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Verus Grand Tower XD Review Dennis V.
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Verus Grand Tower XD

Verus Grand Tower XD

I recently purchased a Grand Verus XD system with dipoles in place of bookshelves for a large log home in the forest overlooking a large river valley in Southern Oregon. As a Professional Engineer specializing in product development and CEO of a technology corporation, I can easily recognize a well designed high quality product. The gorgeous cherrywood finish resembles the color of the finest stringed instruments in an orchestra nicely complementing the walls of our log home. More importantly, I've never heard such fidelity that so precisely duplicates the sound of the instruments the speakers resemble. The Aperion system transforms our inspirational forest framed views into a deeply moving experience at both high and low power levels.
I found that the driver of the sub-wolfer had never been internally connected at the factory and was easily able to resolve the problem and report my findings, but otherwise everything looked and worked perfectly. Thanks for designing and providing such a spectacular listening experience with superior customer service.
Aperion Grand Verus 5.1 package (incl. Bravus 12d sub-woofer) + Marantz - SR 7005 A/V Receiver RAMAKRISHNA S.
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Verus Grand Tower XD

Verus Grand Tower XD

The speakers sounded great right out of the box... got much better within a week.... setup was a snap and connectivity with all my devices (home network, Blu-Ray DVD player, iPhone, media server, Pandora etc.) was really simple!!! Movies and music - both sound exceptional on all speakers. Once properly calibrated, you will "feel" the sound and "see" the sound - seems to come at you from all over the room .....excellent width and depth.....!!! Build and Finish are top notch..!!! Great Product at a good price point...!! couple of my friends came to see it and were "bowled over" by the performance and clarity...!!!
Aperion - thank you very much for building these fantastic speakers.....!!!!!
Ram Sharma - USA
You can't go wrong. It's just that simple. Joel M.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Verus Grand Tower Speaker

I upgraded from a set of 5T towers that have since found a new home back in the media room. My listening set-up is nothing fancy--a modest sized living room with plenty of bookcases but no pretenses of acoustic treatments, an Onkyo receiver with plenty of power but no aspirations of matching a dedicated amp, and a late model Aperion Sub with plenty of low but no misconceptions about winning Johnny-on-the-spot speed races.
I can't say that I ask much of my Grands. Be there when I get home after long hours of working and schlepping around a world of cantankerous sound. Be unassuming enough to make my wife take two weeks before she can put her finger on exactly what changed in the living room. Be honest with the sound I feed you and do your best to give musicians their proper space, emotion, and delivery.
I'll let you know if they ever let me down...
DOWN TO EARTH REVIEW Aruba603
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Let me begin by saying I do not have the expertise in audio electronics that many of the other review writers have. I spent about 6 months researching my future purchase of equipment. I finally purchased two Verus Grand Tower speakers, one Verus Grand Center Channel speaker and a Marantz SR7005 tuner. One of the primary reasons I chose the Aperion line is it's ability to pack plenty of sound in a small space. In planning my system I had restrictions on the size of the components. I was a little reluctant with making such a large purchase approximately $4500.00 without hearing the system, so the 30 day no risk trial at home eased my nerves. The speakers on appearance only are flawless beautiful pieces that are second to none. Depending on the type of music I listen to makes the difference in the sound. After having my system set up for about two months I can say that the sound produced while watching movies surpasses that of just listening to music. I am still learning how to use all the features that the receiver I purchased has and quite frankly dont believe I will use it to it's max potential. In dealing with customer service Aperion reps were always helpful with the many questions I had when it came to putting what I wanted together. I have only 1 suggestion. When Aperion Customer Service is taking an order for equipment it could help to ask the customer what their level in experience is with setting up audio equipment. If the customer has a limited amount of experience it would be helpful if the Customer Service Rep suggests NOT attempting to set up the system on a Saturday or Sunday when Aperion Customer Service is closed. Rather wait and set it up when Customer Service is available to help with questions. As you can imagine this happened to me. It's a bit disheartening looking at $4500.00 woth of beautiful equipment that can't play a note of music. Eventually I got the system up and running with the help of an Aperion staff member who I might add was quite baffled with the same problems I was having. All in all I am very satisfied with my purchase and believe that I will enjoy this system for many years to come, maybe by then I will have learned how to use my receivers features. I only knocked off 1/2 a star from customer service because I couldn't reach them when I needed them most during a Saturday or Sunday.
Impressive Justin T.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Verus Grand Tower Speaker

