Customer ReviewsStraight talk from our customers
- Well made and excellent value Omar
For those debating the 5008 vs the 6008 here is my take. If you don't have a need for HDMI out for zone 2 or DSD ( SA-CD) then the extra 10w per channel might not be worth the $300 dollars. Also the 5008 is going to be a few inches more shallow than the 6008 which happened to be a positive for my current furniture.
Overall couldn't be happier! Its a perfect match with the Aperion Intimus setup.
- Completes my HT Michael B.
Let me just say that never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined my completed system sounding this good. I used my Integra 8.9's bi-amp capabilities with the Verus towers for the fronts and used the 5Bs as the surrounds. I did my firsts test with HBO's John Adams miniseries and with Rob Rodriguez's Machette, both Blu-ray discs in DTS-HD Master Audio. The sound stage is stunning for both action scenes or immersing yourself into an entirely natural landscape. When calibrated, the towers and the center literally disappear delivering a broad and enveloping experience. The bookshelf speakers handle the surrounds just as easily as they handled the fronts. And the sub continues to cleanly push out thunderous lows with no distortion.
And they have to be the best looking furniture in my theater. I was worried about this point but it actually works out considering how large and heavy they are. And believe it or not, you'd be hard pressed to notice the difference in finishes unless you put a lot of light and attention onto the Verus and the Intimus cabinets.
My one complaint about the towers is that they are advertised to have metal grilles. Having a cat with claws, this was a huge selling point. They are metal, but they are also covered in fabric which sort of kills this selling point. They are also impossible to remove without the "grill removal tool" which I was unable to find anywhere in the packaging.
All in all, what I got was much more than I expected to get. And with Aperion's proven customer service record I know I couldn't find a better deal on speakers of this caliber.
- Excellent Doug
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these speakers. The velvet bags are a nice touch too.
- Fan for years Mike
Now to the sound. I have owned Klipsch heritage lines for years. Not wife approved by the way. The Aperions blow the Klipsch away in detail and texture. The fact that they are great foe movies as well as music is the number one reason for my purchase and do they ever deliver. Previous Definitive Technologies were pale in comparison as well. After the break in period the openness is amazing. If you like movies with all the in your face sounds and music with all the nuances recorded and intended to reproduce you better get your credit card warmed up.
- Are you kidding me? Kim
- All the speaker you could need for a 2.0 setup, and the lynchpin for a full home theater Greg
They're beautiful speakers, and even before I turn them on, I get compliments from family and friends on just how good they look. Once the music starts, however, the compliments stop... because they're as speechless as I was when I first turned them on.
I've never been good with talking about all the specifics of audio - when someone says something has a creamy mid, that doesn't translate to a specific sound, to me. I can't give you a review with a bunch of phrases like that - but I can tell you that these bring music to life unlike any of the speakers and brands I've owned or demoed in the past.
If you love music, you'll love these.
And as for their ability to handle home theater... Equally amazing. They're a building block for the rest of your system (Which Aperion will, I'm sure, be happy to provide as well ;P) and handle their duty as your fronts exceedingly well. To me the sound is as important as the visuals in making a movie immersive, and I've yet to hear anything that can draw me in like these do.
- Big Sound, Small Package Greg D
They look great on my desk, and with the sublime (And loud! I could crank these up way beyond comfortable levels without them breaking a sweat) sound that comes out of them, I don't think I'll need to make any changes to my desktop setup anytime soon.
As I've mentioned in other reviews here, Aperion also is a very responsive company with involvement in the AV community, and they always are ready to answer questions and help out. I've been extremely impressed with both their products and the company.
- Beautiful Centerpiece Greg D
The sound is excellent - dialogue comes through clearly in movies, something I always had complaints about in previous systems.
The fact that Aperion is so involved in the various AV communities and is so willing to step in and help answer people's questions is another bonus that makes choosing their products a no brainer. Excellent price, excellent sound, beautiful finish, and a stand up company. Not sure you can ask for anything more!
- Crystal clear and precise sound!! S. Sanu
- Crystal clear and precise sound!! S. Sanu