copy:
I would definitely say matching within the Verus line is really, really good; we went to great lengths to make sure the sound character of all the models within the family is very, very similar, so if you just don't have room for the Grand center, the Forte will sound great with the Grand towers. Yeah, it's not quite as HUGE a sound as the Grand center or towers, but it definitely plays well with all of the other Verus kiddos. Same thing with the surrounds as well, they all share the same timbre, so no worries at all. Hope this helps!April 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm #2868
If you go for it let us know what your thoughts are. I just ordered the Forte center and I think I will now go with the Forte Towers. I'm just wondering how well the Forte Center will hold up with the more powerful VGTs. It is an interesting idea that I never thought of.
JimApril 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm #2704
Right now I'm going to hold on the forte hybrid system (forte towers, satellites, center) & Bravus IIa 8d sub, and give them a chance. A few reasons: there have been some decent reviews of this forte hybrid system, they match up well with the room I'd be putting them in (13×18), and the verus grand towers aren't available right now.
By the time the VGTs are ready, I'll have had at least two full weeks to trial the VFTs. I'll post back when I've had a chance to really get a good feeling for the setup with 2.1 music as well as 5.1 dvd/bluRay. My feeling is that the imaging, clarity, and musicality will be great. My fear is that the small towers will feature "small" sound.
I share your concern about VGTs overpowering VFC and VFSatellites. Perhaps Olliver and the Aperion crew have tried running a mixed set?April 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm #2869
I think the forte setup will work out well in your room. I have a friend with the NHT Absolute Towers which are similar to the forte line in size. His problem is the room and not the speakers. His room is almost 25 by 25 and he sits some 14 feet from his tv. The sound struggles to fill the room. It sounds very thin. He really needs to get something like the VGTs to adequately fill his room.
I'm new to Aperion. As a matter of fact I had not heard of them until I read a review of the GoldenEar speakers where the author made reference to Aperion as an alternative. Got me thinking about an online purchase.
Good luck and again I hope everything works out for you. Enjoy!
JimApril 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm #2631
Indeed, I would agree for Timecop: in a 13 x 18 ft space, I bet you'll find the full Forte system sounds completely amazing. In fact, our showroom here is a bit larger than that, and it fills this space too. We have also tried the Grands with the Forte center here, and they work great together–no overpowering at all. Of course, going to the larger Grand center is an improvement in every way, but it's very big, and in a space like that 25' x 25' I would say the Grands are definitely a requirement. But, for an average size space, The Forte setup sounds awesome.
Thanks the questions all, and happy listening!April 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm #2705
Thanks for the info Oliver. By the way, on the forte tower page – most of the information denotes 4.25" midrange and woofers. However, if you click on the "Features" tab and scroll down past the specs to the text paragraphs, you'll see: Two 4.5" Woofers
I'm sure that's meant to read: Two 4.25" Woofers instead, yes?
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