I was looking for speakers to replace my Klipsch satellites in my bedroom. I listened to B&W speakers that sounded very good and Definitive Technologies, but after reading reviews and forums, I decided to give these towers along with the bookshelves and the center grand speakers a try. The return policy was too good not to try them. I was quite impressed in the improvement of sound, so much so that I preferred to stay in the bedroom and listen to music and movies. Then a thought? What if I had another Grand Tower setup for the living room to replace my large Klipsch system? I called Aperion and bought the second set. These speakers made the large Klipsch system sound bad especially in the mid range. No longer do I hear the brightness screeching from horns. The Klipsch had 12" woofers but the Aperion Towers put them to shame with clarity at every range: bass, mids, and highs. The Aperions are very smooth and do not shy away from power when needed. I am very happy with my decisions.
No Regrets Seaborn B W.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

When buying speakers like these, you are going for a long term investment (at least for me). I wanted something I could buy and be happy with for the next decade with no looking back. Thus far, no regrets. Great sound (I am not a trained ear, but they sound great to me), a great finish, and a responsive company behind them whenever I have a question. My current setup probably doesn't do them justice in terms of using a HQ amplifier and optimal seating arrangements, but I feel confident as I move forward in life, that these will outperform as I upgrade the other portions of my home theater setup.
I look forward to challenging these towers in the future.
Absolutely Stunning Zechariah J.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

As a previous owner of the 6Ts I already knew that I was in for yet another audio treat from the moment I first saw the Verus Grand Towers. The first thing I noticed is how nice the new cabinet design was, more along the lines of Paradigm Studio series. As I was breaking in the new speakers I could already hear the major improvements. The sound of the new tweeter and the new 3 way speaker set up is amazing. I feel like the sound stage is very wide and well balanced. Aperion's speakers are already known for having rich mids in their speakers but now they really raised the bar.Vocals are even more full of life now and are more balanced in the mix. I planned on listening to one or two Norah Jones tracks but ended up listening to two full albums.
No matter what I threw at them they always sent me a smooth detailed sound back. Also a small shout out to how these new speakers handle bass frequencies.I was a little worried that I couldn't get some bass authority out of the new speakers compared to the 6T, but with a few tracks played all worries were over.Even though the new VGTs are not rated as low as the 6T, they have a strong bass presence. I would even go so far as to say the VGTs have more control over the bass frequency. Maybe this is due to a more balanced design of a 3 way speaker.
If you do a knock test on the new speaker it's almost completely dead so that you only hear the music not the box.
For all of you reading this, I truly can say you cannot go wrong with this or any of Aperion's speakers. I love their product and find it to be a great value. They have allowed me to have wonderful speakers without breaking the bank. Also customer service is like no other place I have ever dealt with.
Thank you Aperion!
BRAVO!! Aperion BRAVO!! Andy N.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Verus Grand Tower Speaker

