Dreams of sonic nirvana IS possible..
Posted on 5/1/2014
Oh boy, here we go! I've been following Aperion for years dreaming of the day when their flagship speakers would be mine, and the wait is finally over! I started with a pair of Verus Grand Towers and the Verus Grand Center Channel. Oh man! Sorry....started to drool a little here. Incredible! I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Vidiot (movie nut to the unfamiliar) so of course I started with the blu ray movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" by the Coen Brothers. My wife, who is by no means a audiophile (are any wives really?) kept looking over her shoulder while playing FarmVille on Facebook saying " it sounds like he (Llewyn Davis) is actually playing IN OUR ROOM". Every little nuance of fingers sliding on the guitar strings to the oh-so-accurate reproduction of the singers voice were ours to relish. Ok, acoustic music...check. Next stop...full orchestra movement. I slipped in Amadeus (Director's Cut, of course!) on blu ray and was practically knocked out of my seat. These speakers punch like Mike Tyson on crack! Seriously! While I was losing myself in audio bliss, my wife reached over and touched one of the towers and had a shocked look on her face. "There's NO vibration!" she said. And I had these bad boys thumping. I went over and felt them for myself. She was right (don't tell her I admitted that...guy code you know) ZERO vibration! Ok, it was time to add to the set up. I just received the Verus Grand Bookshelf speakers and without hesitation RAN to hook them up. With 12 Gauge wire, gold plated banana plugs and the front left and right now bi-wired through my Denon, we set out to watch Life of Pi on blu ray. Oh boy....surround nirvana at its finest! I was hearing things I missed at the theater! Only one thing to add now is the 12" Bravus II. To be honest, it may not really be necessary because the towers hit those low notes quite nicely. But hey, I'm a guy, I want accuracy, and I'm going to do it whether the neighbors like it or not. I'm pretty sure they won't be very happy, but as long as my wife and I are (happy that is) that's all that really matters! For those of you dreamers of a REAL home theater, look NO FURTHER! Bite the bullet, put those Benjamin's toward something truly special. Your dream theater is only a click away! I'll be back to amend this review when the sub arrives (about 40 days from now) cheers mates!