- Dreams of sonic nirvana IS possible..
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!
- Unbelievable Sound
My only complaint is that after 2 weeks I still cannot peel
the smile off my face. I continue to be amazed at the sound
quality of these speakers.
I never write product reviews but felt obligated to do so
in this case due to the quality of the product and customer
service I received.
Initially, I was a little apprehensive about purchasing
a speaker system that I had not heard in person. If you
fall into this category, I strongly encourage you to take
the plunge and pursue the Aperion Audio speakers. I can
tell you from my own experience that Aperion Audio's no
hassle return policy and TOP notch customer service/support
should definitely remove any concerns you might have. I
leveraged both of these services during my purchase experience
and they were great to deal with. Their no hassle return
policy is not just lip service, they stand by it.
After much research online and auditioning various speakers
in similar (and above) price ranges, I decided to order
the Aperion Verus Grand XD system. It was the best decision
I could have made. After placing these speakers in my far
less that optimal home theater room, the Aperion's clearly
shined above the other similarly priced systems I auditioned
in much better acoustically designed rooms.
The Verus Grand Tower's are fantastic for two channel music.
I immediately heard new elements of music I've listened
to for years due to the quality and clarity of the sound
these speakers produce. As I've continued through my music
library, I repeatedly have this experience, hearing my favorite
music at a whole new level.
The Verus Grand XD systems is equally amazing for Home Theater
use. The Verus Grand Center produces excellent, clear dialogue.
As a whole, the system has fantastic imaging, really allowing
the sound to move from left to right and front to back with
a seamless transition.
Initially I was a little concerned on the Bravus sub. It
initially seemed a little light to me. After some tuning
of my system (and possibly some break in) I have found that
the folks at Aperion knew what they were doing. The sub
rounds out the bottom of my music and is more than capable
of substantial punch in home theater use. I find that the
Bravus sub is paired very well with the Verus Grand Towers
for music. It just seems to cup the bottom end of the sound
spectrum without sounding over or under done... Just right.
Aside from the sound, the speakers are well made and beautiful.
Wife points achieved...
My father has a very nice THC 5.1 surround sound system.
He spent about 5 times more money then I did going with
the Aperion Versus 5.1 set up. I have spent hundreds of
hours watching movies / listening to music on his THC system.
It truly made me appreciate sound quality and have ever
since dreamed of being able to come home and go in to that
aura that only great speakers can create. Im not a unrealistic
guy so I knew it would be a very long time before I would
be able to buy 20,000 dollar speakers if ever. So as time
went on I started thinking about temporary reliefs such
as home theaters in a box.......... I couldn't go back to
that s***, so I researched and researched and continuously
came across outstanding Aperion audio reviews. Ok so now
I know Aperion is the only way to go I just didn't know
that was going to be the easiest decision of the process.
I didnt find a bad review on any of there speakers, HOW
DO YOU CHOOSE ON SO MANY GOOD REVIEWS!?!?! I finally just
decided if I was going to save I might as well save for
the top. I had the space for it. I will never regret this
purchase I have permanently earned gloating rights with
my father who refuses to admit it but knows my system sounds
better. Everything about my transaction was perfect. The
customer support is always very quick and friendly. As long
as Aperion keeps it up I will never buy from another company.
WARNING: Contents may cause buyer to call in sick to work.....................
for a week/month/whats work?
- Verus Grand Tower XD Review
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
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
Ram Sharma - USA