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post #331 of 6974 Old 12-02-2007, 10:51 AM
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Hey all, new Aperion owner checking in. Just got my 5.1 home theater rig delivered, though sadly not installed as the mother-in-law is visiting and I can't carve out the time. Another black mark against her!

Anyway -- went with 533 fronts, 532 bookshelf center, 422 surrounds, S8 sub. Was on the fence about the 534 dipoles for the sides, may still go that way. Anyone else running something similar? System will be hooked to a 55" Sony A3000 and an Onkyo 705 in a 15'*12'*8' general purpose TV room. Seating is flush against the rear wall.

Must say the Aperion buying experience is a pleasure front to back. If their speakers' sound comes close to their high-touch customer service, I'll be a happy camper. Nice price, too. Will report back after I get everything set up and broken in.
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Let us know how those 422 rears sound. I'm trying to decide on those or the 5 series for my surrounds.
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I just received my speakers this morning - (2) 532-LR bookshelves, (1) 533-VAC, and (1) S-10 sub all in piano black finish. I haven't had a chance to hook them up (no receiver yet), but on packaging and presentation alone these speakers are amazing. They come sheathed in a purple velvet bag with gold rope. It makes you feel like it was money well spent even before you listen to them. I got them all setup and positioned, but not wired yet. I'll snap a couple photos tonight and post them. Now I just need to order my Onkyo 705 receiver.

On a side note, if you aren't a regular duster/cleaner I would think twice about the piano black finish. They look great, but I can see that they are going to be a chore to keep clean.
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I have the exact same speakers, and 422's for surround. Dust isn't a problem as long as you just don't look!
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Play them loud enough, it's like built in vibration dust control.
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Now that philosophy I like!

I'm going to haul my 533s out and set them up this evening, now that the wife's family have been safely returned to the custody of JetBlue. It wasn't all bad -- my sister-in-law spent two hours assembling the new TV stand last night while I was cursing at the Patriots in glorious 1080i. She can come back.
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I've been researching for about a month now. I think I've settled on the Aperions 532 for my 2.1 setup in my 20x12x9 living room. Now I just have to pick out some stands.

To all the folks here running the aperion bookshelf speakers up front, do you mind telling me what stands you bought? Also, do you have any pictures of your setup? I need some "wife ammunition".
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I'm using StudioTech 16" stands. I needed shorter stands because my TV unit is really wide and the speakers sit at the ends of the unit. I don't have any pictures of the speakers yet but my setup is below. In hindsight I might pick different stands:

- No where to hide wires
- Surface is abrasive and easily picks up lint, dust, etc.

Overall though, the quality is great and they look nice.





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I'm using StudioTech 16" stands. I needed shorted stands because my TV unit is really wide and the speakers sit at the ends of the unit. I don't have any pictures of the speakers yet but my setup is below. In hindsight I might pick different stands:

- No where to hide wires
- Surface is abrasive and easily picks up lint, dust, etc.

Overall though, the quality is great and they look nice.






What w/a lens are you using?


My setup looks like this right now:


I figure I need something that's about 2'-3' so that the speaker will sit about ear level.
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What w/a lens are you using?

It's a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye. I use it primarily for skateboard photography, but it works well for tight interiors as well.
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It's a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye. I use it primarily for skateboard photography, but it works well for tight interiors as well.

Cool.

I have a Canon 10-22 w/a I use for BMX photography, but it was purchased mainly for my trip to Hawaii.

Wait... aren't we supposed to hate each other now?
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Wait... aren't we supposed to hate each other now?

Hahah...yeah we have two things going against us: 1) skateboarding / BMX and 2) Canon / Nikon.
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Hahah...yeah we have two things going against us: 1) skateboarding / BMX and 2) Canon / Nikon.

haha. We can agree on Aperion, so it's all good.




Anyone else have any pictures of their setup?

I might have to make another thread to get some more feedback.
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haha. We can agree on Aperion, so it's all good.
Anyone else have any pictures of their setup?

I might have to make another thread to get some more feedback.

Do you have any corners in the room? Are you locked down on having stands? I have the 632's and I originally ordered the wall mount brackets as I was going to mount them on either side of my projector screen, but given the depth (12") of the 632's I decided not to do that and instead built two corner shelves and have the speakers sitting on them. It's much more secure and hides the fact that the speakers are so deep (WAF). The 532's are only 8" deep so it probably woudn't be as big of an issue for you and given that your TV isn't flat against the wall anyway, I would suggest that you look at using the wall mounts.
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Do you have any corners in the room? Are you locked down on having stands? I have the 632's and I originally ordered the wall mount brackets as I was going to mount them on either side of my projector screen, but given the depth (12") of the 632's I decided not to do that and instead built two corner shelves and have the speakers sitting on them. It's much more secure and hides the fact that the speakers are so deep (WAF). The 532's are only 8" deep so it probably woudn't be as big of an issue for you and given that your TV isn't flat against the wall anyway, I would suggest that you look at using the wall mounts.

