Hello. Looking to upgrade and I have narrowed it down to Aperion or EmpTek models. I have read many reviews but am still undecided on which to get. I will take any other suggestions for systems since I am a novice at best when it comes to this. The room is 15' X 12' with 9' ceiling.
I also would like recommendations on a receiver (5.1 or 7.1) that is good enough to handle. I currently own an Onkyo TX NR 509 but I think I would need an upgrade. Please correct me if I am wrong and if there is anything else that I would need.
Aperion: Intimus 5T Tower, 5C Center, 4BP Surround and Bravus Iia 8D sub on sale for $1300.
I would also consider the Verus line if they are really worth the extra money but most likely would exceed $2000. Not a deal breaker but if I can get something just as good for less I may as well go that route.
EmpTek: E55Ti Tower, E55Wi Surround, E56Ci Center and ES1010i sub also on sale for $1740.
I do like both systems and their design but more importantly I would like to know if the sound difference is worth paying more. If anyone can offer any advice I would greatly appreciate it. Many thanks.