If you've had your eyes on our new Verus line but can't lose the floor space to the award-winning Grand Towers, this system is perfect for you. It pairs up the huge sound and small size of the Verus Grand Bookshelves with the space-saving Verus Forte Satellite Speakers. All this sound is tied together with 10" of deep rumble from the Bravus II 10D and the astonishing vocal clarity of the Verus Grand Center. The result cumulates in a space-saving system that looks great and sounds even better.
*Free shipping value is based on ground shipping costs from Portland, OR to New York, NY. Individual rates vary.
Audioholics Review of the Verus Grand Bookshelf SpeakerPosted on 6/28/2012 <strong>Pros:</strong>
Furniture grade finish
Limited bass output
Raises the bar too high for the competition
"The Aperion Verus speakers were able to literally disappear leaving you with nothing but the music to get carried away in. These speakers performance per dollar ratio is so good that I fear Aperion has raised the bar too high for its competition. These aren't just speakers, they are pieces of furniture that sound good. Considering their very liberal return policy, FREE 30 day home trial program and FREE shipping (both ways) I can't say anything else other than 'highly recommended!'"
<em>- Gene DellaSala, Audioholics, August 2011</em>
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Audioholics 2010 Product of the Year Award Bestowed upon Aperion Verus Grand SpeakersPosted on 6/28/2012 "Although 2010 was kind of a grim year economically for most of us, the A/V world belted out high value products improving on last year predecessors at little to no cost added? Loudspeaker companies have also raised the bar by creating a more audiophile focus on their products. Aperion Audio's new Verus line is a shining example of this."
"We've been hoping, and suggesting that Aperion Audio unveil a speaker line with higher audiophile aspirations. We knew they could do it, especially considering their existing lineup consists of quality crafted high performance products. Their new Verus line takes it to the next level however. Their specially designed tweeter is designed to play down much lower than most conventional dome designs with exceptional power handling. This allows the system to be crossed over at a lower frequency which improves off axis response by reducing beaming effects of the larger mid drivers as wavelengths become shorter than the cone diameter. We currently have their entire new Verus 5.0 system in for review and are finding it to sound exceptionally good with ample output capability, stunningly great imaging and lack of compression when really cranking it up loud. This is truly a great speaker line regardless of price, typically only found at brick and mortar stores but at internet direct pricing. Fit and finish are excellent and they just scream high end."
<em>- Gene DellaSala, Audioholics.com, December 2010</em>
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Audioholics' Aperion Verus Grand Tower Speaker System ReviewPosted on 6/28/2012 Performance Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Value Rating: 5 out of 5
"At just over $3k for a 5.0 system and an extra grand for a the Bravus II 12D sub, the Aperion Audio Verus Grand speakers are not an impulse buy. But they're not meant to be. Aperion has attempted to put together the very best speakers they can for the least amount of money. I have to say, unequivocally, they've succeeded. The Verus Grand Towers image as good if not better than any speaker I've ever experienced (sans electrostats). The Verus Grand Center is a joy to experience and makes a huge difference with listening to multichannel content. Our in-room and manufacturers measurements of the speakers are remarkably similar showing that not only has Aperion created a speaker that can measure well in a lab, but can do so in a real world environment. With Aperion's free shipping and 30 day in home audition with free return shipping if you don't like them, well, you've really got nothing to lose. Except for $3k because there is no way you're sending these back."
"The Aperion Audio Verus Grand Loudspeaker System has redefined, for me, value in high end, which is why they earned the Audioholics coveted 2010 Product of the Year Award. These are the speakers to beat and will likely send many of their competitors back to the drawing boards, or in their cases, their engineering sound labs. Highly Recommended!"
<em>- Tom Andry, Audioholics.com, January 2011</em>
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Soundstage.com gives the Verus Grand Bookshelf their Reviewer's Choice Award!Posted on 5/25/2012 <em>The Verus Grand Bookshelf is a component of the Verus Grand Bookshelf HD.</em>
"As the first bookshelf model I've reviewed in I don't know how long, Aperion Audio's Verus Grand Bookshelf reminded me that great things can still come in small packages. The Bookshelf isn't just a fine-sounding speaker, it's a refined-sounding speaker that doesn't offer only a glimpse of high-end performance -- it'll take you on a full tour and give you a T-shirt at the end. With a beguiling tweeter and a clean, overachieving midrange-woofer, the Verus Grand Bookshelf proves that its name is no oxymoron. It's a speaker well worth an audition and its asking price. And it looks fabulous."
<em>- Colin Smith, Soundstage Network, September 2011</em>
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