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- Front and Center! Paul G.
- Astounding! Paul G.
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- Very happy with my purchse Timothy
- Verus Grand and Verus Forte towers Sylvain P.
I thought I would share with you my experience with Aperion speakers….
First time I heard of Aperion was earlier this year when my father came back from a trip in the US (we live in Canada).
While on his trip, he had the chance to listen to a complete Verus Forte system and was really impressed, to say the least !
Back home, he went listening to other brands of speakers but he was always coming back to Aperion.
Finally in mid-october, i ordered a complete cherry finish Verus Forte home theater system for him, with the Bravus 8D subwoofer.
The complete system came in 2 weeks later in perfect shape and needless to say the cherry finish is simply gorgeous as others have stated earlier.
We hooked everything to his Anthem MRX 300 and start listening to the Forte towers, no ARC, stereo only and no sub.
I still remember the first song we played, ‘’Your Latest Trick, from Dire Straits’’. To make a long story short, it was simply delightfull, no less.
Immediately the mids and the highs impressed me a lot, with everything being clear and natural.
Because of the size of these little towers, i was not expecting a ton of low end coming out of them, but i was in for another nice surprise.
As expected, they did not blew the roof out of the house but i find out that for their size, they were doing really good with the low end.
During the following days, we played with Anthem ARC and speakers position to get the best out of them and after listening to a lot of music, i ended up being really impressed by their performance.
The room is about 13’ X 16’ with 8’ ceiling and unless we really want deep bass, most of the time the sub is not used when music is played.
For movies, I did not have a chance to listen to any movie on this system so I cannot comment on their performance as a home theater system but judging by their great performance with music, i bet they are going to do well.
Then a couple of days later, back in my home and still stuck with what I call now, the '‘Aperion grin’’ in my face, i decided to pull the trigger for a set of cherry finish VGT as my birthday gift.
I choosed the VGT over the Forte because i have a large room area to fill, the living room, dining room and the kitchen being all open to each other.
I was a bit concerned on how the VGT would perform in a large area like that ......
I placed the order in early November and they came in 3 weeks later in pristine condition.
I hooked them to my MRX 300 and start listening to some music with my wife.
When we heard the first notes coming out of the VGT, we immediately knew they were going to fill the bill.
We spent the rest of the day listening to Mark Knopfler and his band that were followed by Pink Floyd and many other artists for a memorable listening experience that confirmed i had made the right choice with the VGT.
I don’t have the talent of some others here to describe the sound coming out of speakers and english is not my first language so it’s even harder for me to provide you with an highly detailed review on how these towers sounds.
Compare to the Forte, the soundstage coming out of the VGT is larger and of course, they have more low ends.
The sound coming from both towers, the Forte and the VGT, is well balanced with great vocals and highs, everything coupled with really nice bass for music. They really are a joy to listen to.
After listening numerous times to a pair of Tannoy Arden that belongs to a long time friend, and listening to some other good quality speakers over the years, i can tell you the VGT and the Forte are really great speakers, they have a lot to offer for the money.
We did watch some blu-rays with the VGT, using Polk RTi A3 i already have for surround, but no sub and center channel yet.
Nevertheless, this was, and still is, a great experience. Clearly the VGT are at ease in a home theater system, can’t wait to add the VGC center and a sub in 2013.
I did take a chance by ordering the VGT without hearing them.
Add to that that shipping to Canada is free for one way only, we have to pay shipping for return if we don't like them (and i understand the reason for that, i'm not complaining), and you can imagine how nervous i was when i pulled the trigger !
But after 3 weeks listening to the VGT and spending numerous hours playing with the Forte, i still have this '' Aperion grin'' in my face !
I think that says it all, the Forte and the VGT have found new homes.
That's my experience with Aperion, which was great in all aspect !
- Fantastic Kyle
- More pleased than with any other speaker I've owned.... Kurt
I've played these speakers endlessly, listening as critically as possible with countless different source materials, inviting every neighbor, friend & family member I can to provide a balance to my review and resulting opinion.
Everyone, every single person that I've invited to hear these are extremely impressed with the accurate sound stage, clarity, and dynamic response that these provide.
I completed a step by step review from the day these hit my doorstep with photo's at:
If you're considering these I'd invite you to review my impressions at the link above, along with my extreme satisfaction. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
- Impressive little donuts! Andrew
- good but far from perfect Jeff
The speakers are pretty good. The build quality is top notch. Super solid speakers. The audio quality is certainly good for speakers this size.
Here some nit picking,
First, these are not "audiophile" grade speakers as indicated in the marketing mumbo jumbo. I knew this before purchasing the speakers as they spec'd the transmission sample rate at 16bit 48kHz. For reference CD's are 16bit, 44.1kHz and DVD-A is 24bit, 96kHz for full surround and even higher for stereo. Is this a complaint? It is for the marketing spin. No audiophile would purchase these speakers expecting the same performance as wired (and more costly) components. Is that a problem? Not really but it would be more accurate to consider them "better than cd" quality. Aside from the marketing crap, these do sound very nice for the size of the speakers and are more than adequate to serve as surrounds for movies.
Now for some more nitpicking, these are not "plug and play". First, I didn't get a manual. Not sure if one exists but I scanned the site and couldn't find one either. I'm sure customer service could have helped me but I figured I could get this worked out. It took about 10 minutes but I found that one speaker was the control unit. What's the problem with this? I had already placed the speakers to the desired location and was doing a whole lot of button pushing before I saw the blue ring on the control speaker and figured it out from there.
Next nitpick is that everything is controlled from the remote. It could be that the quality of everything is built as such so that the remote will last as long as the speakers but I doubt it. It is the typical button mash type remote that will wear out with use. Is this a problem? Yes. More than likely the remote will go bad within 2-3 years and I'm sure these units will be discontinued by then. Why is this a problem?
As a previous poster eluded to, these things turn off when idle. That poster also claimed of the units being turned back on again but I have not experience that yet. However, I can say that when idle the units power down. This is a cool feature but it seems half baked unless I have a defective unit. I wouldn't know this as no manual exists and nothing is posted to explain the behavior of the speakers. From what I found, they turn off when idle and have to be turned back on with a remote. Has this happened during a movie yet? No, but the rub lies in how someone watches tv. Various cable programmings change from surround to stereo. Some receivers will indicate what the programming is transmitting but my receiver, a Marantz, does not. Not sure who to blame is about this, the receiver or the speakers. So within a day I have found that when changing cable channels I often check for the blue ring on the unit and remotely turn on the unit to see if it happens to be transmitting in a surround format. This explains why I suspect the remote will wear out before the speakers. The remote will be used quite a bit unless I decide that I only want surround on movies.
So good sounding speakers? Yeah, they definitely work for being wireless. Good for surrounds? Unless you settle on movies only then there is quite a bit of hassle depending on your setup. The basic wireless surrounds that are bundled in (inferior sounding) name brand surround packages have this worked out in spades. These home theater in a box packages are the same cost or slightly more than the aperion package of two speakers with integrated amps and a transmitter.