I was introduced to B&W (Bowers and Wilkins) 600 and CM series... I loved these speakers!! The music sounded so natural and clear. But when I auditioned them with movies, I was a little disappointed. Movies did not sound so amazing as with music. So I went ahead a researched most if not all the speaker companies that were in my price range (~$900). I started coming across a lot of reviews on Aperion, although all the high-end HiFi retailers knocked it down... unknown brand name, online only sales, etc... So I kept looking elsewhere. I came across Definitive Technologies and they are amazing with movies!! WOW!!! But play some music threw them and they'll fall short... And I can't afford two sets of speakers; music (B&W) - movies (Definitive Tech)... lol
So I broke down and decided to give Aperion a try...I called and spoke with them about their 30 day audition policy, shipping, etc and I felt a lot better about dropping all that cash for something I was unsure of...
When I got the boxes, I was blown away at the size of the box!! HUGE and HEAVY!!
I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they were packaged and I loved the velvet bag they are wrapped in; I am definitely keeping this packaging in case I ever move. Anyway... The finish is gorgeous, they even included gloves to handle the speakers with... I thought it was to avoid finger prints and smudges, but its so you can grip the speakers!! The piano finish is so smooth and the speaker is soooo heavy, that you can't grip it with your bare hands, it just slides...
OK, so when I cranked up my stereo I was impressed with their sound quality!! They sounded just like the B&Ws!!! Very clear and natural sounding. I was hearing things in songs I never heard before!! And the bass these towers make was really surprising since they have relatively small drivers... but you'll swear there is a sub somewhere!!! Music sounds fantastic!!! I don't even fire up the sub anymore!!
Moving on to movies, the sound quality was awesome!!! For the first time, these speakers had me jumping out of my seat!!! And I thought my previous 12 year old Infinity setup was great; they now sound like crap compared to the VGTs. The towers sounded so awesome, I ended up watching movies in stereo because it sounded that much better than my 5 channel Infinity setup. The imaging was just amazing!!
So, my original plan was to try out the towers for a couple of weeks and decide if I really wanted to keep them, then see if I was going to purchase the center and surrounds later on. Well, the next day I ordered the Verus Grand Center... then a couple of day later the Verus Surrounds. Subs are on the horizon!!
These Verus Grand Towers are awesome speakers!!! Totally blew my expectations away!!!
I highly recommend these to everyone!!!
Thanks Aperion for all your help and for offering such a great product!!!