SVS Ultra vs. Verus Grand
I have eyed these 2 for different reasons. I have heard them rated comparably. But I ask for your help here to make the right decision. Here's why I'm looking at these even though it is costly as an upgrade from my Klipsch Reference. I love almost everything about my speakers. Under $1000 for front soundstage, nice looking material for the grill, magnetic grills are fun, and very open and loud soundstage for soundtracks. However the one thing that completely ruins it is dialogue. 30% of the time the dialogue sounds unnatural, instead of "there" it sounds fake as if it is coming out of a box. And who wants that? No setting I do eliminates this. Any way, since I am satisfied with the soundtrack and presence of the front soundstage as is. I'm not even sure if I need $1000 towers. But I def need one
Could someone compare these 2 lines? Here's the positive and negatives in my opinion.
+could just go with bookshelfs for "towers" since I have good subwoofers
+love SVS and have a trust level with them
+Ultra line has dozen+ reviews from all accross the expert spectrum and should sound amazing for HT
-really REALLY prefer towers even if I don't need them because I like the "look".
-Ultra towers are very wide, they would fit but I feel they might be overkill for my 13x13 open room
+love the look
+have benefit of going with Intimus line and still having a year to upgrade if I still want to
-woofers much smaller than what I have now so I fear the soundtrack will feel lacking
-Intimus and Grand line were on sale earlier in the year, so hesitant to pull trigger right now
I'm not stuck with these 2 choices, just ones that I like above the rest I've seen so far. And I've seen many.
Main room (3D blu ray, PS4) - LG 65EG9600: Denon x4000, Klipsch RC-62II, RF-62II x2, RS-41II x2, SVS PC-12NSD + Klipsch RW12d
Couple small LCDs - PS2, PS1, Dreamcast, N64, 3DO, Saturn and other various retro game collections MINT COMPLETE games