I have been a fan of Aperion Audio and their products for a few years now and I still thoroughly enjoy the small 5.1 set-up I have on my main level (B5's, 5C, IC's, Bravius 8) which i use for movies, TV, and general music listening. So when it came time to build a more serious home theater system (50% Music, 50% TV/Movies) in my newly finished lower-level, I couldn't wait to get even more Aperion goodness in my home.
Before jumping into Aperion's again, I felt it only prudent to give some other options a listen before making a final decision, so I visited a local high-end audiophile shop where I spent several hours listening to the likes of McIntosh, Totem, and others that cost as much as a car. Finally I came down to earth and spent time with a set of Paradigm studio 100's - which I really liked but which seemed just a bit stale in their tonal quality - perhaps due to the listening room. Having gotten that bug out of my system, I jumped on the Aperion website and discovered the release of their new Verus Grand Towers. After reading the few (but very positive) reviews on them, and the various comments on AVSForum, I decided place my order for a self-indulgent Christmas present of 2 Verus Grand Towers and a Verus Grand Center. (I already had Aperion's for the surrounds). Because they were back ordered for a few weeks due to demand I felt like a kid again waiting for Christmas morning for them to arrive. Once they arrived and I opened them up and was once again pleasantly surprised by the outstanding quality, build, and finish of these beauties as I removed the packaging and the customary Aperion velvet bags that they travel in. Although no SPL meter or white gloves were included this go around, and one of the grills needed to be flipped upside down to conceal a very very minor flaw in the speaker cloth. The towers are about as tall as a standard light switch, and while large and solid seeming, do not to take up much room at all for a tower speaker. The Center is about half the length of the tower, and slightly more narrow, but every bit as beautiful.
Once set -up and calibrated with my Onkyo TX-NR808, I spent a day or so listening to some excellent music recordings by Diana Krell, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd etc., along with some U2, Black Eyed Peas, as well as some great classical pieces. The sound of these speakers was very good right out of the box and that first day was more rewarding than anticipated, but (with a grin in my face as I write this) they began to get better and better sounding as they continued to break in. After 40 or so hours they really began sounding outstanding! They are so clear, so natural and effortless that I would not even consider replacing them with any other option anywhere near their price point. The detailed highs of violins, cymbals, and voices are crisp and clear without being harsh. Both male and female voices are so clear and open that I felt like the singer is in the room, and the quick strength of mid-base and base is so good that I simply can not spend enough time listening to them. It seems that anything I play on them is so clean, open, and detailed, that my entire CD collection is new all over again.
After a few days I added my Bravus 8D sub and watched several moves over the following week or so, including Inception, Iron Man 2, The Hulk, and several others - All on Blu-Ray. Yep, Excellent! As much as I still love my other 5.1 set up, the new Verus set-up in 5.1 is simply outstanding in their sound quality, proper balance, and transparency. While watching "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", it was simply amazing to hear the subtle differences between shotgun shells vs the 9mm shells hitting the ground during a very complex shoot-out scene where all speakers were fully involved, with the sub rumbling, and voices coming from all around. I felt completely part of the move, not overpowered by "speakers", but involved in the story, action, and sounds of what I was watching. I absolutely love these speakers!
One additional benefit to the Verus Grand's is the fact that you can pair them with whatever size subwoofer you want. Unlike speakers that have an internal sub built into the tower, with these beauties you get the tremendous benefit of running them as a true 2 channel with plenty of base authority for all types of music and at whatever volume you can stand, or set it up with any size subwoofer(s) you want that best suits your needs and environment, and still cost the same or less than anything out there that sounds anywhere close to this good. I set my crossover to 40 on my towers which blended very nicely with the Bravus 8D in 2.1, 5.1 mode, yet still allowed me to run the Onkyo in "True Audio" (2.0) and still enjoy all the clean and solid base these towers are capable of. Ultimately I will return my 8D to its previous system and will splurge for a 10 or 12 inch Bravus II sub for movie watching with my Verus system, and continue enjoying music in wonderful 2 channel splendor. After that, I will complete my "all Aperion" home with a set of white Aperion outdoor speakers.
Simply Elegant and Amazing!! Gerald B.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

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!!!
simply awesome! Joseph B.
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Verus Grand Tower Speaker

Verus Grand Tower Speaker

after considering several competing brands, i decided to give the aperion verus grand tower's a trial based on the 30-day in-home audition. they arrived very well packaged and completely damage free in just a few days, and were impressive to unpack with each speaker wrapped in their velour bag. including a care kit and the spl meter was an unexpected but appreciated extra.
the speakers look terrific in the cherry finish, on/above par with anything i was previously comparing (paradigm, psb, golden ear, etc.) and are clearly made with top-notch materials and build-quality. setting the speakers up was a breeze, and i proceeded to let them break-in over the next week or so before i began any critical listening to audition them. was i ever in for a treat!
across a range of musical genres these speakers have impressed me far beyond any expectations i had prior to purchase based on some very nice reviews. the sounds are excellent across the range - clear, crisp highs, excellent mid-range and a quality (not-muddy) bass response. this quality extends all the way from low-volume to significantly louder two-channel listening sessions, with the aperion's sounding fabulous at every step. sound staging and imaging are among the best of the brands i compared and are wonderful match to my gear, listening preferences and room.
i coupled these towers with an aperion verus grand center and am happy to report that the excellence continues from the two-channel domain into home-theater, with a wonderful separation but matched sound quality from left-center-right and back as the action on-screen occurs. the verus grand center in the application is outstanding - wonderfully clear dialogue, again at all volume levels.
overall, i couldn't be happier with the aperion's and believe they represent among the best value in home-audio available today. they have a very high-end look/finish that is every bit the equal (or better than) of the big-name brands (and that other internet-direct brands just don't seem to match), with a sound quality that way, way beyond their modest cost. i have been highly recommending these to my audiophile friends, and while they have yet to take in an audition in my home (that's happening soon), i fully expect them to be completely blown away.
thanks, aperion - the verus grand series (tower, center) are simply awesome.

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