Originally Posted by youcbe
Could anyone comment on Aperion Intimus 4 type speakers, towers and subs? I know its well above my budget I mentioned here but I could take a big leap if it would make a significant difference. Also any other comparable quality system recommendations would be appreciated as well.
Since you were very impressed by Bose I am guessing you don't have a ton of experience with different speakers?
I strongly recommend going out and listening to a bunch so that you can figure out what you like. Speakers are like the music that comes out of them, kinda hard to know what you will like by reading about them, but that gets easier once you have a baseline to compare against.
Start with these - some them will be out of your stated price range but it's a worthy exercise:
PSB, Boston Acoustics, Energy, Infinity, Paradigm, KEF, Dali, B&W, Revel. All of these are good, some of them are amazing.
Bring your own music, stuff you are familiar with and a variety inclucing both male & female vocals, electronic and acoustic instruments, and listen through 70-90 watt per channel receivers. If you are at a high end store don't let them play through their fancy electronics, they've already stacked the deck with good room acoustics.