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January 11, 2010 at 7:24 am #2239
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Hey everyone.  I am putting together a home theater in my basement/family room primarily to be used for watching movies/TV, occasionally for listening to music.  I have a 73 inch Samsung HD DLP TV (which I love, very crisp) and a Onkyo Tx NR 807 receiver (amazing) and now need a good speaker system.  The room is 22 x 18 feet.  I want to get a 7.1 channel surround sound speaker system.  I have narrowed my choices down (based on friends and reviews) to the Aperion Intimus 5T-DB Hybrid HD 7.1 Channel System (around $3,200) versus the B & W 600 series 7.1 system (around $5,000). Based on the reviews I have read I am leaning towards Aperion and saving the extra money, seems like these speakers would be more than adequate for a great movie experience.  Any thoughts or advice to finally help me make this decision would be much appreciated.

 Scott 

January 11, 2010 at 9:41 am #2383
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Gregory

It would really be better for you to hear both yourself, as everyone's tastes are different.  Obviously, the in-home trial covers the Aperion option, but if you've got a chance to listen to the B&W's you should.

 

I don't think you'll be disappointed no matter what you choose. The 5T system you've mentioned would sound great in that size space.

January 12, 2010 at 9:28 am #2421
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Jason Hicks

Of course I'll say to give our speakers a shot, since we even cover return shipping you have nothing to lose and if they do work for you then you gain a great system and save yourself almost 2K.

Just let me know if you have any other specific questions and I'll be happy to help, thanks!

January 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm #2300
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Jason

Hey Scott,

I just wanted to chime in. I have a room which is a bit smaller (11 x 15) and ended up going with the 6T/6C/4B/8D. I had the 5T's for about 8 months before trading them up for 6T's since I ended up using the setup more often for music than movies. The system from Aperion is fantastic, but what I've found more outstanding is the price. You didn't write in your username where you're from but I suggest you look to see if there are any high end speaker stores near you for an experiment. I suggest you try the Aperion setup risk free but when you set up the Aperion speakers try playing some of your favorite 2 channel music and movies. NEXT go immediately to a high end store and figure out where the Aperions fit with their sound compared with the speakers in shop. Now look at the cost of those speakers. It's terrifying. 

I live in NYC and tried this recently as I went looking for tiny ugly bose sized speakers for my father. He couldn't fit the 4B's so I needed to find tiny tin boxes. Even though I love my 6T's I now realize the 4B's have also spoiled me. Try finding such a great sounding small sized speaker with a silk tweeter for anything near the price of the 4B, but this is another discussion in it of itself. In any case I went into their high end room to examine their stuff. I don't need to use names but there are some extremely expensive speakers out there. I brought some CD's in with me and did a lot of 2 channel listening and I felt the only speakers which were on the same level as the 6T's were the KEF Reference 207/2. These speakers are >$20,000 per pair so now I am EXTREMELY content knowing I made the right choice going with Aperion. The 6T's are an AMAZING steal for <$2000. In any case the Aperion staff is great and they actually stand by their in home trial and trade up program. You really have nothing to loose.

The only thing I must warn you. Purchasing Aperion speakers will lead to an increase in the amount of time you spend listening to music. It happens to everybody.

 Jason 

 

January 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm #2470
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Nick

[quote user="Jason"]

Hey Scott,

I just wanted to chime in. I have a room which is a bit smaller (11 x 15) and ended up going with the 6T/6C/4B/8D. I had the 5T's for about 8 months before trading them up for 6T's since I ended up using the setup more often for music than movies. The system from Aperion is fantastic, but what I've found more outstanding is the price. You didn't write in your username where you're from but I suggest you look to see if there are any high end speaker stores near you for an experiment. I suggest you try the Aperion setup risk free but when you set up the Aperion speakers try playing some of your favorite 2 channel music and movies. NEXT go immediately to a high end store and figure out where the Aperions fit with their sound compared with the speakers in shop. Now look at the cost of those speakers. It's terrifying. 

I live in NYC and tried this recently as I went looking for tiny ugly bose sized speakers for my father. He couldn't fit the 4B's so I needed to find tiny tin boxes. Even though I love my 6T's I now realize the 4B's have also spoiled me. Try finding such a great sounding small sized speaker with a silk tweeter for anything near the price of the 4B, but this is another discussion in it of itself. In any case I went into their high end room to examine their stuff. I don't need to use names but there are some extremely expensive speakers out there. I brought some CD's in with me and did a lot of 2 channel listening and I felt the only speakers which were on the same level as the 6T's were the KEF Reference 207/2. These speakers are >$20,000 per pair so now I am EXTREMELY content knowing I made the right choice going with Aperion. The 6T's are an AMAZING steal for <$2000. In any case the Aperion staff is great and they actually stand by their in home trial and trade up program. You really have nothing to loose.

The only thing I must warn you. Purchasing Aperion speakers will lead to an increase in the amount of time you spend listening to music. It happens to everybody.

 Jason 

 

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Hey Jason, haven't heard from you here in awhile.  Thanks for the mini-review.  I too listen to way more music since I got my 6Ts.

-Nick

January 13, 2010 at 9:05 am #2353
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Chris

Hey Scott,

I have just purchased the 5T-DB Hybrid set for a room similar to you and have demo'd B&W's and I was more fond of the Aperion's sound and the ability to try them out in my own home.  There was an immediate difference from that of my Boston Acoustics MicroSystem I had previously and with the money you are saving it is well worth it in my opinion.  The customer service from Aperion has been awesome and always seems eager to help with any issues that may arise upon setting the system up for best taste.

January 13, 2010 at 9:32 am #2422
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Jason Hicks

[quote user="Jason"]

Hey Scott,

I just wanted to chime in. I have a room which is a bit smaller (11 x 15) and ended up going with the 6T/6C/4B/8D. I had the 5T's for about 8 months before trading them up for 6T's since I ended up using the setup more often for music than movies. The system from Aperion is fantastic, but what I've found more outstanding is the price. You didn't write in your username where you're from but I suggest you look to see if there are any high end speaker stores near you for an experiment. I suggest you try the Aperion setup risk free but when you set up the Aperion speakers try playing some of your favorite 2 channel music and movies. NEXT go immediately to a high end store and figure out where the Aperions fit with their sound compared with the speakers in shop. Now look at the cost of those speakers. It's terrifying. 

I live in NYC and tried this recently as I went looking for tiny ugly bose sized speakers for my father. He couldn't fit the 4B's so I needed to find tiny tin boxes. Even though I love my 6T's I now realize the 4B's have also spoiled me. Try finding such a great sounding small sized speaker with a silk tweeter for anything near the price of the 4B, but this is another discussion in it of itself. In any case I went into their high end room to examine their stuff. I don't need to use names but there are some extremely expensive speakers out there. I brought some CD's in with me and did a lot of 2 channel listening and I felt the only speakers which were on the same level as the 6T's were the KEF Reference 207/2. These speakers are >$20,000 per pair so now I am EXTREMELY content knowing I made the right choice going with Aperion. The 6T's are an AMAZING steal for <$2000. In any case the Aperion staff is great and they actually stand by their in home trial and trade up program. You really have nothing to loose.

The only thing I must warn you. Purchasing Aperion speakers will lead to an increase in the amount of time you spend listening to music. It happens to everybody.

 Jason 

 

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Nice, thanks for posting and good to see you back here!

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