Monitor Audio Silver RX8, Center, and RXFX surrounds
Aperion Verus Grand Towers, Grand Center, and Verus surrounds
I think that my decision has boiled down to the two above mentioned set-ups. Which one would you select based upon my criteria and description below, and why? I LOVE the looks of the Aperions. They are heavy and solid. Another plus is that the Aperion Grand Center is a true 3-way design with four drivers, versus the MA's Center, which is a 2 1/2 way design. My main concern, is which system will play louder, clearer/cleaner, and brighter.
The speakers will be installed in a relatively small den (14 x10 with 8-9 feet ceiling). I am using a Denon 4311 as the amplifier and sound processor. The system is hooked up with an Oppo DBP 103 and Sony XBR 929 55-inch TV. The power conditioner is a Panamax M5300 PM. Speaker cables are Audioquest Type 2 and HDMI cables are Audioquest Cinnamon series. The bass is handled by an SVS PB12 +2.
I like a lot of mid-bass/midrange that can blend in with the sub and not leave a gap in the frequency response. I like to listen at loud volumes with no distortion with very bright, detailed, and clear highs. The system will be used for around 50% music and 50% TV and movies, but I LOVE musical speakers, and really crave loud and clean bright high frequencies with a tight and punchy midrange. If not, the bass of the SVS dominates the arena.