It's good idea, but I can't do it. The house isn't ours... it's kind of a long story but we essentially are renters but pay nothing.
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Does your sub sound ok in the corner? I have read that corner placement can make the sub sound too boomy and muddy.
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My new Aperion setup. 533s, 532 upright center, S8, Bush Napa stand, Sony KDS-55A3000, Onkyo 705, Tivo HD and a dog catching up on his Planet Earth.

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My new Aperion setup. 533s, 532 upright center, S8, Bush Napa stand, Sony KDS-55A3000, Onkyo 705, Tivo HD and a dog catching up on his Planet Earth.


Looks great! Very clean. Is there an advantage to having an upright center? Haven't seen this much.
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Does your sub sound ok in the corner? I have read that corner placement can make the sub sound too boomy and muddy.

I haven't noticed any sound problems with the corrner position.
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My new Aperion setup. 533s, 532 upright center, S8, Bush Napa stand, Sony KDS-55A3000, Onkyo 705, Tivo HD and a dog catching up on his Planet Earth.


That looks very nice! I'm most likely going to go with 4 532's and the 533VAC center. How do you like the S8?

I've been looking at that Bush Napa stand but can't find the actual inside dimensions. Could you provide them? I'm particularily interested in the depth and how wide the center section is. I have a Sony Mega CD changer that's approx 20" deep and need to make sure it will fit.

How's the quality of this stand?

Thanks!
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Alright.... so not many people running bookshelf with stands?
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Alright.... so not many people running bookshelf with stands?

I am. I'll try to get some pictures.

As of now, one of the 532 fronts is on the 12" subwoofer and the other is on the hearth. With the new TV the center has no place but the floor so I have to take care of that. I'm thinking of getting a larger center and moving the current 532 center to the center rear.

Not ideal placement, but still sounds great.
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Looks great! Very clean. Is there an advantage to having an upright center? Haven't seen this much.

There's a pretty good write up on the vertical vs. horizontal center debate here. I'm not really that fussy, but given the stand could swallow a full-sized bookshelf monitor as a center, I decided to take advantage.

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How do you like the S8?

I've been looking at that Bush Napa stand but can't find the actual inside dimensions. Could you provide them? I'm particularily interested in the depth and how wide the center section is. I have a Sony Mega CD changer that's approx 20" deep and need to make sure it will fit.

How's the quality of this stand?

It's early days, but the S8 seems to have plenty of punch for my room, which is smallish.

You can find the full specs of the stand here. The ones you are after are:

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Audio Compartment dimensions: 19.134" W x 14.961" H x 19.016"
Center Channel Area Compartment dimensions: 12.717" W x 10.315" H x 19.016"
Drawer Compartment dimensions: 10.669" W x 2.874" H x 13.858"

Quality is about what you'd expect for flat-pack veneer furniture. It's sturdy -- probably 100lbs on its own -- and the finish is good. But the major sections are glued, not dovetailed, and I'd be cautious about moving it around once you've loaded it up. But then that's the difference between $300 and $1000+. The wife acceptance factor is high, if that's an issue for you, and it does match the Aperions quite nicely.
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Finally.

I called Aperion up and asked if they had the 532 in A-stock and they did. I picked up a pair of those along with the i29 stands all for about $380.

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Finally.

I called Aperion up and asked if they had the 532 in A-stock and they did. I picked up a pair of those along with the i29 stands all for about $380.


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Quality is about what you'd expect for flat-pack veneer furniture. It's sturdy -- probably 100lbs on its own -- and the finish is good. But the major sections are glued, not dovetailed, and I'd be cautious about moving it around once you've loaded it up. But then that's the difference between $300 and $1000+. The wife acceptance factor is high, if that's an issue for you, and it does match the Aperions quite nicely.

Thanks! Not sure how I missed the dimensions on their site. I hear ya about the price differences. I don't have the funds for a $1000+ stand. I like the look of this one campared to another one of theirs that was a bit deeper. Is the back made of the typical fiber board? I may need to cut it so the back of the CD exchanger hangs out a bit.

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Okay, so here's my current setup. In another den with a different TV, the center sat on the TV, the front left and right on the column stands (which my wife got at a local discount store) and the rears on wall mounts.

It's a bit of an an awkward room (long, wider at one end). Got a new TV and may get a new center wall mounted and use the old one as a rear center. Despite the less than ideal setup, it still sounds great. the sub is the 12 inch.
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I have the exact same speakers, and 422's for surround. Dust isn't a problem as long as you just don't look!

How are the 422's working out as surrounds? I was going to go with 532's as surrounds, and was recommended 532's by Aperion, but they seem large to mount as surrounds. I don't want to sacrifice on sound quality though. Just curious what you thought of them.
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I like the 422's. They are mounted on the ceiling with adjustable mounts, works out very well. I thought about the 532's as surrounds but surround sound is mainly incidental so they are not always working. Depends on the movie I guess. If you have the bucks and the space the 532's will work really well, but I like the 422's. I have a room thats about 14 by 17 open on one side to the kitchen. If you have a larger room you might want the 532's, I don't know, it's a personal choice. But again I like the 422's.

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